The very nice folks at Foxcroft asked if I’d be willing to review one of their non-iron shirts. Having recently rediscovered how a button front shirt can add polish to a simple ensemble, I agreed to test drive one and report back. I selected this plaid number, which is predominantly teal but also has some subtle green and purple bits.
First impression: the fabric is very light and soft, much more so than Foxcroft shirts I’ve tried in the past, and other non-iron shirts currently in my wardrobe. The fit was almost perfect, other than a slight gaping at the bust line but this is the case for almost all of my button front shirts, and easily remedied with a strategically placed safety pin. Princess seaming provides a nice neat fit through the torso. Once I’d determined the size was right, I decided to laundry-test the shirt right away to see if it defied wrinkles. I washed per the care tag, and dried on medium heat (our dryer doesn’t do “low”) for 30 minutes with some other lightweight clothes, and….yes, it delivers! Though as with any no-iron shirt, if you want that starchy-crisp look, you will need to press a bit. I can live without that. I like that the collar has enough body so that I can wear it popped, down, or halfway up. I’m wearing it popped here to keep the afternoon sun off the back of my neck.
As we’re now in our warmest season here in Southern California, I’ll be very happy to have this lightweight and colorful shirt handy for workdays and weekends. It looks great with jeans, but I’m also going to try pairing it with tan or black pants. Maybe even a pencil skirt if I’m feeling adventurous.
Foxcroft has also offered readers of une femme a 20% discount! Use code FEMME20FX. (Cannot be combined with any other promotion.) Lots of styles and patterns available, too. If you love the look of a button front shirt but hate to iron, you really should give Foxcroft shirts a try. You can shop the entire collection here.
“Byron! Quit scratching the screen door!”
“Ah, so you just wanted to be in the picture…”
“Watta good boy!”
Disclosure: shirt provided by Foxcroft in exchange for this review. ~
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