Button-Down Shirts for Every Shape
A men-inspired style can be hard to fit to female proportions. These cuts work.
Look for: Details such as breast pockets, ruffles, pleats, and a tie neck to add volume to a small chest. “Opt for soft cotton or silk instead of a crisp fabric so that the material skims gracefully over the body as opposed to creating a stiff up-and-down silhouette,” says Lila Smith, the national sales coordinator for shirt maker Rebecca & Drew Manufacturing.
Avoid: Anything too oversize or plain, which will make the bust look flatter and the waist nonexistent.
Try wearing it: Tucked into a slim bottom. Add a skinny belt to create a nipped-in-waist look.
Banana Republic Monogram shirt. United Bamboo skirt. J.Crew necklace. Monet ring.