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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles

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@dosey

 

I received A265670 yesterday and I am very pleased with it!  As you know I am on the busty side and therefore decided to size up.  Boy, am I glad I did.  It fits me well -- still a slim fit through the body (think skinny tee fit).  Had I stayed true to size it would no doubt pull across the buttons (hate that).

 

Several reviewers complained that it is impossible to iron.  I don't agree with that.  Now, I haven't washed it yet so that will be another test but it did arrive wrinkled so I pulled out the iron to smooth it out.  It turned out very nice.  For those who hate to iron, skip this one.  

 

Also, some reviewers said the white/ivory color looked dingy.  I do not find that to be the case.  

 

I think it is a fun layering piece.  And since layering is my thing, I'll have fun working this into my wardrobe. HTH.

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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles

I am the queen of white shirts and white tees.  Since there are times when a shirt or tee just doesn't work right, I think I will try this top for a layering piece.  I agree that name is ridiculous....lol   Where did they get that name....lol   It soulds like a contrapation for clearning drains or something....lol

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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles

@islandgrrl, I am thinking about ordering this one or A224161, which comes in more colors but has a bigger collar.  I like the idea of the layered look without bulk.  Since I'm not particularly busty and want to maintain a smooth look I don't think I should size up. Hoping it won't be too tight.

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If you aren't busty and you will use it as a layering piece for the collar (in other words, you aren't looking for your body to show) then definitely give your normal Kathleen size a try.  I find that her items run truer to a B&M store than Q sizing.  Just know that staying with your normal size will likely give you a very body conscious fit.

 

It is a really fun piece.  I am looking forward to playing with it under cardis -- especially in the spring with brighter colors.  Let me know what you think if you pull the trigger! Heart

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@islandgrrl, since I have never ordered any of her items I'm unsure of sizing.  I think this is one of the reasons I have never ordered anything from her line. I typically order XS or S in QVC tops but am usually a medium in b&m stores,

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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles


@jazzbabe wrote:

@islandgrrl, since I have never ordered any of her items I'm unsure of sizing.  I think this is one of the reasons I have never ordered anything from her line. I typically order XS or S in QVC tops but am usually a medium in b&m stores,


@jazzbabe

The good news is that this isn't a jacket or something where a precise fit is important.  So a 'good fit' is really a matter of personal taste.  I have some leggings that are form-fitting.  I have purchased other leggings a size larger because I wanted that little bit of room.  

 

The same can be true for this piece.  If you can wear an xs or s in Q sizes -- I would caution against the xs in this piece.  There is no stretch in the cotton portion so depending on your bust size you might go with the s or medium.  The stretchy portion is going to follow your curves -- in the same way a skinny tee can fit an xs or xl without being 'baggy' on the person who is an xs.  I'm not sure if I am making sense but I hope this is helpful!

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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles

@islandgrrl

 

Thank you for the review!  It sounds like a great piece.  I am going to order it but have to wait until next month due to an unexpected car repair yesterday.  That is okay because it gives me time to decide if I want the pearl or grey.

 

I agree with you about the dingy comments.  The description is pearl, not white.  It is supposed to be a color that is slightly softer than white.

 

I also agree with all of you about the name of the shirt.  While I think the name is clever, it really doesn't apply to this garment.

 

 

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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles

@islandgrrl,  thanks very helpful.  I'll let you know how it turns out if I actually pull the trigger.

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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles

I bought 3 of them, black grey and denim. I love them! One suggestion? How about classic button down to wear under my crew neck sweaters? Would love that!

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Re: Kathleen Kirkwood's Dictrac-Ease Camisoles

One can always use the Downy fabric wrinkle releaser on the cotton part-I use it all the time on my scrubs and it works great!