Washable Fuji Silk Covered-Placket Shirt

Relax in the smooth comfort of our short-sleeved silk shirt for women.

Details

Our luxuriously smooth Fuji silk refines this simply elegant button-front. Minimally styled with a button-down point collar, sleek covered placket, and cuffed short sleeves. Back darts for shaping. Shirttail hem. Machine washable for exceptionally easy care.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL; about 26" long.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 16 reviews

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15 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Really good - 12/9/2014
    By: from Swindon

    Quality good and just great to wear under a jumper with a neat collar.

  • 5/5

    12/8/2014
    By:
    Top 250 Contributor

    love it. Wish there is black. Usual M fits in both shoulders and chest area. Needs a bit (only a bit) of touch up after washing and line dry.

  • 3/5

    Less than I expected - 10/15/2014
    By: from River Forest, IL

    I have bought a number of silk blouses from Orvis and really love them. This one is not up to the standard of the previous ones in both fabric and styling--I hadn't noticed that it had a button-down collar, which seems undesirable to me on a silk blouse. I decided to return it.

  • 5/5

    Perfect Collar - 10/9/2014
    By:

    Like all Orvis shirts, the traditional collar is perfect for crewneck sweaters and cardigans.

  • 5/5

    Beautiful blouse - 7/28/2014
    By:

    Very neat, clean & elegant style. Comfortable & soft. I purchased in several colors.

  • 5/5

    attractive,comfortable blouse - 6/16/2014
    By: from North Carolina

    This silk shirt/blouse is both attractive and comfortable. It runs just a bit large, so you may want to order a size smaller than you usually wear. I also bought a long sleeved one last fall and wore it many times in the winter. It washes well, and with a bit of ironing, looks brand new.

  • 5/5

    Cool and comfortable - 6/13/2014
    By: from Ontario, Canada

    Love these shirts. On a hot day they allow one to appear comfortable and dressed without looking as though one has a bad case of "the wilt" Looking great in the heat is no great trick when you're young but is quite an achievement when you're not!

  • 5/5

    GREAT Blouse - 6/12/2014
    By: from Boca Raton, FL

    I have owned a lot of blouses but this one is the best I have ever owned. Looks great and feels even better.

  • 5/5

    Noticable Quality - 6/4/2014
    By: from Hendersonville, NC

    I've only worn this blouse once, and received several compliments. Sizing is generous. Looks nice worn outside, as well as tucked in. At first I didn't like the way the neckline opening is kind of uneven because the silk is so soft; it doesn't lay perfectly in place. Then I decided that's what makes it interesting. My wardrobe is small, and this is a nice addition.

  • 5/5

    This is a lovely shirt! - 5/28/2014
    By: from CO

    I ordered a small (based on a review that said the reviewer ordered a size smaller than she normally wore) and had to return for a medium, which fit perfectly. This is an ideal summer shirt, and could also do the transition into fall.

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Silk: an ancient fabric, luxurious and versatile

The legendary origins of silk

The women's Everyday Silk Shirt from OrvisSilk 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.

Luxurious Versatility

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!

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