Monday, February 6, 2012

Foxcroft Button-front Shirt Review and Giveaway


I've been a fan of button-front shirts for years, and am constantly looking for high-quality, shaped versions that aren't too fussy or difficult to launder. So I was delighted to hear from the folks at Foxcroft, who have been making classic button-front blouses and shirts for decades. I was sent this Classic Cotton Blouse to review.*'

This shirt has some great shaping details, but still has a relatively loose, forgiving fit. This classic white turned out to be a bit on the sheer side, but that can easily be mitigated by layering a nude cami underneath. Having washed and dried my shirt, I can say that its no-iron promise is quite accurate - it comes out of the dryer looking freshly pressed! Mine shrunk just a smidgen, but not enough to cause any fitting problems. I am usually a size 6 or 8 on top, and was sent a size 6. I could probably have taken a size 4 in this style, so I'd say it runs a size bigger than is typical of most mall brands. It's a truly terrific button-front, and I know that mine will get loads of wear!

I'm thrilled to have another Classic Cotton Blouse to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Visit the Foxcroft website to check out the Classic Cotton Blouse in white, aqua (light blue), black, citrus, concord (eggplant), and blue wave. (Sizes US 4 to 18)
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which color shirt you'd select if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, February 12, 2012. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

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80 comments:

Tara said...

I like the yellow.
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rhorner79 said...

Concord purple!
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Saretta said...

Pity about rule no. 1. I wish more contests were open internationally!

Chelsea said...

Oh boy. How to chooooose! I suppose I'd go with white just to be like you, Sal :) Plus, I don't own a white button front shirt. The horror!

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Lisa said...

concord...

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Charlie's Mum said...

I like the eggplant

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Tara said...

I like the classic white.

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trista said...

I like the eggplant.
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Lisa Marie said...

I likes the blue (darker, not aqua) or purple.

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Anonymous said...

My eye was immediately drawn to the Concord!

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Phira said...

I love the aqua!

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April said...

White or Concord.

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Bloodrelative said...

Definitely classic white
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Dress Ipsa Loquitur said...

I need the citrus!
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Geoflier said...

Gosh, that concord is wonderful! That is definitely what I would get.

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Margaret said...

I would definitely choose blue wave!

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Wylde Hills said...

I think my favorite is the Aqua!

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Berry, Annabella, Froggie and MIchelle said...

I am a classic girl-white for sure.

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Anna Katie said...

As boring as it may sound, I've been needing a white button-up for awhile, and this one looks so nice! aktrainer(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee said...

I would pick the black.

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mym said...

having trouble deciding between black, white, and eggplant... i think i'll go with eggplant.

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kathleenk said...

Ooh I think I'd have to go with the yellow! kathleenkelley (at) gmail (dot) com

vulpicula said...

I need more yellow in my life, so citrus it is!

Thanks for the giveaway, Sally!
Betsy

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Natalie Roth said...

Oh, it's lovely! I'd probably select the blue wave or black.

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Emily said...

The eggplant/concord is beautiful.

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KCF said...

Nothing says classic like a crisp white button down!
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Tina said...

I'd pick the concord. elephantmama@gmail.com

Charlotte said...

I love the citrus.
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Thanks,

Dina said...

I like nice classics and adore the white. drh2002 [at] columbia [dot] edu

Mary W. said...

Definitely the white--I don't have one in my closet right now!

Sarah Ann Summers said...

AQUA!!! So Pretty!
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Kristin said...

white or black, both of my current shirts are looking a little raggedy!

Ranjita said...

I'd love a white no-iron shirt.

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andreak said...

I like the eggplant purple! These shirts look really nice.
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Anonymous said...

White. I can't believe I don't have this basic in my closet!

Jen
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Jana said...

Most definitely eggplant.

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Anonymous said...

White for me please
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Tina said...

I have 3 Fox Croft shirts (White, Black and Red) that I LOVE. But they are so worn I should replace them. Nordstroms at MOA only seems to have Petite sizes now. If I won, I would like a white. I can never have too many white shirts.

Mary said...

is it weird that I don't own a white shirt--yes it's weird...so white
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D said...

Definitely the eggplant!

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Marion said...

I'd get the white. I still don't have a white button front shirt.

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Shana said...

The aqua is gorgeous!!!

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Helen said...

white! white! white! Yay for white shirts!
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Mrs.M in MI said...

I'm constantly looking for my next white shirt. They never seem to stay pristine for very long!

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Mia said...

Oooh, what a great giveaway. I love menswear and preppy styles--the biggest problem I have right now with the handful of button-fronts I have is that none of them layer right under the sweaters I have. I can't figure out if the sweaters are too fitted or if the button-fronts aren't fitted enough. Anyhow, excuse my rambling; the plain white would be a gem! (Much as I love the concord...)

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Anonymous said...

White!

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michelle said...

YELLOW! A great color to brighten up the season!
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Sandy said...

I like the darker blue

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HerMommy said...

The concord!

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Jennifer L said...

I love concord - what a rich purple!

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Tricia said...

Crisp and white! triciacornell at hotmail

Becky Watkins said...

I'd probably go with aqua. Love brights! can't do white. >.<

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Sarah said...

Citrus please!

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Emily said...

I would go for the white -- I'm still searching for my favorite white shirt!

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RoseAG said...

I'd go with the aqua. It says springtime.

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Wehaf said...

I'd choose classic white!

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Anne said...

I like the black one :)

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Anonymous said...

I'm always liking the look of a classic white shirt, although the black comes in a close second!

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Jay and Jenny said...

Definitely the classic white!

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Andrea said...

It's a hard choice, but I like the yellow.
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Betsy said...

I would love the aqua!

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Bevin said...

I'd go with the aqua! Beautiful!
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Jess said...

Oh the blue wave :)
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Flora said...

White would suit me just fine!

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Bree said...

My closet needs a classic white blouse!

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Anonymous said...

I would love a white shirt!

Dee

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Gori Girl said...

Oooh, concord purple!

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indigorchid said...

I think a crisp black button-down would be an awesome wardrobe staple, so it's black for me!

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Annie said...

As much as I probably need a well-fitted, white shirt that buttons all the way up, I'm pretty sure I'd pick the yellow.

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Kaki said...

Oooooo, the promise of a truly no-iron button up is great indeed. I love the Blue Wave color!
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Signe said...

I like the classic white, size 4.

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Miss T. said...

I like the purple.

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Risti said...

All the colors are tempting, but I'd pick white since it's a classic.
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Jennifer R said...

What a choice! I think I'm going to be boring and choose classic white. Although the eggplant is lovely... jrush1120(at)live(dot)com

Crystal said...

I'd pick black!
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Sara said...

purple please, what a great color, a must for the winter blahs!


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Kira said...

I am a connoisseur of button down shirts. I'd love to try this one in the aqua.

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marlana said...

I would love to have to black one to have for mix and match and to pair with neat necklaces and scarves. It seems to be a wonderful product and very nicely made!
Thanks,
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Anonymous said...

White These shirts are wonderful!
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Lady Cheira said...

citrus :)
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