Silk cami: is this The One or not?

I'm searching for a silk cami as a versatile dressy/casual top. I loved the look of this one from Grana, especially the deep vee. The shape looks elegant yet relaxed. The two layers of heavy silk are gorgeous and as a bonus, the style covers my bra straps. It's the nicest one I've seen out of the options.

But the thick silk doesn't drape as well as I'd hoped and I fear it ends up looking too big. Maybe just too long? And also somehow less casual than some options. It is soooo close to perfect that I'm tempted to keep it. What do you think?

Definitely can't go down a size, because this one is just barely big enough in the bust. For Grana sizing reference it's an XS.

Sorry for the sleepy-grouchy faces!

edit: can't make a Grana find but here is the link:;color=383 and I made a find for the closest competitor, an Everlane cami that's shorter and more casual (and doesn't cover bra straps for what it's worth).

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  • replied 6 years ago

    It looks beautiful - and I don't think it seems too big or too long.....from what I can tell, anyways.  The only thing that struck me was the relatively low cut in front....can you bend over without too much exposure?  Great price on it too .

  • Emily K replied 6 years ago

    Grayscale, I'm not sure about this one--so much comes down to feel and comfort on the body.  But, I am glad to see your impression of this product as it is one that's been on my radar as well.  I imagine that I'd be looking for a little more drape.

    For myself, I've been craving the Aritzia "Murphy" blouse.  It's poly, though, maybe more coverage than you are looking for, and the armholes were too deep for me.  On the plus side, it did drape very nicely, has a deep-V neckline, and wide straps-- a tank, not a cami.

  • LaPed replied 6 years ago

    The low-contrast bottom could be leading me astray, but on my screen this does not look too big or too long. Unless your goal is to showcase high-waisted pants? Then maybe you need a more cropped version? As usual, I guess it comes down to intended styling... what toppers do you plan on layering over it? Which pants/skirts will you pair with it? 

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  • Nomad replied 6 years ago

    It doesn't look too big to my eyes... it looks beautiful on you.

  • Greyscale replied 6 years ago

    You've all convinced me to keep it!

    It's hard to see in the photo, but the side seams stand out about an inch on either the side of my hips, rather than hanging down straight. I was concerned that made the whole thing look awkward. It's also longer in back than I was going for, but, I think the answer there (as LaPed guessed) is that I might want a different, cropped cami to wear with higher rise bottoms. At this price I could probably justify this one plus the Everlane one.

    As for the side seams, I bet it'll relax once it's been worn and washed. (I'll probably hand wash rather than dry clean.)

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    I think it looks fabulous.

  • Nomad replied 6 years ago

    Yay! I'm so glad you're keeping it!

  • Greyscale replied 6 years ago

    Also, hm. I used to have such great posture (all my hobbies required it: Irish dance, horseback riding, marching band) but now one shoulder is definitely sloping more than the other. Time to hit the gym or something. (She says, as she sits slumped on the couch with a laptop...)

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    To my eye it looks great.  I love the idea of two layers of silk

  • Berkeley Girl replied 6 years ago

    Ditto from me, I think it looks lovely.

  • Style Fan replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous.  Glad you are keeping it.

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 6 years ago

    Funny that you say it's time to hit the gym. I thought this highlights that you have great shoulders, pecs & arms.

    It is kinda long, but you could tuck it in. Some people like to wear their tops this long.

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    I think it looks great! Perhaps if it still seems a little roomy after wearing/washing, you could have the side seams taken in slightly? I have to do that with a lot of tops.

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