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Empire Flare Top Modern Black Empire Flare Top Modern Black Empire Flare Top Modern Black
Review Summary
4.6 Stars based on 47 ratings
How does it fit?
91% say Perfect
How does it fit? Reviewers say...
Too Small
6
Perfect
91
Too Big
2
Overall Quality?
51% say Better than Expected
Overall Quality? Reviewers say...
Less than Expected
4
As Expected
45
Better than Expected
51

Empire Flare Top

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Item# 1020763_047

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  • For a dynamic alternative to simple blouses, turn to this empire flare top.
  • Crafted from a lightweight luscious ponte fabric.
  • Features three-quarter sleeves and close fitting seams that flare out into a feminine hem.
  • The deep v-neck adds a further air of opulence.
  • Try it atop sleek trousers and skirts in black to project elegant evening appeal.
  • Body Length: 27"
  • 84% Polyester / 11% Rayon / 5% Spandex
  • Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Cool iron as needed.
  • Import
What other customers are saying
  1. aliciabrooklyn102
    Brooklyn, NY
    5.0 Stars
    04-12-2017
    I absolutely LOVE this top! I was looking for a casual yet pretty top I could wear for my engagement shoot. Since we'll be sitting, standing, and moving around a lot, I really wanted something that would look good and flatter me all day without me having to worry about adjusting. This top is PERFECT. It's beautiful, flattering, and easy to wear. The quality is excellent - the fabric is just thick enough to make everything look smooth. :) I'm a busty woman (42F) but it holds me in and looks nice. Also love that it's similar to a peplum in the way it flatters, but not as poofy as a peplum top. I highly recommend!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  2. karabee
    Boston, MA
    5.0 Stars
    04-07-2017
    love. love. love. if it wasn't sold out, i'd order it in every color
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  3. AnnaHi
    Atlanta, GA
    5.0 Stars
    02-26-2017
    This top is amazing! I'm a size 14, 36E, and This looks great on me! It hides the tummy and accentuates the ladies. The slit in front shows a bit of cleavage so it's probably more of a date top than work too unless you wear a cami. The fabric is thick and nice. I love it!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  4. 4.0 Stars
    01-25-2017
    I have this top in two colors and it is really a true fit! Nice material, some stretch.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  5. 5.0 Stars
    01-23-2017
    This is my new favorite top! The material is thicker and the cut is incredibly flattering. I have worn in with jeans and heals to dress it down, or my polka-dot pencil skirt. I love it!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  6. Vanity507
    Washington, DC
    5.0 Stars
    01-01-2017
    I ordered this in a size 14 and it fits beautifully. My bra size is 38G and it's a little snug across the chest, but not uncomfortable. I am 5'5 and this hits me right at the top of the hip which looks beautiful with a pencil skirt. The fabric is thick and the stitching is structured-- I would love this in more colors!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  7. Chrystal
    Los Angeles, CA
    3.0 Stars
    04-06-2016
    I wanted to love this top and get it and all ones like it in every color but it is too short! I am plus sized and tall and for some reason most tops are made to stop at the belly... you could probably go an extra inch or two on this one and it would be okay for someone a bit shorter. I'm 5'10 this hits just as my hips are starting which means the tummy shows. 27 inches is not enough. The rest of the top is great. I put a sweater over it but if it just came down a bit more this top would be fantastic.
    How does it fit? Too Small
    Overall Quality? Less than Expected
    4 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  8. Shorty
    Minneapolis, MN
    5.0 Stars
    03-31-2016
    Really great color and fit!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I found this review helpful
  9. italia0376
    west haven ct
    5.0 Stars
    03-01-2016
    I got this in the 16 modern black. I am usually an 18 but not in stock. I figure I would try it for $20! It fits, just alittle snug under the arms but it doesn't look bad at all. Great ponte quality. I like the idea of the zipper back.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    2 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  10. indigo_tide
    Baltimore, MD
    5.0 Stars
    02-23-2016
    This shirt is so sleek and professional, great quality and construction, nice material. I would love to have it in multiple colors that I see are sold out. Bring them back! These are great wardrobe staples. Basic black is always nice, but I'd love brighter ones too. :)
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  11. Bregiphi
    Indiana
    5.0 Stars
    02-04-2016
    I own this top in the black and red. Beautifully made and fits perfectly. Actually very slimming. I am very busty (38K) and wear size 20. This top can be dressed up or down. The fabric is very nice -- Not too heavy or light.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  12. Sare79
    Vancouver, BC
    5.0 Stars
    01-27-2016
    This top is a great addition to my wardrobe. The fabric is a good thickness and the seaming is very flattering to my body. I carry my weight in my belly, so this top gives me more of a waist and is less flared on me, but I really like how it fits.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  13. 5.0 Stars
    01-18-2016
    This top sings -"I'm gonna make you love me" by curving in at the smallest part of your body and allowing much forgiveness in the trouble spots. You really need this top as a basic go to blouse for jeans or a skirt. I love it and it has become somewhat of a stylist uniform for me...seems I get a lot of checking you out stares when I wear it. I purchased it in black, blue and red. I did go up a size for additional comfort.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  14. Claudia
    Ann Arbor, MI
    5.0 Stars
    01-15-2016
    I loved this top! It is very well made and very flattering for my body type. I am happy with the purchase. I think I will ware it with dark jeans. I am 5'8 and size 16
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  15. qbdoll
    Silver Spring, MD
    5.0 Stars
    01-13-2016
    Love this top! Ordered in my normal size 16 and it fits so well. Wish I had ordered in black too. It is so flattering! The little flare hides my tummy and skims my curves perfectly. I <3 Eloquii for making stylish clothes for curvy women that fit well.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  16. Bregiphi
    Indiana
    5.0 Stars
    12-26-2015
    Well, I think I've finally found an online site that caters to plus sized women who want to be stylish. This is absolutely the site. I've subscribed to and have a huge supply of order catalogs. I've destroyed them because with Eloquii I can be stylish in clothes that absolutely fit. I am 5'7" and wear a 38J. I ordered both the black and the persimmon-colored tops and am more than pleased.The fit is more than perfect.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  17. Short Shan in CA
    Southern California
    4.0 Stars
    11-10-2015
    So about me. I'm 5' tall, wear a 44N bra, my measurements are chest- 56" waist-43", hips-53. I wear anywhere from a 22-28 in tops and ordered a 24. This top is actually very well made and makes me look like a coke bottle. The seam hit me a wee higher than it should, so I will exchange for the next size up. this top is dressy casual and sexy!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  18. voluptuousvirgo
    Franklin, TN
    5.0 Stars
    11-09-2015
    I LOVE this top. It fits perfectly. The fabric has a great weight to it, not too thick and not too flimsy. Please restock the sold out colors, so I can order more.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  19. Foxiedoxie
    new York city
    5.0 Stars
    11-06-2015
    This top is Just perfect ,the fabric on this one is especially Nice,silky,soft ,so lovely,i have one In every color,cannot get enough of them!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  20. 5.0 Stars
    11-04-2015
    This top in white was the first order I placed with Eloquii and I love it! The quality is great and the shape of the top is flattering to my apple shape. As others have stated this fabric is more of a ponte knit and is pretty heavy weight but very crisp and professional looking. Can't wait to order another!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  21. 4.0 Stars
    10-30-2015
    One of the few pieces that actually fits and holds up.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  22. Yvette K
    Houston, TX
    5.0 Stars
    10-26-2015
    Perfect shirt. Perfect length. Perfect quality. Will admit the weight is kinda heavy but great quality. I love the length of the shirt as it hides the bottom bottom pouch.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  23. kcorby1980
    Wash Dc
    5.0 Stars
    10-06-2015
    Love this top. Great fit. I am big busted (36H) and the 18 fits perfect. I am short, and it also hits and a good spot. I ordered it in four colors. I wish they would restock the rest so I could order more!!!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    2 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  24. HMiles97
    Burleson, TX
    4.0 Stars
    09-12-2015
    Top is true to size, and great at hiding the tummy area if you don't feel like wearing shapewear to eliminate a muffin top. However, I waffle back and forth between whether it makes me look pregnant or not. I will likely pair it with a more form fitting bottom to eliminate that issue. Thicker material, great for fall and winter, and v neck is flattering without being promiscuous.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  25. 4.0 Stars
    09-10-2015
    This was my first order, and my measurements are all over the place, so I went by my bust measurement that put me at a size 16. Despite my hips also being in the size 16 range, this top doesn't fit me like it does the models! There's a lot of extra room at the bottom, and the sides stick out like a bell. It fits perfectly up top, and the quality is better than I expected, so I will be keeping it. But having worked in a boutique for many years, I can't help but think that the top is clipped in the back for the photos on the site to make it look more fitted.
    How does it fit? Too Big
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    3 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  26. Maddox's Mommie
    Houston, TX
    5.0 Stars
    06-23-2015
    The fit is exact. Go for your proper size based on the size chart. The material is thick; therefore, it doesn't lend itself to weather transitions. Nevertheless, it is a keeper!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  27. ADJ
    Houston, TX
    5.0 Stars
    06-18-2015
    Love this top! It's one of my favorites. The orange is really bright but not neon-y. The fabric is sturdy but lightweight enough to wear year round, and even though I have a bit of a tummy it skims and doesn't give me that pregnant look. That said, I read the reviews and ordered a size up. I wear a 44DD bra and usually wear an 18/20 in tops, but the 22 fit perfect for this.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    3 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  28. Buffy McM
    San Jose, CA
    4.0 Stars
    05-02-2015
    Great fit, even for a bigger bust. I bought this originally in white, and then bought a 2nd in turquoise.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  29. ShellieBobo
    Los Angeles, CA
    4.0 Stars
    04-22-2015
    I have this top in four colors. It is very versatile, and the empire style is flattering for all shapes. The reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because on every top, the seam right below the V-neck always has loose thread. I have to fix them before I can wear them, although you can sometimes get away with not doing this because of the yoke lining. The fabric is thick, yet comfortable enough for all-season wear.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  30. Alex
    Arlington, VA
    5.0 Stars
    04-14-2015
    Fits perfectly! Hides what I want to hide (belly) and accentuates the girls (boobs). Fit so well even my oblivious guy friend commented that it was a good look for me.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    2 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  31. Foxiedoxie
    New York ,NY
    5.0 Stars
    04-08-2015
    Beautiful TOP,I have it in several colors and patterns ,love them all!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  32. Foxiedoxie
    New York ,NY
    5.0 Stars
    04-04-2015
    I have this top in several colors and prints ,it is amazing ,the fit ,the style ,it flatters every figure ! Love IT!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  33. Chanel527
    Chicago, IL
    5.0 Stars
    03-08-2015
    I did not like this shirt on the model but I saw the great reviews. I have to agree that this shirt is so flattering and with a fitted tank underneath I look like I have my 20 year old waiste again...I have it in the dark blue...love it and now I need to get more!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  34. Mariposa82
    Boston, MA
    4.0 Stars
    03-01-2015
    I ordered the Dark Orchid from Nordstrom after it sold out on this site! Beautiful, thick fabric. I would highly recommend if you are busty. A size 14 fit well on my bust (43 inches, 40/42E). Great over my full hips.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    2 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  35. HauteMommy
    San Francisco, CA
    3.0 Stars
    02-08-2015
    Super Cute top ... Was a gift to me but, I needed larger so I gave it to a friend who is a 24. PLEASE add this to your 26 and 28 Clothing line! So bummed I wasnt able to send it back for a larger size :-(
    How does it fit? Too Small
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  36. stacy
    austin Texas
    5.0 Stars
    02-04-2015
    This top is darling. I am really impressed with the material and quality of the item. It fits nice. Not too tight but makes you look shapely. Very nice and I am grateful that there are outlets for plus size girls to shop and look pretty.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    I found this review helpful
  37. 2.0 Stars
    01-20-2015
    I returned this. It was frumpy. And for the price I expect better quality materials. I get more flattering stuff at a story that sounds like an armed service that is more flattering and less expensive. I miss this company back in 2013. Those clothes rocked!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Less than Expected
    4 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  38. Jamerican_Patti
    Southern MD
    5.0 Stars
    01-12-2015
    Love the top. It looks great with the flawless leggings with ankle zipper! This is my first purchase with Eloquii and I'm very happy!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  39. nycchic
    New York, NY
    5.0 Stars
    01-06-2015
    This is by far, my absolute favorite #XOQ top. It runs slightly big but I think this is a good thing. It is the perfect top for those that are busty. I wear this on those days when I have no idea what I'm going to wear but still need to look polished. I've worn it to work with slacks and out on date night with jeans and heels. I always receive compliments. It is excellent at hiding my tummy. I own the pink, purple and black. Well done Eloquii!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    4 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  40. valleyb
    Toronto, Canada
    5.0 Stars
    11-30-2014
    I was really hoping this top would look as good on me as the picture and it DOES! I have a large chest and it is a bit big around the waist but the flared bottom really compliments me and the fabric is perfect! This top is the quality I expect from Eloquii and I know the fabric will look just as good after 50 washes. Wish there were some more subdued colours available though as this is a wardrobe staple!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    2 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  41. 5.0 Stars
    11-23-2014
    Happy with this top. I own it in the pink, and it's bright pinkish purple. I love the color, but it was different than I expected. The material is substantial, and it keeps its shape after a day of work. I have dressed it up and down. I was concerned the waistline would make it look like a maternity top, but when I wore a cami shaper underneath I didn't have a problem. I would consider buying other colors.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  42. Javarah
    Seattle, WA
    4.0 Stars
    11-22-2014
    Love this top in black, (I've purchased 2!), returned the red as too orange for me, and ordered the blue, but received the pink, which is too pink for me. Third time's the charm... Eloquii, the cut of this top is so flattering! I would be so happy to see even more color or pattern choices. I ordered a 16, to fit my chest. The flare of this "tunic" like top fits comfortably loose over size 18 hips.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    5 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  43. H-Town Texas
    Houston, Texas
    4.0 Stars
    11-11-2014
    I'm 5'8 and large chested (40F) and broad shoulders. Normally I wear a size 16 but this was too small across the chest and the peaks of the V-neck would flip out. Didn't look bad - just not what was designed to do. I sized up to 18, corrected the flip out problem and gained some length which made it hit better on my hips. The fabric is what I call a ponte knit that looks great after 12 hours of wear - from work to play. Fresh spin on classic. The pink is toward the purple pink of spectrum - not warm pink. Looked great with gold cuff bracelet!
    How does it fit? Too Small
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    8 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  44. Ellie
    Leesburg, VA
    5.0 Stars
    11-08-2014
    For someone with a hourglass/squar-ish shape, this top gives the curves you want . The shirt is well structured and the fabric holds its shape. Love it!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? Better than Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    1 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  45. Eloquiiaddict
    5.0 Stars
    11-05-2014
    Really flattering - stretchy but shaped. I bought three colors! My only complaint is two of the three reeked of Chili powder when I opened the bag.
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    2 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  46. Javarah
    Seattle, WA
    3.0 Stars
    10-28-2014
    The cut of this sturdy blouse is so flattering - I keep wanting to look again, and yep! It looks great. Perfect level of professional and feminine for the office. Fits as recommended in the size chart. Why only 3 stars? The colors are not for me. I'll keep one in black, but the red is too orange for me (To those who have been looking for an orange-red: You have won!). The pink is too pale/purple for my preference, and I'll give the blue a try... Eloquii, please add some more color choices to this great top!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    8 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful
  47. BritneyF
    Baltimore MD
    4.0 Stars
    10-07-2014
    I didn't know if I would like this top but I do! The fabric and soft and stretchy and very flattering since its a bit heavier. I will need to have the top taken in a bit as it is a bit too big around the waist. Overall a great top and worth the buy!
    How does it fit? Perfect
    Overall Quality? As Expected
    I own it? Yes
    Recommend This to a Friend? Yes
    4 found this review helpful
    I found this review helpful