Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Smitten NYC Clothing Review

Inspired by 1940’s romantic comic books, Smitten NYC Clothing combines retro details with modern cuts to create a feminine, chic, trendy clothing line for today’s stylish woman. Smitten Clothing is driven by the idea to help everywoman feel “Smitten” which is why they offer fabulous clothing pieces such as cardigan sweaters, flattering dresses, casual trendy shirts, cute dressy tops, and sleeveless tank tops.

Smitten has a generous selection of classic tank tops with a high-end designer feel to them. Summer is the idea season to wear tank tops, but here in Texas, they are worn all year round. Keeping this in mind, I wanted something that I would enjoy wearing throughout the year. After several fun hours of shopping and contemplating, I decided on the Tank with Cartoon Detail.

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The Cartoon Detail Tank features a deep scoopneck in front, and mid scoop in back. It is made with beautiful stitching detail along the arm line as well as double stitching at the hemline. The hemline includes a wide band with a small slit on each side. The bust area features a pocket on the left side with the whimsical detail of two comic characters sharing a passionate kiss.


From first glance, you will only see the top of the (comic) man’s head. Once you pull the pocket outwards, the romantic kiss is revealed. The photo shown above resembles the pocket’s comic book detail, only without the “Smitten” thought bubble.

This white tank top is made from 100% cotton and is undeniably the softest tank top I have ever worn. The material is much more lightweight compared to a traditional cotton t-shirt. If I hadn’t read the label, I would not believe this tank was made from cotton. It feels more like a delicate silk or rayon/wool blend. The care instructions are easy to follow: hand wash, lay flat to dry. This tank top is very well made and looks brand new after several washes. comic-shirt-pocket-detail-smitten

Subtle, clever stitching gives this shirt the appearance of an expensive sweater rather than a plain tank top.The Tank with Cartoon Detail can be worn casually with shorts, jeans, or capris and flip flops throughout the warmer months. Yet,this tank proves its versatility when paired with a nice pair of denim jeans, leggings, or dress pants and  blazer for a polished, dressed up, sophisticated look through the cooler months. I could not have made a better selection! This tank provides everything I was looking for.

There is a bit of sheerness to this top, allowing the skin tones to be exposed. If you would like to appear modest, pairing a camisole is a quick and easy resolution. I actually found this to be a great feature, as it only adds to its versatility. In respect to sizing, it appears Smitten NYC clothing may run large. Normally, I require an X-Large, but their available clothing sizes are X-Small-Large. I chose large and it fits me perfectly. I was not able to locate a sizing chart, but Smitten will respond to any questions via email or telephone.

Smitten’s website is super easy to navigate and it took me no time at all to fall in love with their beautiful collection of vintage inspired clothing. Once you see their latest styles, you will understand why I had such a hard time choosing just one item. Here are a few items on my wish list:

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When you shop at Smitten NYC, you can expect to find the hottest “dressed to kill” styles. I admire the fact that they are able to offer sexy, unique clothing, while remaining modest and comfortable at the same time. Smitten exceeded my every expectation. From their lightening fast shipping, to their high-quality, I feel completely confident shopping with Smitten in the future.


BUY IT: The Tank with Cartoon Detail comes in ivory (white) and is available in sizes X-small, small, medium, and large. Retail: $93.00.

WHERE TO BUY: Smitten NYC can be found in 400 specialty stores, major department stores, top line retail stores, or conveniently purchased at the Smitten NYC online website. To locate an online retailer or local retailer, you may use

WIN IT: Smitten NYC has generously offered to provide one lucky reader with the item of their choice up to $100. Enter the Smitten Giveaway here.

Disclaimer: The Tank with Cartoon Detail was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation for my review. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.



  1. I think that tank is adorable I never even really noticed the picture in the pocket until you pointed it out.

  2. This is a great review! I feel the same way you do when I buy clothes -- I want to invest in good quality items that I can wear year round. Even though Smitten NYC seems expensive, your review has really made me consider them as a great place to find good quality clothes!

  3. I agree, their website is super easy to navigate! Also, they have good pictures of their items, making it easy to see what you are really getting.
    I like that they are available by phone to answer questions..I prefer talking to a person rather than looking at a size chart or faq list to find the answer to my question.

    Also, good to know about the sizing..thanks!

    nesamarie at gmail dot com

  4. This is a great review!
    I love the detailing of the pocket on the tank top.

  5. I love all of their clothes! I keep overlooking some of their small details, like the pocket detail. I wish they had denim though!

  6. I really love the flowy fabric tops - they're so breezy and perfect for summer!

  7. That is the perfect little black dress you picked out! I love how it's simple yet it has the detailing with the ruching . You could totally dress it up or down with the right accessories.

  8. Never knew that Smitten NYC was inspired by 1940’s romantic comic books. I love the added details to their clothes.

  9. I love the vests and cardigans!
    great review:)

  10. I have entered a few giveaways for Smitten, with no luck, but I've looked through their clothing and there are so many unique things that I would just love to wear, especially the Draping Dress!

  11. such a thorough review! have never heard of this brand before, will pay more attention from now on!

  12. The reviews are very well written and truly helps to describe the product. Ever since subscribing to Review Retreat I've been introduced to so many new products and brands that I had never heard of. Keep up with the great reviews!

  13. That tank is really cute! I like the little surprise graphic hiding in the pocket :)

    I've never heard of Smitten before, but they actually have some really nice stuff!

  14. I am a fifty-ish woman who still likes to wear trendy clothing. These sweaters and tops would be flattering on young women and more mature women.
    dancejamboree at gmail dot com


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