{ Review } Damask Velvet Tunic from Monroe and Main

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Review time! The totally kind folks at Monroe & Main sent me this top to review and share with you. They did not compensate me and have just asked for my genuine review. And, the good news is, I LOVED IT!

I actually have been eyeing this top for quite a while from the catalog I started receiving a few months ago, the damask velvet made me swoon! Still not sure how they got my address? LOL - but glad they did!

When I looked at this top online, I saw the reviews were all good, so I thought I'd give it a chance. I was so excited to pair it with my gold lovelies, I'm kinda obsessed with navy and gold right now. I need moorrreeeeeee.

Ok, so read my review below and drop by my facebook page to let me know what you think!

PS - I'm loving my new hair!! A little home dye and self trim on the bangs and feeling like a new woman! You like?

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Jessica
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From their website:

Top, Flocked Royal-Tee

$44.95 - $49.95

Figure enhancing scoop neck and "V" shaped pattern flatter and shape. Rayon/spandex; machine wash. Imported. Royal.

My Review:

Fit: Perfect! The sleeves are longer and I liked that, but if you were trying to show off a watch, you wouldn't see it. I paired with a few large bangles, which push the sleeve back. The neck opening was quite large and I found myself pulling at my right shoulder to make sure my bra strap didn't show a few times, but not enough to make me not get this top. I thought the length was perfect as well. And, the fabric does have quite a bit of stretch to it, so if unsure on size, I'd order a size down.

Color: Compared to what's shown on the website, I thought the color was exactly the same. Some of my shots make it look more purple, but it's definitely blue. And a beautiful blue!

Fabric: The fabric is pretty thin, but the velvet is thick and very nice. If you ordered a size down and like it more snug, you wouldn't be able to wear a white bra. 

Sizing: Top available in sizes 1X - 3X. I ordered the 3X and it's true to size. The sleeves are longer, so if you have petite arms, this will not work well on you. I have average to longer arms and it was perfect for me.

Pricing:  I do think $50 is a bit pricey for this top considering the thinner type of jersey that it is, but the velvet is gorgeous and very nice. I haven't washed it yet, so kinda scared about that, will have to keep you posted on that one.

Overall: 5 stars


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STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
MEASUREMENTS: 5'8", 50" Bust, 48" High Waist, 60" Hips

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