parabola top

Midweight Linen

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  • Description

    The Parabola, aptly named by one of our brilliant sewers for the curved hip panels on each side, features slim, long sleeves and a high boat neck that are sleek and interesting. Parabola-shaped inset panels at the sides provide body, shape, and swing that move with you. This top wears as a nontraditional A-line, evolved from our archived Lara Series; the neck and sleeves are the same as the Lara you remember, but from the waist down, the design diverges with curiosity. I find this edit to add comfort and relief from restriction, and I love the suggestion of shape it provides, appearing dramatic and avant-garde.

    I love this billowy top paired with slim trousers or denim for a sleek look, but I'm also very into wide-leg pants to really accentuate the silhouette.

    Cut from our classic, sturdy midweight linen. A year-round fabric with weight and substance, but also lightness and movement. Natural imperfections and variation in weave give this material a rich, earthy feel.

    Love this style? It comes in other fabrics and colors and as a top! Shop the Parabola Series!

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Midweight Linen

    Fiber Content: 100% Linen

    Description: Medium weight, sturdy broadcloth linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. Linen possesses natural strength and durability, and it's a super friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing and is virtually lint-free, hypoallergenic, comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent.

    Care: Machine washable. Wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry warm. Leave unpressed for a beautifully rumpled look (as pictured here), or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles.

    *Linen is a natural fiber and will fade and wear over time, which we love. If you prefer your garments to not show as much wear, hand wash, and do not tumble dry.

    Click here to learn more about our Midweight Linen!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a relaxed, oversized fit. Slimmer through the waist with a swing in the hips. Drop sleeves are slim but not tight and slightly cropped. Size down for a slimmer look.

    BODY MEASUREMENTS
    BUST WAIST HIP
    XXS 29" 23" 33"
    XS 30" - 31" 24" - 25" 34" - 35"
    S 32" - 33" 26" - 27" 36" - 37"
    M 34.5" - 36" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
    L 37.5" - 39" 31.5" - 33" 41.5" - 43"
    XL 41" - 43" 35" - 37" 45" - 47"
    2XL 45.5" - 48" 39" - 41.5" 49" - 51.5"
    3XL 50.5" - 53" 44" - 46.5" 54" - 56.5"
    4XL 55.5" - 58" 49" - 51.5" 59" - 61.5"

     

    GARMENT MEASUREMENTS*
    SIZE CHEST SWEEP SLEEVE OPENING BICEP LENGTH
    (HIGH SHOULDER TO HEM)
    XXS 19" 23.75" 4.75" 6.75" 22"
    XS 19.75" 24.5" 5" 7" 22.25"
    S 20.75" 25.5" 5.25" 7.5" 22.75"
    M 22" 26.75" 5.5" 7.75" 23.25"
    L 23.75" 28.25" 6" 8.25" 23.75"
    XL 25" 30" 6.25" 8.75" 24.5"
    XXL 26" 31.75" 6.5" 9.25" 25"
    3XL 27.25" 33.5" 6.75 9.75" 25.5"
    4XL 28.5" 36" 7" 10" 26"

     

    *Garment measurements were taken flat, so double where necessary. All measurements are approximate, +/- a tolerance that is to be expected with handmade clothing.

    Visit our Sizing Guide for more information on how to measure yourself, select your size, and best use our garment measurements! Feel free to email us at support@elizabethsuzann.com for a sizing recommendation as well. We are always here to help!

  • Shipping & Returns

    Your ES garment is cut, sewn, washed, dried, and packed up for you all in our Nashville warehouse. We encourage you to read a couple of our favorite blog posts on pricing and Liz’s entrepreneurial story while you wait!

    Once your garment arrives, we hope it becomes the most trusted piece in your wardrobe. If you’d like return for store credit or exchange for another size/style, that’s no problem. Return shipping is on us. Email support@elizabethsuzann.com to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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A great top

This is one of my go-tos. I've found it runs a little large. I could have gone down to an L for a more fitted look, but I ultimately decided that I love the drape it has when worn a size bigger. Love the slight flare and the look of the seams. My arms are short so I keep the sleeves cuffed and like that look, too.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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The perfect top

This is the first top I reach for as part of my "uniform." It's comfortable, cute and has just a little bit of flip at the bottom that makes it much more interesting than a standard top. I wear this everywhere: to work, and on the weekends. It dresses up or dresses down. With my Cecilia pant or Florence wide leg pant, I feel very put together. Most of the time, I wear simple jewelry but occasionally I'll pair a statement necklace with this. When I recently had family portrait taken, this was the top I wore. It wasn't even a question.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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My very first piece from Elizabeth Suzann and I loooove it :) It just falls perfectly with a cute feminine twist on the sides that gives it a nice movement, and it goes with everything! For my height (5'4''-ish) I found the length perfect, but I'm wondering if an XS but taller lady would find it a tad short. Love the fabric as well, it feels really good your skin! Light enough for layering up and heavy enough that it can be worn by itself without being see-through. Definitely eyeing the rest of the Signature Collection :)

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Rated 4 out of 5
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It's beautiful and well-crafted, but...

I'm not sure I love it in the midweight linen, it's a tad bit stiff and isn't as flowy as I'd like or assumed it'd be. The side panels kind of stick out rather than fall nicely. I am keeping it to avoid the hassle of returning it and I do like that while it's has a bit of stiffness, it's structured and comfortable which helps to hide my wobbly bits. I imagine it'd fall very beautifully in the silk or the gauzy linen.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect everyday top

I ordered the small in this top first, and had to return it for medium. I think because I have fairly broad shoulders and back for a size 6, I often do better in ES mediums. I would say that I'm often in between small and medium in their pants and tops, but I opt for the mediums because the smalls are just a bit snug or short on me. I have used this top many times already, including under a winter sweater.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect!

I've had the Parabola dress for about a year and a half and it's a perfect fit for my body shape. So, I knew that eventually I'd want the Parabola top as I knew the fit would be spot on for me. I received the top today. I chose the ivory in the same size as the dress I have. It's going to be a staple in my wardrobe. Thank you!

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Rated 4 out of 5
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True to size

I sized down to XS and the neck felt like it was choking me. I like this top but don’t find myself reaching for it, maybe at little too structural and tent-y for me? Beautiful and the mw linen is my favorite.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Parabola Top - Mid weight Linen

I usually wear dark colours on top - but I decided to take a chance on the Ivory Parabola top. Its taken some time to get used to but I do love this top - I pair it over loose black linen overalls and bright coral red flats (to match my lips) - This top is a gem and Im excited to purchase it in BLACK!!!

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Very nice top for cooler summer weather

Living in the Arizona heat long sleeves will have to wait for cooler temperatures. I have short arms so had to have the sleeves shortened. I wish there were a way to customize the clothing further but I know I will enjoy the top eventually as it has a nice swingy shape.

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