one.september’s Grey-Tie Top ($78) first came out back in June. If you read through my archive from that month I had a few posts about it, in outfit sets and then as part of commentary about the homogenized offerings from retailers. The top was only out for a few weeks before it either sold out or was pulled from shelves. Interesting that it’s back for fall — I think this is the more appropriate season for it.
The top is jersey with hundreds of streaming ruffles adorning the placket. It looks like I had a fight with the shredder and lost the first two rounds. It’s got a racerback and the jersey is thin enough that you can see my white bra shining through. I found this top to be very fitted. I’m wearing my true size medium for the shots above.
It creates a flattering shape but in my opinion this top is tough looking. I would want to soften it with a cardigan. Overall I was pretty meh on it.
Another fitted offering is the Tucked & Gathered Tee ($48) by Deletta. I tried on both a small and a medium and didn’t find much of a difference between the two. The medium was slightly looser in the chest but not much. The sky color is a lovely shade though not very flattering on me. If I were to buy this top I’d have to go with black. The stitching on the tucks and gathering seemed well-done and I imagine this top would be flattering to chests both small and large. It was just a bit too fitted for me to feel comfortable.
Lace is back and I can’t really complain about the youthful shapes it’s been molded into. Above is a gorgeous Gemma top that isn’t yet on the website called the Lady-of-Seville Tank. It’s $228 but my goodness is it ever beautiful on. The tiers are a mix of lace and silk and it has a racerback. I tried on the small which was tight on my hips but perfect everywhere else. I was in love. Swoon. But I’m curious as to how quickly we’ll see a knockoff of this for considerably less money. I’ll update the post once this beauty shows up online.