Theory

Black Off The Shoulder Shirt

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$235 retail

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Stylist Notes

Accentuate your shoulders in this chic top by Theory. We love it with skinny jeans and muted leather boots.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-L

Product Details

Black cotton (95% cotton, 5% elastane). ¾ sleeve. Off the shoulder neckline. Imported.

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38 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(19)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
March 29, 2016
I didn't even wear it

I was hoping to love this but I've never had luck with Theory clothing so I should have thought harder before ordering. The body of the top is incredibly boxy and frankly, too boxy for my style. I didn't even wear the top.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Body type: Athletic
April 6, 2016
Adorable top! Great for casual every day

The top is really cute. It fits true to size and looks great. It is like a polished cotton, so you need to really iron it if you want it to be crisp. It doesn't sit way down on the shoulders if you get you're normal size. When I pull it down as soon as I lift my arms it rides up. But I like where it lands. Very flattering.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 34
April 13, 2016
Rented for unlimited subscription for everyday event.

I ordered a medium - I'm usually a med/large (36C but not broad shouldered) but it doesn't fit like the photo - it keeps bunching up and I have the continually pull the top down to get the off-the-shoulder look, which is annoying. Not sure if the larger size would help, but worth a shot.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
April 13, 2016
Stylist Review

I was really excited for this top because the over the shoulders style is very on trend. When I tried the top on, I could not stand the material. This shirt reminded me of a cape that you would wear when you get your hair done at the salon. If the shirt was a different material, I think I would have liked it a lot more.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 16, 2016
So cute with jeans!

This was a perfect option for date night! The shirt is a stiff fabric that doesn't have a ton of stretch but it was very comfortable and the off the shoulder look was just the right amount of sexy!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
April 21, 2016
Classic boho chic, versatile flattering top

Elastic top to fit to shoulder breadth, unfitted waist gives extra room if desired, breathable comfortable material. Rent a size down as a back up

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 28, 2016
No Event in particular...

This is very, very long, so needs to be tucked in (at least for a short girl!). It is almost the length of some of a mini dress on me (though definitely not the right shape for that.)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 6, 2016
Just a little bit of Sexy

Got both a S and M in this top. I ended up wearing the S as it stayed in place a little better. You have to realize that wearing a shirt that is off the shoulders means that you can't really lift your arms too high, otherwise the shirt will pop back to the top of your shoulders into a boatneck style shirt instead. Still, I like the off the shoulder style, it's a very flattering part of the body. The fabric on this top was a little strange, my husband said it felt like waterproof tarp material. I told him he "doesn't get it." Very structured feeling material, not light and flowy.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
May 16, 2016
Fun casual night out

Ordered L and M as a backup. L wasn't available but the M fit perfectly. I have a smaller frame up top so I could see how this top could be tight for broader shoulders. The buttons on the sleeves are very tight so I had to wear open. Was nervous about the fabric after other reviews but I liked that it was more structured. I'm 6' so the length was perfect. Great for a bachelorette party with some skinny black jeans, heels, and statement earring.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 19, 2016
Cute top, not the most comfortable fabric choice.

Cute - fabric not very nice.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 21, 2016
Easy

Great top, easy to throw on for the weekend and the off the shoulder gives a sophisticated element.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 11, 2016
Really cute, fun shirt

I wore a medium but probably could have worn a small. The shirt is pretty long but I did find keeping it down on my shoulders a bit difficult.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 5, 2016
Nice quality but to puffy.

The shirts really puffs out around your midsection so it you have a tummy or are pregnant then this is the blouse for you. I still wore it and it was comfortable but I prefer blouses that are more flattering to my hourglass figure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2016
Loved it! Great casual, chic for everyday.

Loved this top for work, casual and comfortable yet chic. Thought it ran true to size, only call out was the 3/4 sleeve button cuff was pretty tight on me so I wore open and was fine. I have long arms and was maybe not hitting me in the right place. Definitely recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 20, 2016
Cute but off

This was cute in theory (get it) but was off for me. Mainly Bc the sleeve length was awkward, shape was bit puffy and material was thin canvas like.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
May 19, 2016
The Theory shirt was great quality and could be dressed up or down; just wish it was more fitted.

Shirt was lovely and I loved the off-the-shoulder detail . . . plus I LOVE everything Theory. The shirt felt boxy to me, however. My husband thought it was just too 'squarely' shaped, and not fitted enough through the sides. The arms were lovely, though. I did wear it to work and out on a date-night . . . it just was not something I would buy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 29, 2016
Work this to work.

Cute top, the sleeves fit really tight and don't hit as low as on the model on me. I couldn't button them.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
June 7, 2016
Casual - easy to wear to be on trend

Th fit is great. Loose enough to hide any flaws. Elastic in neck allows you to wear it across for full bare shoulders or on shoulders for a more modest look.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 10, 2016
Super cute but order a size up

I ordered this top to wear to a work party with skinny jeans. It was super cute but after reading other reviews I decided to order a size up and I'm glad I did. I would normally wear a small in tops but the medium fit perfectly. I don't know why people are complaining that the material is weird. It's Theory so it's the exact type of material you'd expect from them - a little more tailored and dressier than a casual top.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 10, 2016
Loved this on-trend top!

This top looks so amazing on. It instantly jazzes up an outfit - I just paired it with jeans and flats but it looked so effortlessly chic. Wish I could purchase it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
June 15, 2016
This top goes everywhere!

I like that this top's made of a fabric that has heft and structure. I have worn it untucked with white jeans, and I've worn it tucked in to high-waisted culottes for a retro look that actually worked really well. It's flattering and comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 15, 2016
Rented for everyday.

Super cute. I wore this with jeans. It's off the shoulder, but when you move your arms, it pops up, so you have to adjust it. Still great and would rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
July 5, 2016
Bump friendly and comfortable, trendy top!

I totally forgot to button the sleeves in the picture, but I thought it was a really comfortable and cute top. At first it was a bit annoying when the sleeves kept moving up if I reached for something but after an hour or so I didn't even notice. The sleeves were a little puffy, but I still liked the overall look. It was different, stylish and made me feel chic without trying. Plus it was bump friendly for us moms-to-be out there!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 10, 2016
Great black top for day or night wear

Feels great stays in place

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 18, 2016
Adorable top, very flattering for day or night

True to size, the fabric is quite thick poplin!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 10, 2016
Stylish but fits weird in back . . .

This top is well made, and looks cute from the front, but looks like a hunchback from behind. Maybe it's my large bust making it hang strangely and someone with little or no breasts wouldn't have this problem. Otherwise it's cute.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
August 29, 2016
Perfect Off the shoulder top

This fit was perfect! Just the right amount of elastic (not too tight, not too loose/droopy). Plenty of fabric in the shirt, so I think this would work well for most people. The only downside is that I couldn't get the arms to button. I don't think I have large forearms, but there was no way I was buttoning those bad boys without cutting off my circulation. No big deal, just left them unbuttoned for a cool/casual look.

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 30, 2016
Good length for tall girls!

Really cute top. I loved that the length covered my hips a bit. Comfortable to wear. True to size. As you can tell from other pictures, it is a cotton top and wrinkles quite easily. Buttons around the bottom the sleeves were a bit snug, but it didn't prevent me from wearing the top.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 9, 2016
very flatering neckline and cute with white jeans

It fit well but the sleeves were very tight on the cuffs even on my small arms.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 18, 2016
Sexy and pretty!

Love the off the shoulder! Great shape and structure. A little long and wide at the bottom so I tucked into my pant!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 24, 2016
Versatile shirt

Good everyday shirt, lightweight and comfortable in heat. Flared back which made it unique. The cotton was a little stiff.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 1, 2016
Quality blouse

The top had a flattering fit. It did slide up a bit on the arms, but not too bad. It was great paired with a statement necklace and jeans. I would rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 5, 2016
Classy!

I wore this with jeans and heels and my date loved it!! The fabric feels fabulous and it keeps its shape perfectly and stays off the shoulder in just the right place.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 8, 2016
Wish I Could Buy!!!!

This top is beautiful. It's sexy but classy. I couldn't button the arms with the small but it didn't matter, because it still looked great. I will definitely be renting this again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
March 3, 2017
Cute top but annoying sleeves

Really cute but can't really move your arms. The sleeves keep on moving up above my elbows which was annoying and the shoulders kept on lifting up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 15, 2017
It was a nice thick material, however its a very baggy fit

I paired this with a pair of leggings and booties, and it was great for a casual dinner date, straight from the office. The material is really thick (like a stiff bed sheet), and baggy. If you like that look, go for this shirt!

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
May 8, 2017
Wore this shirt to a family event, it was the perfect amount of dressed up and casual!

The shirt runs a little big, and the sleeve fit is adjustable, so I would order a size down! It is hard to tell from photos, but the shirt is an interesting canvas like material. Slightly less formal than I expected, but fun to wear nonetheless!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
June 24, 2017
Cute & flattering top!

Loved this top! Fabric is crisp and thick, so it's so flattering. I wore it with jeans & heals for a night out and got a ton of compliments. It's comfortable and really cute, I'd recommend!

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