Sunday, July 31, 2011

Subtly Sexy - Day 23

 So, I believe I’ve mentioned before how much I love this shirt. One of the reasons I love it (aside from the color, pattern, shape, and lightness of fabric) is its neckline – this wide almost boat-neck can be centered (like in my other post), or pulled off one shoulder for a slightly sexier look, like so.

I personally love looks that show off the back and shoulder(s) – it’s one reason why I love strapless tops and dresses so much. I feel like it’s a great way to be sexy but still tasteful, and it’s also more subtle than tons of cleavage or a skirt cut up to the ass. I wish I could pull off backless stuff, but sadly that requires some very special types of undergarments that I don’t possess.

Speaking of one-shoulder tops, what do you guys think of showing a bra strap when you wear them? I personally don’t mind, but I try to coordinate it so that the straps are colored and look more like tank top straps. The one in the picture here IS actually a tank top with a similarly colored bra under it. I don’t really like going strapless with one-shoulder tops because (being fairly well-endowed) I get the dreaded saggy-boob, which really isn’t a great look.

As for the rest of this outfit, I really like it – this is one of my favorites so far. I wasn’t sure if I’d like the ruffled skirt with the ruffle-hemmed top – I was afraid there’d be too many ruffles – but I think it ended up pairing nicely. What do you think?


Top: American Eagle
Tank: American Eagle
Belt: Abercrombie and Fitch from Change Clothes Consignment
Skirt: American Eagle
Shoes: American Eagle
Earrings: Change Clothes Consignment

P.S. I'm entering the American Eagle BestShot Contest. I figure I might as well, since I wear their clothes all summer anyway. Vote for me here! Thanks guys!


  1. Yep, I got the no bra one-sidedness myself. and my advice...for making sure there's the bra the same as yours...find a tank top to cover it up, make it match in case it shows!

    I actually have a shirt very, very like yours. it's a completely different color and pattern, but the same cut, AND it's my have inspired me to wear it MANY different ways!

  2. Hooray! This is one of my very favorite tops :-)

  3. This is a pretty color combo! I like how you took a flowy top and gave it structure with the belt.


  4. Thanks! I wore it without the belt a few times and felt that it needed something else.