Every once in a while, I come across an item of clothing that I immediately adore, and it becomes an essential of my wardrobe.
When I received the Washed Silk Charmeuse Tunic from J.Jill, I didn’t expect it to be one of those pieces. Historically, tunic style tops don’t work for me. In fact, since I’m both petite and bosomy, anything without a defined waist usually makes me feel like Frumpelstiltskin. Not in this case, though! As soon as I tried it on, I was in love. Why?
- The texture is to-die-for. So soft and luxurious, it floats on your skin like a pampering layer of your favorite expensive moisturizer. This not only feels great (which I believe, in turn, translates into looking great) but also makes it an ideal layering piece with winter’s itchy wools.
- It’s beautifully cut. Despite its unstructured design, it’s so well-made that it’s quite flattering. The hem of the tunic hit me in the perfect spot on my upper-mid thigh, making it a great companion for both skinny jeans and leggings.
- The color is lovely. Generally speaking, cream is a tough shade to pull off (particularly for fair-skinned folk like me). But the shimmery sheen of the fabric gives this top a candlelit quality.
So I’m giving it my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION. I’ve worn it twice already and gotten numerous compliments; the best kind of compliments, too– not the “What a cool shirt,” kind but the “You look gorgeous!” kind. As Madame Chanel told us, a truly great item of clothing doesn’t draw attention to itself but to the woman who wears it.
Thanks to Polyvore, I put together a couple of looks that are similar to how I’ve already worn this top. See below:
So are there any drawbacks at all? Two teensy ones. First, it’s a more delicate fabric. Since it’s either handwash or dry clean, there’s some maintenance involved. And it’s a bit sheer, so a camisole is a must. Other than that, though, it’s a fabulous item, and a versatile, classic addition to my wardrobe. I’m actually purchasing a second in cream and am considering picking up one in midnight as well. (Note to J.Jill: if you make a black, I’m sold.)
If you’re in the market for high quality basics, I strongly recommend you scoot on over to J.Jill and try it on.
The Washed Silk Charmeuse Tunic by J.Jill ($99) is currently available online and in stores nationwide.
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