Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ann Taylor Pleated Trim Tank

This is going to be a quickie because I've got lots of reading to catch up on for work/school aka residency.  And because I promised I would in the last post, here's an "outfit" with the A&F print skirt:


I actually mainly wanted to share this petite-friendly top from Ann Taylor, the Pleated Trim Tank, which is now on sale for $28 with the 40% off discount and is still available in XXSP in several colors.  The fit is actually very decent, and the armholes are perfect as you can see in the second pic.  I originally wanted it in this port color, but it's always been sold out in XXSP online:


The material feels great, but I have no experience with Ann Taylor tops so I'm not sure how well it'll hold up over time.  And even though I like the idea of the front ruffles, I'm not entirely too sure about the execution on this one.  The price is also on the expensive side for me even with the 40% off, so I'm still considering whether or not this is a keeper.

22 comments:

  1. This looks great! I really like the soft spring colours. I'm very intrigued by the picture in the model photo too, perfect for fall. I like how she paired it with black pants. Yay for quick updates. Hope you get to have a breather! I have so much work to catch up on too

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  2. Ah yes, the armholes do look great unlike my last embellished tank from there. My experience with their tops from last season is that the material wore very badly...lots of piling. I haven't felt this top in person though so hopefully it won't fuzz up.

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  3. Yes this top does fit you well - although on the model it looks more fitted. I don't own any AT items except a dress I picked up last time I was in the US so hopefully the material will hold up for you!

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  4. The tank fits you really nicely. I love both colors. The color you were wearing is nice for summer and the color in the second pic is perfect for Fall. Great find! I haven't seen that top in person. I have to check it out. I really like it on you.

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  5. Ooh it's the skirt I like! Looks fab! I just realized that I don't own a single AT top haha. But I think their quality is supposed to up there along with BR and J. Crew, so you should have no problems with those tops.

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  6. The ruffle top looks great on you. I can definitely see it transitioning into a more professional look with a pencil skirt too. But I agree with you about it being expensive. Many of the AT and LOFT tops are really pretty but the material is a bit too flimsy for my liking. I suppose that could be a good thing for the summer months... But even at 40% off many of the AT tops I was interested in were still in the $30-40 range, which I felt was a little too pricey since AT shirts are too dressed up for my everyday wardrobe.

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  7. Angie - You're right, the outfit is definitely more spring than fall! Good thing I live in SoCal where there aren't real seasons :P

    PAG - I do remember you mentioning that about your AT tops, so that's why I was worried about this one, even though it seems really nice now.

    curls-and-pearls - I think may be it was meant to be a stretchy fit... which of course on me means hangs-closely-to-body fit, which is fine as long as it fits! :)

    PetiteLG - Thanks... I'm sure it'll look even more fabulous on you! ;)

    sophia - I don't own any AT tops either, and the ones I've tried on haven't really fit with the exception of the recent ruffle top and this one! They're pretty expensive for me, but hopefully will hold up well.

    R.L - The material on this top feels pretty thick and substantial (but I agree that LOFT quality isn't always as great as their prices would indicate, which is why I always buy on sale/clearance). I was wearing a black bra under the white/cream top and it's barely showing through.

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  8. I love the top on you but I think the port color would have been stunning :) I have a few AT tops that have started pilling too (just bought them this summer) so I try to handle them as delicately as I can without washing the bejeebus out of them.

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  9. That A&F skirt is so cute and feminine! I like the top but I too am interested in how well it'll hold up over time. I think the top could be a versatile piece for the spring but if you are having second doubts it's probably best to return.

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  10. I was watching the same tank during the AT sale! I love it in that wine color too. Is it just me or does it look like its slightly sheer? The pleated ruffles are so cute and AT styled it in so many ways in their new Fall collection.

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  11. Love the top on you! It's such a great fit. I have no experience in AT tops, so I can't give you any advice on their quality. I assume with that high of a price, they'd do ok. (I am totally biting my tongue now.) The skirt looks very cute on you.

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  12. It looks very pretty on you and the fit is great.

    I'm always on the fence about tops made from polyester or rayon or viscose. In the long run, they will fuzz or get all lumpy.

    I think cotton or modal holds up the best in the wash.

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  13. cute top & i do like the ruffles in the front! too bad they're out of that port color...i really like that. i think you'd get lots of wear out of this shirt.

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  14. Really love that tank (such interesting detail).

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  15. SewPetiteGal - Uh oh... another report of pilling AT tops, I'm gonna have to re-think about keeping this one!

    Hanna - The top I have on is slightly sheer, but it's definitely not bad for a white/cream color since I'm not even wearing a nude colored bra underneath. I'm sure the wine color wouldn't be though.

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments :)

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  16. The AT tops I bought that I really love and would be devastated it they got ruined, like the floral front shell both PAG and I have, I dry clean. It keeps them in better shape than putting them through the wash. If the top isn't worth pilling or dry cleaning to you, then it's probably not worth keeping.

    That being said, the fit of that top is way better than I've seen from AT in past seasons. I wish the floral front shell fit me like that!

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  17. i love the ruffles! have u try it with a big belt? wonder how that would look like :)

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  18. the ruffle top is cute, but my experience with AT is that the quality of their clothes isn't worth the price unless it's deeply discounted. that may be because i only wear AT for work. pilling is annoying but like AN said, dry cleaning drastically reduces the risk of that. but it also increases the cost of owning the top. =/ the skirt, however, is super cute and versatile. neat outfit!

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  19. I was curious about this top and it looks great on you! I don't have the best of luck with AT tops for some reason, it's always so wide on the bottom half....

    I wonder if other petites feel the same?

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  20. The top looks adorable~!

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  21. The tank is really pretty! I especially like the burgundy one.

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