How To Wear a Camisole

A camisole is a fashion staple for any woman's wardrobe, especially during spring and summer.  A camisole can be worn in a million different ways for many different occasions, but you need to follow certain fashion guidelines to make sure the way you style your camisole is appropriate for the occasion.

For work. The right camisole can make a business outfit look more feminine and less severe. Go for a silky camisole in bright colors like pink, purple and red, and top with a blazer or a cardigan.  For a more interesting look, you can layer two cotton camisoles together.  Just make sure that both have similar necklines, armholes and straps, because you only want a peek of the second camisole to show.

For dressing up. If you're going out straight from work, you can turn daytime wear into evening wear by removing your blazer.  For semi-formal occasions like dinner at a fine dining restaurant or an evening at the theater, pair a tasteful camisole in muted colors and neutral shades with a pencil skirt and pumps.  Top off your look with a glittering shawl or a wrap.

For clubbing. You can also look hot in a camisole when you go clubbing with the girls. Choose a style with a v-neckline to show a hint of your cleavage.  A silky camisole with lace trim and sexy frills is also a great choice.  Other camisoles you might want to consider are those with leopard print patterns or shimmery fabric. Pair these with skinny jeans or a skirt, and strappy heels, and you're good to go!

For casual daytime wear.  Wear a lacy cotton camisole on its own with an unexpected bottom, like ripped jeans or a structured shirt.  Contrasts in masculine and feminine details are always chic and will definitely make heads turn.  For an effortless but current spring look, wear a plain camisole with a pair of harem pants.

Don'ts. The biggest fashion faux pas any woman can commit is to have bra straps showing underneath a camisole.  But what's worse than having your bra showing is to have your nipples poke out because you aren't wearing a bra at all! When wearing camisoles, make sure you've got a strapless bra with a smooth cup underneath. A smooth cup bra gives more shape and structure to your torso and provides added coverage. Alternately, you can go for a camisole with a built-in shelf bra for extra support.

Never wear a silky camisole with a slip-like skirt or loose, pajama-style bottoms-unless you're going to a slumber party.  Too much lingerie will make you look like you just crawled out of bed.

Busty women should never go for skimpy, v-neck camisoles.  Instead, choose more substantial tank tops made out of heavier cotton materials or with thick straps.  If you should buy a v-neck tank top, make sure it doesn't dip too low and try to get one with lace trim for more coverage.

Fill in your bare neckline with a lightweight scarf, layers of necklaces, or an oversized pendant.


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