Monday, March 23, 2009

J.Crew: New Arrival - Square Neck Top

This is a square-neck top from J.Crew (item #13621). It was marked $39.50 in-store, but I could not find it online. I believe (but don't hold me on this) that this might be slub cotton, but I'm not totally sure. It comes in a nice variety of muted colors. I picked it up in the lavender color, which is the same as the zebra shorts reviewed earlier.

I think it would be best to size down in this shirt. I picked it up in my regular top size, and as you can see, it's pretty loose. I didn't feel like trying on a size smaller, but I think that would be the best way to go if you like this top, and don't want it too flowy.

The shirt is the same in the front and in the back. The neckline was also very wide, so I would recommend trying it on to see how it works with your bra. I do like the square neck, and it is nice in the back as well.

The neckline has some contrasting fabric and topstitching detail, which I think is a nice touch. It saves the shirt from being a boring, square-necked top.

I didn't get this top because the one I grabbed was too large, but I may end up picking it up in a smaller size during the Boston JCA outing.

What do you think? Do you like this top?


Lake Nokomis March 24, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

I think this shirt will be a pass for me. I like a more fitted rather than boxy top. Thank you for all the posts! It is very helpful to see how the items fit IRL.

ashley March 24, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

yeah, looks way too big. you're tiny in this top!

JTS March 29, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

@Lake Nokomis - I went back and checked this top in the next size down, and it still looks really wide (didn't even try it on). I might pick it up if it goes on sale, but my other issue is I don't know which color I like best :)

@ashley - I saw your IRL pics - this shirt seems sized really really big.