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Roma Linen Loving Blouse

LPRA-133-WAS-XS

Regular price $128.00

Description

A year round consumer favorite, our sensibly styled woven Linen Loving Blouse is garment dyed for rich coloration and is offered in select season relevant hues. This silhouette retains its’ fashion integrity when designed for use with numerous modern fabrics produced for women’s linen clothing.

  • Full bodied blouse body style with subtle stitching throughout
  • Traditional point collar with a triple stitched button down front
  • Full length sleeves with buttoning square cuffs
  • Sleeves can be rolled and fastened with buttoning tab
  • Round bottom hem with side slits, and backside is slightly longer

FABRIC & CARE

FABRIC CONTENTS: 100% Linen Voile

Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world, where examples found in Europe and Africa date back thousands of years old. For centuries linen has often been associated with wealth since it was mainly used by the upper classes of society. Linen is a bast fiber, made from the fibers of the flax plant, and it is labor-intensive to manufacture, thus produced in relatively small quantities. When fabricated, it is highly valued for its’ smooth texture, organic natural luster, and exceptional coolness in hot weather. A very durable and strong fabric, linen is one of the few that is stronger wet than dry, and it has no lint or pilling tendency. Nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of the fabric’s “charm”, including its’ random “slubs” (small knots) that provide the aesthetic appeal of a natural product.

This premium Linen Voile is lightweight, semi-sheer and gets softer the more it is washed. Linen Voile is also highly absorbent, which makes for an ideal garment in keeping the wearer cool and comfortable.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash warm with like colors (preferably on gentle cycle) and with mild detergent (do not use bleach, and do not pour fabric softener directly on garment). Tumble dry low, or line dry, or air dry on a good non-absorbent hanger. Warm, steam iron. Dry clean OK.

Note: This Linen Voile fabric is semi-sheer where an undergarment might be necessary to reduce the transparent character of the weave. Also, actual colors may vary slightly due to your screen.

SIZE & FIT

Note that this size chart is a close approximation. Since we are garments dyers, each item may vary slightly.

Size XS S M L XL
Dress Size 6/8 8/10 10/12 12/14 14/16
Chest 33/35 36/38 38/40 40/42 43/45
Length* 27 27 27 27 27
Sleeve Length* 32 32.25 32.5 32.75 33.25

*CBN-Center Back Neck

THE STORY

Well appointed wardrobes always seem to find room for comfortable, sensibly styled Linen tops. Such is our Roma Loving Blouse, which was crafted using a natural fibered, eco-friendly 100% Linen Voile fabric chosen for long wearing comfort, durability and minimal care. Design elements used in this silhouette reach back to the “chemise moderne” styles of the early 20th century chiefly known for their minimal aesthetic. Our full bodied rendition here affords an elegant look with clean lines to help express your own personal sense of style. Attention is drawn to a captivating “Victorian floral motif” print (which we call "Roma") which offers sublime visual appeal for the wearer and admirer alike.

Our classic Loving Blouse features a traditional point collar with a triple stitched button down front. Full length sleeves end with buttoned square cuffs. For a stylish look the sleeves can also be rolled back toward the elbow and fastened with a buttoning tab. A full bodied fit with very rich draping offers long wearing comfort. The round bottom hem falls to the hips, has side slits, and the backside is fashionably longer than the front. Subtle stitching throughout the blouse complements the uncomplicated design of this wardrobe staple. Garment dyed richness also adds distinctive character to this versatile piece that pairs well pants, leggings, and designer jeans. This top is perfect for traveling, smart looking for the office and would make a lovely addition to your weekend wardrobe.

Our gorgeous Roma fabric print draws inspiration from classical floral designs of the Victorian era during the early 1900’s. This was a time of brief return to romanticism in all art forms, including architecture, residential décor, and apparel. This was also a period where floral designs became more lavish, and utilized in excess. Floral patterns were often realistic and often combined to create a mélange of diverse species, thus imitating the contrived cottage gardens that were in vogue at that time.

Our Roma print here features a collage of exotic cottage flowers, in pattern repeat, including Passion Fruit flowers, buds of the Alexander Magnolia, wild Forest Dahlia’s in full bloom, and Acanthus vinery. There are also floral-inspired mandalas which appear to be floating among the foliage. This synergy of opulent print artistry and functional apparel design wonderfully enhances the luxurious hand of our premium Linen Voile fabric.

This Tianello natural fibered, eco-friendly 100% Linen Voile blouse was designed, developed and proudly Made In The USA using premium imported fabric.

Note: This Linen Voile fabric is semi-sheer where an undergarment might be necessary to reduce the transparent character of the weave. Also, actual colors may vary slightly due to your screen.

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