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Microfiber Tunic

Item 620472

Microfiber Tunic: This ultra-soft tunic has effortless pullover style with an open placket, 3/4-length sleeves and a box pleat under the back yoke. Curved hem has side slits.
  • Polyester
  • Machine wash; can be drip-dried overnight
  • Imported
  • Falls below the hip
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:
By djhovey
September 15, 2016
"Wanted to love it - The color was true to the photograph. There is something not right about the fit. While the proportions appear to be right the garment simply does not fall least on my frame. I am 5-6" 122 pounds. It is going back.I would not recommend this product."
By jan.penland
Arlington TX
April 22, 2016
"Runs small - I love this top, but it's so snug it's hard to get it on and off. The sleeves girth is especially tight. Unfortunately, I ordered it on sale so don't think I can exchange it. Guess I'll just have to lose some more weight!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 17, 2016
"Microfiber Tunic - Ordered the hibiscus color thinking it would be a dark cherry red but more of a dark coral color., the length is really long on me in the back (I'm only 5'2" tall) but I'm thinking I still might keep it because I really like the quality and the fit everyw- I recommend this product."
By hilesp
April 09, 2016
"Wonderful - I LOVE THIS SHIRT! I have it in the light green and royal blue. It does not need ironing and I am a person that always iron things. Can't wait to wear them on my cruise!- I recommend this product."
By tnbobkat
April 05, 2016
"Love this tunic! - Love the fit, color, and fabric of this tunic. Ordered 2 more in other colors. Think it will pack well and be great for travel.- I recommend this product."
By patkinsn
April 01, 2016
"Pretty, but.... - This is a nice top. I really like the style but even in XL the sleeves are snug and the button cuffs are just uncomfortable. I plan on doing a little alteration since the body of the shirt is fine. I do think it runs slightly smaller than expected.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Hamilton, MT
April 01, 2016
"Lovely fabric and color - I wasn't disappointed. The teal color is lovely and I love the microfiber fabric. This is going to get a lot of wear!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Houston, TX
March 18, 2016
"Microfiber Top - Light, wrinkle resistant, great color. This top will go from casual to formal with the change of jewelry. Fit is great and packs like a dream.- I recommend this product."
By olimpia237
March 11, 2016
"Cuffs too tight - Beautiful material and color. However the cuffs were so tight that they made the whole tunic feel uncomfortable. Sent back for refund.- I recommend this product."
By RDanRoach
Scottsdale AZ
March 11, 2016
"this is my 3rd - Guess I like this tunic's my third and I have another on back order. The weight of this microfiber top is light enough to layer under a sweater but also dressy enough to wear alone. There is no "see through" even in the lightest colors. The cut a- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 03, 2016
"Fits well, washes well. i ordered another one in a different color.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Nashville, TN
February 19, 2016
"Tunic - Too small across back. Not comfortable. Returned it.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Murphy, NC
January 29, 2016
"Beautiful shirt! - This shirt wears great washes great, I love it. If I could afford it I would buy one in every color. I had listen to the other reviews and bought a large instead of a medium and it fits perfect.- I recommend this product."
By jacirapaolino
South Florida
July 27, 2015
"Tight cuffs! - Everything else fit as expected, except the cuffs! They were so tight on my forearms (and my forearms are normal!) that I couldn't keep this shirt. I had to return it. Very disappointed.I would not recommend this product."
By lynne1martin
June 22, 2015
"Great Shirt! - I adore this top and have it in two colors. It's crisp and so easy to care for. The lines are flattering and the colors are great!Thanks, TravelSmith, for another go-to item!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
June 11, 2015
"Perfect travel shirt - I purchased this shirt in a large - I love it! (I normally wear a size 14 shirt - I am large busted (DD+) and the large fits perfectly). I have washed it several times and it comes out beautifully - no wrinkles. We are taking a month long trip to Europe a- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 06, 2015
"Great disappointment - I wear an XL or a 1X, much to my dismay, and have had wonderful success with Travel Smith's clothing until this order. I can only hope it was mis-sized, but the top was ridiculously small, and I was very disappointed because I wanted it for a specific datI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 03, 2015
"Excellent Value - Fit was perfect. Fabric seems to be high quality and getting it on sale was a bonus!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 23, 2015
"Great shirt - No wrinkles, fits great. Love it so much I bought three colors!- I recommend this product."
By rosenlr
April 21, 2015
"Love these tops - I bought two of these tops and wish I had more. I really like the material and they will pack easy and not wrinkle. I have received many compliments on these tops.- I recommend this product."
By jgsgw
Tucson AZ
April 15, 2015
"Great shirt - Easy to dress up or down.... nice fabric. Good fit and beautiful color - jade is lovely.- I recommend this product."
By lynne1martin
April 12, 2015
"Excellent top! - What a wonderful weight and style in this easy-going microfiber top. Ordering another one today in another color. Washes beautifully and sheds spots and wrinkles, too!- I recommend this product."
By musement
San Jose, CA
March 31, 2015
"Fabric not very pliable - Tighter than I expected (and I am slim) and fabric not flexible enough for active traveling.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 27, 2015
"Nice Tunic - Nice tunic. I bought 2 - white and tourquoise (lovely color). I wear size 10-12 (M) and while the tunic fits, it is a little snug in the shoulder area as well as the forearms. Nice though - will work well on my trip to Europe.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Rocky Mountains
March 23, 2015
"Practical & Pretty Tunic - Gorgeous pastel turquoise color, quality fabric, and great fit (sz M) make this top a real find.- I recommend this product."
By sarah.e.nunan
March 19, 2015
"Lovely but large - I bought this shirt to travel with this summer. I will be gone for a month and have limited access to a washer and the trip will involve lots of walking. I am pleased with the material. It seems like it will wash out easily in the sink if needed and dry q- I recommend this product."
By Fmenzel
Ft Lauderdale ,FL
March 04, 2015
"Love the Tangerine color - The only reason I didn't give this item the highest grade was that I found the fabric to be a bit "heavy". The color is beautiful, the fit (XL) is perfect, and the lightly sueded texture is lovely. I was a bit surprised because the fabric is thicker than- I recommend this product."
By wolebert
Lake Charles, LA
March 02, 2015
"Shirts - Have not worn or washed yet. Tried on and seems to be true to size. Very comfortable and light weight material.- I recommend this product."
By gigi911
March 01, 2015
"Pretty but ....... - I had tried this beautiful shirt in a larger size (XL) and found it too large. So I was anxious for the back ordered (size L) to arrive. The fabric is lovely--- soft and it came out of the package virtually wrinkle-free. When I tried it on I found it to bI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
North Carolina
February 27, 2015
"Disappointed - I ordered the Small and was disappointed that it was too large and is not made in an XS.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 19, 2015
"Liked the product but ran way too small. Find this true of most of the tops. XL not XL at all- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Southern California
February 19, 2015
"glad I purchased - I really like this shirt. It is flattering and easy to wear. It does not wrinkle easily and I think it will travel well.- I recommend this product."
By business.purcell
Washington DC
February 15, 2015
"Need larger sizes - Please please please make this in larger sizes......XXL and Women's Plus. This is PERFECT for travel and so colorful.Thank you- I recommend this product."
By Aprilfool1937
Gilbert, AZ
February 05, 2015
"Love the tunic - Absolutely love the tunic. I have ordered two different colors and will probably order another one. Good quality and really like the fabric weight.- I recommend this product."
By xkiwi44
Kansas City, MO
January 28, 2015
"Loved this shirt - Love the fabric, the colour Turquoise was exactly what I wanted...unfortunately it was too small, wishing it came in an XXL. Have to return it for that reason only. Well worth the price.- I recommend this product."