One of our favorite pieces for spring—lovely alone or under a cardigan. Silk habotai with a standing collar with a flowy self-tie at the neck and a ruched detail at the back—all the accessories you need. Nantucket fog has a contrast collar and tie. Classic fit at bust, with loose bodice. Straight hem. Hits at hip. Import. Dry clean.
I saw this in-store, and tried it on in te Nantucket fog color, and in a size 0. The first thing to note is that this tank doesn't have a side zip, so I would recommend trying this on in person, because some tops can be really difficult to get on without a side zip, and the silk on this tank is extremely thin and delicate.
I think this tank fits true-to-size, and I think the fit is very flattering. It has side darts at the bust, which create a nice silhouette, and saves the tank from being too billowy. I think it hits at a nice spot on the body, and agree that it would pair well with a cardigan.
From the side, it creates a nice, straight line down the front. I think this is a nice, fairly flattering silhouette. I think it is nice and simple, and pretty classic. It has a straight hem, and doesn't bunch too much in the back, which is always nice.
So, regarding the bow tie itself. I like the idea of the bow, and I think it works nicely with the rest of the tank (although to be honest, I prefer the monochrome ties over the contrasting one).
My issue is with the collar itself. It seems like another sort-of twisted'neck detail, which I'm not a fan of, and then I don't like the cut. It's cut way too narrow to wear a regular bra with it, and it's even too narrow for some racerback bras (I was lucky enough to be wearing a regular strapped bra that can convert from "regular" straps to a racerback), as you can see below. I would be wary about wearing a strapless bra with this top too, as the silk is pretty thin, and I don't know how forgiving the tank would be with a strapless bra that doesn't fit like a glove (none of mine do).
So I was into the front, the side, and the tie detail. But the back - oh my! I try really hard not to use the word "hate" on this blog (mostly out of respect for people who are offended by that word, because I just use it to mean "really really dislike"), but I hate the back of this top. I think the diagonal cut is pretty cute and standard, but that...thing, I hate it.
Here is a close-up of it. Have you ever ironed a delicate fabric on a heat setting that was way too high? Have you ever seen what happens? Well, if you haven't, here's a good preview. I don't even undertand the point of this. I think it looks so cheap and ugly (and I'm really sorry to any of you that I might have just offended by saying that).
Moving on, here is a close-up of the bow. I like that it is big enough to be an interesting detail, but not so big that it overwhelms the rest of the shirt.
I left this tank behind solely because of the that stuff on the back (that is how much I dislike it!). I would have considered picking this tank up, and in multiple colors, if it weren't for that unfortunate detail. I am in love with the breeze color this season, but I think the white sand color is also a really pretty neutral.
What do you think? Do you like this tank? Do you own it? And does anyone else have any feelings about that stuff in the back?