Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 48
Rated 1 out of 5 by 7744 Larger than even thought it could be
Back it goes! Extremely large! First order of Joan Rivers and last!
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 key love it
I have to admit that I had trouble finding the right fit. I first ordered my usual 1X--too big. Then I ordered an XL--still too roomy. However, I persevered, and voila, the size L was perfect. I feel really dressed up in it and the color matches so much of what I already own--tonally speaking. When it first arrived, I happened to be wearing a Quacker Factory tee with a beautiful sequined design on the front. The colors were identical--merlot--. Honestly, they could have come from the same dye lot. So when I finally had the correct size, the first time I wore it, I wore the Quacker Factory tee under it with a dove grey skirt; and it looked really pretty. I have other Joan Rivers things that fit in the 1X, but this one somehow felt too roomy for me. Anyway, maybe my advice would be to order down a size or 2. It's worth the effort I think. And I LOVE the fabric. It feels great--not scratchy at all.
Rated 1 out of 5 by mjellis Material is scratchy
Love the shirt and fit, but the material feels like terrible. I have tried to wear it wear it twice and washed thinking that might soften the material, but it didn't soften one little bit. I would not recommend planning to wear this unless you put a shirt on underneath. Where the heck did they find this material and how did it go through quality control?
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandy lou A new favorite
I read the reviews before ordering this, so I knew I might be a bit surprised by the fabric. I was. When I opened it, I still wasn't sure. I'm a send-it-back kinda gal, but I'm so glad I didn't. I love it! The fit is tailored in the best possible sense, still there's nothing stuffy or over relaxed about it. I've worn it to two meeting with bankers, stressful situations, and also just out to coffee and lunch with friends. I love putting it on, and each friend has remarked on it multiple times. "Oh, I love that. It's gorgeous," etc. And, it doesn't hurt that every time I wear is someone asks if I've lost weight. If you're between sizes, definitely choose the smaller size. I got it in the gray. I'm going back for another color. Enjoy!!
Rated 1 out of 5 by ELM Ordered New But Got Used
This is the first Joan Rivers line of clothing I have ever ordered. When I opened the package, I could smell perfume. Obviously, it was worn before. I did not order an "as is" item, I ordered a new shirt. I will not be ordering any more clothes from this line.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ronann Fabulous
I bought all 4 colors. The shirt is cut just as it should be and the mock dupioni looks very authentic; the functional aspect of the fabric is pure lagniappe, as we say in New Orleans. The look is both sporty and polished and, as was Joan's goal, is the blank canvas on which you can apply your own vision-- jewelry, scarf, casual or dressy.
Rated 4 out of 5 by kswan1952 Nice top
Like it a lot but its huge!!!! I bought a size smaller and still really big ....sent back for 2 SIZES smaller!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reviewer66 Nice, but oversized
I generally can wear a size 14P off the rack, so I was really surprised to see how large this shirt turned out to be - at least two, maybe even three sizes larger than expected. I have broad shoulders and even that made no difference, the fit was about two inches off in the shoulders (drooping past).
The material is heavier than I expected, not really suited to Florida weather, unless I wear it only as a jacket. The texture is indeed close to Dupioni and has a wonderful sheen to it.
I ordered the champagne and it is a lovely color, spot on.
The style was a bit of a surprise as well, because in person the seams and styling reminded me of a military shirt. Those pockets are plenty large, lots of room for your cell phone, wallet etc.
I understand this should fit a bit loose, but even the sleeves covered a good part of my hand.
Bottomline - a good looking boyfriend shirt, the colors are perfect for the holidays or a dinner out anytime. Well made, but way oversized - so I am returning.