For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some light, drapey, summer ready stripe tees from Madewell. As per usual, you can find my measurements for comparison here.
Madewell Melody Pocket Tee in Stripe Classic Black // Size xx-small
If you saw my last post, you saw this tee in action already. I was hoping for a soft, drapey long sleeve tee in a classic stripe I could wear under jackets or alone when the weather warms up, and this tee did not disappoint. While this tee is roomy, the soft 100% cotton drapes nicely so it doesn’t overwhelm. The v-neck is low, but not so low that I have to worry about my bra showing. The uneven side slit hem is a nice modern touch. I see this tee getting lots of wear this summer, and if snagged on promo (as I did) or sale, it can be a great deal.
Madewell Anthem Short Sleeve Scoop Tee in Mini Stripe Heather Charcoal // Size xx-small
$42 on sale for $29.50 + extra 30% off with code SWEET
I love everything about this tee except for one thing…which is the only reason it’s a return for me. The viscose fabric is extra soft and drapey, which feels like a dream to wear. The color is beautiful and the mini stripe is flattering. It fits a little more oversized than the Melody Tee, but because it’s so drapey, it’s not a big deal. The one thing I can’t handle on this tee is the neckline. It comes down so low that it shows my bra if I’m not keenly aware of how far it’s falling, and I don’t want to fidget with a neckline all the time.
Other items pictured // Rag & Bone jeans (I’m wearing size 24) (on sale + extra 20% off w/code MD20) (on sale) (on sale) // Gianvito Rossi black pumps
Like the first top and jeans!
This stripe top looks really comfortable and love the modern side slits design! Great staple piece!
Ugh! I hate when a tee has such a droopy neckline. The whole point of a fabulous tee shirt is to look super effortless and I always feel so fidgety when I have a really low v. Do you have a favorite weekend tee brand? I find that, also as a tinier gal, sometimes v’s can be weirdly proportioned on me.
Hi Elle! I’ve had good luck with Everlane (http://www.alterationsneeded.com/2015/05/fit-review-friday-madewell-leather-everlane-tee.html) and Banana Republic in petites (http://www.alterationsneeded.com/2015/03/distressed-denim-jacket.html). Hope that helps!