Gentle princess seams front and back enhance shape without sacrificing comfort. A collar, bracelet sleeve length and a v-shaped vent in the center back make this top a favorite. Generous cut. If you are between sizes, order the smaller size.
Hand-crafted in America using a sustainable blend of woven Mid Weight 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell) that's preshrunk and easily machine washed and tumble or line dried. Mid Weight is a 6.2-oz. square weave with a little more body than our Light Weight fabric*.
If you want your top to match the color of pants or a skirt exactly, it's better to select the Mid Weight since all the pants and skirts are cut in that fabric. Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.
* Shop Light Weight Princess Tops here.
"I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted using sustainable methods and materials to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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Match your measurements to those shown on the chart, they allow for wearing ease.
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 hugely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.
Easy, Eco-Friendly Care
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:
- Launder in cold water with like colors using an eco-friendly detergent. To preserve original color, launder garment inside out.
- We recommend you air-dry your Sympatico clothes to reduce energy consumption.
- 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.)
- Promptly remove clothes from the dryer and let them cool down on hangers.
- If needed, touch up collars and hems with a hot iron.
- 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.
My New Favorite Top
Posted by Eileen on 3rd Jun 2017
I am thrilled with my new top. I ordered the mid weight Princess Top and received it in a couple of days. It is exactly as described. Even in the summer heat of North Carolina I find it to be so comfortable, I imagine I'll be wearing it year round.
Love material & styles
Posted by P on 20th Dec 2016
I'm between a medium & large. Looking forward to inseam choices...
Posted by Pp on 8th Nov 2016
Love the material, style, fit. Works well w/ this 73 yr old body, short, big boobs, not an easy proportion to dress. Will cont to buy your styles & material..understand the hi price but limiting for me...
Posted by Carolyn Brown on 8th Nov 2016
This not my first Sympatico blouse and I'm sure it won't be the last. The Princess top is beautifully designed and the color (graphite) very rich and warm, way beyond "just dark plain gray." Sympatico's color palette is lovely and the fabric as promised—drapey and not wrinkly.
Posted by Éva Darvas on 15th Sep 2016
So far I only tried it on: Lovely style, great color (grey), comfy pockets, all in all a very good looking & comfortable skirt. I am debating if I should exchange it & the princess top to the lighter weight material & order a stovetop long pants, thus make it a three piece ensemble.
Beautiful -but watch the sizing
Posted by Unknown on 24th May 2016
I love the material (I got the lightweight), the color (Spice), and the cut. A really beautiful top which looks smart! My only caution is on sizing. I ordered the XS (though in most clothing I tend to order between a S & M) and it's quite roomy (beyond the style). My rec would be to order a size down.
Posted by Joan S. on 30th Sep 2015
The fit, the quality and the price were just right. And I like that it's made in the USA.
My new favorite jacket
Posted by Carol K. on 16th Sep 2015
This well-constructed jacket is what I want to wear everyday. It looks great with shorts with or without a tank or with a long skirt. I enjoyed learning from Rose about the sustainability of the fibers at the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair.
Very happy with my purchase
Posted by Linda Marlow on 30th May 2015
Good quality garment construction. I ordered the Princess top. It looks good alone or as a light weight jacket over a tee shirt. Sizing is accurate. Customer service was excellent. I decided to return the first top I ordered for a different color. It was taken care of quickly. I received the replacement top within a week. Personal, hand written thank you from Rose was very nice.