Caroline Silk Tie Blouse - ADALÉI

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Caroline Silk Tie Blouse

Size Guide
Color
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Size

 I was asked to design a beautiful year-round top that was oversized, season-less, and could be styled up or down. The Caroline is part of the Ethereal Silks and designed with intentional fullness for a "nearly nothing" feel against the skin. This chic classic will be a closet staple for years and can be styled in endless combinations.  Beautiful ruching at the neck with tie detail and finished with french seams.  Silk crepe de chine is a breathable fabric that is cooling in the summer and warm in the winter. 

Style with blazer, cashmere cardigan, out or tucked. Add a thin belt to cinch at waist. Oversized, curved hem, slightly tapered waist. Size down for a fitted look.

Eliza is wearing a S in the Caroline and XS in the Coco. She normally wears a size 4/6 top, so falls in between our sizes. The XS is closer to a size 4 and the S is closer to a size 8. The XS is a similar fit to what she would normally wear, however she is modeling both to show the comparison for sizing and wash/shrinkage consideration. Read details on what to expect from washing silk in the SIZE GUIDE above.  You can also compare the difference in the video on the home page. 

 

Made to order. Production time 2 to 3 weeks.     
  • Color: Beige
  • 100% Silk Crepe de Chine
  • Available in Regular and Tall lengths.
  • Will ship as regular length unless indicated in notes at checkout.
  • Tall add 2" in length (write "tall").   Order tall if you like lower coverage with your tops.
  • Model is 5'9" and wearing a S - Tall.
  • Designed to fit oversized.
  • Made in US of imported fabric in our Raleigh, NC studio.
  • Dry Clean.
  • Can be hand washed, but expect shrinkage.
  • See Care + Size Guide above for details on possible shrinkage and sizing suggestions if you plan to hand wash. 
SIZE + CARE GUIDE
BUST (measure at fullest part)
WAIST  (measure at or below belly button)
HIP  (measure fullest part of low hip)

 

MEASUREMENTS ARE IN INCHES

XXS |  size  0   

B
W
H
32 1/2
25
35 - 35 1/2

 

XS  |  size 2/4

B
W
H
33 - 34 1/2
26 - 27
36 - 37 1/2

 

 S   |   size 6/8

B
W
H
35 1/2 - 36 1/2
28 - 29
38 1/2 - 39 1/2

 

 M   |   size 10/12

B
W
H
37 1/2 - 39
30 - 31 1/2
40 1/2 - 42

 

L   |   14/16

B
W
H
40 1/2 - 42 1/2
33 - 35
43 1/2 - 45 1/2

 

 ALPHA SIZES (XXS - L) ARE CLOSER TO THE LARGER SIZE. 
EXAMPLE IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A SIZE 4 OR 6. 
If you typically wear a solid size 6, never buy petites, and do not like your clothes form fitting, PURCHASE TRUE TO SIZE. 
If you typically wear a size 6, also buy petite, occasionally buy a size 4, and/or prefer your clothes a closer fit, PURCHASE A SIZE DOWN. 

 WHEN SIZING DOWN, YOU WILL NOTICE IT ACROSS THE UPPER BACK, NECK OPENING, ARMHOLE OPENING, AND GENERALLY THROUGH THE BUST, WAIST, AND HIP. 

 


PLEASE READ OUR CARE GUIDE PRIOR TO ORDERING, TO ENSURE YOU MAKE THE BEST DECISION FOR YOUR SIZE AND WASH PREFERENCES. 


We understand that quality starts with exceptional fabric.  Which is why we only work with a small number of mills across the world that pass our in-house test standards and are committed to the highest quality.  We also support mills that strive for the lowest environmental impact, including Edelweiss products from Lenzing that have a zero carbon footprint. 

Our commitment to a lower impact includes washing all ADALÉI garments in COLD water only and never using the dryer, which uses a large amount of unnecessary energy. 

For our fabrics that can be washed, we suggest the following:

For our fabrics that require dry cleaning we suggest choosing a cleaner committed to not using PERC.  In 2012, the EPA classified PERC as a "likely human carcinogen". 

Several of our garments are labeled dry clean only due to the content being a specialty fiber.  Most silk, wool, and other fabrics CAN safely be washed at home, however, you might experience a change in the surface of the fabric or slight shrinkage.  

We understand some customers never dry clean anything. Do you want to pre-test a "dry clean only" garment prior to hand washing? 

We are happy to provide a cutting room floor swatch so you can do your own testing at home prior to washing your garment.  You can let us know you want a swatch in one of two ways. When purchasing, type "wash swatch" in your notes at checkout . We are happy to recycle these scraps so that you can feel confident about whether washing or dry cleaning is best for your ADALÉI garment. 

We use two types of silk in our Ethereal Silk collection.  The silk charmeuse (Gigi) is already pre washed by the mill and able to be washed by hand at home.  However, our crepe de chine (Caroline and Coco) is a standard silk and we cut the design slightly oversized to allow for some shrinkage.  We do NOT PREWASH our crepe de chine silk, for our customers who always dry clean. In our cold water wash testing, we noticed around 1/2" to 1" shrinkage in both the width and length.  Our model Eliza is wearing the Caroline (beige) in S and the Coco (black) in XS to show you the PRE-WASH comparison in sizing.  We also noticed a slight change in the "hand" of the silk, meaning it was not quite at silky.  Never put silk in the dryer.  Please consider these factors when ordering your size. 

Still have a question or just want to double check with us? Email info@adalei.com.