Women's Plus Size Elbow Sleeve Drapey Collared Drop Neck Tunic
Don't think the collar is a big deal
So, in my humble opinion, the collar on this shirt isn't that big of a deal for the price point. It actually helps to keep the drapeneck from hanging too low (although I did find I needed a cami underneath since it is lower than I feel comfortable with for work). Also, I have hair that is *just* to my shoulders that basically hides the collar. It was wrinkled in the packaging but it washes well-and looks nice on since it covers the tummy. I actually bought three and just ordered a fourth so I have one in every color. I work in a building that is always hot and this is perfect for the winter-light weight material and the sleeves roll up with tabs to keep them up.
December 2, 2013
Great feel, soft fabric, very comfortable. Collar a bit low in front, ridiculous collar in back. I bought this in 3 colors.
Purchased for new job substitute teaching in public schools. Great length to cover hips (I'm 5'9" and an apple shape). Soft, draping fabric is very comfortable. The collar in front is a little low for bending over to help students, so I wore a cami underneath and that worked well. So here's what I hate - the collar in back is ridiculous and unnecessary. It doesn't fit the style of the top at all, so I've ended up folding it under, which works just fine. I think I'll have that back collar removed, though. It's just plain silly looking. Fabric is heavy enough and not too sheer.
I bought this in three colors (on sale, never pay full price!) and would highly recommend it, if you can remove the back collar or are willing to tuck it under.
November 10, 2013
Great if you're willing to alter it
Like many other reviewers, I like this top now that I've taken off the ridiculous collar in back. The material is definitely on the thin side, but it's comfortable and the color is lovely (plum).
September 4, 2013
I gave this tunic such a harsh rating because of the fabric blend. The fit was great but the lyocell blend is thin, itchy, clingy, and hot. Just doesn't breathe like the cotton, rayon, spandex blend. Such a shame Lands End messes with a great thing. The last three years they changed the cut, now they changed the blend. Just go back 4 or 5 years to the quality that we all know and love...please!
February 17, 2013
The best top ever!
I can see why other reviewers have issues with the neck, and I do too, but since I'm handy with my needle it was easy enough to remove the collar part - then you have a pretty cowl neckline that is so flattering! I absolutely ADORE this top. I ordered dark green on trial, because I am not a Plus size (I ordered 0X) and I took in the slack a little as the material is super, super stretchy. That makes it an ideal top for layering and working in. I see a lot of reviewers on Lands End don't like these lightweight fabrics, but I for one am nuts about them. I need thin layers or I get overheated very easily, especially in offices where there's no fresh air or on the subway. This top is classy looking (without the collar) and I love the button-up sleeves. I ordered it in every colour except pink, and hope they make it in navy and black too, because it's so useful. If you like everything except the collar, just take it to a dry cleaner that does repairs and have them remove it! It's worth it.
January 19, 2013
If the collar was visible, I would not have purchased this shirt.
I second (or third) what everyone else has said. This shirt has a weird tailored polo collar AND a drapey neckline. You can't see the collar in the photo. If I had, I wouldn't have bought it. I like the weight and style of the shirt, but it was a disappointment that will be returned.
January 15, 2013
Too expensive to return
I would have returned this except the return shipping was almost what I paid for it. I HATE the collar. It would have been a nice shirt without it. It just looks--dumb. No other way to describe it.
January 5, 2013
Very light shirt that wears well. I like the choice of sizes.
January 5, 2013
Thin and bad fit
Fabric thin and fit is small compared to other lands end at same size.
January 5, 2013
Too weird for me, some may like.
The fabric is nice and very soft, and I like the tunic-style length. I wish I could keep this top for those two outstanding features. However, the collar is weird, it should be a drape all the way around the neck. Instead its a polo collar in back that will not lay properly, and then in front a drape in direct contrast to the tailored style of the back part. Also the color, some sort of burgundy, looks drab and I cannot imagine being flattering to anyone. Hate to return but I can see the handwriting on the wall: if I tried to wear this top, every 5 minutes I'd be fiddling with the collar, trying to straighten it, etc.
January 5, 2013