Isaac Mizrahi Live! Multi-colored Embroidered Tunic
Needs a collar
The color is pretty and for once Isaac has a top that is true to size. The material is thin, but that is not a problem in my climate. However, it does not have a nice neckline. It needs a collar or a mandarin neckline. Back to QVC,
Sending back for following reasons:
Color too bright (coral)
Material too thin and stiff-like
Loved the embroidery, but on the whole this just didn't work.
Figure flattering - But thin fabric
I ordered the coral and was excited to get it. Loved the lines of the tunic, but the fabric would need a lot of ironing and spray starch. Then I think it would still look wrinkly when you arrived at your destination after sitting in a car. I used to sew smocked, embroidered dresses for my daughter and I paid particular attention to fabrics and how they would make into a dress. After all that work, you didn't want it not to look good. Sorry Isaac, I love your designs, pay more attention to the fabrics and how they will look, wear and launder.
Received this tunic today and it fits perfectly. Isaac's tunics are adorable and this one is no exception. I was afraid it might look a little matronly with the embroidery but it doesn't. The fit is great and I cannot wait to wear it.
On the Fence..........
I do think the embroidery on this tunic is beautiful. I also find the fabric to be very lightweight and "paper-y." The fit is a little skimpy, but it still works for me, and I did size up. In my opinion this top is very delicate and will need to be worn and washed with care. I could save it to wear for more special occasions in the summer, as I think it will look very pretty with white slacks. I just don't think I will get as much use out of it as I originally thought.
Although the embroidery was exquisite, I didn't find this tunic flattering for my body type. I ordered the Coral Rose, which I would describe as more of a dark orange; I couldn't discern any rose or pink tone in it at all. I always have to size up one size for Isaac's items, but when I do, they generally fit me well and flatter my figure. Although this tunic did skim my hips, I wasn't sure it still would after its initial wash. It just seemed sort of tent-like on my plus-sized figure -- not the look I was going for! Prospective purchasers should also know that this woven fabric will definitely require ironing and careful laundering, and will wrinkle while being worn. So, if you are not the kind of person who wants to invest special care into your casual wear, I would steer clear of this particular tunic.