Beth February 11, It is indeed good to stay away from the fitted style if you are a pear shape. Signing up helps us gauge interest in the project, and we promise not to blast your email more than once a week at most. A few older articles may be of particular interest in this discussion:
The easiest way any woman can look great without really trying? Invest in a versatile white blouse. I have said that black has it all. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony. Instead of thinking of a white shirt as a limiting, boring piece, consider it a blank canvas on which you can create your own personal style.
Not sure where to begin? Let these six stylish women—who range from the creator of cult skin care line Rodin Olio Lusso, to a millennial yoga instructor, to a photographer and mother of twins—show you the way.
They each picked a slightly different variation on the closet staple, and then showed us, in six very different ways, how they would style white shirts for women and work them into their own wardrobes. Being creative comes very naturally to the interior stylist and the founder of the online magazine Billie. A tailored white button down has true range. In doing our research for the best white button-down shirt that you can wear anytime and look completely pulled together, we realized that no one shirt is made the same.
Perhaps you need a slim, sharp shirt to wear under a blazer at work. Thanks to the longer length of this button-down, you can wear it with leggings. The drop shoulder silhouette makes this a super comfy option with a unique silhouette. Those living in hot, hot climates will be thrilled to add this incredibly soft and lightweight button-down to their casual wardrobe arsenal.
When it comes to classic cuts, it's all in the details. We love the partially hidden button closure on the upper portion of the shirt. This slim cut button-down is the one you'll reach for when you need to wear something under a blazer or sweater. This is perfect to wear for work.
The fabric is stretchy and allows me to move. Neither super slim cut nor oversized, this Oxford is somewhere that's perfectly in the middle. Because it doesn't commit to any extreme silhouette, this is one button-down that will never go out of style. I saved almost dollars. It is light and comfortable but tailored enough to be work appropriate. I wore a school uniform for 7 years — button down shirts just scream ugly uniform to me.
To get around this, I love popover blouses buttons only half way. I find they also fit my giant boobs better, the cut is more forgiving. No uniform history here, but I agree re: My company has gone to jeans full time.
I have found some of the more fitted tunic tops from Johnny Was really flattering and so cute with a slimmer jean or ankle length jean and flats or sandals of any height.
A little expensive but very well made. After 12 years of catholic school with button down blouses and dress shirts, I have no oxfords and no ironing rules. Express has had some great popover blouses that I have had altered to close keyholes and bring up the neckline.
I have some that fit but the collars always seem to pop up and rub against my chin getting makeup on them. Not really a fan. Has anyone tried Mira Dry? I just hate the way button-downs look. Really, not a fan. Silky blouses all the way. They have a nice tailored but not too tight shape, enough room in the shoulders to move around comfortably, and they never gape at the chest. It was totally distracting.
I am a 32DD, I have accepted that traditional button downs are just not going to work for me. I sewed it together between a couple of the buttons where gaping normally happens and pull it over my head.
Right now I have a few from Banana Republic. They get stinky and discolored after a few wears. They look awful on people with any kind of cleavage at all and I have a lot. Highly recommend you shop abroad from British shirtmakers. TMLewin and Hawes and Curtis are the way to go. They also carry cusp sizes up to 18 and have really lovely silk shirts too.
How have I never heard of this place. Pricing but I wants me some rainbow plackets immediately! Unless it is hot, I nearly always wear a button down shirt under suits.
In doing our research for the best white button-down shirt that you can wear anytime and look completely pulled together, we realized that no one shirt is made the same. Perhaps you need a slim, sharp shirt to wear under a blazer at work. Perfect is just the word for it—a white shirt goes effortlessly with any ensemble, whether dressed down with denim, or up with a ball skirt a la the designer Carolina Herrera’s most famous look. Instead of thinking of a white shirt as a limiting, boring piece, consider it a blank canvas on which you can create your own personal style. Varying cuts, fabrics, and design details give them totally distinct vibes. To me, it's like saying that a dress and pants are perfectly interchangeable. I don't think so. To that end, I've scoured the market (and have been doing so for years) to bring you the best of the best.