Rated 4 out of 5Â by jeg I like it but....
I bought this in the Ivory, and I love a lot of things about it. What I DON'T love is the two ruffles that run down either side of the center panel! I keep looking at it and trying to like it, but there are so many other beautiful features to this shirt, that those two ruffles just scream "I don't belong here" to me. :/ I am looking at the black one and wondering if the ruffles would bother me as much on the black. I am seriously thinking of taking a razor blade and cutting the ruffles off, because I love everything else about the shirt. The sleeves are very very pretty. The neckline is feminine and flattering. The Ivory is pretty, but not really true to either depiction online. It is more golden than the outdoor picture, and definitely not as white as the studio shots. The fit is tts, I am 5'2" and a petite 4, generally a FP small and sometimes xs, and I bought this in a small and it is a perfect fit. The quality of the shirt supports the price. But for the ruffle this is a great wardrobe add.
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful!
After reading all the reviews I was aware of the weird ruffle on the front. I removed it with a sharp pair of scissors and a steady hand. The top is fabulous without it and you cant even see the raw edge. I love it so much I went back and purchased the other color.
Cut the ruffle off people!!!
Just do it!!!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Highcountrygypsy Cream dream.
Purchased this in a medium when I normally purchase a xs or small. Reason for this was due to the small showing as 36 inch bust all round and I have a 35 inch bust so was a little scared that it may have been to tight.
Never fear there is plenty of room. I also wanted it to fit as per the catalogue picture rather than the studio shot.
I would say the colour is closer to the studio shot and as another reviewer said most of the buttons on the sleeves were undone and they do take a little time to do up.
The sleeves themselves are gorgeous and the detailing overall is lovely.
Measurements for a medium are as follows.
Bust all round 38 inches.
Sleeve length from top of shoulder 28 inches
Length from top of shoulder to bottom 26 inches.
FYI 167cms, 55kg or 123 pounds and 35 inch bust.
I could have worn xs or small however I am not unhappy with the medium and love the flowiness of the garment.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Loveorhate Lovely
I was kind of hoping the top would be like one in the catalog but it isn't. I am 5'1" and 34D. I ordered XS, in ivory,one size down from my usual size S, and I am glad I did. It fits me perfectly. If you want more loose fit, get your usual size. The color is ivory, darker than on the studio pictures, but lighter than on the catalog photo. Except the color,the top is exactly as shown on the studio pictures. The quality is good.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Burghbaby The sleeves are so pretty
My favorite thing are the bell sleeves. They are made of a somewhat stiff lace and have tiny little buttons. I'm not really bothered by the ruffle like some other reviewers, although it would look fine without it, too. It is a little tight in the bust area on me, but I'm a 38-40DD. It wasn't so tight that I wanted to return it, either. I bought the white/tea.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Marciamallow Cut off the front ruffle!
I love the style of this top, especially the crocheted parts like the sleeves and down the front. My husband likes it, too. I took the advice of some of the former reviewers and cut the front ruffle off and I am happy I did. It looked to "full" on my curves with the ruffle left on. I love this top! I am saving it for a special "date" with my husband. I plan to send it to the dry cleaners the first few times it needs cleaning because I want it to stay nice, however, I know that it will come out fine if I wash it in gentle detergent in cold water. #OK,I admit, I don't want to iron it!#
Rated 2 out of 5Â by cristifrimi Oversized & Smelly
Well well well...
I read ALL the reviews and must say I agree with the sizing problem and the weird ruffles that I might cut. The ivory top I ordered (size M) is far too large for me. I must also admit that the smell annoys me a little bit.
The most annoying thing I didn't expect was the price for the taxes I had to pay in Paris to get my top!! It was the first time I ordered from Free People and might be the last. Pity! :(
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Yogabootie So bohemian and pretty!
I love this blouse! It's very feminine! I love everything about it, the ruffles, the buttons down the sleeves. It's also very comfortable. I wore it with the Free People strappy bra that has a beautiful back and because this blouse is sheer you can see the bra underneath - very sexy. I bought the blouse in Ivory, size S and I am 5'3, 120 lbs and 34-C - fits perfectly. Not sure why everyone is talking about having to do up the buttons on the sleeves. They were already done up when I received the blouse and didn't have to unbutton them to get the blouse on! You will LOVE this blouse!