Denim & Co. Essentials Long Sleeve Velour Tunic w/ Ribbed Trim
Did not wash well
I liked the velour tunic when it arrived and it fit well, the sizing was fine. I wore it once.
However, when I washed the tunic, it no longer was wearable. Many, many black velour fuzzballs were all over the laundry room and pilled on the sweater itself.
Apparently most of the highly rated reviews must of been written before the tunic was laundered.
Dissapointing - sending it back.
soft and cozy
Ordered black. Soft and cozy, comfortable. True to size.
Very comfortable top
I purchased for the first time a Denim & CO top and wasn't sure about h size. When it arrived it fits great and is very comfortable. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice tunic.
Poor fabric quality...
This top was disappointing. I have many of the 95/5 cotton/spandex T-shirts from Denim & Co. and love them all, but this tunic with the 80/20 cotton/poly blend is nothing like the T-shirts. It is "stiff" and not the silky, cuddly feeling I expected from this velour fabric. Also, it fits tighter with no give, so I would recommend ordering UP one size if you do decide to order it. The length is good for the boot-cut leggings that I own and love, and the ribbed cuffs can be pushed up on the arm and do stay where you put them. Just wish the fabric was nicer... mine is going back.
Pretty Colors, but Not So Soft
I love tunics and velour, so I thought these would be a wonderful combo for me. I ordered them in black and berry pink and loved the colors. Did not love the feel of the velour. It was a little stiffer than I like, hence the 3 stars. I ordered them in medium and the fit was fine. I am 5'5", 145 lbs, 36B, with no hips. Maybe they would soften up after washing, but I was not willing to take that chance, so back they went.
Happy, Happy, Happy.
Ordered the natural and lapis and pleased with these colors. Fabric is soft and will be warm for the coming cooler days. Size is stated to be relaxed, but mine are semi-fitted. Sleeves are stated to be long, but thankfully, not too long for my 5ft. short frame and length will be perfect for my leggings.
Soft Cotton Velour - Feels Yummy Against Your Skin
Last year I was going through a tough divorce, moving and downsizing, and taking care of my sick mother from early fall till spring. I didn't have time to mess with getting dressed up every day. I bought five of these in different colors and five pairs of Liz Claiborne's leggings with zipper pockets and that was what I wore for 7 months while I tried not to lose my mind worrying over things that didn't really matter. These tops were washed and dried at least once a week and they lasted like iron. They didn't fade or retain any stains and they were always comfortable, never too warm or cold (I'm in Georgia). I lost 50 pounds this past year from all that stress so now I'm thrilled to see they're back and I've already ordered 3 more. The colors are pretty and vibrant and they're just long enough to wear with leggings. I'd like another inch or two in lengh, but they're fine just like they are. (They don't shrink either). You can't go wrong with these. I guess my 2X's are going to Goodwill so someone else can enjoy how soft and comforting they are!
This was not my fave. It was thick and boxy. There was nothing special about this top at all. I contemplated keeping this but I sent it back. It would have been warm this winter.
Too big and too long long (I know it is a tunic) and the sleeves were extremely tight. It's in the mail being returned.
I found the sizing to be inconsistent from color to color. All colors were running small for a D and Co. typical fit. I went with the size medium for fit and to get the sleeves long enough.
Different experience with sizes
I ordered this in green before Christmas in my usual D&C size. Thought it ran a little big but loved the feel of the velour and am keeping it. Thought I'd order two more in a smaller size and different colors. Well, the smaller size does not work at all. And, the black one in my second order smells like someone was standing next to it smoking a cigar! Needless to say both are going back. What a disappointment.
BEWARE OF SIZING CHANGE
If you are used to QVC generous sizing you will not find it in this top. I am a size 12 and i ordered a M. It fits perfectly but it is not generous like another tunic i ordered in a t-shirt fabric. The other D&C was huge for a size M. This one is perfect and flattering and I don't want it to shrink in length so i will line dry. So order accordingly.
I ordered the bright blue to go with a pair of velour black leggings. The fabric is soft and has a nice medium weight. Great comfy outfit to hang around the house in.