Figure-flattering and comfortably casual, the Swallowtail Top frames your face with a sweetheart neckline.
- 5-button closure
- In-seam darts
- Sweetheart neckline
- Angled short sleeves and hemline
- Center vent in a flared back peplum
- Back length approximately 26 1/2"
- Slightly fitted
- Hand-crafted in the USA.
- Woven Mid Weight 6.2-oz of 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell)
- Preshrunk: machine wash, tumble or line dry
Mid Weight is a 6.2-oz. square weave with a little more body than our Light Weight fabric*.
Matched sets: If you want your top to match the color of pants or a skirt exactly, it's better to select the Mid Weight. Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.
* Shop Light Weight Swallowtail 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. To prevent possible shine from a setting that's too-high, iron inside out.
- 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.
Swallowtail Top is classy as well as casual
Posted by Rebecca on 15th Aug 2018
I love the peplum in the back as the detailing gives this top a classy look. Yet it is casual enough to wear with jeans or dressy with a pretty necklace or scarf when worn with a skirt. The drape of the sleeve is very flattering to my 70 year old arms. I like the top both as a blouse or as a little short-sleeved jacket worn over a sleeveless top. Rose was so helpful in getting the size right for me. I just love her beautifully crafted garments! I will be adding more to my collection.
Very useful piece
Posted by Unknown on 5th Jul 2018
This top can be used as a light-weight short sleeved jacket---something you can wear over a sleeveless top to work even in hot weather. It is a little boxy, but if worn open that is not an issue. The flared peplum in the back is great, and very flattering. I bought it with a skirt to make a warm-weather, easy-care suit and I am very satisfied. Fabric and color (paprika) are beautiful!
Perfect for Houston
Posted by Unknown on 28th Sep 2016
I purchased the Swallowtail top in natural. I had learned that it runs big, and that was true. I normally wear a medium top, but the small was just right. The sleeve length is perfect for so much of the year here where it's hot outside but air conditioned inside. I have several pieces from Sympatico and LOVE the feel and drape of the fabric. I'm ordering the Deep Ocean when it is available in my size.
Wonderful Air Circulation
Posted by Pamela Elisheva on 11th Aug 2016
Living in hot Bakersfield California, but working in an air conditioned office, the challenge is to find clothes that feel comfortable in both extreme environments during the same work day. I love the non-clingy comfort of this piece, but especially love the flared back peplum. I feel like it is easy to gather the cool air of the office and keep it flowing as I walk the streets of Bakersfield.
I now own 5 Sypatico tops!
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jan 2016
I just received this top in chestnut. The color is fabulous. It fits just like the photos show. I love the simple lines of my Sympatico tops, and the loose fit that hides those undesirable lumps without looking sloppy. They can look dressy or casual - but always classy. Thanks again Rose!