Ok if you're a Grana fan then this is the review you need to read! When I first tried Grana's silk (Grana silk tank top review here and Grana silk camisole review here), I didn't like it. The silk quality wasn't great (way worse than Everlane's and Cuyana's). But thank goodness Grana decided to give it another try with their new line of Georgette satin silk. So far they only have this V-neck camisole and the V-neck slip dress available in this new silk. But man oh man it is 100 times better than their original crepe de chine silk they were using.
First of all, Georgette satin is just another way of spinning the silk threads that produces a silk that's lightweight but with a dull finish. And at first the idea of silk with a dull finish might seem unappealing but Grana's georgette satin still has a subtle sheen and makes it the perfect silk item for everyday wear. But let's get to the numbers here! Grana's new silk thread comes in at hefty 25mm (for a refresher on momme weight plus more details about silk, read my first Everlane vs Equipment vs Cuyana silk comparison post here). Grana's old silk items used 14mm thread. Everlane uses 16mm silk threads (which feels about the same as Equipment shirt so let's say Equipment is also around 16mm) and Cuyana uses 25mm. So now you're looking at silk that's similar to Cuyana's! For A LOT less! (This cami is $49 while Cuyana's cami is $135). Now I wouldn't say Grana's silk is exactly like Cuyana's but it does feel pretty darn close. Here are some other reasons why this Grana tank might be the best silk tank out there (for a decent price):
~ For the camisoles Grana use two layers of the georgette silk. So this tank has a good weight to it and is not sheer at all. Even the light silk is opaque (I ordered it in marzipan here). Even though their old silk camisole used 2 layers of silk, you could still see every bump from a lacy bra or the lines of your invisible bra. No such problems here.
~The cut of the v-neck camisole is super flattering and the back V is just deep enough to show skin without flashing your bra strap.
~ And I know I already said this, but the price! For $4 more you can get this awesome georgette satin version instead of their old crepe de chine version. You're gaining a lot with those extra $4.
First a note on sizing since I made the mistake of ordering the wrong size. I usually wear a size 2-4 on top (In Everlane and Cuyana I'm a small), but in Grana pima tees I'm a medium. So I ordered a M, but when it comes to the silk, order true to size from Grana. So that means a small here fits me best.
So the lesson here is don't buy the crepe de chine silk from Grana, make sure you only get the Georgette satin (double check under their "details & care" section. If you're looking for a good price (but also excellent quality), then I can't recommend Grana's new silks enough. (I'll also be reviewing their v-neck silk dress which I loved so much I wore it all day the first time I tried it on, and ordered a second one that same day). If you want to purchase these awesome silk camisoles for yourself, use this referral link to get 10% off your first order (which makes these silk camis an even better deal!). And you can read all my other Grana reviews here.