Saturday, July 3, 2010

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Review: Plus Size Embroidered Floral Top by Fashion to Figure

Since having twins, I have been looking more and more at plus size fashions. I know I am a size 10 on the bottom if I buy low-rise and an x-large on top, but sometimes I like the extra room to camouflage my mid-section.


Many times, I look for certain cuts in clothing. For t-shirts I look for hip-length and boxy. For tops I always seek out peasant blouses, shirred bodices, and babydoll shirts like this Embroidered Floral Top from Fashion to Figure. This woven top is 100% cotton, so it is slightly dressier than a cotton knit. I love that the floral print is small, as I am not a big fan of large prints.


The smocked babydoll style really allows for a full roomy fit around the middle. The detail of the embroidery in addition to the delicate print makes this top very pretty.

As you can see, the base color is more of a stone color rather than the warmer golden khaki color shown on the stock photo.


Since this top is a tunic length, I had to wear it with leggings. I would have loved for it to be about six inches shorter so I could pair it with jeans, denim shorts, or bootcut pants without it looking like a maternity top.

I did have to use double-sided garment tape to keep the elasticized cap sleeves from falling off my shoulders. When I pulled the shirt down enough so that the shoulders did not slide off, then the neckline was far too low and would reveal my strapless bra. Otherwise the size 1X was a perfect fit for me.


This Embroidered Floral Top from Fashion to Figure is available in the burgundy as pictured or with blue flowers and blue embroidery. It is recommended to be hand washed only. For a limited time, it is on sale for just $14.99 (regularly $25) on FashionToFigure.com . Through July 5th, you can receive 20% off your online order when you checkout with Code: FTF20OFF. Fashion to Figure store locations can currently be found in New York and New Jersey. Hopefully they will make their way to Massachusetts soon. You can also look for Fashion to Figure on Facebook and on Twitter.


Thank you to Fashion to Figure for sending us a sample clothing item free of charge to base this review upon.