Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Might this actually work?


Jessica alerted us to this one: Here's a shot of WomenSpirit's new "fitted" blouse. The manufacturer says,

This is the clergy shirt you've been wanting! A stylish blouse with feminine shaped fit and 3/4 length sleeve. Darts in the front and back. Designed with a curving hem to be worn out. High hip length. We have two fabrics, a beautiful 100% Cotton End on End weave comes in French Blue or Charcoal Grey. Or, choose 65% Polyester/35% Cotton broadcloth in Black. Made in USA of imported fabric. New size range includes size 4.

Does anyone have a review? A consumer report, if you will?

8 comments:

Sarah K. said...

I would just like to say that I would like to have a THIRD of the boobs clergy shirt models carry. Sheesh.

susan said...

Amen to that. I have serious doubts about anyone but the model being able to fill the thing out.

Kerygma said...

I tried to order this shirt in black, and the website wouldn't let me! Sheesh, i definately have the boobs to fill it out; usually its trying to find a shirt that doesn't gap in the front!

This website is definately necessary! My wardrobe just gets blacker and blacker...

Jane Ellen said...

Sarah/Susan: careful what you ask for. . . I have the same issues as Kerygma, and I'd gladly trade!

Backwoods Rev said...

Thanks for your wonderful site! and the great reviews!

I love the neckband collar shirt from womenspirit- but the tab collar one- well it looks straight out of the 'insitution' better under a lab coat... if only I wore round collars...

The Lydia shirts from Augsburg Fortress are not too bad... my only frustration is that shirt makers still think larger sizes equal larger necks... not for women!

rev katie m ladd said...

I have to say that I haven't liked the WomenSpirit line. Sometimes a girl wants a shirt, not a shell or blouse, or 3/4 length sleeves that get caught in the crook of your elbow while you're doing all the important paperwork! I don't own the shirt, but I tried it. I wonder why it's difficult to find good quality cotton or linen shirts that button down for women.

semfem said...

And I have to just pipe up and say that I am not too fond of the Lydia line. Necks are a tad too small (unlike backwoods rev's view) and no room for a figure. If I wasn't so flat-chested I'd have a serious problem with them.

I've been pondering trying WomenSpirit for over a year now...if I do, I'll gladly give a product review.

Kerygma said...

Ok, I gave in and shelled out the $60 to try the 3/4 length shirt. It's not too bad. I like the way it fits, but its a tad short, so no wearing with low-rise pants! Anyone else think full collars are a pain in the butt to get on? Half the time I have to ask my husband to put it on for me cause i get so frustrated!