Sunday, March 29, 2009

American Eagle: Ruffle Floral Tube Top Review

American Eagle's Ruffle Floral Tube Top (item #0363-9369) is currently on clearance for $14.95, for an original price of $24.50. It comes in yellow (with blue accents), pink (with orange and grey accents), and grey (with other grey accents). AE describes the top as such:

Flirt your way through every spring party.

• Softest cotton modal blend
• Pretty ruffle on neckline
• Gathered Ruffle on bottom hem
• Watercolor floral print
• Hidden shelf bra
• Flattering tube top shape
I'm not the biggest fan of tube tops on myself, but this one look really cute on the hanger, so I thought I'd give it a try, especially after seeing it the past few times I've been in-store.

It fits true to size, which is nice, because then you don't have to worry about unsightly top spillage - like the dreaded "muffin top", but for your chest.

The fabric is on the thinner side, but not so thin that it feels cheap or anything. This would be a nice spring (under a cardigan) or summer (alone) top. I think it's a nice, season-appropriate print.

I wasn't sure how I would like the ruffle on top. I didn't mind it too much, but I didn't really like the ruffle hem on the bottom. The ruffle/blouse hem is created using elastic, but I am not that crazy about the way it looks.

I don't think it's too flattering from the back, at least not the way it's sitting in this picture. I think it makes my upper back look a little broader than it really is, and I don't like the way the bottom ruffle is hanging on my waist. Based on this back picture alone, I am glad I left it behind.

What do you think? Do you like this top? Have you tried it on?


Sara =] April 16, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

I just wanted to say that I bought that top in yellow yesterday...and it seems like it's too small, even though I got my size in the store.

I bought mine for I got a better deal..but you're right it feels a bit weird. I'm going to try it on with jeans.
I think it looked nice on you and way longer than it does on me!

JTS May 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Thanks Sara! Did you end up keeping this? How did it look with jeans?