A Tee You Can Wear Everywhere
"I have been shopping tirelessly for a top like this one. It is soft and comfy and extremely flattering. . . This can go to dinner or the gym. Thank you for such a classy, versatile top : ) "
"Love this shirt.
Comfy and very flattering fit."
My name is Dana Michelle, and I'd like to introduce you to a shirt we named the "Finesse Tee".
I designed this shirt to deal with my daily "what to wear" dilemma.
But before telling you about the shirt, I want to tell you the story behind it.
Prior to Alex + Abby, I spent more than 20 years working with various brands to outfit athletes and teams. Much of my design work was focused on men's clothing.
Early in my career, women's activewear was very different than it is today. At the time, clothing brands used an approach I called "Shrink it and Pink it" to make active clothing for women. They didn't design activewear specific to a woman's body. Instead they repurposed existing men's designs and just made them in smaller sizes and different colors (like pink).
As you can imagine (or perhaps you remember), those clothes were ill-fitting and certainly were not very flattering. I hated the way those clothes looked on me and on other women. So I began to design active clothing specifically for women. This was a revolutionary concept at the time, and my women's designs became popular at the brands I worked with.
Then I decided it was time to stop designing for other brands. So I brought my knowledge of performance clothing and fabrics to Alex + Abby and began to create clothing I wanted to wear and knew my friends would also want to wear.
For inspiration I began to look through my own closet to find the pieces I was missing. As I went through my drawers I realized,
"Wow, I have a lot of tshirts!"
- I had tshirts for working out. They were performance pieces, but were too clingy and fitted to wear outside the gym.
- I had dressier tees for going out. They were beautiful and silky, but looked out of place for everyday.
- I had lounge tshirts. These were my most comfortable pieces - the ones I would wear around the house, but wouldn't dare wear in public.
- I had casual tshirts that I would wear under sweaters or jackets.
Why did I need so many tshirts?
It would certainly make getting dressed each day easier if I had a few go-to shirts that I could throw on without rummaging through drawers for the right shirt or thinking too hard about my activities for the day ahead. I wanted a basic tshirt, but one that looked good on me and was nice enough to wear anywhere - even for an impromptu workout.
Soft & Comfy
Our Finesse fabric is a midweight modal rayon knit. A touch of spandex gives it stretch and strength. This high-end fabric gives the shirt its soft buttery feel and silky smooth surface. It’s also naturally breathable as the fabric doesn’t retain heat.
The Finesse fabric drapes beautifully and skims the body without being clingy – perfect for disguising problem areas. It’s long enough to keep you covered and it’s cut to flatter a woman’s figure.
The basic styling of this tee makes it versatile. It’s beautiful and substantial enough to wear on its own, but also a great weight for layering.
Available In short sleeve, cap sleeve and long sleeve styles.
Ann B. (Cap Sleeve, Medium, Chive)
I love this shirt. Fits perfectly and looks dressy or for casual wear as well. Love the color as well.
Kristi (Long Sleeve)
So Soft Tee
The fabric of this tee is so incredibly soft. I absolutely love it...
Chana (Short Sleeve, 1X, Rosewood)
Great product. Perfect midweight. Washes well. Color is beautiful
Joan (Cap Sleeve, Medium, Black)
Love This Shirt!
Love this shirt. Comfy and very flattering fit.
Lisa (Short Sleeve, XL, Rosewood)
Very comfortable for work outs,yoga elliptical can look more dressy too
MEmrath (Cap Sleeve, Large, Chive)
Comfy & Versatile
Super comfortable. Great for casual day wear or working out.
Laura (Cap Sleeve, Large, Black)
Very Good Fabric
Perfect fit , good fabric , soft , love it.
b. (Short Sleeve, Medium, True Blue)
Hold Up Really Well
Love these shirts
Ana Luisa (Cap Sleeve, Large, True Blue)
Love this tee. Soft material and very comfortable. Great fit, I got the large and I am size 38 C.
April (Cap Sleeve, 1X, True Blue)
Nice Fit and Quality
Nice material true to size.