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Linen Folktale Blouse
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Linen Folktale Blouse
Linen Folktale Blouse
Linen Folktale Blouse
Linen Folktale Blouse
Product Details
Light-as-air cotton gauze. Rich Moroccan-inspired embroidery. A feminine but not fussy shape.
  • True to size.
  • Linen.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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Linen Folktale Blouse

Linen Folktale Blouse is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stiff at first So glad I was able to snag this top! Although the quality is great, it was a bit stiff at first, and resembeled a maternity shirt. After one wash, it was perfect. Love this top!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy summer top I love the fit and shape of this top. I was looking for something loose and simple for hot weather and am very happy with this. I am 5'4" and 125 and very small busted and a size small fits me like it fits the model. It did look a bit stiff at first, but has softened up with a few washings and now has a better drape. I have been wearing the top with cutoffs, cropped boyfriend jeans and even a bright blue pencil skirt and have appreciated having this versatile piece.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and Easy I bought this shirt on a whim. I'm normally not a boho/embroidery fan but I LOVE this top. It's easy. I wore it over Memorial Day weekend with some cutoff jean short shorts and flip flops. I felt cute but comfy and I was not too hot (it is a heavier fabric#. It is poufy so for someone who has a large bust or more curves #I am super flat chested and 5'3'', 103 lbs) it could look a bit like a maternity top. It could also be seen as a wrinkle mess if you don't make sure to keep yourself from scrunching it up. Since it is a linen-like fabric, it does tend to wrinkle pretty easy but nothing a good steam won't take care of. Overall, I love this top.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty but tight on shoulders I got this top in the red color and it was absolutely beautiful. (The white and blue one looks great too). Unfortunately, I ordered a small and the one I received was mislabeled (Small on the pull tag, and XS on the garment tag) and as the small was then sold out, I couldn't exchange it. Huge bummer, because the top was so nice! Very well made, nice linen material (good construction). The only issue I had was that it was tight on my shoulders. I'm 5'4 and 125 lbs, with a 34C bust. It was just too tight on top (and not sure a size up would have fixed it completely, maybe 2 sizes up for someone with larger chest or shoulders). Very cute though! Wish I could've had it in the right size!
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful top I have the red and it's just gorgeous. Fits true to size and is perfect for hot, humid summer days or for more temperate seasons teamed with a cardigan. I just wish it was available in more colors---I had to buy an XL rather than a large because it sold out in my size. Still looking for the large in white.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great comfortable in heat I bought the red one. Great fabric, pretty and washes well.
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful color Loved the red color of this top! Loved the style too but it was a little too voluminous on me. I looked like I was pregnant. If the top was a little slimmer and longer, it would be perfect. I wish Madewell would make other items in this beautiful red.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs restyling I love the color (I got the red), the material, and the embroidery of this blouse which are the reasons why I kept it. But the fit sucks. It is too boxy and unflattering. Since I could sew, I reduced the ruching on the back to make it less boxy, the way it looks on the model. It took too much time and I regretted actually doing it. I should have just returned it. I am not inclined to shop at Madewell anymore because of this unpleasant experience.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too short..and too wide Loved how it looked on the model but when I tried it on in stores, it was too wide and boxy and too short. Would have been nice if it was draped nicely as it does in the model but instead made me look prego, which is sad because I loved how cute it looked on the model.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful top, but too short for tall ladies This is a beautiful summer blouse- the contrast of the blue embroidery and the white linen is lovely. However, I'm 5'10" (and pretty flat-chested 34 A) and this top was several inches shorter on me than it is pictured on the model, which is really disappointing since you expect models to be tall. Instead of hitting me low-hip, this top hit me at the top of my hips. Since it is a somewhat billowy shirt, length is important. Had this shirt been long enough, it would have been perfect, as I love everything else about it.
Date published: 2014-07-24
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