Wear Your Shirt Buttoned Low




I love the look of that 70’s chic, super lowly-buttoned dress shirt, and so does the personal style/fashion world these days. Button up shirts have a reputation for being stuffy (maybe even prude), so wearing it in such a confident and effortless (I can’t be bothered with buttons today) way injects such an overt bit of sex appeal, it’s mesmerizing. I read somewhere that the trick to pulling this off (besides a smallish, perky chest) is none other than strategically placed fashion tape!

I love the look, but feel too naked to be comfortable baring so much skin down there. My solution has been lace bralettes, especially longline (the fabric extends down the torso like a cropped tank), which let me wear shirts a little loosely buttoned, but still feels just covered up enough to venture into public. My favorite at the moment are still these Aerie lace bralettes because they fit nice on my 28-30 band bra size frame (most I’ve come across fit down to a 32 band bra size), but I just ordered this triangle version in hopes it fits similarly, but with a little more skin. ;)

If you’re petite, showing more skin by way of shorter hemlines, rolled sleeves, and open necklines help keep you looking as if you’re wearing the clothes…and not the other way around (I sometimes call it “having more presence”). That’s why you’ll almost always see me wearing pushed up sleeves and a few un-buttoned buttons.


Also, this silk blouse is still one of my favorites in terms of petite fit, and a great dupe of the Equipment Signature. I machine wash (on gentle in a mesh wash bag & air dry) and it comes out great.

— Details —

Blazer Rag & Bone (similar)
Shirt Two by Vince Camuto at Nordstrom
Bralette Aerie (hopeful about this one)
Jeans Rag & Bone Skinny in Water Street (similar)
Shoes Gianvito Rossi (also love these)
Handbag Chanel
Watch Larsson & Jennings
Necklaces Vintage & Downtown LA
Rings Catbird, Vrai & Oro & vintage

— Altered —

Rag & Bone Blazer has been completely altered down

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  1. says: Elaine

    Oh man I’m not even kidding I was just looking at those aerie bralettes the other day! So tempted to buy almost every style! Love this look :)

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