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This tunic was my reward choice after completing my 100 day challenge and I am so happy with it. The wool/linen blend fabric is wonderful even right out of the package. Knowing it will only get softer over time is even better. This piece is great on its own as a top or as a layer. The short sleeves are perfect for me because most long-sleeved items are too long in the arms. (Willow comes to my wrists!). The flax colour leaves open future possibilities of dyeing Laurel, but, for now, I will leave her as she is.
I love this blouse. I have already worn it a LOT and I have only had it a short time. I do like to cuff the short sleeves to make them more flattering. I went up to a larger size (large) and I probably should have stayed with my normal size (medium). The bottom bells out a little right at the top of my thighs, and it didn't do that on my regular size. BUT, I am happy to have more shoulder room and it will be super airy in summer. I wish the belt was a little stiffer, because as I wear it, it rolls down and doesn't keep a nice "flat ribbon" shape. I am thinking about opening it up and adding some stiffness to the belt. But, either way, this shirt is gonna get a lot of workout, whether it's near the pool as a coverup, running errands with leggings or jeans, loose or tied with a bow with leggings for that "artsy" look, or tied at the waist with a dress or with jeans. I would love a burgundy/wine one. Is that weird? I dunno, but it would be awesome as a split neck with a belt, or exactly the same. Could be fun. The blouse is whisper thin but strong. Not see through, just airy comfort. Really quality construction and fabric. (The photo is of the medium.)
This is such a timeless, versatile piece. I ordered based off my largest measurement as there is zero stretch, and the fit is perfect. I look forward to many years of use. My only critique would be the back pleat. It adds a bit of bulk that I’m not fond of. Other than that, it’s beautiful!
I love the Laurel belted tunic! I originally ordered a Large based on my measurements (39”-32”-42” or 99-81-106cm), but I found it to be too roomy. I sent it back and got a Medium which I love. It’s long enough to cover my hips and backside but has structure so it doesn’t cling. Highly recommend! (Pictured with ponte leggings and unbelted)
I’m petit (5ft 0in) , shortwaisted and a normal size medium- but small in wool&. The tunic I ordered is a small and fits perfect BUT the shoulders are a bit tight. I think it feels that way due to my obsession with soft stretchy wool garments:o) I wore it all day to teach in and loved it (forgot my shoulder issues all together!) it feels amazing in our southern USA hot spring weather