Styling You The Label
Cate technical shirt
Our best-selling shirt is now available in a gorgeous dark French navy. If you're keen to get either black or white and it's not available in your style, hit the "email me when back in stock" button. They'll be re-stocked very soon!
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.
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 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.
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.
Available in navy (NEW) black (re-stock coming soon), white (re-stock coming soon) and sage. Once you've tried one, you'll want them all!
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.
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.
Bec (usually size 8) is wearing size 8. She is 167cm tall. Her bra size is 12B (86cm); waist 80cm; hip 94cm.
Jasmine is (usually size 8-10 and is currently 7 months pregnant) is wearing size 10. She is 158cm tall. Her bra size is currently 12D (99cm); waist (what waist? she said!) 98cm; hip 105cm.
Karen (usually size 12) is wearing size 12. She is 161.5cm tall. Her bra size is 12G (102cm); waist 83cm; hip 100cm.
Nikki (usually size 14) is wearing size 14. She is 166cm tall. Her bra size is 16D (109cm); waist 99cm; hip 115cm.
Stacey (usually size 16) is wearing size 16. She is 179cm tall. Her bra size is 16DD (107cm); waist 96cm; hip 119cm.
Jess (usually size 18-20) is wearing size 18. She is 180cm tall. Her bra size is 38F (111cm); waist 94cm; hip 125cm.
Made in Australia.
100% TECHNICAL POLYESTER.
Cold hand wash. Dry in shade. Do not soak, wring or bleach. Do not tumble dry. Cool iron. Dry cleanable (P).