Style: 37212156 Colour:
Sheer blouse, cropped to the natural waist, featuring an allover dotted print with bead embellishments and an extreme wide dolman sleeve with statement beading. Lace-up detailing on the neckline. Smocked elastic band at the waist.
AMAZING embellished piece
I adore this piece! I'm an XS normally in crops but got it in S for a roomier style top. Still fit perfectly! I've worn this to work, to festivals, out and about etc etc... some embellished bits have not liked how often I wear it but it's too gorgeous to leave at home. The sleeves are the most beautiful part of the top... can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten for it.
I ordered this online and was so excited when it arrived. However the photos online do no show the Dolman sleeves which are extreme like bat wings. The sleeves start at the waist and when I lift my arms up, the whole blouse goes up. If the model held her arms up, this would have been visible in the photos. Also the waist is gathered elastic and hits at the bellybutton so it's meant for a high waist and a high waist pant or skirt. And you can't adjust how high you lace the front because the bells on the ends of the draw strings won't fit through the holes. I am so disappointed because I love the beautiful detail and beading at the cuffs but the overall cut of this blouse is really unflattering on me. Not at all as cool as on the model. I am 5'2" with a petite frame and ordered a size XS. So sadly I just returned this blouse this afternoon.
What to wear under?
I loved this shirt at first when I found it in the store and I bought it immediately without even thinking; something I need to remember to avoid in the future because I have no idea how to wear it. Just like on the model, it looks beautiful but it's also shear. I would love to wear it but camis look uncomfortably awkward under it because of the plunging neckline. I think I may be returning this piece with a heavy heart because I don't know how I could wear this without exposing myself of just looking awkward :(