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STYLING SWING TOPS

In Ruby and Lilli’s latest collection there a 2 swing tops, as a gal with big boobs swing tops don’t always work for me.

I think we all have shape top that works for our body, my ideal top tends to be one that has scooped neckline that breaks up the boob area, for my daughter even though we are similar in size (apart from the boobs) the swing top is perfect for her.

As a Brand Rep for Ruby and Lilli I’m lucky enough to get one of each new release tees, now I fell in love with the colour and pattern of the 2 swing tops and was determined to make these work for me.

The first thing that I did was size up – I’m normally a X Small in most of the Ruby and Lilli tops and in the SIMPLICITÉ collection I wear the XX Small but for the swing tees I went to a medium.

By going up a couple of sizes I got extra length, slightly lower neckline and a looser fit.

TIPS FOR STYLING SWING TOPS

  • wear with a fitted pants/jeans of pencil skirt – you need to create shape in the bottom half of your body to off set the relaxed nature of the top.
  • add a crop or fitted jacket for some extra shape.
  • add a scarf or long statement necklace to elongate the torso and break up the torso area.
  • add a pair of heels or wedges – this is probably just for me, I like the extra height (I’m 162cm and take any extra height I can get) and it helps to elongate my frame.

I styled both of these tees with my favourite white skinny distressed jeans, the white jeans really makes the tops pop.

Now I think that white jeans have gotten a bit of a bad rep over the years – people think that they can make your legs look bigger. But I think if you find the right fit with the right amount of stretch and the right thickness they will work for everyone. The correct thickness in white jeans means that they will skim rather than cling to your thighs (now dimples are cute in the cheeks but not on the thighs).

With the Ruby and Lilli – In the Navy tee I have added a statement necklace (one that I finally managed to get back from my daughter who ‘borrowed’ it) this really breaks up the block of colour and the boobs/torso. And with the Ruby and Lilli – Her Majesty tee I added a fitted denim jacket to give me a little bit more shape around my upper body.

My last tip was to add heels – I do like wearing heels as I mentioned above I’m slightly on the short side and crave any extra height I can get. But if you are not comfortable in heels not everyone can or wants to wear them try a pair of wedges this will still give you extra height and it will help elongate your frame but they will still be comfortable to wear.

What is your perfect shape tee – relaxed, fitted, swing?

Now as a Brand Rep I have a special discount to share with my readers use the code STYLE10 at checkout for 10% off all stock.

Ruby and Lilli – In the Navy $59.00

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