Cate technical shirt - navy

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Restocking late September

Cate is our best-selling shirt for lots of very good reasons. Mostly, there's finally a button down shirt that works for your bust AND your hips. I don't know about you but I do struggle to find button-down shirt styles that work for both my bust and my hips. The Cate technical shirt does both. Thanks to its fabrication and shape, it drapes beautifully to create a look that is as much at home at the office as it is for weekends worked back with denim.

This style also comes with so much styling versatility. You can knot her low or high depending on the look or tummy coverage you're going for. You can also wear it buttoned all the way through and left out over leggings. Layer a knit on top when the weather is cooler. You can also wrap the ends around your waist towards your back. Tie at the back or tuck into your jeans or skirt.  

Click the Fit tab for our each of our model's sizing details. If in doubt or between sizes, size down.

What is technical fabric? Click here to find out.

Also available in peach (limited edition), black and white Once you've tried one, you'll want them all.

Made in Australia.

How you style the Cate is totally up to you. There are so many different combinations possible. Me? I like to roll up the sleeves to balance out proportions and loosely tie the hem to just below my waist. 

You could leave the shirt completely unbuttoned and wear as a duster jacket. You could wear it tucked into a pant or skirt. You could double wrap it around your waist. You could tie the waist even higher. You could wear fully buttoned, letting it hang longer over the tummy instead of using the tie. 

It's all totally up to you. 

Please check out our Sizing page for tips, general sizing information and photos of each of our models. If you click on your size, the model for that size will show up on your screen.

Below is a chart that shows the sizing of this garment, as measured from seam to seam, from waist to hem or as marked. Grab a tape measure and use it to help guide which size is right for you.

SLEEVE LENGTH6161.56262.56363.56464.5
CB LENGTH77.577.57878.57979.58080.5


These are the measurements of the models at the time these photos were taken

Jasmine (usually size 8) is wearing size 6. She is 158cm tall. Her bra size is currently 12C (90cm); waist 73cm; hips 91cm. 

Bec (usually size 8) is wearing size 8. She is 167cm tall. Her bra size is 12B (87cm); waist 81cm; hip 93cm.

Nikki (usually size 12/14) is wearing size 10. She is 166cm tall. Her bra size is 16C (104cm); waist 91cm; hip 109cm.

Asinate (usually size 18) is wearing size 20. She is 176cm tall. Her bra size is 18DD (118cm); waist 102cm; hip 136cm.

Jess (usually size 20) is wearing size 20. She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 18F (120cm); waist 105 cm; hip 130 cm.


Cold hand wash.  Dry in shade.  Do not soak, wring or bleach.  Do not tumble dry. Cool iron.  Dry cleanable (P).

Let's talk technical - as a fabric. This is a breathable easy-care; easy-wear fabric. You can pop it in the wash in a garment bag and hang out to dry in no time at all. I hang mine on hangers and find it needs very little in the ironing department, if any at all. Technical fabrics are ideal for travel as they are super light and take up next to no space in your suitcase.   

Styling You The Label is available in sizes 6-20. We're a label cut on a curvy size 12 and then sized up and down from there, so whether you're a size 6 or 20, our designs are cut to accommodate the curves of your bust, hips and tummy. This might make our pieces seem generous but that's because most labels are cut on a non-curvy size 6 or 8, which doesn't necessarily allow for a comfortable fit for most women.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to work out what size you are in Styling You The Label. That's why we photographed our pieces on each size we're stocking. We've also included each model's measurements as well as each garment's measurements on each product listing.

Click the Fit tab on each product to get specific details about what each of our model is wearing and whether she's size up, down or stayed in her regular size. If your measurements match hers then you'll have a better understanding of your size in that garment.

Whenever you're shopping for clothes online, it's a good idea to keep your tape measure handy and have your own measurements written down somewhere (maybe in the Notes on your phone) so you can easily look them up and compare them with that listed on our product pages. 

We're here to help you have the best online shopping experience you've ever had. Email, call, message or chat with us and we'll respond during business hours (8am-3pm, Monday-Friday).


Our models

Jasmine our size 6 model

Jasmine (usually wears size 6 in SYTL). She is 158cm tall. Her bra size is 12C (88cm); waist 75cm; hips 92cm.

Lisa our size 6 and 8 model wearing our Cate technical shirt in white sitting in her wheelchair

Lisa (usually wears size 6 in SYTL). She is 177cm tall. Her bra size is 12B (86cm); waist 77cm; hips 91cm.

Kim our size 8 models wearing our Cate technical shirt in black. She is standing front of a window smiling towards the camera.

Kim (usually wears size 8 in SYTL). She is 164cm tall. Her bra size is 14C (89cm); waist 75cm; hips 87cm.

Bec our size 8 model wearing our Felicity blouse in white. She is smiling towards the camera with one hand posed close to her chin.

Bec (usually wears size 8 in SYTL). She is 167cm tall. Her bra size is 12B (87cm); waist 81cm; hips 93cm. 

Sonia wearing our Cate technical shirt in black wrapped around her waist
Sonia (usually wears size 8/10 in SYTL). She is 164cm tall. Her bra size is 14B (84cm); waist 82cm; hips 114cm.

Brooke our size 8/10 model wearing our Felicity blouse in white.

Brooke (usually wears size 8/10 in SYTL). She is 163cm tall. Her bra size is 14D (99cm); waist 79cm, hips 99cm.

Heaven wearing our Tracey white linen shirt

Heaven (usually wears size 10 in SYTL). She is 170cm tall. Her bra size is X (94cm); waist 84cm; hips 107cm.

 Christine wearing our Louisa tee

Christine (usually wears size 10 in SYTL). She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 14C (100cm); waist 88cm; hips 111cm.

Faaiza our size 10 model wearing our Felicity blouse in white.

Faaiza (usually wears size 10 in SYTL). She is 156cm tall. Her bra size is 12GDD (94cm); waist 80cm; hips 104cm.

Karen our size 12 model wearing our Kim technical blouse in black.

Karen (usually wears size 12 in SYTL). She is 161.5cm tall. Her bra size is 12G (107cm); waist 89cm; hips 103cm.

Nikki our size 12 model wearing our Felicity blouse in black

Nikki (usually wears size 12/14 in SYTL). She is 166cm tall. Her bra size is 16C (104cm); waist 95cm; hips 109cm.

Our size 14 model Susan wearing our Cate technical shirt in black

Susan (usually wears size 14 in SYTL). She is 174cm tall. Her bra size is 36D(107cm); waist 98cm; hips 110cm.

Our size 14 model Jayanita wearing our Nicole blouse in navy

Jayanita (usually wears size 14 in SYTL). She is 161cm tall. Her bra size is 16FG (108cm); waist 103cm; hips 108cm.

Our size 14/16 model Stacey wearing our Felicity billow sleeve blouse in white.

Stacey (usually wears size 14 in SYTL). She is 179cm tall. Her bra size is 16DD (110 cm); waist 93cm; hips 117cm.

our size 14/16 model Jan wearing our Felicity blouse in white

Jan (usually wears size 16 in SYTL). She is 171cm tall. Her bra size is 16D (111 cm); waist 104cm; hips 111cm.

Kate Maree wearing our white linen Alycia blouse

Kate (usually wears size 18 in SYTL). She is 174cm tall. Her bra size is 18F (118cm); waist 103cm; hips 130cm.

Jo our size 18 model wearing our Felicity billow sleeve blouse in white.

Jo (usually wears size 18 in SYTL). She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 18F (122cm); waist 107cm; hips 130cm.

Asinate wearing our Felicity technical blouse in black.

Asinate (usually wears size 18 in SYTL). She is 176cm tall. Her bra size is 18DD (118cm); waist 102cm; hips 136cm.

Jess wearing our Felicity billow sleeve blouse in white.

Jess (usually wears size 20 in SYTL). She is 180cm tall. Her bra size is 18E (121cm); waist 108cm; hips 132cm.

Charity in our Kim technical blouse - black

Charity (usually wears a size 20 in SYTL). She is 160cm tall. Her bra size is 22DD (133cm); waist 127cm; hips 135cm.

Please email if you'd like more information about sizing on our garments. 

  • 14-day Returns policy for Australian orders.
  • Only non-discounted items are eligible for a return.
  • FREE return shipping if returning for credit/gift card.
  • $13.50 flat rate return rate for refund requests - a postage label will be supplied to you. We ask that you use this label to ensure your return is tracked. 
  • Returns from different orders need to be returned separately. Separate $13.50 fees will apply for returns from each order if requesting a refund.


We want you to be completely satisfied with your online purchase. If you change your mind for any reason, we'll gladly accept a return of any full priced or sale item subject to the following conditions:

- item/s bought during a discounted promotional period or clearance sale in our Outlet cannot be returned.

- the item/s must be returned within 14 days of receiving. We suggest all items are tried on as soon as they are received to ensure you are able to return items within this timeframe. If your returns request is outside our 14-day window, please check out our Buy Swap and Sell Facebook page where you can sell your item/s.

- item/s must be returned in original condition, unworn, unaltered, unwashed and with their tags attached. If a returned item is found to have odours or stains on it, we will only refund less a dry-cleaning fee of $20 per item. If the item is completely unsellable we will not refund at all.

- if you have received a gift with purchase during a promotion, the gift must also be returned otherwise the value of the gift will be deducted from your refund. 

Please note, should we identify unreasonable patterns of returns or purchase, or use of garments for the creation of content for personal or professional gains, we may restrict or refuse future orders. 

Do I have to pay for shipping of my return?

For Australian orders, returns are free if you choose to return for store credit/gift card. You'll be supplied with an Australia Post label to affix to your parcel (retain your original packaging to re-use). 

If you would prefer to return for a refund, we retain $13.50 from your refund to cover the Australia Post shipping label generated for you. This option ensures your package is trackable and we are able to cover your return should it be lost in transit.

For International returns, you will be responsible for shipping and handling charges to return any unwanted items. If the package does not reach us safely we will not be able to complete the refund, we recommend sending via a traceable method for peace of mind and to retain proof of postage until you have received confirmation that your return has been processed. Please email for the return shipping address.

In case of a parcel being rejected at customs due to change of mind, we reserve the right to withhold duties and taxes incurred from your refund once it has been returned to us. Please note, these are treated as return to sender parcels which are considered low priority by the courier and can take up to three (3) months to arrive back at our warehouse.

Please note: Subject to our obligations under the Australian Consumer Law or similar legislation, international returns cannot be accepted where the value of the items being returned in one shipment is over $1000. Please ship the items separately as we are not responsible to pay duties to receive the goods. If there is a charge it may be deducted from your final refund.

How will I be refunded?

Upon receipt of the items, they will undergo a quality review and once once cleared, you will receive a refund or credit note for the purchase price (excluding original shipping cost and any return handling costs payable) directly to the original method of payment used for purchase. If you paid with a gift card, you will be refunded to that same gift card and will be able to re-use the original unique code towards your next purchase.

We endeavour to process refunds as soon as they are received but please allow up to five (5) business days for returns to be processed. You will receive an email notification of the status of your refund once finalised. 

Can I exchange and item?

Due to the limited nature of our collections, we do not offer exchanges. If you would like a different size or alternative item, we recommend purchasing the new item and following the returns process for the original item.

What if my item is faulty or I receive an item I didn't order?

We're very sorry if an item you received is not in perfect condition, or one that you didn't order! Please email and we can resolve this for you as soon as possible.

We will meet our obligations under the Australian Consumer Law or similar legislation which may include replacing the item if the stock is available or providing a refund upon receipt of the item back at our warehouse.  

Please note, we have a three month warranty period on all of our pieces, excluding fair wear and tear.


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