Friday, May 15, 2009

Old Navy: Gauzy Cross-Front Babydoll Top Review

This is Old Navy's Gauzy Cross-Front Babydoll Top (item #660040), which is alpha-sized.  It retailed for $19.50, and select colors may be on sale now.  Old Navy describes the top as such:

As light as a feather, this gracefully gauzy top features a cross-front bodice with lovely ruffled trim and a decorative side tie.
I tried this top in in a small.  The color photographed oddly - the top really is the same as the color picture above.  I did not really care for this top.

It fits true to size (I usually wear a size small in Old Navy tops, regardless of the sleeves).  It has a fairly fitted empire waist, and a more flared silhouette below the bust.  It has a tie on the side, which I thought was kind of an unnecessary detail.  I'm not sure if the intent was to be a bit of a faux-wrap effect, but I didn't really like the tie.

The top has a ruffled cross-front.  The nice thing about this top is that it is not cut super low, even for being a cross-front.  It has spaghetti straps, which aren't really my thing, unless they're part of a layered look, and I wouldn't really want to cover up the rest of the top, because I think it is a cute silhouette.

My biggest issue with this top was the fabric.  It wasn't really that nice feeling.  I think it was the "gauzy" effect, but the fabric was on the rougher side, even for being 100% cotton.  It was also on the stiffer side, and not flowy the way a gauzy top should be (in my mind).

Here is the product information from Old Navy's website.

I left this one at the store.  I wasn't completely in love with the top itself, even though the shape was fairly flattering, and I really didn't like the fabric, so I knew I would hardly ever wear it, if ever.

What do you think?  Do you like this top?  Have you seen it in person?  Do you own it?  What other details could you make you overlook a less-than-desirable fabric?


gigiofca May 15, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

Pretty color on you. I haven't seen this one yet.

HeidiG May 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

They're the same color? Too funny. Like Gigi, I do like that color on you. But you killed it for me at rough fabric - I'm all about the comfy!

JTS May 17, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

Thanks Gigi! :)

Hi Heidi - yes, I don't know how to fix that on the camera. The fabric was a killer for me, too :(