Ah, another season of new linen offerings and this is my third year of Everlane linen shirts. I know, I'm like the Goldilocks of Everlane linen tops. First there was the collarless linen square shirt 2 years ago (which I never kept because I disliked the volume of the square shape), and then there was last year's classic relaxed linen shirt (which I just sold on my Closet Sale page). Now there's this year linen oversized collarless shirt, and like they say third time's the charm, because I love love love this shirt. So much so that I went and bought the black version of this after wearing this white shirt one day.
But first a note on sizing: I'm usually a size 4 in Everlane tops but when I saw the words 'oversized' I went a size down because I prefer my shirts to be more fitted. And I have to say the size 2 is perfect. Everything is still loose around the chest and shoulders but not overly so. I decided for the black linen version to size down even smaller to a 0 since I felt it could be even more fitted, but for the white one the 2 is small enough (any more fitted and I'm afraid you can start seeing my bra through the shirt). I'll update this review when I get the black 0 and let you know how it fits.
But as it stands, the white in size 2 is still opaque enough that you can't see a nude bra through the material. You can kind of see the outline of my black pants in the picture below but that's no biggie.
So what makes this linen shirt so perfect for me is the collarless-ness. I sold last year's version of the linen shirt (with a collar) as well as my two Grana linen shirts with collars because I kept getting make-up on the white linen collars and I hated that. This collarless version is awesome since I don't get any makeup on it but it still has the easiness of a white linen button-down. It's a combo of Everlane's linen shirt from 2 years ago (collarless, square) and their shirt from last year (collared, not-square).
Here I am trying the half-tuck look. I don't think I'm a fan or can quite pull it off, lol. What do you think?
Anyway I'm thrilled with Everlane's newest iteration of the linen shirt. As usual Everlane's linen is good (though not as thick as Elizabeth Suzann's). The texture is still quite soft and smooth. Can't wait to try out the black linen version and I'll update this review once I get it.
Has anyone else tried this year's linen shirt and what did you think?
P.S. Got the black version in size 0 and I still love it. The fit again is still good and not tight at all around the shoulders or chest. Still love this collarless shirt and so glad I got it in both black and white! But I think for the best proportions, just one size down from your normal Everlane size is best.