Reviewed by fabric snob from upstate ny on Sunday, April 21, 2013
i find the fabric lovely and understated; it's not shiny but does have a rich glow. the taupe shade with subtle gray/ivory stripes works great with black, ivory, gray, pink, red; a bright but not light blue also works-not navy. the fit works for me: i am an apply apple and carry my weight in my waist but have relatively narrow hips and moderate thighs and butt. the fit may not work for pears. if you are a banana i think j crew has something for you.