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Tuxedo Top (Light Weight)


About Exact Color Matches

As a small business, I buy fabric and dye goods in small batches. Making an exact color match can therefore present challenges at times. Although my two fabric weights may have been dyed at the same time, they will emerge from the dye bath with slightly different shading. Often these differences are very subtle and though the two garments may have slightly different shade values, they will still look great together.

When ordering items you plan to wear together, please let me know if an exact shade match is essential. Often I can match garments using extra yardage I include in each dye lot. If fabric is available, I can cut and sew a matching item to complete your outfit. Of course that takes extra time. I will let you know if making your matched set will take extra time and when to expect delivery if part of it must be specially cut and sewn.

If you are comfortable with garment colors that have similar shades but differing values, please be sure to check the "No Thanks" box when placing an order for two or more items of the same color.

About shade matching

Our versatile bestselling top is great layered or alone and has a 4-button band closure, in-seam front darting, side vents, three-quarter sleeves and a flattering angled hemline.  Longer back measures approximately 26". Generous fit; runs large. If you are petite, order a size smaller. 

Hand-crafted in America using a sustainable blend of woven Light Weight 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™(lyocell) that's preshrunk and easily machine washed and tumble or line dried. 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.

"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.

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 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:

  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.
  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.

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  1. Lovely Top 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2017

    The fabric is soft and washed well upon its first laundering. I will definitely be ordering more clothing from Sympatico.

  2. Gorgeous garment! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Oct 2017

    Such supple fabric! I wasn't sure what the light-weight version would be like and was most impressed. Judging by the two different weights in the two different tops I have, the heavier is good for a jacket or cold-weather wear, while the light-weight can fly in warmer weather, under a sweater, jacket, coat... Really happy with this top!

  3. Great product and great value! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jul 2017

    I ordered the tuxedo lightweight top, my first Sympatico. It won't be the last! The fit is comfortable, the fabric hand soft and breathable and it doesn't wrinkle like silk. People are asking, "Is it Eileen Fisher?" A beautiful garment for a fraction of what I'd pay Eileen.

  4. Love the fit! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Apr 2017

    I purchased this top to go with the angled skirt and absolutely love the way it fits. I have a really hard time finding clothes that hang right on my body type and this just looks so elegant. I will be purchasing more from you. Thanks so much!

  5. Airy and Comfortable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2017

    I love this shirt! The fabric is breathable and comfortable, yet classy looking.


Matching lightweight tops with midweight pants or skirts

Midweight and lightweight fabrics vary subtly in how they take dye. Even though your outfit may be from the same dye bath, one piece may be darker than the other.

If you prefer an exact match with no variations in color values, order the midweight for both garments.