Cate technical shirt - black
(Re-stocking August 6)
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.
Proudly 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.
Please note : These are the measurements of the models at the time these photos were taken.
Kim (usually size 8/10) is wearing size 8. She is 164cm tall. Her bra size is 14C (89cm); waist 75cm; hip 87cm.
Sonia (usually size 8/10) is wearing size 10. She is 164cm tall. Her bra size is 14B (84cm); waist 76cm; hip 91cm.
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 12/14) is wearing size 12. She is 166cm tall. Her bra size is 16D (109cm); waist 99cm; hip 115cm.
Susan (usually size 14) is wearing a size 14. She is 174cm tall. Her bra size is 36D (107cm); waist 98cm; hip 110cm.
Stacey (usually size 16) is wearing size 16. She is 179cm tall. Her bra size is 16DD (107cm); waist 96cm; hip 119cm.
Jo (usually size 18) is wearing size 18. She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 16F (110cm); waist 95cm; hip 125cm.
100% TECHNICAL POLYESTER.
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. Read more.
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.
TIP: 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've included at generic size chart below. This is what our patterns have been developed from. Please use this as a guide only and read each individual product listing, which take into account fit/stretch and the shape of the garment, and whether any of our models have sized up or down for a better fit.
Please note: the below chart is different from the charts shown on the individual product pages. Those charts are measurements of the garments themselves (across the body or length from seam to seam).
Our models are mostly wearing the size they'd normally wear; there are a few variations on this but they are included on each product listing. It may not necessarily mean that you size up or down accordingly as it may be because of the shape of the garment and that model's individual size.
Bec (usually size 8). She is 167cm tall. Her bra size is 12B (87cm); waist 81cm; hip 93cm.
Kim (usually size 8/10). She is 164cm tall. Her bra size is 14C (89cm); waist 75cm; hip 87cm.
Jasmine (usually size 8-10 and is 7 months pregnant in our photos). She is 158cm tall. Her bra size is currently 12D (99cm); waist (what waist? she said!) 98cm; hip 105cm.
Lisa (usually size 8/10). She is 177 cm tall. Her bra size is 12B (87 cm); waist 76 cm; hips 85 cm.
Brooke (usually size 10). She is 163cm tall. Her bra size is 14D (99 cm); waist 79.5 cm, hip 96 cm.
Karen (usually size 12). She is 161.5cm tall. Her bra size is 12G (107cm); waist 86 cm; hip 103 cm
Faaiza (usually size 10/12). She is 156cm tall. Her bra size is 12GDD (94cm); waist 80cm; hip 104cm
Nikki (usually size 12/14). She is 166cm tall. Her bra size is 16C (104cm); waist 91 cm; hip 109 cm.
Susan (usually size 14). She is 174cm tall. Her bra size is 36D (107cm); waist 98cm; hip 110cm.
Jayanita (usually size 14). She is 161cm tall. Her bra size is 16F/G (108cm); waist 103cm; hip 108 cm.
Jan (usually size 16). She is 171cm tall. Her bra size is 14D (109 cm); waist 107 cm; hip 114 cm.
Stacey (usually size 16). She is 179cm tall. Her bra size is 16DD (109 cm); waist 95 cm; hip 118 cm.
Jess (usually size 18-20). She is 180cm tall. Her bra size is 38F (111cm); waist 94cm; hip 125cm
Jo (usually size 18). She is 169cm tall. Her bra size is 18F (120cm); waist 105 cm; hip 130 cm.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information about sizing on our garments.