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Heritage Crinkle Tunic

Item 620890

Heritage Crinkle Tunic: This easy tunic silhouette in a slightly stretchy and crinkled fabric provides a comfortable, flattering fit. 3/4-length sleeves, scoop neckline and feminine crossover hem.
  • Viscose/polyester/spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • Lengths: (M) 31½"; (P) 29½"; (Plus) 32½" long
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 42 reviews)

July 12, 2019
"Love it! the fit, color, material - I wore it once and got compliments."
By Charlotte
New Orleans, LA
July 10, 2019
"I get rave reviews every time I wear this top. It goes with almost anything. I love being able to put it in the washing machine, hang it up or put it in the dryer, and have it look like new. Thank you, Travelsmith!"
By Tricia
Rio Grande, NJ
April 11, 2019
"Material was nice but it was much too long. Returned it."
March 30, 2019
"Love the color and feel. Looking forward to wearing it if it ever gets warm enough to wear. "
January 12, 2019
"Pretty color and crinkle fabric is great for travel. This is more casual than dressy in my opinion. I really like it and wear it often."
November 04, 2018
"Pretty color and nice fabric."
October 05, 2018
"Beautiful top. Great fabric. I ordered size PM as Petite small was not available. I hoped it would work, but was just too big and a little longer than I like. I returned solely due to sizing."
August 10, 2018
"Have yet to wear it but fell in love with the tunic the minute I saw it."
July 04, 2018
"Love this top. It’s cool and refreshing and you can dress it up or down. Just wish they had my size in white. "
By Kathleen O'Brien-Kenvin
Del Norte, CO
June 16, 2018
"Beautiful and comfortable. Husband gave it a "thumbs up"."
June 15, 2018
"This is super lightweight, good coverage and comfortable. The bright white was just what I was looking for and since I live in plus 100 degrees climate in the summer is a go to top. Love the crinkle cloth. More colors please"
June 10, 2018
"Light, easy to wash, dry and wear again. It's true to size and flattering even for my large busted figure."
June 09, 2018
"Lovely and comfortable."
May 31, 2018
"I purchased the white tunic and wore it to a gathering and received so many compliments.....a good gage of how you look to others. It was so comfortable all evening long. I love this so much I ordered it in all three colors!"
May 23, 2018
"The color reminds me of hibiscus and the shape is perfect--skims the body to let in breezes. I washed it and wore it. The crinkle material is so soft and flowing. This will be a favorite summer top. One of my friends has already asked to borrow it for her vacation."
May 16, 2018
"I love this tunic! It's cool and crisp and fits just like it looks in the picture."
May 15, 2018
"This top is great! The fabric is thick enough that you don't see through it, yet it moves and flows beautifully when on. I ordered mine one size up than my normal as I didn't want it to hug my hips in any way. The size up is PERFECT! It hangs well and looks great on. I have received many compliments on it."
May 12, 2018
"I like this top very much. Purchased all 3 colors. Nicely cut, sleeves not too long."
By Roseanne
West Sayville , NY
May 03, 2018
"I haven’t worn this yet, but I am looking forward to it. It is white and crisp looking and the quality is great!"
May 03, 2018
"Love this style. Flattering for all shapes, nice line along the hem. My only comment is that the sleeves are actually a little shorter than shown, which I LIKE. Sleeve on the petite size L are 3/4 length for me, much preferred over longer sleeve."
April 25, 2018
"Wearable, but the color is actually more coral than pink. The shoulders are a little too big for me. Sleeves are to the elbow and a little tight. The one time I wore it so far, the material seemed hot. "
April 14, 2018
"This tunic is perfect. I wore the white tunic with a nice pendant necklace to the farewell dinner the last night of a trip. It is extremely comfortable, lightweight., and doesn’t wrinkle.."
April 08, 2018
"Good fit. Material not flimsy. "
April 07, 2018
"Heavy, shapeless, and not very attractive. I expected it to be light and airy. The color I ordered, pacific blue, is not in any way blue. It's "grandma" mint green. I am returning."
By jan
naples, FL
March 01, 2018
"Love the fabric ... Good hand feel and beautiful color. Very flattering and think I will be getting this in the other 2 colors as well "
By Lucy Smallsreed
Berkeley, CA
February 14, 2018
"This top looks great on. I ordered the next size smaller than I normally do, and it is an excellent fit. The fabric is good quality. The front is two layers all the way up to the neck for effective modesty."
January 31, 2018
"rather boxy, little shape. not terrible look but not worth the price "
By Sara
Kingston, MA
January 31, 2018
"Beautiful color, the length is perfect, and I love that I can dress it up or down."
July 26, 2017
"Great top, sized well, comfortable and stylish. Expecting it will also wash well but have just worn it."
By Anne Russ
Minneapolis, MN
July 08, 2017
"Runs narrow through the hips, was expecting to be fuller as in the picture."
By Richland Road
Atlanta , GA
July 06, 2017
"Beautiful pink/orange color. I did not like the fabric on this style so returned.. It is roomy. I usually wear an 8 and the PS fit great."
Lufkin, TX
July 06, 2017
July 03, 2017
"Love the fit, especially the length. Can dress it up or down. Own three colors and they have become my "go to" tops for any event, including just going for groceries. Wash beautifully."
June 21, 2017
"I love the fabric, but this top just didn't look good on me. A little boxy. "
June 17, 2017
"Light and very comfortable. True to size. Easy to dress up or wear more casual"
June 11, 2017
"Perfect shirt but I had to return/exchange for a petite "
June 11, 2017
"Great length to wear with leggings. I am 5'4" and it is well past my hips. The tunic is a little bit more bulky than I thought it would be. But, it is fine and will be terrific for travel. I doubt that it will wrinkle."
By Kathryn Baron
Tucson, AZ
June 09, 2017
"Runs small across the chest. Had to return to get a larger size."
June 09, 2017
"Perfect. Exceeded my expectations. Fabric is light weight, does not wrinkle and drapes beautifully on. Got some makeup on my sleeve and spot cleaned right out. Yay! Thinking about the collar shirt in this fabric. "
June 09, 2017
"I love this shirt. In a medium it is not as loose fitting, but I do like it. The fabric is amazing."
May 03, 2017
"I always get the best things from TS!! Love verything "
By Susan
Sherman Oaks, CA
March 16, 2017
"I love these tops. I bought one a couple of years ago and was thrilled to see them again. I purchased 2 of the new ones. The new version is different in both size and detail from the former. The old version had button detail on the sleeves, which I liked a lot. The new tops run small. I ordered medium, which was what I had ordered before., but the new tops are much more snug. I have lost 20 lbs so they work, otherwise order one size larger."