A216906 - Susan Graver Liquid Knit Button Front Top with Smocking Detail
I WAS SCARED TO ORDER
I was scared 2 order this because of the reviews, that is was HUGE like a dress, the gathering in the back was way off, either 2 far above the waist or below, well I took the chance & ordered it...& I'm only 5'2...also I always order a 3X , which I usually do in Susan Graver because I like things loose...well IT FITS GREAT ! IT'S NOT 2 LONG, LOVE THE FABRIC, THE GATHERING IS PERFECT ! LOVE THE COLORS, GOT THE BLUE...THANKS SG , I'M SO HAPPY I ORDERED IT ANYWAY !!!
I have this in the navy combo, and while I do like the print my blouse does not look like the online photo, it has very little navy and very few stripes. Mine is mostly teal in color and more abstract swirls than stripes. I sized down and blouse is still a little large, I like the rushing on the sleeves but no so much on the back. Length is good, buttons stay closed and it feels great on.
Received mine yesterday. I ordered the blue in a large, which is my usual SG size, and it fits perfectly. I was a little worried about the print on this, but after I put it on I really loved it. I wore it to work today and received many compliments! I too am getting a little tired of the smocking, especially when it's on the sleeves and the back. I do love my SG!!
Don't like smocking.
The only reason I kept this blouse is because I do love Susan's liquid knit. I will wear this in the winter with a jacket to hide the smocking in the back. If it didn't have that, it would be much nicer. It also makes my backside look big! Not a good thing! Another thing I didn't like was the sleeves are too long for three quarter length. They come down to the middle of my forearm...about 5 inches above my wrist. I like them to fit right at my elbow. I got the blue and the colors are very nice. It will look nice with a pair of navy blue slacks and jacket. Please Susan, make more blouses like this, but without the smocking and shorter three quarter sleeves. It would be so appreciated!
Way more than expected.
I wanted a shirt with red and gold in it but all of the other colors in this shirt make it exceptional. The way it is constructed is amazing as well with the rusching on the sleeves and in the back and even the buttons are beautiful. They look like mother of pearl with aurora spangles all over them! Love this shirt.
It is so comfortable and hangs nicely. Got the blue and love it. Waiting until winter to wear as it is to warm for Az summers.
Susan Graver - Great quality
I love this top, it is colorful and very comfortable. I have many of Susan's clothes and they always fit well...I loved this top so much and got alot of compliments on it that I came back and got the blue one as well....great buy for price and comfort and looking fabulous! Thank you Susan
OK but not for me
As always the pictures and videos always make things look better than they are. This was no exception. It runs very large - the smocking was halfway down my butt - I am short (5'4") so it could be this is made for a taller person. Back it went; pretty colors, but very 70's ish.
Nice print, comfortable fabric
Like some of the other reviewers, I found this ran a bit large. The fabric is soft, comfortable and very stretchy. It was nice to find a design/print that wasn't too "sweetsy". My only complaint, and the reason for the 3 stars, is the smocking on the back is way too high on me -- at least 4-5 inches above my waistline. I was hoping this feature would give me a nice shape and WAIST...but, instead, it emphasizes my bustline & upper back to where I look rather matronly. I have to wear this garment with an athletic-type bra (to flatten down and minimize my breasts) -- and I'm only a 38C. If you're a large-busted woman, or large across your upper back, be careful of this one. It will add at least 10 lbs!!!
Susan, please proportion more of your clothing for taller women. You have wonderful things, but I end up sending many of them back because they're too short on me.
I like this top in general, but not fond of the gathering in the back. I do love the sleeves & where they fall on my arms. It has become a fav to wear open over sleeveless tops, very soft comfortable material. I would buy again.
I love Susan's liquid knit, it's addictive! This shirt is very comfortalbe and can
be worn casually with jeans or dressy with a pair of slacks. I love the smocking
detail because it gives a NICE waistline even if you don't have one. Keep the
smocking coming...it's a home run!
I ordered this shirt in the blue/combo. It has a nice feel to it (liquid knit). I plan to wear it with a pair of the SG knit pants in the navy color.