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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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Oh no. This style makes everyone look pregnant except the skinniest of women.
God, the 80s are back. Everything back then was big and blousy and hid your shape. Not actually a very feminine look.
Careful with this style of sleeve at work (or anywhere, really) – with most of the tops I’ve tried on, you can’t move your arms too much without risking giving everyone around you a nice view of the side of your bra :(
To work? Seriously? This looks like something a 21-year-old or desperate suburbanite would wear to a bar.
i don’t agree that this is particularly work appropriate: neckline is too low, and those swishy sleeves aren’t business-y. Maybe for a faux social work event. Personally, I’d also want a shirt like this to work under a blazer, and b/c of the sleeves this one won’t.
My real issue is not the cut (unflattering) or sleeves (risky) but the low neckline–it’s hard to pull off without a shell or tank underneath.
Ew. This looks like a “bar top” I wore with jeans in college…in 2001.
Doesn’t this involve too much, um, flapping? I prefer not to be undone by fabric.
LPC: flapping. Hilarious. And well put. I love flappy clothes, but not at work.
I just don’t think it’s a professional look. Besides, with sleeves like that, it won’t work well with a cardigan or blazer, and (sadly) it’s almost that time of year.
This one is a rare miss. Top is too billowy and I’m not a fan of the waist. Skip this one.
Looks too swishy and casual and low cut, and and and. Sorry, guys. Try again.
I work in a casual office and this is still too casual for work.
Is anyone else bothered by the model’s expression or is it just me…?
Kay, you would be grimacing too if you were wearing that thing.
Not disagreeing with anything above. But, is that Jayla from ANTM?
Ok, I’m thoroughly relieved that I’m not the only one thinking that this top is SO inappropriate for work! I don’t think it looks “elegant” or “graceful” at all.
I would wear this on a date with tight jeans. With flowy pants, I’d just look FAT, but with tight jeans it would give some balance.
I’m too busty to wear it to work, but someone with the model’s shape could probably get away with it
Three words : No. No. No.
@lawdiva, you are so right. And no woman who works at a law firm wants people (read: old coot partners) even having remote thoughts about her being pregnant unless she actually IS pregnant.
This could be passable (with a camisole underneath) with black pants in a more casual setting. Having said that, this particular top is not the most flattering. There are similar purple silk tops that would be more flattering, with a different sheen, plainer sleeves and a more sophisticated drape and fabric.
I don’t mean to pile on! But I can’t always figure this site out – sometimes your rules are SO corporate-conservative, almost back to the 1980’s dress for success … and then sometimes this type of outfit (or the tote of a few days ago) comes out.
Sharon – I feel the same way, sometimes. Different strokes for different folks and all, but…. this is okay, but peep-toe shoes are a TERRIBLE OFFENSE AGAINST THE CORPORATE CONSERVATIVE DRESS CODE? I guess we all just have to agree to disagree sometimes!
Eew! It looks like a negligee! I am so over the empire waist/baby doll sillouete. I also do not like the underwear as work wear trend. Yuck.
This is not for work, unless you have a back-room filing job in an all-female environment. This is definitely a year when the focus is on the bustline, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but this number is too flimsy and too bright all at once.
I think it’s elegant on the model, but couldn’t personally pull it off – too busty. I like C’s suggestion of flowy black pants, too.
this is not for work- ick!