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Comments about Alex Evenings Plus Illusion 3/4 Sleeve Printed Tiered Blouse:
I ordered this blouse to wear to a Spring Gala along with white chiffon palazzo pants. The colors are nice, heavy on the mint. It is comfortalble, airy and a plus is it is washable. It skims over the offensive middle section body issues. Face it; svelte body types are not shopping this style, but I'm thankful someone makes them for those of us who need them! I prefer arm coverage and more than a short sleeve. The set-in kimoma style sleeve of this top is cool for warm weather while offering decent arm coverage similar to what you might expect from a 3/4 sleeve length. If you are wondering about the colors, there are mint, deeper mint, white, lavender, deeper lavender along with streaks of what I can only describe as charcoal so this top will work with skirts or slacks of white, probably charcoal or black, and the greens and lavenders in a coordinating shade. I wore it with a necklace of two shades of lavender plus crystals as I wanted to accentuate the lavenders. On the negative side, and there are a few; workmanship or maybe QC could be much better. The bust darts are placed VERY LOW and to top it off one is higher than the other! No correcting this if you are a seamstress as the excess fabric wrong side has been neatly trimmed (or I would have done so); set in sleeve caps at shoulders where fabric should have been eased have random puckers/gathers...I can fix that myself. This blouse would hang beautifully had the manufacturer added one small dressmaker detail...delicate shoulder pads, minimal cost and a detail that makes a huge difference in appearance. I added my own. I like the Alex Evenings styles very much. They create garments suited a "women of a certain age" without the frumpy old lady look, but for the price I paid for this top I expect far better workmanship. I would have returned it had I not needed it immediately and re-order was not an option. For the workmanship/price I gave it 3 stars. I hope this review will help another shopper.