I found this pretty blue floral paisley blouse (similar) at Loft. Even though the top is relatively
loose because of the tapered fit it still gives definition to your waist, which as a curvy girl I love. I paired it with my favorite coral tassel necklace (similar). I think the length of the necklace draws your attention to the center of my body and away from my arms.
Notice the gathered skirt that hangs lower in the back? This is another key style element if you want to provide additional coverage or even accentuate your bottom. The curvy skinny Loft jeans (same) and chunky heel sandals (similar) also help to elongate your legs and give a little lift to your backside as well.
You notice that I'm wearing my jeans long and not cuffed up? I tried rolling them up but with these sandals it cut off my legs in an unflattering place, so down they came. I think having the jeans meet the shoes gives the illusion of the leg continuing on, which is always a good thing.
This pretty blue cross body bag is one of the things that came from Loft while I was gone. I absolutely love everything about it. Unfortunately it was a clearance item and is no longer available but I did find a couple of options here and here. The gold bracelet (same) is actually one piece and I really like it paired with my over sized gold watch (same).
Getting back to the sleeveless top (similar) and (similar), I think it's a keeper. What makes it work for me is the slight taper inward of the sleeve. What I mean by that is that it doesn't cut off my arm from my shoulder in a straight line, it has a gentle curve at the top toward my neck which draws attention to my shoulder instead of my upper arm. I like the length as well. I could see it paired with shorts or even a straight skirt when it's too hot for jeans.
So what do you think? Are you ready to revisit sleeveless tops or do you already wear them all summer long? What are your favorite brands? I'd love to know...
Here is another post with a different way to wear sleeveless tops over 50.
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