The first thing I noticed about these tops is that they are OPTIC WHITE. Like the whitest white you can imagine, which makes me happy on the inside. Super white. Whiter than mayonnaise and green bean casserole and voting republican.
They're also all unstainable now. They treat their fabrics with some sort of sorcery that makes literally anything rinse right the fuck out, and it makes owning something this damn #ffffff definitely way less scary for those of you raising toddlers who are all the proof you need that we are indeed related to primates.
We'll start with the Mercer top. It's not exactly tunic length, but it is a little bit longer which bodes well for women who want additional coverage, or are taller than me. I'm only 5'3, for reference, and this is a size 00. It does bunch up in a few weird places, but I actually really like this top. It's white and "basic", but it's versatile and interesting enough for me to not feel utterly boring to wear it work events, or to the Temple de Hirsch Sinai in Capitol Hill (I am not Jewish; my son's private school has their graduation ceremony there every year though).
I will probably remove that at some point (as you can see, it is an entirely separate piece, sewn on to be attached to the rest of the top, so easy to remove). THAT definitely did not grow on me. But, I have received a ton of compliments on this shirt, so clearly everyone else is all, "Damn Tracy, those mud flaps are just what your thighs have always needed!" I have a lot of gross jokes that I have refrained from putting here, by the way, that definitely reference the unstainable quality as well. But because I like you, I'm going to NOT mention them. You're welcome.
Overall, I really like the shirts. They are both white but are very different, and I can wear them with so many things I already own. Elizabeth & Clarke rarely disappoints. High quality garments that fit me well, and at a price point that works for a lot of people's budgets. Check them out. And no, I wasn't paid. I have been a customer of theirs for a long time. I paid for all my shirts myself, and get absolutely nothing from them if you do or don't like them. I just personally think they're a great brand/subscription service.