Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 248 reviews
223 of 248 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Blouse! -
By: LenaMae1 from Daphne, Alabama
I really like this blouse. It fits well and it's very comfortable.
Love them -
By: Bejamiba from Eastern Shore VA
Have several of these shirts. They are wonderful. I wash mine & hang outside on my porch to dry in the shade. No need to iron when washed on slow & gentle cycle.
Good decision -
Very happy with the shirts. I bought two. They are very classy and feel really good. Size is perfect and love wearing it.
Gorgeous blouse -
By: MaggyLL from Montreal, Quebec
Lovely, softly fitting blouse appropriate for any occasion. Delivery was prompt and the blouse was well protected in its box and arrived looking beautiful.
By: Wilmark from Massachusetts
Very nice shirt but very much brighter in color than I expected. The photo looked to be bright navy ... My actual shirt is bright blue. I'm keeping it as it is pretty and fits well. But if you are ordering you should know that this shirt is. BRIGHT,
Couldn't do without it. -
By: Nester from Hinsdale, IL
I LOVE this shirt, and over the years have purchased it in practically every color. It easily transitions from dressy to casual, & always looks polished and put together. Although it is washable, I have it dry cleaned; it stays softer & I do not like to iron. My only complaint is the buttons. White buttons on most colors ruin the look, so I replace them to match the fabric color. An added expense & hassle, but worth it.
Silk Shirter Gal -
By: Orvista from Virginia Beach, VA
A true silk shirt to wear with jeans, suits, etc. Did find the sleeves a bit long so I need to wear them rolled unless with a topper. My parts are standard, so they are long. No trades..it's mine to love!
2 in every color -
By: BarbarainNC from Burlington, NC
These are my go to shirts. The shirt is comfortable, wears well, has a nice soft feel all year long and drapes nicely. I like that they are not fitted. I usually buy 2 in each color because the first time I wore one of them out I was heart broken that this trusted companion had passed. I withheld the 5th star because they are a bit pricey and there is no volume discount.
Great blouse! -
I looked all over the internet for a better deal and couldn't find it. This blouse is perfect! It's a good weight and not sheer at all. It is true to size for me based on their measurements and my usual Orvis size. The sleeves were a little too long, but not too bad. I was looking for a black silk blouse that was also washable and this was perfect because the buttons were also black.
By: harjo from Austin, TX
Top 250 Contributor
This silk shirt fits just right, and looks great with jeans or with anything more dressy. It's the perfect shirt.
|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!