Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 31 reviews
27 of 31 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great classic shirt -
By: llossie from On Canada
Top 500 Contributor
The color and fabric are very soft and smooth. The fit is excellent. I like the placket covering the buttons - makes for a trim front.
Quality blouse! -
By: Binglady from Utah
This is a well-fitting, stylish blouse that washes well and needs little or no ironing. I have both the tan and blue colors and use them for casual or more dressy looks since they are easy to accessorize. The fit is flattering to a middle-aged figure like mine but would look good on anyone. Definitely recommended.
Work to dining out to cocktail party -
By: Penryn from Sierra Nevada Foothills
Soft and high quality silk wearable day to night. So classy!
Love these blouses! -
By: lanpal from FLA
Tried the blouse in the cream color initially and love the style, fit and fabric. Bought the rest of the colors and very happy with them. They wash well on gentle. I like the collar; it gives it style and is flattering on me.
Let down :( -
By: greed from Nashville, TN (Music City USA)
I was so excited to see this blouse on sale and was I ever disappointed . Color is a washed out blue, buttons on collar do not need to be there, and the shirttail makes blouse to sporty to be worn outside.. Only good thing, the quality is excellent. I returned and will reorder my usual boxy blouse that always works.
Just what I wanted -
By: WMJK from Brecksville, Ohio
The silk blouses I bought were just right! I enjoy wearing silk. They are great for my lifestyle.
odd collar fit -
By: Gitte4711 from Minnesota
I returned this blouse. The fabric is nice, bit the collar is an odd combination of peter pan and button down, which lies flat around the neck. Not flattering on a slim figure, but might actually be better for a full figured person.
just what I was looking for -
I've been trying to find a short-sleevedsilk shirt for four years, and now I have finally found one that actually fits. Well done, Orvis!
silk shirt returned -
By: maresydoats from Illinois
The color was nice and the fabric fine, but I wasn't expecting the button down collar.
|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!