Have you ever noticed that the top has a lot of power when it comes to fashion, it can really make or break a nice pair of pants or a cute little skirt? The wrong combination will ensure that most people will not even notice the lovely jeans or pants or skirt if the top is not right. For instance, sizzling and sensual super hot surplice tops will work on most everything as long as you get the fit right but you still have to learn where things can go wrong. The same would apply for cami vest top outfits which every woman should have and know how to use to the best advantage.
Did you know that there are as many as 21 different types of tops, which only cover the basic styles? The first thing that you need to master is your way around the different kinds of tops so that you never get it wrong. Then you can be sure that you are wearing the right outfit whether it is a super hot cropped top + ripped jean outfits or something dressy or formals.
Here we give you the 21 types of tops that every woman should be aware of:
Oxford: A classic that is stitched to look almost like a part of male fashions and can work in official and informal kind of settings
Roll Sleeves: This is an oxford with a safari touch with the long sleeves being rolled up to be held in place with tabs that have buttons on them.
Western: This is basically the oxford but with an exaggerated yoke at the shoulders and it also fastens right near your neck.
Knot front: As the name suggests, this one has long tails hanging off the front that can be knotted to give you a sassy look.
Tunic: These come in the classic length and also slightly longer and are given a shape by cinching at the waist with a thin belt. Many women also wear the longer tunics as a dress by itself.
Drawstring: This type of top is a blessing for women who are conscious of being a bit generously portioned around the waist as it has an elastic that creates a gathering and billowing effect to disguise any fat around the midriff.
Wrap: In this top, one part of the top drapes over the other to cover it, which makes it an ideal top for those who tend to put on or lose weight fast as the top can be adjusted.
Peasant: This blouse or top is usually made of lighter fabrics and has gathering either at the neck or waist and is usually embellished with embroidery of some sort to give it a bohemian finish.
Corset: Very much reminiscent of its past avatar, this is not a top for the faint hearted as it is tight and can be very revealing with laces either at the front or the back.
Sweetheart neck: Anything with this name will create a heart like shape and this one lives up to its name even more by giving your bust area a bit of a boost with tasteful shaping.
Asymmetrical: Not everyone likes this one but those who do, swear by it. Going back to the eighties, this leaves one side of the shoulder bare with the other having a long sleeve.
Square neck: A simple top that creates a nice frame for the neck, the collar bones and the face and can be used to counterbalance a long waist.
Portrait neck: This tends to open up the neck area and allows you to make your narrow shoulders look a tad wider and is also very useful for showing off a nice neck piece.
Jewel neck: This is a higher neck with gathers around to make a smaller bustline look a bit more substantial.
Mandarin: A simple top that has a small collar and edges, which can barely be buttoned up, this one, has a formal vibe about it.
Jabot: in this top the collar is formed by ruffles that artfully fall from both the sides; depending on the way it is put together, can work for dressy or informal occasions.
Puffed sleeves: Since the sleeves are bit fatter than usual, it draws the eye there and makes your frame look slightly bigger than it is
Balloon sleeves: These are usually long or medium length sleeves that gather at the end to create a soft balloon like effect and can make create a charming silhouette.
Flutter sleeve: This one has tapered sleeves that are loose and tend to make the arms look more shapely in a plump kind of way.
Split sleeves: This top has sleeves that have a split starting from the shoulder and ending at the wrist to create a peekaboo effect which can be sexy.
Cut out shoulder: This is a modern take and shows skin in an appealing manner without seeming too obvious.