Tuxedo 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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Our versatile, bestselling Tuxedo Top is great layered or alone. Like the entire Sympatico line of women’s hemp/Tencel clothing, it's handcrafted in the US to offer many seasons of wear.

  • 4-button band closure
  • In-seam darts
  • Side vents
  • Three-quarter sleeves
  • Flattering angled hemline
  • Longer back measures approximately 26".
  • Generous fit, runs large. If you are petite, order a size smaller.
  • 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 Mid Weight Tuxedo Tops 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
    Tuxedo Top

    Posted by Cindy Tuisku on 22nd May 2021

    I've had the toffee colored tuxedo top for over a year and just love it, so I decided to add the graphite colored one to my wardrobe. I have a hard time finding tops that don't have sleeves that are too long for me, and these are perfect. The light weight material is easy to wear, packs beautifully and the colors I have look great with a number of my skirts. I highly recommend these versatile tops!

  • 5
    Exceeded Expectations

    Posted by CAROL TRIMMER on 6th Aug 2020

    I love this top. I bought the plum color and it is perfect. I bought an XS and it fits perfectly according to the size chart. Can be dressed up or down. The fabric drapes nicely.

  • 5

    Posted by Paula on 13th Jun 2019

    This is my third tuxedo top—I love them that much, both as jackets and blouses. This is the first time I’ve purchased the lightweight fabric, but it is perfect for our steamy South Florida summer. It’s heavy enough that it hangs well and I don’t need a tank with it. Even when I wear it as a jacket with the lightweight tank, it’s cool enough for daytime. The new light blue color is beautiful, too, and perfect for a tropical summer.

  • 5
    Tuxedo Tops Are Great!

    Posted by Sherry Friedman on 11th May 2019

    Love these tops, especially the lightweight version in warm weather. I like having a collar rather than a scoop neck, so this is perfect. Love that they go with jeans, shorts or dressier bottoms.

  • 5
    Wonderful shirt

    Posted by Anne on 26th Sep 2018

    The fabric has a nice heft. The material has a nice dusted appearance. The design is very attractive and it's also comfortable.. I'm so happy with it!

  • 5
    Ready for (almost) anything

    Posted by Edith Vermeij on 1st May 2018

    This lightweight twilight is not my first tuxedo top. I find it flattering without being tight or having a low neck. It is for when I want to be comfortable, dignified and in a really pretty color. The tops don't wrinkle as badly as linen, and the hems don't need ironing after washing. The buttons light up the darker color.

  • 5
    Beautiful top

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Mar 2018

    This top is soft, stylish and flattering. Love the color.

  • 5
    A top for all seasons

    Posted by April Johnston on 9th Mar 2018

    The perfect top for spring, summer, fall and winter. Can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.

  • 5
    Rounding out my collection

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2017

    My only misgiving is I wish that there were more colours. This is my 5th top. Thank You!