Some of you may remember that I was considering some silk tops from Le Chateau in this post. After getting a great advice from the forum and especially a report from the trenches from missvee I decide to pop into my local store to try them on instead of ordering.
I tried on this silky tee. It had a nice drape and might have worked if not for two problems - too sheer front silk panel and too wide neckline. Pass!
After I saw this top on the hanger I had to completely agree with missvee assessment: too flimsy silk and way too deep neckline. I did not even want to try it on - definitely pass!
Unfortunately the banded tops I really was after were not in the store. However based on missvee report I decided to risk it and order them. It was last Tuesday...
...and they arrived today! Remember Angie's outfit post this week when she said she cannot make peace with sweatshirt and that cotton sweater is her version of a sweatshirt? I think these banded tops are MY version of sweatshirt now!
Here are the pictures. I got one in indigo and one in alabaster and I really love them. They are short enough to wear with skirts - something I wanted to sport for quite a time - and I also think they work with trousers and BF jeans with faux tuck - like Angie's version.
They are lightweight but not see through - as you see no cami is needed, even with the white one if I wear a nude bra. Fabric is nice and substantial and they drape well. I think they are keepers! I even think that maybe I should go for a coral one too?:-)
I went with XL. L may have worked in the body as well but I am afraid it might have been a bit tight in the sleeves - and I like silk a bit oversized.
All in all I am pleased and going to wear one tomorrow (if I get to ironing it tonight). My hubby likes white better than blue - but I like them both and think that blue shade works for me - what do you think?