long sleeve kara snap top

Midweight Linen

Rated 4.9 out of 5
22 Reviews

$ 195.00

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  • Description

    I have a real affinity for oversized button-downs, and I knew that I wanted to incorporate the androgynous, universal silhouette into our Signature Collection at some point. However, there are a few elements of traditional button-downs that I dislike, and that I knew wouldn’t work with our manufacturing process. Instead, the Kara Snap eschews traditional stand collars, visible buttons, and sleeve cuffs with pleating. What remains is the suggestion of this classic garment and its spirit, but with all the comfort, ease, and simplicity that are the hallmarks of ES clothing.

    This long sleeve, snap-front, tunic-length top skews masculine, feminine, and everywhere in between. It works in almost any setting—worn to an evening affair or to the beach as a coverup. I wanted to capture the timelessness and the nostalgia; a crisp, button-down shirt is a constant throughout history and in most people's closets today, but this universal silhouette somehow still has the ability to intrigue. I picture an obscure artist in a billowing tunic with rolled up sleeves, an eccentric professor with shirttails over wool trousers, a brilliant writer in a sunlit apartment, clad only in a rumpled shirt with no time for pants.  Named after visual artist Kara Walker, this piece complements a creative, utilitarian lifestyle as an easy layer to slip on and off according to your every prerogative.

    Medium-duty snaps are inserted inside the placket, so they're invisible from the outside. Easy and accessible to open, sturdy enough to not pull apart on accident. Wear closed or open, and fasten as many or as few of the snaps as you like. Form and function in true harmony for this style!

    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 various sleeve styles and lengths! Shop the full Kara Snap series here.

  • 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, easy fit. Subtle drop shoulders, bracelet-length sleeves, and a tunic-length hem that hits right past the hip. Snaps begin approximately 6" below the neckline, and stop approximately 6" above the hem.

    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 21" 26.75" 6" 8.75" 30"
    XS 21.75" 27.5" 6.25" 9" 30.25"
    S 22.5" 28.25" 6.5" 9.25" 30.75"
    M 23.5" 29.25" 7" 9.5" 31.25"
    L 24.75" 30.5" 7.25" 10 31.75"
    XL 26.5" 32" 7.5" 10.5" 32.25"
    XXL 28.5" 34.25" 7.75" 11.25" 33"
    3XL 30.75" 36.75" 8" 11.75" 33.5"
    4XL 33" 39.25" 8.25" 12.5" 34.25"

     

    *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.

average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Amanda S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect linen long-sleeve

This top is so relaxed and roomy. The linen is thick and with a wool sweater on top can be worn even in winter. The sleeves are slightly cropped above the wrists and it has a nice drape in the back to cover your bootie.

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Reviewed by Annie A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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i want to wear this every day.

i love this top. i love the swingy, easy, modern-yet-just-old-fashioned-enough shape of it, the beautiful rich olive color of it, the snaps, the length. i love how it looks with messy jeans and i love how it looks over a sleek trouser. sometimes i think about buying another in a second color, but then i think, what if i never wear another top again? i'll be known as the girl in the kara top! and then i think... i'm down with that. :)

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Reviewed by Janice M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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LOVE LOVE LOVE

What a great shirt. It’s SO comfortable, cute, and versatile. I’ve had people ask me, OMG is that linen? They can’t get over how it drapes. On sizing, I have gotten both 2xl and another color one size smaller, and both work great. This shirt is an enormous improvement over any other shirt I have ever owned.

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Reviewed by Ling H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Easy snap shirt

I wasn't expect to like this, but it was so easy to put on and take off with the snap. The sleeves without the cuff are so non-constrainig. For me, it's about bracelet-length. I am usually OSM/XS-S in ES and I got this in XS with just a slightly oversized look! Black is versatile too. Now I am thinking about the dress as a duster.

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Reviewed by Jennifer C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Breezy and comfortable

I really like this top. It is very roomy even though I ordered a size down compared to what I normally wear. The feel of the ivory linen is great. It is a bit thinner than the flax linen I have in a Georgia top, and I think it lays on the body nicer because of that. I understand that snaps were easier for production, but I would have preferred buttons (a little more professional looking) and one that is placed a little higher up. I worried the white linen might make it look like a lab coat (I work in an environment where some people do wear white lab coats), but it doesn't, even if I wear it unsnapped. I plan to get a sleeveless dress from this series too. I can't wait for summer, when I will get more use out of this piece.

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Reviewed by Moore
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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The ease of this piece

The ease of this piece is unparalled. So comfortable, chic and utilitarian at the same time.

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Reviewed by Karen B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect White Shirt for Pear Shaped Bodies

Beautiful fit, fabric, and quality. My upper body is a size smaller than my lower body so finding a good fitting shirt is next to impossible. This top, with it's a-line shape, is a winner for me. I initially purchased a 2XL based on the size chart, but exchanged for an XL, which fits me better in the shoulders while still having a slightly slouchy look. It's worth contacting the EF staff for sizing help if you're unsure of fit - they're fantastic!

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Reviewed by Helena A.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Great Fit, Not a Great Color

I so adore this brand, and I'm working to slowly build up my wardrobe. It's challenging, because I'm between sizes, and yet this top fit beautifully in a size Medium. The trouble is the color. It's much more of a yellowy cream than it appears in many of the pictures. I labored over the images on the site, trying to see how the color looked on women of different skin tones, but alas, it wasn't enough.

This has been my main frustration with ES so far: for cool-toned skin, the only options are blue and black. *sigh*. I see other women dazzling in these earth tones, but as soon as I put them on, I look ill. Such a shame that this couldn't have been a cooler shade.

I'll most likely try it again in black or blue.

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Reviewed by Lene G.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful

I love to wear my flax linen Kara shirt with my black silk Andys. I sized down, and it fits perfectly - still big, but not overwhelming.

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Reviewed by Meaghan O.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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A Quick Favorite

I love all of my ES pieces, but this one has quickly become a favorite. I will say it does run very large--I'm usually an XS and I got a XXS, and it's still very roomy and oversized looking. But, I really enjoy the fit of it and have gotten many compliments on it. I definitely plan on getting the dress version to wear as a duster.

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