Tuesday, May 5, 2009

J.Crew: Ringspun Necklace V-Neck Tee Review

This is J.Crew's Ringspun Necklace V-Neck Tee (item #15718), which is available in-store and online, and is available in lavender and mineral grey.  It was also available in at least the minty green color below (which is color coded as white), and retails for $34.50.  J.Crew describes the tee as such>
We can't resist this supersoft, easy-to-wear tee. Lightweight, bias-cut cotton with a very soft wash. Fitted. V-neck. Twisted self-trim at neck and cuffs. Short sleeves. Silk-screen necklace cutout design along neckline. Hits at hip. Import. Machine wash.
I tried this tee on in the small, and I really liked the fit and cut of the tee.  I think it fits true-to-size, but still fits nice and casual.  It is a little bit too sheer for me though.

The tee is only colored on the front, and is just a plain white tee from the back.  I'm not sure if I'm the biggest fan of that design though.  I think I would have liked the tee better if it were the same color all around.  That said, I do think the mint green color is super pretty and refreshing.

I am on the fence about the pattern on this tee.  On the one hand I think it's kind of cute, but on the other hand, it's not really my style, and I don't think I'd ever wear it.  I also don't really like "twisted trim" at the neckline.  It looks like this jersey sat at the bottom of the pile of shirts, and the neckline got crushed into this twisted patern (if that makes any sense).

Here's another close-up of the pattern.

I left this tee behind.  I didn't love the pattern or the neckline, and I just know that I wouldn't wear this.  I can see this looking really cute on others though.

What do you think?  Do you like this tee?  Do you like the different colored front and back?  Do you like the twisted trim neckline?


AppGal May 5, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

I think this would be much cuter if the fabric wasn't sheer. If the color was a little more saturated, I would be more apt to look into it...

Stephanie May 5, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

I wish these tees were not so sheer. I like the pattern, but the sheerness is too much for me.

Jemma Ruby May 5, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

yikes!! completely transparent- I am not even sure if grey or navy could but it....

KatyO. May 5, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

I liked the beige color (I believe it was the same color all around, but my memory is going these days, so I might be wrong), but I agree with you about the neckline and the absolute sheerness of it.
I left it behind as well.
Thanks for the review!

Cate May 5, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

i love the color, but not the sheerness... it could be cute with a cami under though.

JTS May 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

Hi all - I agree about the sheerness - I may have been tempted if it were a little less see-through :(