Le Chateau banded silk tops -thank you, missvee!!!!

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? 

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  • Krista replied 7 years ago

    I like them both, too, Sveta.  Such a flattering style on you! Can't wait to see them in the many outfit variations you will create :)

  • replied 7 years ago

    They are both perfect. I like both colors equally as well.

  • Glory replied 7 years ago

    I like them both and would keep both. They can be dressed up or down and I see them being a great wardrobe addition for you

  • replied 7 years ago

    P.S. I am pinning this!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    LOVE the blue especially!

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing my love, ladies! I am a happy camper today :-)

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Love them on you, especially the blue!! Are they silk knit, then? That can be lovely to wear. Yay for leaving no retail stone unturned. And I also thank you for the report; clearly Le Chateau has more quailty than meets the eye if you only go by the offerings at the Kingston store! 

  • replied 7 years ago

    Love these Sveta!!

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Very flattering, Sveta! Great new additions to your fab closet!

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    These are lovely tops, Sveta.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Sus, they are woven silk body with knit rayon bands on the bottom, sleeves and neck. I think the quality is very nice for $40 price tag (actually it says $69 on the actual tag but $39 on the site. Looks like web prices are lower than in the store!
    Their quality does differ, I have 2 satin silk tunics  which are really nice and I also bought  a silk shirt I had to return because thin silk was easily snagged. As Angie says never leave the retail stone unturned...

  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    Those are great on you. I think they will work with much of your wardrobe. Love that shade of blue. Tops that are beautiful alone or layered can be hard to find. Enjoy these.

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    I like them both, they look great on you :)

  • bj1111 replied 7 years ago

    score!  love that blue.  the white and light grey is a genius combo.  

    is it pool weather there already?

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    They both look lovely on you, and coral would also be beautiful. It will be fun to see these in your WIWs.

  • replied 7 years ago

    That is a wonderful buy! I love them both, but frankly I have such a sugar eye for that blue color that I'd be hard pressed to tell if it actually didn't suit someone. I think you should go for the third color as well. We know you look great in coral and these will be workhorses I think. Love that the body of the top is woven, nice and cool! 

  • ElleH replied 7 years ago

    I love these on you.

  • missvee replied 7 years ago

    Both colours look great on you Sveta. I'm tempted by the coral one myself but trying to exercise a little restraint here. After I scoped out LeChateau for you, I happened to wander into Zara and came away with the cream kimono that Suz and Glory have. Now trying to decide just exactly what "wardrobe hole" that item might fill :-).

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    Silk sweatshirts- how luxurious!
    Both look great on you- I'm crazy about the blue color.

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Both look fab Sveta, I love the elbow length sleeve and the drape very much, and  would buy it in a coral, too:-)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    These are both perfection on you Sveta - both in color and in fit. I can see these working with almost all of your skirts/trousers/jeans. 

    Great advice too from missvee - YLF rocks!

  • texstyle replied 7 years ago

    VERY nice - they look great on you!

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Love these on you, Sveta.

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Great toppers. I often forget to get great basics and then miss having them. These seem quite versatile and are flattering. 

  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    There are wonderful tops for you,Sveta. The blue is so gorgeous.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing my joy!
    bj1111, we have opened our pool last weekend but have not been in yet...
    missvee, you are going to be an official fairy godmother of those tops. Thank you so much for your help!

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