I used to harbor an inexplicable hatred for button-down blouses. Actually, I can explain. I don’t mean the actual blouses themselves, or on other people — I actually would see other people wearing them and be jealous of how good they looked. The problem was when I would try them on myself. Suddenly, my shoulders looked broad, my boobs flattened, and my hips enormous. I continued to try them every once in a while in hopes that I would one day be the type of girl who looked good in them… and now I am! My body didn’t change or anything, I just realized that I was going for the wrong type of shirt. Starchy button-downs still look terrible on my difficult-to-dress figure, but it turns out that a semi-sheer, silky blouse might even be my best look. They don’t fare well for the summertime, which is why I’m turning to the sleeveless variety to carry me through. Click through for 10 stylish, flattering sleeveless blouses perfect for wearing right now!
Lightweight blouses are the perfect garment for spring and summer. They pair equally well with trousers as they do with denim cutoffs, which makes them perfect for warm days at the office or weekend adventures. Click through to check out seven of our favorite breezy styles in a rainbow of colors!
I must admit, I find off-the-shoulder tops a little tricky, as you have to make the choice — bra or no bra? I can safely go with no bra, because I don’t have much in the jumblies department, but larger busted girls either have to go the strapless route (HATE) or embrace having the straps show. The later is why I love this top — the muted charcoal color means that a bra in a bright fun color would almost be like an extra little accessory, rather than a “Oh, oops, look that chick’s BRA is showing”-embarrassment moment. [$75, Jarbo @ Saks Fifth Avenue] Keep reading »
I love going sleeveless during the summer because then I know I won’t get an ugly t-shirt tan. How do guys deal with that anyway? Obviously, we’re against tank tops on dudes, but I realize how unfair that is, given the whole farmer tan business. Well whatever. After the jump we’ve picked out nine sleeveless shirts that we think are cute. Some of them are dirt cheap, others are so expensive only Mariah Carey could afford them. Keep reading »
Eight items that prove eco-friendly clothing doesn’t have to be the kind of stuff you’d wear to play hacky-sack after smoking a doobie. Haha, I just said doobie. (Click the images for more info!) Keep reading »