L'Academie

The Kimono Blouse

$148 retail

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Stylist Notes

Floaty sleeves enhance this fluid L'Academie blouse styled with a surplice neckline and flattering wrap waist. Style it with the Bolo Ball Chain Lariat by Eddie Borgo or the Gloria Plated Drops by Lulu Frost to elevate the look.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-L

Product Details

Black printed crepe (100% Polyester). Top. Long sleeves. V-neckline. Exposed front tie closure. 26" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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59 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(19)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 22, 2017
Feeling pretty :)

Very nice silky shirt, I felt pretty and feminine. Needed to pin at chest to wear to work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 2, 2018
Stylish top perfect for Champagne tasting in Paris!

I loved this top! It was the perfect choice for a classy chic outfit on my Champagne tasting tour while in Paris for my birthday. The fit accentuated my hourglass figure with the tie waste style and lower cut neckline. I would definitely rent it again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Age: 38
January 2, 2018
Ok

This was ok. I wad able to put it on but it wasnt stitched so the silky fabric would move and the criss cross at the front and around the bust would roll and show the interior of the shirt

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 20, 2018
Weird fit

The xs was way too small for me. Even if i had gotten a small, however, i dont think i would have liked it. The sash belt was impossible to figure out and the chest had too deep of a V

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
February 19, 2018
Feminine and flaterring fit

Reaaly pretty fabric. Loved the cut of the arms and fitted in the waist. Very flaterring. I wore it once with black pants and once with jeans.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144lbs
March 7, 2018
Lots of compliments! Will rent again. Requires cami under blouse.

Requires cami under blouse. Came untied and didnt realize it. Also needed small safety pin to keep top closed. Pretty style. Flattering to waist. Room for big bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 10, 2018
So pretty!

Such a pretty top! The wrap is so flattering! It is very revealing in the chest, which was not a problem for me since I dont have anything to show, but other women may want to wear a tank underneath. I probably should have gone with the small, but the x-small was the only one available when I rented. It fit perfectly in the chest and waist but was tight in the upper back and shoulders so I could not raise both arms past my shoulders. I would definitely rent this again in a size small!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
April 10, 2018
Too small over bust - could not wear.

Runs small and not for busty ladies.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 10, 2018
Strange fit in the bust

Nice weighty silk fabric. Had a strange fit where the waist was very small, but the bust was very loose and gaped. Maybe if you had just the right hourglass shape this would work for you, but otherwise it's kind of awkward. Could have used a camisole underneath but didn't seem worth it. I had the size small, am usually a 4 and 30dd.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 11, 2018
Runs small!

Runs very small through upper back/shoulder area, yet the waist is extremely big. Tried it on and immediately returned!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2018
Beautiful blouse

I loved the heaviness of the material, it made the blouse drape beautifully. Perfect top for my bank job. Sleeves made eating a restaurant a little interesting but would definitely rent this again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 8, 2018
GORGEOUS, will probably rent again!

This is so versatile and can be both dressed up and down. I wore this with a red bra for cocktails on Friday (it's super low cut) and then dressed it down with a black tank underneath for work on Monday. It feels sexy and expensive but very classy. One of my favorite rentals - I got a lot of use out of it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2018
So flattering!

Loved everything about this piece - cut, fabric, color. Had to pin too shut but otherwise this was perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 24, 2018
Runs very large

This runs large. I didn't get to wear it because a backup size was not available. I usually wear a M and may have needed an XS to make it work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 2, 2018
Large sleeves but so comfortable

I loved the feel of this against my skin. If I wore it to work I had to wear a black cami underneath. The sleeves were a little long/flared so I didn't wear it that often.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 25, 2018
Too low cut

Runs very small at the waist and is extremely low cut. It should have a snap to keep the front from opening.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 10, 2018
Better for someone with narrow shoulders.

I rented this to wear at a trade show, but ended up wearing it for a date night instead. It is very low cut and the camisole I brought to wear with it didn't work well. For the date night, I ditched the camisole (and bra) and used double sided tap to keep everything in. It was really tight in the shoulders and uncomfortable at times. I couldn't lift my arms up very high. I think it would fit better on someone with narrow shoulders. The material is thick and has a slight sheen to it.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Body type: Hourglass
October 18, 2018
Nothing yet.

Didn't come anywhere close to fitting. It's a wrap blouse, and it wouldn't close. I'm a size 10, so I ordered a medium. I think even a large would be too small. Otherwise nice and high quality.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
October 22, 2018
Lovely for formal work dinner, but need a tank/camisole underneath.

Tight across back, but the wrap was strange and so it gaped significantly at neckline. Wore a camisole to avoid cleavage (or worse).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 24, 2018
Gorgeous print

I loved the style but the facing kept popping out of the neckline

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 30, 2018
I wanted to love it

There wasn't much overlap in the front on me which made it look frumpy even with a cami. Super cute on others so I wanted to love it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 13, 2018
Classic, chic, wrap top

Perfect for a high end office. Looks very rich and classic! Would wear again. Doesn't stay closed well so I would recommend a cami underneath.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
December 12, 2018
NA

Fit is super flattering, adorrrrable, comfortable top! Considering buying... I'm an XS & had to wear a bodysuit underneath or my bust would have been hanging out; but still looked cute!!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 7, 2019
Loved the waistline

Definitely needed a tank top underneath, loved the fit , the sleeves were a little long. I'm 5' this might fit a little short in the torso for someone tall

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 11, 2019
Pretty top

Very pretty print and soft silky fabric with enough weight to drape nicely. Overall my regular size fit well, but was too low cut for church and a conservative brunch. I wore a camisole to compensate for the plunging neckline, but wish I had ordered up a size instead. The extra fabric in the wrap style would have helped make this a more modest choice. Liked it.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
March 4, 2019
Just ok

Cute top that I wore out over the weekend. I had hoped to also be able to wear it to work, but it ended up being too low cut for that. The fabric at the neckline didn't lay quite right and kept moving out of place.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 44DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
March 13, 2019
It looked great

Perfect fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
March 13, 2019
Great blouse

Beautiful blouse, very soft and silky material. It is a must however, to wear a camisole because wrap does not cover fuller bosoms.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Age: 49
December 26, 2017
Fabric soft and luxurious. Sleeves a little too much like a bathrobe.

Sleeves a bit too much like a bathrobe. Otherwise pretty.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 23, 2018
PRETTY BUT RUNS BIG

This shirt is pretty on, but runs large. I am 5'3", 110 lbs and I needed to wrap it pretty tight and wear a black cami underneath so my bra wasn't hanging out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 104lbs
October 16, 2018
Didn't work for me

Too low cut and I got the xmall

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 12, 2017
not for short women

I'm 5'4" and the arms of the shirt were too long to wear in public. I tried to make it work, but I think you have to be taller (i.e., have longer arms) in order for it to work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
January 15, 2018
Runs small in shoulders, order size up

Love the fabric and pattern but it runs small, particularly in the shoulders. It pulls on the back and shoulders when sitting or slouching. I would order a medium next time.

AdrienneJanuary 15, 2018
I love it but it was too small in the shoulders. I should have gotten a small instead of extra-small
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 15, 2018
Great!

This top is super cute and the belted waist was a MUST for my hourglass figure. The shoulder/arm area was a little too tight though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
April 5, 2018
Not petite friendly!

I was very excited for this top as it looks so cute on the model - but it was not the same in person. First, it is a TRUE wrap top - meaning the tie waist is the only way this top stays closed. It doesn't have a clip, snap, or button to keep the neckline closed or control the cleavage. A safety pin would not have helped either, because it ran small in the shoulders which caused it to pull the neckline open even more. I think for someone with a longer torso (or just taller in general) the neckline might not gape open as much. The silk material has no stretch and probably would work better for someone with narrow shoulders & thin arms - not me unfortunately as I found it very restricting in the arm movement.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2018
tight in shoulders

tight in shoulders and seam at v neck rolled out and wouldn't stay neatly pressed-looking. It annoyed me the whole time.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Age: 53
May 12, 2018
VERY cute!

The print is adorable. The cut makes it not too cutesy. Although, the fit runs small (IMO) the wrap style makes it work. My only really disappointment is the amount of static this blouse holds. I tried to wear it a few times, but took it off and wore something else each time because of the static. Maybe this was caused by the plastic clothing bag, maybe not.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
May 23, 2018
New orleans

too small around the waist

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 31, 2018
I returned this immediately. Bad fit.

Did not fit right. Never wore it. Sent it back. Too low cut and loose in front. But right in waist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 30, 2019
Meh, forgettable

Took me about 30 minutes to figure out how to put this on! And then it didn't stay wrapped, and I was constantly fixing it. Definitely wear a tank top underneath. Very, very flowy

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