I know. I am not the type of person you’d expect to shop at Reformation. The company’s sexy ’70s vibe is very much not the unsexy librarian look I have going on most of the time.
But, I really wanted a black, stretchy mock neck top, and this one from Anthropologie was just way too tight. And, as it turns out, Reformation had a similar model, the Beechmont Top, in a variety of colors.
The sleeves on the Beechmont are a bit longer than the Anthro model, as you can see. It also has a seam running up and down the back, while Anthro’s version was seamless. Small details, people.
Since part of Reformation’s deal is producing fashionable clothing that’s also somewhat eco-friendly (a lot of their garments are made from dead-stock fabric or upcycled vintage), the Beechmont is made out of Tencel, which is less resource intensive to produce compared to cotton or synthetics and less wasteful. According to the company, the mill that produces the Tencel fabric uses a closed-loop system, meaning it reuses water and chemicals during production. On top of being made from a less-environmentally damaging fabric, the top is also produced in a factory in LA.
The black top I wanted was sold out in sizes Small and Medium. Rather than take my chances on a wait list, I got the large. It’s a touch roomy at the shoulders, but all in all, exactly what I wanted.
Just to see how the medium would fit compared to a large, I also ordered the top in the “Olivine” color.
This one didn’t work out so well for me. The color wasn’t all that great on my skin tone, and the top was tight enough that you could see the outline of my bra through it. It wasn’t suffocatingly tight, but I had the sense that I wouldn’t wear it, so it went back.