Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A Quasi Cami, For Modesty's Sake
An odd movement is afoot in the fashion industry. A downward movement — as in, necklines keep plunging lower.
Has that "Girls Gone Wild" producer gotten out of the pen and started designing clothes?
It seems like everything I put on is daringly low cut, as if designed for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. Of which, I am most definitely not.
I am an "A" cup. I've had three kids. There just ain't much to see up top. Shirts sliced to the belly button make me feel like I need to apologize. "I'm sorry — genetics were just not on my side. There aren't boobs in the family, and I'm just not into plastic surgery.... So, this is all there is. Again, I am really sorry if you were expecting more."
Second Base Demi Camis are the perfect way to get that R-rated shirt into more family-friendly, G-rated territory. A quasi cami, it slips on over your bra.
Styles include racerback and lace-edged, but my favorite is the "Tricia" ($38), which has dressy satin edging. It would look cute beneath a basic tank or a fancy, v-necked frock.