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Figure Flattering Shirt Patterns for Women

St. James Women's French Sailor Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Shirt
St. James Women's French Sailor Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Shirt
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The iconic navy and white stripes of our Women's French Sailor Boatneck shirt is based on a pattern originally intended for deep sea fishermen in Breton, but that has since been adopted by seafarers and yachtsmen across the ages. The sweaters were originally worn by “marchand d’ail,” sellers of garlic and onions who sailed from Brittany to England with their wares. Eventually the French Navy adopted the tight-knit wool design, but only sailors and new recruits wore stripes—officers alone were permitted to wear solid colors.


Available sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
$95.00
Indian Boteh Travel Shirt
Indian Boteh Travel Shirt
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Intricate, stylized palm leaves unfurl across this silky-smooth, travel-friendly shirt. The pattern is called boteh in Farsi, but Westerners know it as paisley. In wrinkle-resistant 100% rayon with a range of vivid colors, this lightweight 3/4-sleeve shirt is a simple way to extend your travel wardrobe. Side vents at the hem.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$48.00
Indonesian Beaded Shirt
Indonesian Beaded Shirt
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The wax-resist dyeing technique of batik has a long history in Indonesia, where it evolved into high art over the past few centuries. Using a special tool that allows melted wax to flow as if through a fountain pen, artisans trace elaborate floral designs, curlicues, and dotted patterns onto fabric. When dyed, the wax-drawn designs remain vibrant. Similar patterns are hand-drawn here using metallic paints on aqua-blue 100% cotton, with hand-beaded details. 3/4-length sleeves.

Available colors: Aqua, Rose
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$13.99
Bali Hand-beaded Shirt
Bali Hand-beaded Shirt
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Trailing floral patterns that mimic intricate batik fabrics are hand-printed on this flattering short-sleeve shirt. Artisans add hand-beaded and sequined details, like those that embellish formal Balinese sarongs. The slightly pleated neckline creates a relaxed silhouette.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$19.99
Indian Henna Shirt
Indian Henna Shirt
(Based on 17 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
Graced with patterns unique to the mehndi tradition from India, this long-sleeved shirt is soft, lightweight and versatile. A celebrated part of Indian folk art and culture, the intricate mehndi patterns are created by applying henna to the skin and are traditionally found decorating the hands and feet of brides before their wedding ceremony.
Available colors: Brown, Orange
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$4.99
Indian Silk Tunic
Indian Silk Tunic
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The Calico Museum in Ahmadabad houses India’s most important textile collection. The pattern of this silk-modal-blend tunic, called a kurta, is inspired by the museum’s early-19th-century printed fabrics made for trade with Europe. Hand-sewn pearlescent sequins add sparkle to the split V-neck design.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$79.00
$19.99
Paisley Flutter Tunic
Paisley Flutter Tunic
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

During the 19th century, paisley shawls from India were all the rage in Europe and America. Later, in the early years of the 20th century, women who had inherited their grandmother’s heirloom shawls often refashioned the fabric into dresses and jackets more appropriate for the jazz age. This sheer butterfly-sleeve tunic is made in the same spirit of transformation, and updates a timeless paisley pattern in a contemporary style. Poly georgette with elastic ruching at the waist. Hits at mid-thigh. Camisole not included.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$55.00
$13.99
Indian Raindrop Tunic
Indian Raindrop Tunic
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Indian textiles have been influencing world fashion for centuries. In the mid-19th century, women clamored for paisley patterns on Kashmiri shawls. In the mid-20th century, the peace-and-love generation popularized bold graphics and Nehru collars. This relaxed tunic updates a ’60s style with a pattern inspired by raindrops on a lake. Semisheer 100% cotton with a split V-neckline and side vents.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$39.00
$29.99