petra crop

Linen Gauze

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  • Description

    The Petra Crop is one of our earliest styles. A simple, classic crop top meant for summertime with an elegant boat neckline. Weekend getaways to Cape Cod - wear this paired with the matching Bel Skirt for afternoon oceanside walks or over the classic Andy Trouser to dinner and drinks. It has a simple, easy silhouette with a high, boat neck. It's slim-fitting in the chest with bust darts and stands away from the body at the waist. The generous hem provides structure and balance, and the carefully cut armholes hit right at the most flattering part of the shoulder - showing everything you want to show and nothing you don't. The cropped length hits at the natural waist, pairs perfectly with high-rise pants and skirts, and layers well over slip-dresses.

    It's cut from a beautifully textured crinkly linen gauze. It has inherent stretch so it hugs the body beautifully while still retaining drape. Organic and variegated in color and feel.

    Love this style? It comes in many different fabrics, various lengths, and two different necklines! Check out our full Petra and Polly series here.

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Linen Gauze

    Fiber Content: 100% Linen

    Description: A gorgeous lightweight linen gauze that has a wonderful texture. The crinkled finish gives the fabric an inherent stretch. It's airy and floaty without being too sheer, hugging the body in slimmer styles and draping beautifully in others. It's lighter than our midweight linen but still strong and durable. It will only soften and improve with age, starting out with a coarser finish but with the ability to become more supple and flexible with wear. We love linen because of the natural strength and durability the fiber possesses, and because it is a very friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing, is virtually lint-free, hypoallergenic, extremely comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent. This yarn-dyed gauze possesses rustic charm and variation, giving it an organic personality.

    Care: Hand or machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry hot. Store folded or flat in order to avoid stretching. If stretching occurs, machine wash and dry to return to its original shape. The crinkled finish is intentional, so do not press. To remove fold creases or wrinkles, lightly steam or toss in the dryer with a damp towel. Avoid excessive stress on seams.

    *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.

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a slim, body-skimming fit and cropped length. Size up for a more relaxed shape. Choose your size based on your bust and hip measurements.

     

    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 LENGTH
    (HIGH SHOULDER TO HEM)
    ARMHOLE
    XXS 16" 15.75" 16" 6"
    XS 17" 16.75" 16.5" 6.25"
    S 18" 17.75" 16.75" 6.5"
    M 19.25" 19" 17" 6.75"
    L 20.75" 20.5" 17.5" 7"
    XL 22.5" 22.25" 18" 7.5"
    2XL 23.75" 24.25" 18.5" 8"
    3XL 25.75" 26.5" 19" 8.5"
    4XL 28" 29" 19.75" 9"

     

    *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 to 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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Everything I could have asked for and more!

This is such a beautiful cropped shirt. The linen gauze is perfectly lightweight while still feeling structured, and the black color isn't sheer at all. I have been wanting this top for a while now, and I am so glad I made the investment. This will be a shirt that I cherish and wear for a very long time!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Lovely versatile piece!

I love that I can wear this with jean shorts in the summer, or dress pants and a jack in cold weather. It is a beautiful piece with lovely texture, a staple in my closet.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect Crop Tank

This was my first ES purchase and I couldn't be happier with it. It feels like I'm always having to get tanks altered because of huge arm holes that show my bra. Everything, really everything hits in the right spot to the point this top looks tailored for me -and that NEVER happens! The fabric is great and easy to take care of. A perfect summer staple.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect Cropped Top

I originally ordered the medium, but had to return it and order the small. It was worth the wait! I am 5’2” and 117lbs, but have broad shoulders. The fabric is gorgeous and I’ve pretty much been wearing it every other day. Goes perfect with all my high waisted pants. Can’t wait to pair it with a cardigan in the fall. Boxy fit is so comfortable, but like all ES pieces it’s cut to fit the body so I’m not swimming in fabric.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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so versatile

For over a year, I saw this top on several bloggers that I love. I finally ordered it earlier this summer, and am so happy I did. I wear it more than once a week - with skirts of different lengths, shorts, culottes.. almost any warm-weather outfit, it will work. I'll definitely order this or the Polly (same style/material with a v neck) next spring!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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One of the best garment purchases

I was skeptical about the fabric as a person who loves all my clothings ironed. This top saves me so much effort but still make my outfit put together and diversify the texture (80% of my wardrobe is silk) , I do not know how this magic comes from. Its clean shape matches many bottoms as well, casual or formal.

This is a true elegant workhorse. Now I want Petra in Linen and Silk as well..

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Petra Crop in Linen Gauze

A beautiful light-weight linen and equally beautiful color! The gray is so complimentary with natural gray hair. The armholes are not too big and the fit is perfect without needing a cami. There is a stylish flare to the bodice which is very flattering. The only problem is the top is too short - wish it was a couple of inches longer.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect summer top

I have two of these now, in ivory and black. I absolutely love the neckline, just wide enough that is shows a bit of collarbone. It is definitely cropped, falling above my belly button, so I wear it with high-waisted trousers and jeans. The linen gauze is a lovely fabric. After washing I can't seem to get mine to be as crisp as it was when it first arrived, but it is still wonderful and crinkly. It is shear, but not transparent. I wear a skin-colored bra underneath. Can you make a version in natural indigo? :) I love earth tones, but indigo is my favorite color, and I don't want to dye it myself and have contrast stitching.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Kiiinda wish it weren't sheer

I love the Petra style. Shows what you want seen and hides what you don't. The gauze is beautifully light and breathable. The darts give me a little shape without constricting me. Just be aware the ivory is slightly sheer, which I don't recall seeing on the website. I'm fairly flat chested and basically hate wearing a bra unless I absolutely need to. Especially in the summer. So, with this, I wear Lilypadz breast petals, which does the trick.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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A wardrobe staple!

I have worn this quite a few times since receiving and it has become a favorite summer piece of mine. It’s a gorgeous lightweight fabric that still manages to feel substantial. I purchased a small and it’s a great fit- being fitted as I prefer. I would recommend sizing up for a looser fit but I find this tts. For reference I am usually a small in tops with a bra size of 34D

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