Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Reader K alerted us to this lovely blouse on sale at Ann Taylor; as she noted, “the ruching at the front gives us women with a little more up front the ability to button without a cami or double sided tape.” We love the ruching also, as well as the slightly puffed sleeves and the sharply pointed collar. It’s available at AnnTaylor.com for $29.99 (was $59) in a few different colors. Cotton Stretch Short Sleeve Button Front Shirt
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Workwear sales of note for 3.24.23:
- Ann Taylor – 40% off everything
- Athleta – 20% off shorts, swim, linen & more
- Banana Republic Factory – 40% off everything; extra 15% off purchase
- Boden – Up to 50% off
- Brooks Brothers – Clearance styles to 70% off. Some pretty serious markdowns!
- Express – 40% off dresses & tops
- J.Crew – 25% off your purchase; up to 50% off special-occasion styles
- J.Crew Factory – Up to 50% off everything; extra 15% off 3 styles; extra 20% off 4 styles; extra 50% off clearance
- Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty
- Talbots – 25% off select styles; 25% off markdowns
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This looks like a cute shirt. AT and Loft shirts do work pretty well for women with a little more up top. Last I looked, Loft still had some nice short sleeve button downs on the Final Sale rack for $14.99 (about a week ago), but I’m not sure if there will be any left now. I saw shirts in navy and turquoise and got the navy one.
This top looks good for the sort of job that requires moving one’s arms or upper body, e.g. giving a presentation with extensive graphics. Unless it’s a very hot Friday, though, wouldn’t it have to be worn with a jacket?
cute. anyone seen this in person – is that top button high enough to avoid a cami on a long torso?
Where are all these offices with their strict dress codes?? The only thing that keeps me from wearing blouses like this is if I know I’ll be out of my office a lot (and therefore subject to the general building A/C settings!) during the day.
What a cute top! As a bustier woman myself, I can totally appreciate the extra room up top with the great accent details.
I am actually wearing this exact top (and color) today! It is very comfortable and stays almost completely wrinkle-free without needing to iron – just hang it up straight out of the dryer and smooth it out.
For Cat – for me, the top button is definitely too low to avoid either a cami or a hidden snap/safety pin higher up on the placket (depending on personal preference). I am 5-8 with an average torso and, on me, the button basically sits directly over my bra.
Love the top, but they’re out of blue, so I looked around. This is cute and a STEAL – 40% off of $19! – but is there any way it’s not going to be too cheaply made? Anyone wear Express?
oops – link: http://www.express.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=15336&categoryId=0&parentCategoryId=0&productVariantId=67145&quantity=1&itemGUID=adbdcdf6c0a8ab6801bef9873385c291
I have this shirt- great look, but I still need tape/pins/cami.
I find ironing ruched cotton shirts terribly hard. How does this shirt iron?
To K – this is just one girl’s opinion, but I find that this shirt does not require ironing at all. I take it out of the dryer while the dryer is still spinning, hang it up, straighten it out, and I’m good to go all day w/o wrinkles. It has a “softer” look than the no-iron shirts (such as brooks brothers) but it definitely doesn’t wrinkle. I’m not quite sure how they pulled this off but I’m a big fan as I hate to iron.
Honestly — I hate puffed sleeves. And the first thing I saw about this shirt was what looked like huge shoulders on the model.
A client of mine wears these tops, sans camisole, and she has a tall busty figure. She does pin the gape though.
thanks for the button height feedback – I think I will skip this one. I don’t mind adding a cami to a DvF dress or a purposely low V sweater, but I’m tired of needing them for everything! Extra laundry, extra summer layer, and extra money for a second piece? Retailers, I’m over it!
Agree wih Cat… the fewer 2-layer outfits I can avoid during the summer, the better.