One of the easiest outfits to wear is a top and pants. Especially during the day, it’s so easy to just throw on a pair of casual pants and a cute top. It’s a winning combination, because it enables you to feel comfortable while still looking pulled together. Many times, this type of outfit can easily take you from day to night – add a few accessories, change your shoes and you’re good to go.
But not all tops are equally flattering on all women and on all figures. Just as it’s important to choose the right color for your skin tone, or the right cut of jeans, it’s important to choose the top style that would look best on you. Let’s take a look at a few types of women tops.
Sleeveless tops can be very flattering if you have nice, toned arms. The First Lady is a great example of a woman who has great arms and makes it a point to show them off – good for her! A sleeveless top can look cute even if your arms are not super-toned, but do try to stay away from this style if your arms are flabby.
Again, since this is a sleeveless style, it would look best on women with toned arms. However, a boho halter tops has the distinct advantage of drawing attention to your shoulders and emphasizing them, which is very flattering for most women – except for those who already have broad shoulders.
Strapless, or bandeau tops, are tricky! They’re really cute but are only reserved for toned figures with a relatively small bust. A large bust simply would not look very good in a strapless top, partly because you need to wear a strapless bra with this style, and it offers less support.
A V-neck is universally flattering and is appropriate for almost any occasion. A cute T-shirt with a modest V-neck is perfect for day, and a deep V-neck looks great at night, especially if the top is made of high quality fabrics with some sparkle added. Basically, you can’t go wrong with a V-neck. The only caveat: don’t go too deep!
Long Sleeve Tops
Long sleeves are obviously appropriate for wearing during the day in the winter, but many women actually prefer long sleeves, or at least three-quarter sleeves, anytime, including for night. The main advantage when wearing long sleeves is that you don’t have to worry about flabby upper arms, veins, or any other issue that women may be worried about. Since many evening tops are sleeveless, it can sometimes be a real challenge to find a suitable long sleeve top for evening. A great option is to go with sheer sleeves – those look grownup and glamorous while still camouflaging what needs to be camouflaged.
When choosing a top, remember that the most important thing is to make sure you will be comfortable wearing that top. No one looks good when they are self conscious or when they keep tagging and pulling at their clothes. As always, the right fit is of an utmost importance.