L'Academie

Blue Velvet Top

$128 retail

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Stylist Notes

Lavish velvet adds instant allure to this graceful shoulder-baring top that's versatile enough to take you from the office to after hours. Try it with the Black Holly Crepe Culottes by Diane von Furstenberg and the Gold Studded Choker by Slate & Willow.

Size & Fit

This tops runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Loose, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS:
LENGTH:

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue velvet (93% Polyester, 7% Elastane). Top. Long sleeves. Off the shoulder neckline. 21" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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31 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(7)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 17, 2017
Lovely fabric. Just way too big to wear.

I will try again but will size down twice on this one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 2
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 19, 2017
Rich Fabric

The velvet is lux and rich, it is just a little heavy on your body. Would rent again tho!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 26, 2017
Very flattering top

This shirt was so flattering and fun to wear. I usually wear a S but sized down per some of the previous comments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 2, 2017
Great color! Runs big!

This top fits loose in the shoulders. I have enought chest to keep it up but it was definitely wide. Im usually a 12/14 L/xl and a large would have been a much better fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 133lbs
December 8, 2017
Super comfy warm and gorgeous shirt

I loved this shirts. Got lots of compliments. I was a little worried because it's a little boxy but I paired it with leather accented leggings. Super comfy warm and glamorous. Would def rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 239lbs
December 27, 2017
blue velvet dreams

great off-the-shoulder velvet shirt for holiday parties and other winter events. It was comfortable and even ran a little big (I would typically wear a 0X and the Large fit me perfectly.) lots of compliments on this little number. I would definitely rent this again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
January 1, 2018
Perfect festive top for low-key NYE party

This top was perfectly simple yet festive. I wore it with faded jeans and ankle boots. Kept getting compliments all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 5, 2018
Stuning! Runs large

This navy top was beautiful. As others mentioned, it does run large so I would size down. The velvet had a nice weight to it, perfect for a December dinner party.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
January 12, 2018
Size down

I have broad shoulders so I went with a large but it was way too big. Whatever size you typically wear in street clothes size down from there. Medium probably would have stayed on my shoulders and still look "oversized" as it intended. Nice material and color. I'll try the m when available.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
March 2, 2018
Runs big

I should have listened to the reviews, it runs big. I am a L but didnt want it to be tight so I ordered the L and it was a tocuh to big. Trying the M. 36DD

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 6, 2018
I like it!

I thought by previous reviews I would be swimming in this top. However, I ordered the extra small and I should have ordered my regular small size because the extra small felt extra small. I did not think this piece ran large. So I'm gonna rent again in a small.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
May 28, 2018
Did not wear

I liked the look of this but it was very large and looked frumpy and shapeless while wearing. I rented for a bachelorette party to wear with faux leather leggings but wound up returning.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 22, 2018
Love the blue velvet!

Rented this for fall family pics, and got so many compliments!! Luxuriously soft and smooth, and the blue color was to die for. I am really thinking about purchasing this one! Note: I rented an XS and it was very blousy, I tucked some of it in and it looked super cute.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 11, 2018
Perfect birthday top!

The XS is true to size, I usually wear a size S but it wasn't available when I went to rent. Still looked great! Very good quality and a rich, dark blue. Paired it with black jeans and some gold chokers for a perfect fall birthday look!

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
February 27, 2019
Stylist, Subtle and Sexy!

This shirt was so comfy and beautiful. Love the little button on the sleeves and the color is rich. It's subtle and sexy! #40thbday

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
September 13, 2017
Stylist review

VELET! This was an amazing off the shoulder top. This top is great for keeping the summer fun vibes to fall and winter while also keeping you warm. This top does run large so I recommend sizing down. Noramly a 14 with RTR the Large would have been a better alternative or me but I was so in love with this top regardless. The fabric has stretch.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
September 13, 2017
Stylist Review

I always love velvet, so I was immediately drawn to this top. The fabric feels like it's great quality, and it's super comfortable. I loved the rich color and the loose fit. However, I think I would size down next time I rent this top because it was a little baggier than it is supposed to be. The neckline is elastic, so it stayed up well but didn't move around much when I move my arms, which was awesome!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Age: 62
October 18, 2017
Sizing is Off

Tops runs extremely large. I normally wear a L or XL in ops due to girlfriends..) This top is a rich navy. I got it to wear with a pair denims etched in navy. The top is a beautiful rich navy velvet and falls off the shoulders. The XL would fit a 1X or 2X female. Definitely go down a size or two for this top to fit properly.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 50
December 14, 2017
Loved the fit and comfort of this shirt - Got tons of compliments on it as well!

Usually a large - wore a Medium.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
January 4, 2018
Great quality - runs large!

This is a heavy, nice top. It runs very large, so size down for sure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 15, 2018
I didn't wear the top as it was too big.

Great top, but would agree that it does run larger around the shoulders. I ordered a small and it was too big so ended up not wearing it. I will be ordering the XS as I can't wait to wear it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
January 25, 2018
This was a cute top to wear out to dinner for a friend's birthday. Easy and cute!

The shirt was great and easy and VERY warm. because of the material. It definitely runs a little on the large side and like many off the shoulder shirts will ride up your shoulders if you move around too much, but it was great for a birthday dinner and I loved the color!

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 24
February 12, 2018
I wore this for my 23rd birthday celebration. It was a night out!

This top was amazing. The fabric felt expensive and thick, perfect for winter. The off the shoulder look was so sleek and it stayed on nicely so I was not constantly adjusting it. The color is so rich and beautiful, I got lots of compliments. I am 5'7 and 140 pounds and the small was perfect. I paired it with jeans and some brown booties, casual and cute!

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
October 24, 2018
Beautiful fabric

I got this as a back up style for a shirt I ordered. The fabric was thick and beautiful however the small was too large for me. It didn't seem to give me much of a shape

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 27, 2017
Bought it!!

Beautiful and comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
December 4, 2017
Beautiful!

I wore this for a Christmas party with black leather pants, and it was a huge hit! One guy (who'd had a tad too much to drink) wouldn't stop petting the shirt! haha... It's a very dark blue in person, and it was very comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 30, 2018
A perfect top for a Winter cocktail party!

As soon as I slipped this top on, it was perfect. The material was luscious and I felt amazing in it. Unlike other off-shoulder tops, this stayed in place all night. I think I might have to buy this!

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
March 19, 2018
Wore this for a friends birthday celebration

It fit me perfectly! I loved it so much I wanted to buy it....

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
April 4, 2018
I so wish the medium was available. The large fit but a little too big. Really want to buy!

As soon as I walked in the restaurant I started getting compliments. LOVE THIS

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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 49
November 12, 2018
Loved the top, it was comfortable for an event that I worked yet looked great.

The fit was great, it was comfortable and I looked good.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
November 21, 2018
Tried it on and just doesn't look good on me

It fits large so kind of just hangs off of me and I clearly need more structured items. Probably better for women with smaller chest sizes

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