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I wouldn't dare dream of designing a collection without a classic button-up. It's one of those styles that works in so many different outfits and situations, which is why I think I always come back to it, both in my personal wardrobe and when I'm designing. With the Poppy Top, I tinkered around with several of my old pattern blocks, obsessing over tiny details and intricate measurements to create the ultimate (or close to the ultimate, at the very least) button-up shirt.
The main improvement on this top from previous Margu button-ups is the fit — rather than a straight side seam, the Poppy uses a slightly curved one meant to contour with the natural curves of a person's body. The collar is wider, the button placket narrower, and the armhole more smooth. The shirttail hem is slightly exaggerated (giving a little extra length to tie it up in the front!) but not too much so. If I had to pick one thing to wear all year long from the collection, I think it'd have to be this.
- 100% silk crepe de Chine from China
- Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
- Semi-fitted button-front shirt
- Shirttail hem
- Classic pointed collar
- Measures 21.25" long from shoulder on the side, 24.5" in the back
- Hand wash cold, line dry, warm iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)
This top is made of silk crepe de Chine from China. It is a heavier weight of silk (16.5mm) that has been stone washed to give it a perfectly matte and slightly nubby look. When I first laid eyes and hands on this silk, I knew it was the one — never before had I seen and felt something so amazingly luxe with perfect drape.
I hand-dyed this silk using acid dyes; this particular color is a lively sage green that pairs well with cream and navy.
In addition to the fabric, this top uses silk thread, six vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, organic cotton interfacing, and organic cotton labels.
Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.
The Poppy is most fitted in the bust, so use your bust measurement when determining your size. This style runs true to size, but if your bust measurement falls in between sizes, I recommend sizing up to avoid any gaping in the front.
Anna is wearing a size 4 and is 5'8" with a 33" bust, 27" waist, and 42" hip.