Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 58 reviews
44 of 58 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Material lovely but cut of the body shape not flattering - too bulky. Not the same as the long sleeved version which is great.
lovely blouse -
By: mony23 from West Yorkshire UK
this is a lovely soft silk blouse with a shirt style collar, and the blue colour blends beautifully with various trousers .
Lovely blouse -
By: Elaine22 from Brentwood Essex
Perfect fit, easy to wash (I used the 30 degree programme in the washing machine instead of hand wash)and iron
Nice basic blouse -
By: ndb1 from Idaho
I bought this in ivory , size XL. I am a 36 G. The bust fits well,but the shoulders are a bit too wide. This is a trade off I can tolerate. The fabric is a medium weight and will be wearable all year. I'm sure I'll get much use of it. It's very versatile.
lovely blouse -
By: laylyn from Southampton
This blouse, being made of silk, has a lovely soft feel. The fabric and design drape really well and the pink is a very muted colour which will go with a number of other colours. I love it and now want the cream verdict!
Really nice shirt -
I am very happy with this shirt. It is a substantial weight silk, very good value for the price. The dark blue is a lovely color. I weigh 165 pounds and the large is a good fit for me to wear out over pants. Probably a medium would be better if I wanted to wear it tucked in.
By: Grendelsmother from Sale, Cheshire
My husband bought me the silk shirt for my birthday and I am really delighted with it; I have already worn it a number of times and find it ideal for many occasions.
LOVE THAT SHIRT -
By: Patti5939 from Somerset, NJ
I love this silk shirt so I bought several of them. It's my most comfortable shirt and the style will never go out. I wear it alone or my favorite is under a blazer. It also looks great with a beaded colorful necklace. Silks feels good and I think it also makes you look thinner.
Runs big -
By: Dolce from illinois
I really wanted to like this blouse and was hoping it was the quality of a similar silk blouse that I bought several years ago. I was disappointed in the flimsy material and it runs really big. Had to return it. Not the quality I sm use to from Orvis.
This will be worn a lot -
By: Is4EALGRT from Kent
The silk has a lovely soft feel and sizing and fit is as expected. The colour - Shell Pink - is soft and subtle, though I would prefer a prettier pink. The buttons down the front allow gaping - I'll have to wear my minimiser bra!
|Silk: an ancient fabric, luxurious and versatile|
The legendary origins of silk
Silk is one of the oldest textiles known to man, but the methods of silk production remained a mystery in the West for centuries. Legend has it that a Chinese empress discovered silk in the 27th century BC while bathing; a cocoon dropped into her steaming bath water and unraveled. The empress had her handmaidens weave the strands together, and so the first silk thread was made.
A Fabric Worth It's Weight in Gold
Whatever the truth to that story, silk was solely a Chinese product and the silk workers kept the harvesting process a well-guarded secret for almost 3,000 years. In Roman times silk was a valuable commodity, literally worth its weight in gold. The ever-increasing demand for the lustrous material led to the creation of the Silk Road, a trade route that connected Asia with Europe, around 200 BC.
Silk fiber comes from the cocoon of the silk worm and it is extremely versatile. It’s comfortable to wear year-round, as it is naturally breathable and absorbs moisture. Silk takes dye very well, resulting in rich depth of color; it is lustrous, reflecting light for that telltale sheen. Surprisingly, silk batting, commonly used as an insulation layer in coats, provides 20% more warmth than goose down.
Strongest Natural Fiber on Earth?
Silk’s biggest secret, perhaps, might be its strength. Pressure tests have been done proving that a steel filament of the same diameter as a silk one will break before the silk does. Silk’s inherent elasticity insures that it can stretch up to 20% without damage. Silk, it turns out, may be the strongest natural fiber in the world.
Indulge Yourself with Silk: A Practical Luxury
Its strength, comfort and beauty make silk a practical luxury that's always a fabulous clothing value. Indulge yourself with something in silk today from Orvis!