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I really like the zara linen t- shirts they bring out each year, but as I am quite petite around y shoulders they never fit me right. I was thinking of trying th boden ones, but for some reason boden have taken the reviews off and I'm unsure how they will fit, don't know what side to get.
Boden one was about true to size- I ordered an 8 and it was okay- am an 8-10. However it was really thin- so I returned. It was pale grey and you could see my tummy through it-not a good look in your 50s.
If it was the linen slub tee you were looking at in Boden, I'd steer clear. It wasn't great and got returned sharpish. The fabric was scratchy and it was really see through. It looked like it wouldn't have washed well either.
I wouldn't touch the Next ones with a bargepole! I had three, loved the cut and fit, then each one was ruined in the wash - one developed a huge hole, another shrank to half its original size, and the third just seemed to turn into a dishcloth. It's a real shame, as I loved the colours they came in.
I have a couple of the Boden ones, and I have to say they have been great. They wash well and have kept their shape fine. I do layer them over a long vest as they are indeed pretty see-through, but that's the way I would wear them anyway tbh. They are quite short, and I have a long body, so I tend to layer a shorter more boxy style over a longer fitted one - perfectly concealing my muffin-top at the same time
I'm wearing the Boden one today for 1st time, as other poster says above, with long vest underneath. It is quite short and size up if unsure. I like it but am slightly worried about washing as not very careful with the laundry and prefer to tumble and not iron. I fear it may end up at bottom of drawer looking like a rag