Dennis Basso Dolman Sleeve Blouse with Bow Waist Detail
I love the collar style, the fit, fabric, and the rose color. I wear it as a light weight jacket over a dress or top. Have yet to figure out what I'll do with the two side ties, since I like it tied it in the back and worn open in front. I only need one tie on each side for that, not two. However, I'm sure I'll figure it out. Love it so much I'm ordering it in the black.
not for me
While the blouse is beautiful on some it did nothing for me. The color is very striking and would look stunning on slender body types it did nothing for me.Consequently, I'm returning it.
Great Fit for Petites
This 5'3", 118lbs, HG )( figure petite loved the style and ability to customize the fit but not the inability to POP the collar due to the construction of same and the light weight quality of the otherwise nice fabric. You decide if it will work for you, mine is enjoying the scenery on the ride back to PA.
Such a beautiful color! I ordered it because it reminded me of my Mom. She loved this color. I received so many compliments when I wore it! Thank you, Dennis! Fabric is soft and launders beautifully which is a bonus!
Really unflattering - going back!
I wish I had remembered that these blouses (ordered both colors) were on waitlist and had read the early reviews. I would have cancelled the order, I didn't even bother to try the black one on after putting on the rose. I can't imagine a top (and I love dolman sleeves) being more unflattering! And, I wonder what the care will be like - the blouse was so creased. I would ask that Mr, Basso consider the hip size on all of his garments, most of which (unless "swing style") seem not to account for anyone who is even mildly pear-shaped. These will be returned. Fashion week shows are fast-paced - but we need measurements......please!!!
Bought the blouse in black. Its absolutely beautiful and true to size. The simplicity of it, the fact that I can pop the collar & can add a necklace, affords a basic & stunning look without bells & whistles....without looking contrived. Just ordered in rose. Basso struck a home run on this one!
Great waist, weird collar
I got this first in black and then came back for the pink. I really love the adjustability of the ties at the waist. You can go a little looser for modest situations, like the office. Or you can tie them tight for other times, like going out to dinner. The collar is very strange, though, and despite ironing attempts, I can't quite get it to lie correctly. I'm keeping both shirts, though, because of the waist feature. It's a little dowdy around the collar. Would like a snazzier, more stand up collar if I could be picky.
Gorgeous color, stunning design
I ordered the small but could have used and xs. I always forget how large this line runs. Dennis hit it out of the park with this one. It looks like this blouse costs hundreds of dollars. And what I love - the collar actually stands up. I found the ties on the side to be very flattering. They hit in the right place and can be tightened so my size small can cinch up a bit. Wish I had ordered the black also. I will wear it more like a jacket.
i tnink dennis took a plain blouse and made it sexy and sophisticated...for me it definitely works and i am curious as to what he has in store for his clothing line in the future. we are lucky to have his fashions available to us, thanks.
Nice rose color
But that's about it. Too tight around hips but large in bust area. I guess I didn't pay attention to the description because would not have ordered a blouse that has bows on both sides. Bows on a waist is insane on anyone but a very thin woman. Please rethink the design of this blouse Dennis.
Not for me...
Love the vibrant color, but I don't like the collar and if you are "thick" in the middle, it does nothing for you. It has to go back. Hard to button.
I received this blouse today, and it is beautiful. I saw it on the NY FAshion Week show last week. I have a black tiered skirt very much like the model wore. I am going on a Mediterreanean cruise in June, and I am going to wear the blouse and skirt with dressy pair of black sandals for a formal night. I am not tall like the models. I am 5'4" and weigh 145 lbs. I tried tying it different ways, and for my height and weight, I will wear it tied at each side and at the back and open like a jacket over a black shell. I will also wear a beautiful crystal necklace I inherited from my mother. It is a stunning outfit!!