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Jet Set Drape-Neck Shell

Item 630890

Known for its for mix-and-match wearability, our Jet Set Collection goes from casual to sophisticated with a simple change of accessories. Made of a rich crepe-like knit, this new shell drapes gracefully and sheds wrinkles brilliantly. Features a soft neck and pleats at the extended shoulders. Ruching on one side creates a slimming effect. Straight hem. Poly/spandex. Machine wash. Made in USA of imported fabric.

Jet Set Drape-Neck Shell

Regular or Petite sizes S(6-8),M(10-12), L(14-16), XL(18-20). Falls below hip. 7.4 oz.

Plus Size Jet Set Drape-Neck Shell

Plus sizes 1X-3X. Falls below hip.
  • Jet Set Drape-Neck Shell
  • Mix-and-match wearability
  • Rich crepe-like knit
  • Sheds wrinkles brilliantly
  • Soft neck
  • Pleats at the extended shoulders
  • Ruching on one side
  • Creates a slimming effect
  • Straight hem
  • Poly/spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Made in USA of imported fabric
  • 7.4 oz.
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 27 reviews)

November 05, 2017
"I ordered this shell in black several weeks ago and really like it. Then I ordered again to try the taupe color. It is even better than the first one in black. It is very attractive and washes beautifully, and comfortable. What more could you ask? "
September 24, 2017
"I have this same top in black and a different print. The one I just purchased is a coral/khaki print. I bought it despite the fact that it is a misses and I am a petite for 2 reasons: I have a great sewing machine and can shorten the length easily, and the price was too good to pass up. I fell that the design of this top makes it look great on almost anyone. The material doesn't wrinkle easily either and it washes like a dream."
September 01, 2017
"I bought this is black but also have one in the black/red/off white print. The drape neck looks great on everyone and I particularly like this look. And the ruched sides really make me look thin.This top is the "little black dress" of tops."
By pburchell
Tucson, AZ
January 16, 2017
"Very disappointed - This did not at all live up to my expectations. The fabric is very heavy and thick and does not drape nice in front. The rushing on the side is also not nice and makes it very tight. Uncomfortable to wear. I am returning this.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
November 09, 2016
"Felt like I was wearing plastic wrap! - Very disappointed.....going back for refund. Usually wear a large from Travel Smith. Ordered XL in this (only size left) and it was way too close fitting and clingy. Also fabric is heavy and does not breathe.... 3 stars on value only because I got a "cleaI would not recommend this product."
By heyjudithz
August 06, 2016
"Weird fabric - I like the way this looks, so am keeping it. However, if I had known about the fabric ahead of time, I would have not purchased it. It is hard to describe; the drape is nice but the feel and weight of it are off. The design is flattering, though.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 28, 2016
"The red is a flattering color. Ordered the medium (I'm a size 8-10)'s a little tight at the bottom so you have to carefully choose what pants/skirt to wear it with or it shows every bulge (I have an average belly). The neckline hangs a little funny..I would not recommend this product."
By JLWPelletier
July 17, 2016
"Not What I Expected - I have purchased this top when it was offered in a short sleeved version. The type of material on this one is listed as the same as the short sleeve version I purchased and love. However, the material on this one is nothing like the short sleeve blouse. TI would not recommend this product."
By wrials
July 03, 2016
"Very Nice Top - I normally wear size 14/16 so I first purchased this top with the 3/4 length sleeve in Size L in white. It was a little snug fitting but I kept it. When this one went on sale I got it in multi coral in XL it is fits better but just a little big. I guess I- I recommend this product."
By kaynine877
Washington State
June 30, 2016
"Perfect - This top is really cute and fits my daughter perfectly.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Valley center, ca
June 30, 2016
"I really like this top but when I opened the package one side was straight and the other was gathered with a thin plastic material which caused it to gather. I took that off but there are still tucks in the side hem and it hangs wrong. What the heck wereI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 22, 2016
"Runs small - I love the styling and fabric but the solid colors run small. I ordered a medium, which I already own in the print version of this style, and had to send them back Hopefully the large will fit better.- I recommend this product."
By Valerie.t.emerson
Bluffton, SC
June 20, 2016
"Too large for petites. - I ordered this blouse in the size I normally wear which is Small. This blouse was much too large and unflattering. I purchased it in a coral print which was just ok. I wish Petite sizes were offered as I usually do like the look of the products. Due to SmI would not recommend this product."
By martigoh
May 30, 2016
"Weird fit - This taupe was not a flattering color for me. Fit wise- arm holes too big, body fit tight and too long. I am 5'7" and wear a large and sometimes medium on top. But this did not fit me right.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 20, 2016
"Great Drape-Neck Shell but will order larger size - Normally order M or L (135# 38C) but other reviewers mentioned shell ran slightly large so I ordered M. It fit too snugly across bust and stomach for me - shows all imperfections. I purchased both jet set shell and tunic for a 4 week trip. I could not tak- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 26, 2016
"not a good look on me! - Unfortunately this shirt hangs in an awkward way on my chest, way too loose and the drapes are too large- looks like I forgot a scarf or pin or something...unfortunately returning.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Discovery Bay, California
January 04, 2016
"So happy! - I bought this top with the skirt to match. The skirts, (I have three) are wonderful. They travel so well and fit well. I was lucky to get this on sale!1- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
October 24, 2015
"Jet Set Outfit - Great coordination with the other pieces I bough for a travel wardrobe.- I recommend this product."
By Neakaye
September 18, 2015
"Jet set - The selections in the Jet Set collection are great for coordinating a travel wardrobe. Some of the other collections are boring colors.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 22, 2015
"Love this top! - Very flattering. Nice that there's a weight in the front neckline to maintain the appropriate drape. Very nice fabric. I bought the coral patterned one which looks great with black skirt or pants, and I expect with other colors as well. Very likely will b- I recommend this product."
By dick_gerri
April 23, 2015
"Very small - Ordered similar items, same size. One is loose, the other too tight! I hate when that happens. Used TS size guidelines!I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Brooklyn, NY
April 16, 2015
"unimpressed - This style did not work for me at all. Even the small was too large and one armhole was bigger than the other. I also think it is too long.I would not recommend this product."
By jan
October 24, 2014
"More a tunic than a shell - The fabric and drape are lovely on this top, but watch out for the length. To be fair, the description on the website does say that the length is below the hip. I didn't really notice this--my bad. As a petite person, this one fell to just above my knee,- I recommend this product."
By dmillercounselor
Gainesville, FL
June 03, 2014
"Flattering, excellent quality contruction - I purchased 2--tan and patterned fabric. The design and construction is very flattering. One nice detail is a weight added to the inside of the neckline to help maintain the proper draping. The ruching does flatter the figure. Also note, it is made in U.S- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 06, 2014
"Beautiful - This top is flattering and versatile. Great addition to my work, travel and anytime wardrobe- I recommend this product."
By nadiataran
Washington, DC
May 01, 2014
"Very feminine top - Classic, feminine, and lovely fabric. Will enhance any outfit. I got the brown and found the shade very flattering.Very pleased.- I recommend this product."
By troutbeck
April 14, 2014
"Disappointed, too small - I purchased the whole jet set skirt, jacket, pants, and tunics just before a 3 week business trip to Asia. I purchased size large in everything. All fit very well except for the shell, which I had in 2 colors. I could not take either shell with me, and thI would not recommend this product."