I've discovered over the years that white button-down shirts are contentious garments, but I am a die-hard fan myself. So when the folks at Rochelle Behrens' The Shirt dropped me a line to see if I'd be interested in collaborating, well, I WAS.
I was sent the Skinny Shirt to test out*, since I prefer my button-downs nice and fitted. As you can see above, the size medium is a fantastic fit on my frame (size 8 dress, 34 C bra). I generally prefer button-downs with deeper v-necklines, but can certainly make do with this more conservative cut.
Now, if you're wondering what makes this shirt special enough to give it the designation "The Shirt," I'll tell ya. Many complaints about button-downs refer to gaping plackets and buttons that pull. The Shirt has hidden buttons BETWEEN the visible ones that keep the bust and upper torso areas flush to the body. Simple, but ingenious.
These shirts are made in several colors and through XXL/US 16, but I doubt they'll fit women with large busts and small waists. However, for those who can juuuuust about fit into regular button-downs yet struggle with minor gaping, these babies will be just the thing.
- Be a U.S. resident.
- Follow The Shirt on Twitter, like The Shirt on Facebook, or sign up for The Shirt e-newsletter (bottom right corner of this page). You MUST do one of these three to enter.
- Visit the website for The Shirt and take a peek at the Skinny Shirt options.
- Leave a comment on this post telling us which color of Skinny Shirt you'd pick if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.
- Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, July 31, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!