Email: An Ambidextrous Top

Monday, July 27, 2009


It was double the fun for Anthropologie emails today. The second one featured the Blooming Phlox Tank ($58). It's a pretty top by Deletta to be sure but back to the email for a moment.



An ambidextrous top? Really? This shirt doesn't have hands...and the other meaning is deliberate deceptiveness...which I guess could apply...but it's a stretch. This is not like rain on your wedding day.

In real life this tank looks pretty unfinished. I was not a fan of the grey but the yellow (which is more like a marigold than a sunshine) would look great by itself casually for summer and then more dressed up under a cardigan for fall. The red is my favorite though. Very deep and kind of a shirt version of last year's City Siren Heels. The top runs big -- even the small was a bit roomy on me. I am skeptical of the long-term durability of this shirt. Not to say that Deletta doesn't make high-quality items. Just that the raw seams of this shirt look ready to fray sooner rather than later. This is most likely a one to two season piece.