1 Top 3 Ways: Bateau, One-Shoulder, Off the Shoulder

by - Friday, July 20, 2018

I've really enjoyed seeing others wear off the shoulder tops, but have yet to find one that looks semi-decent on me. The ones I've tried on usually had a combination of issues: elastic neckline was too loose or too tight, fabric didn't drape right across the chest, and/or the sleeves were puffy and unflattering.

Until now. The small floral print was what initially caught my eye. Then my excitement waned somewhat upon noticing the off the shoulder style. But I figured, what the hell, if there is even a small chance of being able to kill two birds with one stone, then it's worth a try.

The elastic neckline ended up being the perfect stretchiness. I actually think the floral print did double duty -- it's gorgeous, and the "busy-ness" actually hides the elastic threading more so than a solid colored top.

After I finished trying on the top as it was advertised (off the shoulder), I realized there are two other ways I could wear this top! Bateau style which I've loved seeing on Meghan Markle (ie: one, two, three) and what ended up being my favorite, one-shoulder. My excitement knows no bounds, so this top will be on the short list for the rest of the summer.

3 ways to wear a floral top: bateau, one-shoulder, off the shoulder
one shoulder floral top, gold jewelry, blue gray clutch, white clip dot midi skirt
off the shoulder floral top, gold jewelry, blue gray clutch, white clip dot midi skirt, white sandals with fringe
one shoulder floral top, gold jewelry, blue gray clutch, white clip dot midi skirt, white sandals with fringe
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - 46% off w/code MAKEPLANS; similar - 40% off w/code HOTHOTHOT)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
top: H&M off-the-shoulder blouse in dark blue/white floral - sz 0 (sold here)
bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar - on sale; similar)
rings: Elizabeth and James (sold here - 55% off);
Nadri trinity pave ring in rose gold/silver (sold here - on sale; similar - on sale)
skirt: J.Crew (this season's sold here - 20% off; similar; similar - 46% off w/code MAKEPLANS)
clutch: Chloe alphabet clutch in airy grey (check for re-stock; other colors sold here)
nail polish on toes: Cynthia Rowley (similar)
shoes: J.Crew (similar - on sale; similar)


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