Saturday, March 28, 2009

American Eagle: Smocked Bottom Tee

American Eagle's Smocked Bottom Tee (item #2371-9338) has been available for at least a few weeks in-store. It is available in various solids ($19.50) and flower prints ($24.50).

I have seen this shirt in-store a couple of times, but it never has a price tag on it. I wasn't sure what I thought of the elastic banded bottom, but it looked kind of cute on the hanger, so I thought I'd give it a try.

The shirt fits true to size, but if you wanted a slightly more fitted look (as fitted as you can get in a blousy shirt like this), you could consider sizing down. The sleeves are elasticized, so sizing down could also be tight on your arms, so I would recommend just trying it on if you're unsure.

The fabric is pretty thin and light, but it's not see-through, and I didn't find it to be cheap feeling either. I think the shirt hangs nicely, and it has a nice scoopneck.

The only thing I wasn't sure about was the elastic banded bottom. If I pulled it down all the way, I wasn't super crazy about the look, but if I pulled it up and "bloused" it, it was a little too short for my liking.

Overall, I really like this shirt. I didn't take it home partly because I wasn't sure how much it was (and didn't feel like asking), and partly because I wasn't sure about the elastic bottom. Now that I've seen pictures, I would definitely pick this one up.

What do you think? Do you like this shirt? How would you wear the bottom?