Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by jko Summerish
I received this approximately 2 weeks ago and enjoyed wearing it to a play performance with my Susan Graver liquid knit pants. As Mr. Dell'Olio advised on a TV presentation, one can order one size up due to the fitted nature of the lining. I checked the specific garment measurements online and felt I would take a chance on my usual medium size. Although the lining was more fitted (it has front and back darts), it makes the blouse look more airy because it fits closer to the body and the top layer floats. I'm glad I ordered the blue color as it is a light navy mixed in with the black design and looks quite dressy.
I just washed it today and drip dried it. There is no ironing needed even with the drip drying.
Rated 5 out of 5 by designista Beautiful Print & Fabrication
The "eyelash" print in stunning, the cut is youthful and not at all dowdy, and the fabrication with the attached lining makes it cool and comfortable. I ordered the Alabaster first and took it on a trip. It worked so well that I ordered the Blue on my return. I ordered the top according to the "click here" measurements of the lining, which for me was up a size. I am 5'-4" and top heavy so the bust measurement is crucial.
Rated 4 out of 5 by bizfrog I Liked It
I like this top. I have to say that due to the lining, I had to order a size up. I ordered my size and had to return and get a larger size. The alabaster is a bit darker due to the lining but when next to the alabaster pants it seems to lighten up a bit. I think they look fine together.
Rated 4 out of 5 by luvitorleaveit Pretty Top
I got the alabaster and the print is very pretty the material is lightweight perfect for layering under a jacket or sweater, nice length too. I ordered my regular size which fits nicely, but like the alabaster pants when a lining is involved the measurements are usually more generous to compensate for the lining which was not done with the pants or this top. I brought this top in case I missed out on the alabaster short sleeve sweater returning so I was hoping the alabaster color really popped but it's a keeper that I can wear with other things.
Rated 3 out of 5 by crdlb Lining cut too small
i wear a size small in almost all Linea styles, with the possible exception of some woven tops. I really carefully check the click here measurements on woven tops, so I was really surprised to get this home and find that the inner lining was waaaay to small for me. Sadly had to return. Fabric is quite pretty. Will work for the small busted ladies, but for those of us in the D cup size, not so much.
Rated 3 out of 5 by solandra XS measurement warning
Click here measurements for XS list chest measures and lining measure at 38 ". Not true....lining measurements are 4" smaller! I purchased an XS on the click here measurements. I usually take an XS in LDO, 34D, slight frame, 115 lbs, short waisted.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seattleite47 Perfect Top
I was initially concerned about how this top would fit because of the two layers; however, my usual size fit perfectly. I like the flowing top layer. This top looks great and the fabric feels nice. I have not washed it yet but everything else I have ordered in this line has laundered well so I anticipate this will as well.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jazzmom Alabaster/Black Top!
Going by click here measurements I purchased the Small and when it arrived, the black lining made it feel on me like an XS! I also agree with Enjay, that the alabaster looks taupey in any lighting because of the black lining. Some people will gush about anything designed by him! The shape of the top is very nice with the cap sleeves (covers the shoulders) but that lining should give everyone pause and GO UP ONE SIZE to compensate for that lining unless you have nothing on top then I say stay with your usual size.. I have ordered the Medium in this color to give it 'one more try' for size -- it will most likely be the correct fit and I will see the color again in all lighting, but I know that with the black lining, it doesn't make the alabaster stand out. This top would have gotten an additional star if an alabaster lining was used instead of a black lining and I would have given it 5 stars if it had said 'fitted due to lining below' in the description. This is recommended but probably for use with any of Louis' taupey separates.