Review. Campbell and Kate shirt

It is one of the reviews I’ve been counting days to write, because fitting button down were always impossible to find on a rack for me.

Darlene (a shop owner) was extremely helpful with my order, I live in Ukraine and I was unsure which size to order, but she helped to sort out all of these. Best customer service ever!

So here it is in all it’s glory: Campbell and Kate CEO shirt for D,E,F woman! White, quality cotton and incredibly versatile.

My photos can’t make it justice (I have a tendency to get attached to things and one of these thing is my old phone which I use to make photos, sorry), so here is the photo from their site.


And here is me, standing in the same shirt (which definitely needs ironing) in front of the mirror.

White CEO shirt with a skirt from business suit. Front view

White CEO shirt with a skirt from business suit. Front view

My measurement are falling out of the size range, because my waist is 23″ and bust is 38″, but size 2L (it’s intended for waist 26″ and bust 37″) is a really good fit for me. I have some extra space in the waist, but I think it’s good because it makes the shirt to fit better worn untucked with jeans. And it’s nowhere near tentness I usually experience with ready-to-wear shirts. I think that shirt made for my actual waist measurement could fit worse because to tell the truth this 23″ is not a lean line, an inch up or down and I’m 3″ wider.

I really love that I have shoulders in place and there is no strain on buttons. Armscyes feel so much better when there is no strain and side seams are in place. This shirt really worth every single cent which was spent to buy it.

Back is much wider up to the shoulders than on the waist level, so it could look a little bit awkward when shirt is tucked, but less space there could create problems when moving hands forward.

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side view

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side view

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Back view

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Back view

My only complain is the side dart. I’m addressing this issue to the fact that I’m an inch wider in the chest and my bust isn’t really big (because size L constructed for large busted women, not nipped in the waist women with average bust, so I have smaller distance between the apexes than what was assumed when constructing the shirt). But a small nice atelier on Lenina will happily fix this for me for something like $3.

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side dart is not long enough

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side dart is not long enough, so it’s a small fold there

Right now Darlene is in the process of changing contractor AFAIK, but from what I know about her it will affect quality only in a good way, although I’m not sure if it’s possible to order sizes that are not in the inventory right now, but it’s really don’t hurt to ask )

Some more images with jeans,

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Front view

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Front view

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Rear view

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Rear view

These white shirts are real wardrobe staples and Campbell and Kate makes very good and fitting ones!

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8 thoughts on “Review. Campbell and Kate shirt

  1. Erica of A Sophisticated Pair

    I love the look of this blouse on you! Mine gets worn often, and I’ve heard Darlene only continues to fine tune and improve the designs. It’s wonderful to have something like this in your wardrobe because the quality is so high. It really elevates the look of other pieces too. Great review!

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    1. nothingeverfits Post author

      Thank you! I love the look and quality too, Don’t have a lot of chances to rock it, because it’s too hot now where I live (most of the days it’s shorts and tank-top hot , we haven’t had 105F this summer like previous, but still), so I’m really looking forward for the cooler weather!

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  2. Maria

    Your shirt look amazing, really like it. I wear button down shirts almost every day in my work, so I have a lot of them in my wardrobe, but most of them do not fit me well, my main problems are big gaps between buttons(some shirts do have bigger gaps so I try to cover them with blazers during winter), and my second problem is that they never stay tucked in. Whenever I sit down, or bend over the rear is coming out, or if I try to reach something is coming out in the side, or even in front, and sometimes all of it. I dont like the untucked look, I believe tucked in looks more professional but mine never seems to stay that way. Do you experience any of my problems, or any advice?

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    1. nothingeverfits Post author

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorites )

      Shirts from the high street I could divide to three categories: tent-like, fits in the waist, but can’t button and gaping + too big in the waist. Not this one, because it has 2 or 3 inches added exactly where I need them: in the chest.
      I’ve never had serious problem with untucking, because I like rather high waist bottoms and often wear belts, but I imagine how irritating and uncomfortable it might be. I think that if a shirt is too small in the chest it should make untucking problem worse, because there is no ease, so it should pull the fabric from elsewhere instead of just use the ease to allow movement. So I would say: go to higher waist, wear belts (they look very professional when they are leather, average to thin width, neutral color and simple buckle), and look for shirts from specialty brands (I like my Campbell and Kate shirt, because it’s high quality fabric and nice work, but there are some more affordable options from Pepperberry, Urkye and BiuBiu).
      Hope this helps!

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