Light T-shirts with colourful designs or elegant turtleneck shirts in muted hues – they are the perfect items for various occasions. They can be combined in a wide range of manners and benefit from accessories to make them perfect for evening wear. Smart or casual, synthetic fibres or cashmere: There are so many different styles, patterns and colours that turn a plain shirt into a must-have item for any wardrobe.
Casual or business style
There are few items of clothing that are available in as many varieties as tops. Different sleeve lengths, materials or shapes for countless looks and all tastes. Striped, patterned or plain coloured shirts are basic essentials in any fashion-minded woman’s wardrobe.
A relaxed night out with the girls? A comfortable sweatshirt and a casual pair of sneakers are what you want. Or maybe a family dinner? Trousers with a crease and a turtleneck shirt are the perfect choice. More precisely, women’s shirts can be categorised as follows:
Long sleeve shirts
Sporty or smart, some types of tops are best for certain types of women. These can also be deliberately chose to conceal problem areas or to present yourself in the best light.
Ideal for sports activities and outdoor exercising: functional shirts are elasticated and breathable to wick away moisture during exercise. Synthetic fibres or cotton blends make for materials that feel soft against the skin and the stretch content provides for a high degree of comfort.
A modern look is created through flattering styles that highlight the feminine shape. Loving details make each shirt an eye-catcher that impresses with a great appearance as well as with convenient functionality. The top quality fabrics feature quick-drying properties and they keep their shape even after numerous washes.
Long sleeve shirts
Feminine and elegant - or maybe a little more casual? Long sleeve shirts are true classics. Their appearance is influenced strongly by the material. Shirts made from silk appear delicate and sophisticated, while cotton makes for more of a sporty companion.
Necklaces and accessories can be used to make a long sleeve shirt look more elegant in an instant, as will a blazer or a cardigan. This type of top flatters the female shape, due to its tapered cut and a high quality finishing allows the shirt to keep its shape just like a functional shirt.
Far from bland and boring: Polo shirts are back in fashion and should be found in every wardrobe. They have a typical collar and button bar. There are many new ways for combining polo shirts: New styles and fabrics add diversity - how about a contrasting collar or other embellishments? Layering is also a great idea, because a jumper worn on top instantly creates a more casual outfit.
A timeless look that is also soft and cosy: Turtleneck shirts look great as part of a business outfit and they can be easily accentuated with accessories. Or how about a more sporty look with a leather jacket? Colourful or in muted hues, made from skin-friendly viscose or smooth cotton. At the same time, the loosely drapedfabric can also hide the odd problem area.
Fashionable yet sporty, sweat jackets are ideal for leisure wear and a welcome change from knitted cardigans. Fleece jackets are great over functional shirts – for walking, running or every day life. Sweatshirts are very popular because of their fleecy inside that will keep you nice and warm on colder days.
Not only for hot days: Tops are also great under cardigans or jumpers or combined with a light scarf. Choose the straps you like to create the style you want: While spaghetti straps appear airier and freer, wider straps are more sophisticated and a better choice for evening wear. Additional detailing and decorations can turn a plain top into a true eye-catcher, making it far more than a modest basic item.
The dated notion that all T-shirts must have short sleeves is a thing of the past. Choose three quarter or elbow length - it is all about diversity. Worn with a simple pair of jeans, classic top-pleat trousers or a feminine pencil skirt: A T-shirt can jazz up any outfit and be worn at any time of year.
Choosing the right type of neckline
Different types of neckline can be used to visually highlight the décolleté area. Depending on the body type, the neckline can make for a slimmer appearance or for example divert attention from slightly broader shoulders. These are some of the most popular shapes:
Crew neck and turtleneck shirts are suitable for women with delicate faces and balanced proportions. These shapes make it difficult to conceal any problem areas - they show the body exactly as it is. A loose turtleneck shaped like a small cascade neck, is more flattering and a good choice for women with a bigger bust.
Scarves or necklaces are great accessories for crew neck or turtleneck shirts. These have a visual lengthening effect on the body. A similar effect can be achieved with a jacket worn open.
U neck shirts are a smart choice for those with a slim body shape or a smaller bust size. This type of neckline makes the shoulders appear broader, compensating for wider hips. The collarbones are also highlighted, which is why tops with a wide neckline look especially feminine.
Narrow and deep necklines on the other hand create a slimmer appearance and visually lengthen the body. V, slit, keyhole or neckholder shape: These emphasise vertical lines, making the face look slimmer. Blouses that are slightly unbuttoned at the top have the same effect.
Fashion trends: Wearing tops the right way
Shirts are no longer just for men and layering has become a popular trend. Fashion trends for women’s tops are diverse and versatile, but it is always a good idea to follow your personal taste and choose clothes you love.
Colourful shirts with striking prints or plain coloured styles and classic tops are available from the online store. With a wide range of neckline types, sleeve lengths and styles, there is bound to be something that will make you look your best – whatever your body type.