Glitter & Pearls

The Sheer Button-Down Shirt

I am a slave to fashion, but some trends, I just can’t get on board with; not because they’re ugly, or even that I don’t like them, but simply because I can’t picture myself in them, or because when standing in them under the harsh light of a dressing room, the truth is painfully obvious – I look like a total dork in a lot.  A lot, I tell you.

Which brings me to the button-down blouse.  You know how some women, women like Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, and other leggy Hollywood heroines, look amazing in a man’s button-down?  I do not.  There is nothing more un-sexy than me wearing my husband’s shirts.  And even the female versions, the fitted, tailored, J.crew and Banana Republic versions that taper ever-so-slightly at the waist, well those don’t look good on me either.  My sister, she looks like a rock star in button-downs.  I’ve tried on her chambray shirts, I look like a lame pasty farmer.

I like the updated sheer versions that so many fashion bloggers are wearing.  At least then I can sport a funky bra or camisole, and pretend to still look feminine – collar and all.  On the other hand, I think some girls just look effortless and ah-mazing in the button-down.  But I don’t.  And I’m cool with that.

Clockwise from top right: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

(By the way, the second shirt in the top row totally reminds me of something Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert, would wear.  Didn’t she just have the cutest, most laid-back style? #RealityTVJunkie)