Princess Top (Light Weight Hemp/Tencel)

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"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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As a small business, I buy fabric and dye goods in small batches so making color matches can be challenging. My two fabric weights often emerge from the dye bath with subtly different shading. Though the two garments may have slightly different shade values, they still look great together.

When ordering, please let me know if an exact shade match is essential. If I don't have it in stock, I can often match garment shades using fabric from the same dye bath. If I need extra time to cut and sew, I’ll let you know when to expect delivery.

If you are comfortable with garments having similar (but not necessarily exact) shades, there's no need to check the box when placing an order for two or more items of the same color.

Your size/color not in stock? If I have the fabric, I can make it to order. Learn more or send me an email to check availability.
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Gentle princess seams front and back enhance shape without sacrificing comfort. As with all our women’s hemp-Tencel clothing, its handcrafted in the US for genuine sustainability.

  • 8-button closure
  • In-seam darts
  • Collar
  • Bracelet sleeve length
  • Inverted V-shaped vent in the center back
  • Length approximately 21 1/2" to top of back vent
  • Generous fit. If you are between sizes, order the smaller size.
  • Hand-crafted in the USA.


  • Light Weight woven 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell)
  • Preshrunk: machine wash, tumble or line dry

Light Weight is a breezy 4-oz. square weave to help keep your summer cool. Used only on Sympatico tops, it dries quickly and is slightly more prone to wrinkles than our Mid Weight fabric*. It's great in the tropics and on those steamy summer days! Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.

*Shop the Mid Weight Princess Top color selection here.

Match your measurements to those shown on the chart, they allow for wearing ease.

Size 00-0 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 22-24
Bust 31-32" 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-41" 42-44½" 45-47½"
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 27-28" 29-30" 31-33" 34-36½" 37-39½"
Hips 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-40" 41-43" 44-46½" 47-49½"

Questions about sizes? Call 541.899.3988

It's crucial to measure yourself to ensure a good fit. Numerical sizes are guidelines but they vary widely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.

Our sustainable hemp/Tencel fabric blend is easy to care for. To enhance its wonderfully supple hand and keep your clothes looking their best, follow these eco-friendly tips:

  1. Launder in cold water with like colors using an eco-friendly detergent. To preserve original color, launder garment inside out.
  2. We recommend you air-dry your Sympatico clothes to reduce energy consumption.
  3. Because the hemp content may produce wrinkles and develop a somewhat firm hand during laundering and air-drying, tumble your dry clothes in a warm dryer for a few minutes to relax wrinkles and soften the fabric's hand. (Because hemp softens with wear, this step becomes unnecessary as your garment ages.)
  4. Promptly remove clothes from the dryer and let them cool down on hangers.
  5. If needed, touch up collars and hems with a hot iron. To prevent possible shine from a setting that's too-high, iron inside out.
  6. When traveling, roll up your Sympatico clothes then hang them up on arrival. A quick spritz with water will help eliminate wrinkles. (I find spritzing my craft fair inventory on hangers works like a charm for releasing wrinkles that develop during travel.) Hanging wrinkled items in a steamy bathroom is a great alternative to ironing also.

Thanks to hemp's anti-microbial properties you'll probably find that you launder your Sympatico wear less often, reducing the energy your clothes consume.

For more information and eco-friendly laundering tips, see How to Save the Planet - One Washer Load at a Time.

"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
Learn more >

Product Reviews

  • 5
    I love this top!

    Posted by Kristine Thomure on 8th Apr 2022

    This was purchased with a gift certificate from a friend. Made in USA and perfectly crafted. Good design for my busty body and it's very flattering. Loved the sizing assistance on site so I chose the perfect size based on my personal measurements. Very helpful, otherwise its often a shot in the dark on sizing from other companies. I cant wait to wear it today and I will be ordering again from this fabulous company. I am VERY happy with this purchase.

  • 5
    Another great garment

    Posted by Merryn on 6th Oct 2020

    My new Princess Top is a nice addition to my Sympatico Collection. I resisted this top for years and I'm not sure why - it is a new favorite. The garnet color is beautiful and looks good with most of my skirts and pants. And Rose shipped it out amazingly quickly!

  • 5
    beautifully and mindfully made

    Posted by Theresa Christiani on 17th Apr 2020

    I love this top. 2nd of this style that I have purchased and drew a lot of compliments on my last video meeting. Thank you so much for such a beautiful top.

  • 5
    Beautiful and Perfect Blouse

    Posted by Happy Customer on 5th Nov 2018

    This is blouse is not only comfortable and attractively styled but the color is absolute perfection!

  • 5
    Princess top in Vintage Rose

    Posted by Elizabeth Chamberlin on 27th Oct 2018

    I love my top in the same design in the pale green with black pants and was looking for another in a color that would work with my difficult aging complexion. The Vintage Rose is perfect!

  • 3
    Not your tuxedo top.

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Oct 2018

    The Princess is beautiful, with a really lovely neckline. Sadly for me, the fit is totally different from Sympatico’s Tuxedo top. It’s like the difference between a 14 missus and a 14 women’s in commercial clothes. A larger size may have worked but I exchanged mine for a Tuxedo top. If you can wear a slimmer fit, you’ll love it. As always the fabric is soft and comfortable and the rose color is luscious.

  • 5
    Nice weight of fabric

    Posted by Marian on 13th Sep 2018

    This light weight Tuxedo shirt is a workhorse in my closet. Mixes with casual or dresses up for fancy. With jewelry, a scarf, or plain.

  • 5
    My go to top!

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Feb 2018

    Lovely fabric, flattering cut. Super-fast delivery. Great company.

  • 5
    Love the shape

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Sep 2017

    Flattering shape and great fit!