Flower Terrace Top
This piece is a sleeper!
I barely noticed this top when I first went through the catalog. After studying the details, I thought I'd give it a try. Wow! This top makes a statement. The detailing on the shirt has the look of braided, thick embroidery. The design has metallic threads in it, so in certain light, it literally glows. Think of it as a "textured" top - it's not a screen-printed design. The swirls are literally 3-D thread designs. Even with the boldness of the texture and the metallic threads, the design still manages to have a very feminine, delicate sense. My only complaint is that there isn't much spandex or other non-wrinkle material mixed in with the cotton. After laundering, you hang it to dry, but because it's cotton, almost like a t-shirt material, hanging doesn't remove all the wrinkles. For a completely polished look, you should reverse it, then run a warm (not hot) iron over it. I work in DC and received so many looks - and I know it's because there isn't anything like this in the stores around here. It's definitely a unique top. You could dress this up or down. The fit is very, very good. I'm big-chested, small waist and big-hipped. It seemed to hug where it needed to, yet fit comfortably everywhere else. Please note that the fabric is heavier than you'd imagine. It is heavier than a t-shirt. I thought it would be too uncomfortable for city summer, but other than the hottest, muggiest of days when you want sleeveless, this wears very well. Also, I was pleased that none of the threads came too loose after washing...twice! Good quality construction.
May 30, 2013
Very nice top. Can be worn dressy or casual.
May 16, 2013
This top is amazing. Fabric is very heavy. Cute with khakis or capris. Great for the office or a night out. Just enough sparkle for fun. Really nice.
May 14, 2013
It's even cuter than the picture.
May 2, 2013