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Old 02-02-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I was always told to pick one asset (legs, midriff, bust, arms etc.) and show that one off while covering the rest of yourself up. My favorite outfit is a really low cut black sweater and jeans. Sexy, but not overtly so
Yep, I have a favorite top that looks quite modest from the front, but that dips low in the back. I like a little of the unexpected.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Absolutely... Could I pull off those tops? Probably... should I? Definitely not. I'm 6' tall and really busty so I'd just come off as a wannabe porn star. My best friend however, is tall and built like a 13 year old boy and she would look incredible in tops like that.

I was always told to pick one asset (legs, midriff, bust, arms etc.) and show that one off while covering the rest of yourself up. My favorite outfit is a really low cut black sweater and jeans. Sexy, but not overtly so
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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If you have the body like the models then no.

If you are overweight, they won't look like in the pics
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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The first one is okay under another top. The rest look trashy.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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I recently came across a few tops I fell in love with, and I'm considering ordering them to add to my summer wardrobe. However, I'm wondering if they might be a little too risque and/or seen as 'trashy' by some people. What's your opinion (links below)?

"If you have to ask...."

Listen to the little voice in your head. It sounds like your taste may be refining and, dare I say it, maturing.

You can look fabulous and sexy without being mistaken for a streetwalker.

Shop on!

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Since you asked, yes, trashy, if you want to call it that. I would just say "overexposed."
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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Virtual Shopping

Didn't want to be only negative, without offering some alternatives.

At the high(er) end:
Lauren by Ralph Lauren 'Brigytte' Halter Top | Nordstrom.com

This IS sexy. Body con, yet covers. Basic black. The scarf can be removed. Pair it with a black mini-skirt and FMPs and you are date-ready. Put on trousers and a blazer...and go to work.

Cherry Drops Corset*-*Anthropologie.com

Sexy AND sweet. Leave the straps on and pair with boyfriend jeans and ballet flats and hit the Church Picnic. Take off the straps, pair with a tight pencil skirt or low, skinny black jeans and platform heels and head to the clubs.

Victoria's Secret - Mesh Halter Top

Now THIS is a camisole. Almost a work of art.

Victoria's Secret - One-shoulder Bra Top

I know you like to show-off your nice tight tummy (kudos to you!) but here is a better way to do it. Notice she is more covered-up on top? Then just wear your low-cut jeans and runch the hem of the t-shirt up to suit your fancy and/or the occasion. The asymmetric shoulder is very-on-trend.

Not trying to rain on your parade, just saying it's important to change and grow.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Virtual Shopping

Didn't want to be only negative, without offering some alternatives.

At the high(er) end:
Lauren by Ralph Lauren 'Brigytte' Halter Top | Nordstrom.com

This IS sexy. Body con, yet covers. Basic black. The scarf can be removed. Pair it with a black mini-skirt and FMPs and you are date-ready. Put on trousers and a blazer...and go to work.

Cherry Drops Corset*-*Anthropologie.com

Sexy AND sweet. Leave the straps on and pair with boyfriend jeans and ballet flats and hit the Church Picnic. Take off the straps, pair with a tight pencil skirt or low, skinny black jeans and platform heels and head to the clubs.

Victoria's Secret - Mesh Halter Top

Now THIS is a camisole. Almost a work of art.

Victoria's Secret - One-shoulder Bra Top

I know you like to show-off your nice tight tummy (kudos to you!) but here is a better way to do it. Notice she is more covered-up on top? Then just wear your low-cut jeans and runch the hem of the t-shirt up to suit your fancy and/or the occasion. The asymmetric shoulder is very-on-trend.

Not trying to rain on your parade, just saying it's important to change and grow.
Wow - those are all really nice and MUCH, MUCH more elegant (while still sexy)....
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I think the first top you posted is fine for casual wear. I won't comment on the others. (ETA: the bustier is "ok," but I think you'd look hotter in something else.)


Have you ever looked at the Body Central catalog? They have some sexier inexpensive tops.

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Old 02-03-2011, 05:41 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Here's a halter top I really like. I saw it in a window at the mall a couple weeks ago, paired with nice white pants. It looks so elegant, like you are about to leave on a cruise to Barbados. I would kill to have the shoulders to wear this!

Caché: Rope Print Halter
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