Stripe gauze tunic (SU14, A5403, $78) runs XXS – XL. The color is called navy stripe (NST).
Size S – I had a feeling this would be too big in the torso. It was. I also thought it would look maternity-ish. It did.
As with the stripe basket-weave dress (review), the stripes look grey and not navy. BTW, I saw a taller, fit woman walking down the street in the dress and wasn’t impressed. That kick pleat or split in the front of the dress doesn’t work for me.
It fits in the shoulders and arms. In fact, if I sized down, I probably would have to wear it with the sleeve unbuttoned because it would get too tight around my upper arm. I’d say my arm is medium sized. Not particularly small, but not big either.
The top is full on the sides and across the middle. Very maternity-ish. As I’ve said before, I think they had a maternity boom at 770. If you have thin arms, this might work as a maternity top thru 2nd trimester. It didn’t look too bad with the sleeves unbuttoned, so it could work even if your arms aren’t particularly thin.
Linen lace-trim tank (A7282, $59.50) runs XXS – XL. Color choices are heather charcoal black, heather dusk champagne, ivory navy, navy and white.
Size S – ivory navy – The fit was good on this, so tts. I wish the linen knits weren’t so thin. It wasn’t completely see-thru for me, but the fabric feels thin. There seemed to be a little bit of slack in the body of the tank, so it didn’t cling too much. It’s gonna show stuff, though.
The tank is not suffering from being too low under the arms. You’ll need to be mindful of the type of bra you wear with it because straps on a regular bra will show. I had on a bra and an Assets cami. I like wearing it, even though it does roll up when I’m sitting down. I only wear it on occasion.
The navy definitely looked blue when close up.
J. Crew for the win. The Gap version is a nice option if you don’t like the green leaves or oatmeal background of J Crew’s. I haven’t seen Gap’s irl, but I think J Crew offers a more interesting pattern.
5/28 – 6/4