I will try to post the IRL version upon receipt. Although at $19.99 these may be gone very soon. In the meantime, here is what kate! had to say on J Crew Aficionada:
“…i just received my whisper lame shirt in shell yesterday! i completely agree with your post of the fit/style/itchy factor. BUT the shell color is NOT AT ALL what it looks like online. in fact i called CS and asked if i could return it (i have never done that before). after explaining to the cs that it honestly doesn’t look like the online color at all she said I could just this once. its not the beige-y soft color it looks online, it is a full on PINK color. ie its the color of a light pink dress shirt. might work for some, but i felt like a barbie with it on. 🙁 hope that helps someone!!”
More about the blouse — I like shiny things, but I wouldn’t say I’m a girly girl. This has a subtle shine/sheen and still makes a statement. It kind of looks like a regular gray button down and then your fairy godmother came and put a shimmer all over it so you could go to the Upscale Casual Ball. If you wear it solo you don’t have to worry about looking like a disco ball, imo. It’s just not loud enough. And it looks really great underneath other tops & jackets. I am a 4 or 6P, 34C. I ordered a 4 and am thrilled with it. I would have been unhappy with a 6. So I’d say TTS.
The fabric is lightweight and just a tad see through. Not in bad way. It’s fluid and not stiff in any way. I think the gold lame’ tank is just a little heavier. Maybe gold thread is a little thicker. Who knows. And the gold lame’ tank has a zipper which makes that side of it stiff. There are no such issues with the button down.
The material is not itchy or scratchy on the tank nor on the button down. I have sensitive skin. And I also have some psychological issue where certain fabrics/texture give me the heebs and put pain in my teeth. “Look Ma, no heebs.”
Here is a pic to show a contrast between the interior and ext:
Notice how the interior doesn’t show the vibrant threading? It’s flat grey. So no itching. It’s 100% cotton so it’s not ‘noisy’ either since it’s not made of polyester.