Lacy Layering Top
What a steal!
The color is beautiful, it's a great top for really any occasion, and it's lovely. The only thing that I don't adore about this top is the wrist elastic, but it's barely noticeable, so I don't mind really. Plus it's on sale! $20 is an amazing price for such a quality piece!
In fp tops I often size down to a small, but with tops that are stretchy and form fitting I go for my normal medium. So I went with the m/l in black. The top is not skin tight in the torso, the sleeves fall past the wrist but if you push the material back it kinda bunches up due to the elastic around the wrist. There is elastic also around the bottom. The seams are thick and not stretchy like the top. I have a long torso and the length of the top is good. Made in the USA.
Pretty pattern, odd fit
I tried this on in my usual fp size (small) and it fit...sort of. The bottom of the top is not as stretchy as you might think. I was surprised I had difficulty getting it past my shoulders because of how little stretch it had. It was also a little tight across the bust and I could have lived with that...but there were so many other prettier things that I was going to get that I decided against it. I'm very much of the philosophy: "If you don't love it, don't get it." I acted accordingly and ended up not getting it. I still don't regret it.
the top has banding at the bottom which you cannot see. material not stretchy. very odd fit. not worth the price!!
The color is a bit different with my imagination,but not bad,besides,I feel the price seems a little expensive as the quality of a material.
I liked this top. I bought it in the bright pink color; the color is definitely nice, and I am debating whether to get a second one in the blue color. The shirt looks very similar online as it does in person. The pattern is the same and the fit was about right. I usually always order XS in free people tops, but went with a small and was glad I did. Like the other reviews said, the top is a little short, and rides up because of the band around the bottom. This is very annoying. When I put a jacket over it, the shirt has curled under and I have to adjust it before taking the jacket off. Regardless it is cute, and if you don't mind spending the money then get it. Good layering piece, and deceivingly warm even though it has little cutouts. Your bra will show through. I am 5' 6 1/2" about 115 and bought a size small
very disappointing, especially for the price
It is a gorgeous design and well made top in beautiful colors, but thats about it.
I usually wear a size s/xs in tops (5'3, 120, small on top) and this just didn't work in any possible way. I ordered a size small, and the length of the top is very short while the sleeves were loose on me. The fabric doesn't give at all, so it isn't stretchy in comparison to other FP layering tops. It is just poorly designed for a fitted top. I immediately returned it.
Pros and cons
I'm 5'3". With FP sweaters, I can wear an XS or S. I ordered and kept this top in Black, sz. Medium. By FB standards, this top runs very small, although by general standards, it might be average. In the M, the sleeves are too long, but the body is comfortable and a little loose. I imagine this should fit tight, but it's not comfortable because the fabric does not give. I'm pretty small on top, which is why sz S should have fit. The S was way too tight in the back and constricting all along the arm. The difference between the M and S is significant. A previous reviewer was correct. The fabric does not give very much. I also ordered and returned the Tea color in Size Small. The Tea color is also more of an off-white "as if dyed in tea" than is shown in the photo here. The photo here looks almost white. The blue and pink are true to color, and very pretty, but I don't own them.. The fabric is relatively opaque in black, considering the open pattern, but relatively sheer in Tea. -- A complaint regarding workmanship: The pattern of the fabric of this Top is not centered, and it should be. I looked at several tops at the store, and there was no consistency. I lucked out and found one where the pattern was centered, but it's not perfect. However I would not have purchased the other tops available on the rack. The geometic pattern looks odd when the circle or diamond is not positioned in the center line of the top. For the price, more care should have been given to positioning the pattern symetrically. Side note: As a more stretchy alternative, the Dotted Lace Tee in size small was the perfect size for me and comfortable, but more sheer. It's very pretty. I have two, one in black and one in white. I tried the Blush but didn't like the color....It was grayish pink, and washed me out.