Today, I’m diving into a review of three items from Quince’s washable silk range. I’ve owned these pieces since the previous July and have become quite a fan of Quince, thanks to their commitment to ethical production and wallet-friendly price tags. (For those new to Quince, grab a $20 discount using my referral code.)
I typically order Quince items in a couple of sizes since I’ve found some of their other pieces, like the linen tank and cotton modal muscle tank, to be generously sized. However, their silk collection seems to fit more true to size.
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Washable Stretch Silk Tank Insights:
Considering the prevalence of navy in my collection, I reckoned the Washable Stretch Silk Tank in navy would seamlessly integrate into my ensemble. For reference, here’s how it looks on a 5′ 9″ model donning a size small.
And here’s 5’4″ me also wearing a small. Quince describes this top as cropped, and indeed it looks that way on the model. But on petite me, the 22″ length of a small looks longer. I’m wearing high-waisted pants here.
Fit: I am a small in most brands, so this fits true to size — with a relaxed fit. The arm opening area is slightly big, but it’s not a dealbreaker. (I also tried the XS, but it felt tight in the armpits.)
Fabric: The composition is 90% silk and 10% spandex. Quince describes the fabric as 19mm fabric weight “for a premium drape and hand-feel.” I don’t know if I’d call it premium, but it has a nice medium-ish feel for silk. It feels similar to a silk tank I own from Uniqlo. The finish has a slight sheen, but isn’t shiny. The fabric is also certified by OEKO-TEX Standard 100, which means there’s no hazardous substances.
This is a simple silk tank as advertised, and I’m quite pleased with it, especially for $40. It’s a great layering piece. I wish there was a scoop neck version of this. (In fact, it looks like there used to be from this review by Jamie-Lee at Mademoiselle. But there’s a pajama version with a scoop neck that is 100% silk. Maybe it’s nice enough to wear out?
UPDATE 7/15/23 – Just noticed a new shell with a keyhole back. But the crewneck is a bit high IMO.