May 29, 2009
Have you ever wished your V-neck top had a little bit more coverage? Maybe you want to wear it to a place that wouldn't approve of a little cleavage. Or maybe you are a little bit shorter, so what would normally be a V-neck is an extra deep V-neck on you? Second Base fixes these issues. They make a line of camisoles that will give you more coverage while not taking away from the look of your top. They look like larger bras, yet they go over your bra and under your top for a layered look. Right now there are two styles available, one with thick straps and one with thinner straps, and each comes in four sizes and two colors. We think this is a fabulous idea, and we will be looking into buying one or two for ourselves!
May 29, 2009
We adore bright and cheery tops such as the Pleated Silk & Linen Blouse at MaxStudio. There is crinkled textures and silken stripes throughout, vertical pleating down the middle and across the bust, stitch detail at the empire waist and down the front, a scoop neck, a sash that ties at the back, a single button at each cuff, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is made from a silk and linen blend.
May 29, 2009
The Off The Shoulder Pointelle Top certainly doesn't look like a top from Free People, but it is still pretty special. It has a ribbed bottom, pleating at the bodice and back, a scoop neck and back, and pointelle at the elbow length sleeves. This sweater is also available in three colors: pink, blue, and black.
May 28, 2009
Yet another versatile top that you can wear to so many places depending on your bottoms. The Dinner Party Top by Rebecca Taylor has rhinestone and bead detail at the scoop neck and bust, seven hook-and-eye closures at the front, ruching at the bottm hem, and elbow-length dolman sleeves. It is also 100% silk. Pair with a skirt to dress it up or with shorts to dress it down, it look fabulous either way!
May 28, 2009
The Leticia Top by Velvet stands out because it has some fine embellishment but we appreciate how understated it is. There is a cowl neck, draping at the front, contrast beaded banding at the shoulders, ruching at the sides, and an unfinished edge at the elbow-length flutter sleeves. It is available in black and sand.
The Beaded Vines Halter Tunic by Free People is unusual enough that you'll catch everyone's eye. There is a vine print and inverted pleat on the front, metallic crochet at the neck with beads and stitching detail, smocking at the back, tie behind the neck, and a skirted bottom hem. It is available in three colors: wine, blue, and ivory.
May 27, 2009
The White Rugby Stripe Tank by Splendid is fun because it combines two of our favorite types of shirts. There are stripes throughout, solid banding at the scoop neck and square back, three buttons at the front, voile banding at the placket, and one inch straps. It is also semi-sheer.
The cute and feminine Dip Dye Knotty Tank by Free People will keep you cool this summer without forgoing style. There is fold over detail and stitching at the neckline, a double layered bottom hem, an elasticized empire waist, twisted fabric at the bust, smocking at the back, and crocheted straps with button and sequin embellishment that cross at the back. It is available in three colors: taupe, yellow, and midnight.
May 26, 2009
Cotton gauze tops like the Gauze Top by Splendid are a perfect look for summer. This one has ruching and crocheted banding at the V-neck and back and two inch straps. It comes in three colors too: emerald, white, and black.
The Sheer Apricot Camisole by Filippa K is perfect for hiding your stomach if it's an issue area for you because it has such a loose body. There's also a scoop neck, tonal stitching throughout, ruching at the neck, and a raw edge at the bottom hem. It has a lining as well.
May 25, 2009
We love trench coats but have never loved the length on us. The Valmia Jacket by Theory is perfect because it's only 20 inches long. It has a box pleat at the back with a single button, four buttons at the front, diagonal welt pockets, wide lapels, button tab detail at the shoulders, and long sleeves. It's also unlined, so it's perfect for in between weather.
The asymmetrical tiers throughout the front of the Laser Cut Tiered Camisole by Vince make it quite unique. Ther eis also unfinished edges at the tiers, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a lining. It is made from a stretchy silk and available in beetroot and black.
If you still haven't bought a tie dyed shirt for the summer, check out the Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt by Prps. This tee has twisted banding at the scoop neck, bottom hem, and cuffs and short sleeves. It comes in two colors: purple sage and old rose. Pair with your favorite jeans for a current and casual look.
May 23, 2009
The Faye Shirred Tank by Joie has a bold print, but if you want to be seen, it's a great top to wear. There is shirring at the scoop neck and back and one inch straps. It's a simple tank with an exciting print.
May 22, 2009
The Cap Sleeved Tee at MaxStudio is so lovely because it's versatile. Wear it with a pair of jean shorts or with your favorite suit. There is a horseshoe neckline with chain stitching at the neck, shirring at the waist, and cap sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
Ten Bills is a t-shirt company run by music and art lovers that sells $10 tees. The company has been around for a while, but they've only recently started selling women's sizes as well. They use water based screen printing for their designs which results in a soft print. Add in the soft tee, and you have quite a comfortable shirt! With great designs and even better prices, Ten Bills is a company you want to remember!
The Graceful Drape Cami by Free People is interesting because it looks like either an animal print or just an usual print depending on the color you choose. It has a ruched neckline, ruched back, and printed woven adjustable straps that cross at the back. It is available in red, grey, and chamois.
May 21, 2009
The Bekher Top by IRO is special because of it's adorable heart pattern throughout. There is smocking at the scoop neck, a thick pintuck at the bottom hem and cuffs, short raglan sleeves, and a voile lining. It is also 100% silk.
It's hard to find a tee that looks more comfortable than the We The Free Double V Tunic Tee by Free People. This top has a print design by the split V-neck, a tie at the open back with metal grommet detail, cuffed elbow length sleeves with open shoulders, and a banded bottom. It is available in teal and mustard.
May 20, 2009
The So Fine Drape Front Tunic by Only Hearts is simple and cute, and we like it because it's extra long at 28 inches. There is ruching at the scoop neck and back and spaghetti straps. It is available in two colors: white and pebble.
We adore the floral print on the Tucson Blossoms Tunic by Free People. There is crossover detail at the bust, a sash tie at the back, smocking at the back, an empire waist, elasticized neckline, a raw edge at the bottomhem, boning at the sides, and adjustable and removable straps. The bodice is lined, and it is available in French blue and charcoal.
May 19, 2009
Lots of new tees this week. First up is the pretty Love of Music at tFuse.
I'm a Hot Tee is closing any day now, so get over there and buy your favorites before it's too late! All tees are 33% off.
New designs at Threadless include Let's Get Physical, Magic Mushrooms, Supervision, and the reprint Homework Evidence.
If you are a Geek and proud, you can now wear I am a Geek at Nerdy Shirts.
Red Prairie has come out with a cute new tunic, Folk Garden. It's also available in espresso.
We like the positive message of the new Ban T-Shirts tee Creativity.
Finally, over at Busted Tees, our favorites are Mad Props and I Shot the Deputy.
We love the combination of laid back and girly that the Kendra Lace Top by Joie gives us. Ther eis ruffle trim at the scoop neck, crocheted banding and ruching at the yoke, an unfinished edge at the arm openings, and three inch straps. It is also lined and available in orchid taupe and bloom.
The Open Ribbed Cardigan by MLH stands apart from other open cardigans because of it's metallic and print stripes throughout. It also has an asymmetrical bottom hem, a shawl collar, and long sleeves. It is semi-sheer as well.
May 18, 2009
The Piper Top by Rachel Pally looks comfortable and quite forgiving, making it perfect for covering up one of the most common trouble areas. There is ruching at the scoop neck, gathered elastic banding at the bottom hem, a built-in shelf bra, and spaghetti straps. Besides hibiscus stripe, it is also available in kumquat.
The Navajo Hooded Sweater by Free People is the perfect thing to throw on when sitting at a camp fire after the sun sets. There is a V-neck, inside-out intarsia pattern throughout, cable-knit banding at the edges, pouch pocket at the front, and 3/4 length bell sleeves. It also has a hood as the name implies.
The Twisted Shimmer Tube by Free People is pretty and flattering as well as being available in four colors so you're bound to find out that best suits you. The body has metallic detailing and is made from a crinkly material, and there is twist detail on the bust, smocking at the back with a large keyhole, boning at the sides, and ribbon halter ties. It comes in black, berry, and teal.
May 15, 2009
It's hard to see the details of the Contrast Piped Blouse by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent from the picture, but this top has metallic pinstriping throughout. There is contrasting print banding at the split V-neck and yoke, ruching at the yoke and shoulders, and short sleeves. It is also sheer.
We adore the bright paisley print of the Sexy Floral Halter by Free People. There is a raw edge at the bottom hem, ruching at the bust, knotting at the halter ties, boning at the sides, and a lined bodice. It's also extra long, measuring 21 inches from the top hem.
May 14, 2009
You don't see too many owl necked tops this time of year, but here is one. The Cowl Neck Blouse by Vince has a cowl neck, gathered elastic banding at the bottom hem, and no sleeves. It is also lined and made from a stretchy silk.
The Lisa Lace Top by Joie has a bit of a bohemian feeling to it. There is ruffle trim, ruching, and tasseled tie at the split V-neck, crocheted banding throughout, eight buttons down the front, an unfinished edge and tasseled drawstring tie at the cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It's also sheer. We think it's perfect for those extra hot days this summer.
May 13, 2009
We really like how the Ezmeralda Top by Diane von Furstenberg has a necklace design on it, so you don't have to worry about that accessory if you don't want to. There is beading and mini eyelet detail at the scoop neck, bototm hem, and arm openings, gathered elastic banding at the waist, three buttons at the shoulders, no sleeves, and an attached camisole lining. It is also 100% silk.
We think the Knot Tie Camisole by Robert Rodriguez is stunning. It has knot detail at the bust, asymmetrical fold-over banding at the top hem, and 3/4 inch straps that stem from the knot. It's not too busy, and it's unusual and interesting and will stand out amongst all the other tops your friends are wearing.
May 12, 2009
The Cutie Cropped Camisole by Free People is a printed ribbed jersey top with lace trim at the top hem, a scoop neck, gathered elastic banding at the waist, vertical lace banding at the front, surged edge at the bottom hem, and adjustable spaghetti straps that cross at the back. There is also a lining. We think it certainly lives up to its name, it is really an adorable tank.
The Drape Shoulder Top by Vince is pretty simple, but it's a pretty top that you could wear with jeans or a nice skirt, alone or under a jacket. It has a slight cowl neck and back, pleating at the left shoulder, and no sleeves. It is also available in black and beetroot.
May 11, 2009
We love the casual and comfortable look of the Antigua Tunic by Ella Moss. But best of all, it's pretty too! There is a smocked collar, split V-neck with a tie, ruching behind the neck, 3/4 raglan sleeves, and blue embroidered banding down the front and around the bottom hem. It is sheer and make from a cotton and silk blend.
We love sweet and innocent blouses such as the Cap Sleeve Top with Eyelet Detail by Nieves Lavi. It has a V-neck, three buttons at the front, ruching at the empire waist, scalloped edge at the eyelet hem, smocked elastic insets at the back, darting at the bust, and short flutter sleeves. It's a great top for meeting the parents or a first date.
May 8, 2009
The Pleated Shell at MaxStudio works great alone or under a jacket, so you can take it from day to night quite easily. There are origami pleats across the square neckline, contrast embroidery at the neck, an empire waist, seam detail and ruching at the back, and thick straps. It is semi-sheer and available in pink and black.
It's hard to find a print more summery than that of the Hawaiian Stripe Tube by Free People. This tube top has pintucking at the sweetheart neckline, smocking at the back and sides, a hook and eye closure at the bust, and side pockets.The front of the bodice is also lined. We think the floral print on stripes is fun and perfect for a BBQ!
May 7, 2009
Lace can look old fashioned, but in the case of the All Over Lace Top by Gold Hawk, it is pretty and feminine. This lace blouse has ruching at the scoop neck and scoop back, a scalloped edge at the bottom hem, an unfinished scalloped edge at the cuffs, and tiers at the short raglan sleeves. It is also sheer, so make sure you have something underneath it to wear!
Looking for an extra long top? We like the Deep V Dancer Top by Free People. It falls below the hip so it's great with a pair of skinny jeans. This halter has elastic banding at the empire waist, smocking at the back, metallic insets on the waist and sides, ruching at the waist, and long straps that tie behind the neck. The bust is fully lined, and it is available in blue and pink.
May 6, 2009
We like how the Oahu Ruffle Top by Ella Moss is a Hawaiian type of print but in black and white. This blouse has a scoop neck with a tie and a large ruffle that goes all around the neck. If you like this top but would prefer some color, it's also available in splash.
This spring there are so many prints we adore, it's hard to choose our favorites. The Cinzia Top by Velvet has an ethnic looking print on a bohemian style top. There is ruching and tie detail at the scoop neck, six buttons at the front, shirttail hem, gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and elbow length raglan sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
May 5, 2009
Here's something that is bohemian and looks extra comfy. The Poets Society Gauze Top by Free People is a woven gauze top with embroidery at the scoop neck, unfinished edges throughout, and 3/4 length sleeves with elastic banding. It is tie dyed and available in teal and white.
May 4, 2009
From the front the Carina Top by Velvet looks like many other tanks with a scoop neck with ruching. But at the back the straps come together to a T with rope detail before parting again in an inverted V and attaching to the body of the tank. There is also ruching at the back. It is available in four colors: jellybean, candyfloss, azure, and sweetheart.
Here is a breezy top for those extra hot days. The Noelle Top by Velvet has gathering at the neck with a tie, gathering at the back, lace at the arm holes, spaghetti straps, and a loose body. The purple and white floral print is very current and sweet looking.
May 3, 2009
The sexy yet comfortable Charlize Top by Joie would be a great match with your favorite pair of blue jeans. There is a deep V-neck with a tie, smocked elastic banding at the top and bottom hems, and 3/4 length sleeves with elastic. We adore the floral print, it's so girly!
May 2, 2009
The print of the Tenty Camisole by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is flirty and fun, and we love the color combinations. There is ruching at the scoop neck and scoop back and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is semi-sheer, long at 28 inches, and made from a cotton and silk blend.
May 1, 2009
Jac is a boutique in Atlanta that has loads of great clothes. Lucky for us all, they also have a website! They stick to the things that they love instead of what the latest trends are, and we appreciate that they do so. There are a lot of cute tops, dresses, and more, and they also sell clothes for men, baby items, shoes, and more. Best part about them is that they've given Shirt Snob readers an exclusive code! Get 20% off your entire order with the code shirtsnob09 today through May 15.
The Hanley Plaid Shirt by Mike & Chris is different than other plaid shirts out right now because it's a smaller and more subtle print, a little less garish. There are six buttons down the front, a fold-over collar, patch pocket at the bust, seam detail at the yoke, shirttail hem, short sleeves, and two buttons at the cuffs. We love almost all plaids, and this one certainly is a favorite of ours.
The month of April brought us a ton of adorable spring tops! Here is a quick look back at all our lovely finds:
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