George Simonton Button Front Lace Blouse w/ Bell Sleeves
What's wrong with this blouse?
Purchased this blouse because it had mostly good reviews. Ordered the dusty lavender. Really can't figure it out. The lace has a grey fabric underneath, which makes it look defective right in the front near the buttons. Fabric was soft, but the part where the bell sleeve is stitched together, the material was thick and looked strange. It reminded me of some ugly drapes. Really wanted and needed a beautiful blouse. Very disappointed in this one. Not one of Simonton's best.
I have this blouse in the Ivory and it is down right gorgeous. I wore it on a trip to NY and I received so many compliments on it. I wish that it would come in more colors. Please work on this again for us George as it is a keeper.
This is a pretty blouse. I did return it because the buttons are goldtone and cheapen the overall appearance of the garment, The style is different and quite lovely. I'd probably love it if it had different buttons. The trim at the end of sleeves a little cheap looking, when considering the actual price. Fabric is thick so you can wear collar up or down.
I wore this for my grandaughter's christening. I got many compliments on it. it is very stiff and not soft at all. It looks so feminine, but does not feel feminine to the touch.
Nice top, but..the lace on the "bell" has to go!
This is a beautiful silhouette. the fabric of the blouse is high quality, but, the lace along the edge of the bell of the sleeve is low quality dime store stuff; I see it at the craft store all the time. I still love it enough to keep it! LOL! but the lace at the edge of the blouse has to go! I am going to tack-it to the inside or remove it completely. The idea is great, if only he had chosen a better quality lace to go around the edge of the bell.
So lady like!
George your my favorite designer, you really know how to design for a woman. I love this cream blouse, it makes me feel like such a lady. I wear this open as a jacket over a cream skirt, accessorizing with ropes and ropes of (real) pearl.
My husband never says no to a George Simonton purchase.
I ordered both the Ivory and Dusty Lavender. I kept the Ivory and it is truly gorgeous. Will wear with everything including jeans. I sent the Lavender back only because I did not do a real ZOOM in on it and did not see it has a grey lace in with it. If you look carefully at the collar, you can see it is backed with grey material. I tried every color cami I have and just could not match. Ivory, black, etc looked bad and I did not want to start taking it around to local stores to try to find a Lavender that would look good under it. I was disappointed in the grey really standing out around my face and also not having the correct cami. Had to send back but again the Ivory is beautiful and a keeper. Would love to see this in black. WOW!
I got this top in ivory. It is beautiful. I would love to see more colors.
I got ivory in 2x (went up from usual 1x and it fits perfectly) and I'm back for the lavender because it is SOOO gorgeous and easy to wear. I'll put Kathleen Kirkwood's A81993 Sonic Slimmer camisole under it and it will be GORGEOUS...Please please please make this in black, George, because I perform in a professional symphony orchestra and I need 3/4 or long sleeved tops in black that have I can move my arms in and be comfortable in, but that look very dressy. I also can't believe I can hand wash this. Amazing!
Hot & great value
This is a terrific blouse! I purchased the ivory in size M. The fit is perfect and the open lace work is divine. Within the past year every major designer advertised similar looks in the fashion magazines. You can bet the prices were at least one 'zero' to the right higher than this version. I'm extremely picky and have returned a lot of George Simonton pieces in the past, but this is a definite keeper. Will update any outfit and would be appropriate anywhere depending on what you wear underneath and how you accessorize.
this fabric began to catch on my fingers before I could even get it out of the bag. I think it will snag on everything. I was expecting lace with body to it. Beautiful concept.
I can hardly wait for an occasion to wear this elegant blouse. I ordered a Dialogue camisole to wear underneath (it does require a camisole). Beautifully made, excellent quality, perfect fit. . .everything one could want in a garment.