When I was first introduced to Idylle clothing a few weeks back, I feel head over heels, madly, deeply in love with their products. I'm rather picky when it comes to purchasing clothing. I rarely wear patterns, and prefer solid, fall toned colors. Usually the prints I find on clothing are tacky or are not something I can relate to. I don't need numbers from a random team on my shirt, or anything that says "Sexy", "Angel", or "Princess". Very rarely do I find an article of clothing I just have to have. You must know what I'm talking about. Even if it's slightly out of your price range, you still purchase it because you know you'll regret it if you don't. And, if you do have the will power to walk away, you spend the entire day thinking, "Maybe I should have bought that. I really loved it. Why didn't I buy it?" I have actually gone back to the store to see if something was still there. I have also hidden clothing in the racks just in case I decided I wanted to go back and get it. Idylle has this type of clothing. I have gone back and browsed through their site over and over hoping I don't regret not purchasing a certain shirt. I believe it is calling my name - "Rebekah! Buy me!"
Anyway, Idylle gave me the opportunity to select an article of clothing from their website to review. Of course my first choice was a very popular tank, and the inventory was running low so that ended up as a no-go. Bummer! So, to make things a bit easier they offered me a list of some of their favorite pieces that were available for a review. It was difficult to choose, because everything is just so beautiful and unique. We decided to go with the Flutter Draped Cardigan in size Large. I'm not usually a big fan of insect prints on my clothes (as I'm sitting here in a pair of PJ bottoms with butterfly prints all over them). But, my eye was caught by the paisley design on the back, and by the fact that the cardigan is purple. I just can't say no to purple.
I've decided the people from Idylle can dress me any time. Before the Flutter Draped Cardigan arrived I knew that I liked it, but I wasn't sure if I was going to LOVE it. Let's just say this is now my favorite article of clothing in my wardrobe. It is so darn comfortable, and really is quite a stunning piece. The cardigan is 100% cotton, machine washable, and is made in the USA! Woohoo - another made in the USA product! That fact right there scores Idylle some major brownie points.
The cardigan has a really nice draped flow to it. I like that the front is longer than the back. And, the sleeves have buttons up near the elbows so, if you want to wear it on a warmer day and don't want the full length of the sleeves, you can roll them up and button them. But, I liked the sleeves really long, so I'm not sure I'll use that feature. The cotton is a nice weight too. It isn't super light, but it isn't a really heavy shirt either. I wore it for the last 3 days, inside in the AC, and outside in the heat, and it was comfortable in both temperature differences.
A few things I noticed when I compared the product to the online photo was that in person, the paisley print is actually darker, however you probably can't tell from the photo. But, this is a wonderful thing. I was a little scared that the butterfly would look more like a sticker instead of part of the overall design, but it blends in very nicely. The purple of the cardigan is also not quite as grey as the photo shows it to be. (This is also good in my opinion). It has a very nice red undertone, and the shirt is definitely a dusty purple, and not some grey-purple like I expected. These few differences worked extremely well in the cardigan's favor, because these were the reasons why I was a little hesitant to review this shirt.
I am THRILLED to have found Idylle! I got the biggest kick out of wearing the Flutter Draped Cardigan out on some errands because I knew I was probably the only person in town to own it. Actually, I'm probably the only person in the state of Maine who has this particular shirt. I like my clothes to be unique, and I like my clothes to reflect my personality. These days my clothes also need to be comfortable, because trust me, there is nothing worse than wearing the most uncomfortable shirt or pants while having to run around after your children. This is one clothing website I will be checking out often, and maybe even splurge at every once in awhile.
Idylle has a huge range of styles varying from a good ol' fashion tank top, to eye catching sweaters, hoodies, and T's. Their sizes range from Small to Extra Large, and as far as I can tell fit true to size. I would consider each design a piece of wearable art. The designs are intricate, ethereal, funky, bohemian... and the colors are exactly what I look for when I buy clothes. Idylle has quickly become my favorite website for printed clothing.
Now, make sure you take the time to find Idylle on Facebook & Pinterest. Why? Because Idylle is offering one DealPeddler reader an item of choice from their store as a giveaway prize! Yup, everything except the accessories are up for grabs unless your size is out of stock. The giveaway will run for approximately one week, and is open to residents of the USA who are 18+. Readers will be able to enter [HERE] during the time the giveaway is live.
*I was provided a product for free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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