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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66 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(21)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 19, 2017
Super cute pattern, soft fabric, chic look

The top is adorable. Mine came new with tags on it was so new. The fabric is sturdy, but very soft and silky. It is a true wrap top, so there are very long ties that thread through the shirt. It is lower cut, and because the shirt is so silky it slipped open constantly, so I wore a black undershirt with no issues. The shoulders were a bit tight, but the torso was loose, and there was a little extra fabric that I couldn't tighten with the ties enough. Overall cute for a one-time rental.

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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Age: 31
November 29, 2017
Beautiful top!

Beautiful material. Great fit. Not great fit if you have very large bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 6, 2017
Great day to night top!

The top is more low cut than the picture suggests. I wore a black sports bra under to make it work appropriate, but wore a regular bra when wearing it out for drinks with friends. The top didn't stay in place very well for me (especially since the fabric is silky), but I wasn't too bothered by it. Fashion tape would be a good idea for those who would be bothered!

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: 180lbs
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:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 167lbs
December 18, 2017
cute shirt

I loved this shirt. Very flattering as I am a little bigger in the stomach area. Love the bell sleeves as well. The sleeves are a little long and I am slightly top heavy so I had to wear a tank top underneath.

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:
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: 39
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:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 8, 2018
Gorgeous fabric, very lush. Dress up for a night out or down for everyday wear!

I never ended up wearing this because I wasnt able to make it work with cross over the chest without being way too much cleavage. Really beautiful blouse though!

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:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
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:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
January 22, 2018
Too low cut

Maybe with a larger size it might have worked, but I'm too busty for this size

Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32H
Body type: Hourglass
February 5, 2018
I loved how smooth and elegant it was!

I wasn't sure if I could wear the medium. The large ended up being the better fit. It wrapped more easily and felt comfy the whole night. It is lower cut. I didn't mind because with right bra it kept everything in place. Silky smooth!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 8, 2018
Flattering top

Flattering fit. Fun print. Would order it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
February 15, 2018
Sweet and sexy wrap top

This wrap top was sexy but I never felt like I wasn't covered. I have a long torso, so it wasn't perfect for my shape, but it was cute for a date night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
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:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
February 23, 2018
Beautiful fabric, tough fit

The kimino style is gorgeous but VERY low cut- so much so, that I had to wear a tank underneath and it lost its affect/ cuteness with a tank. I do not have a big bust, so maybe I was tying it incorrectly, but I couldn't figure out a way to wear it. I do think the fabric is thick enough that you don't need a bra- it just was halfway down my chest once I tied it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
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: 29
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:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
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:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
March 21, 2018
Cute top, but beware smaller busts

I liked this top a lot, but if you have a smaller chest beware that the v-neck is extremely deep and you will have to wear a cami under that will show quite a bit. I did a black cami and it looked fine, just had to adjust to a different look than I was anticipating.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
April 3, 2018
Great for a night out, works well with black jeans

Super low cut, requires a tank or something underneath it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
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:
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: 44
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: 39
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: 27
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:
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:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2018
This is a very flattering and classy blouse.

The fit was great, as it ties at the waist and is flattering. It was a little low cut for work, so i had to wear an under shirt underneath.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Age: 54
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:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 14, 2018
the wrap was awkward for me

this top in size small is made for someone with a C/D bust, so i had extra fabric draping

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
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:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 19, 2018
New top to spice up a boring work day

Beautiful quality silky material and very well made top. Unfortunately, the fit wasn't the best for my straighter, athletic body type. There is absolutely no stretch to the material. The wrap and neckline gaped open and I had to wear a tank underneath. The top would probably work better on hourglass figures with more curves at the waist. I probably wouldn't rent again, but it was a beautiful top and I don't regret giving it a try.

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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:
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
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: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 4, 2018
World's most flattering top

High quality satin-like (not shiny) fabric falls gracefully from a perfectly cut kimono wrap. Absolutely loved how I look in this, got so many compliments on this top and my boyfriend loved it. There is only one criticism -- the reason I didn't buy it -- I was often aware of a peekaboo exposure whenever I was sitting relaxed. I often had to check it and make little adjustments and that fussiness is what ultimately swayed me against it. On my second wearing I used double-sided tape to keep it from gaping, but that's an imperfect solution. Still, I'm not sorry I rented it.

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