Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hiding in Plain View

I'm not even sure how this outfit came together; originally I was trying to pair this strapless top with a waistcoat, but somehow I ended up with this sheer top and obi instead. But I'm glad I hit on this combination of colors, because I like the way the burgundy makes the bright pink look a little more "grown up." The shoes are the same burgundy color as the obi belt, though they look much darker in these photos.
I'm generally uncomfortable going bra-less even when I can get away with it, particularly at work. So for this outfit I wore a black bra underneath the strapless top and just let the straps show through the sheer fabric. But because of the little decorative folds that are sewn into the sheer top, the straps just lined right up with the pattern and weren't really that noticeable; they were hiding in plain view.

Strapless top: Weston Wear
Sheer top: Noa Noa
Obi belt: Sunhee Moon
Jeans: Diesel
Shoes: Naot


Sheila said...

I love disguising strapless for work! I always wear a full bra for any work outfit.

I would never have noticed the straps if you hadn't mentioned it.

This outfit has a nice Oriental kind of look - the flowers on the top, I think.

WendyB said...

Strapless and sheer made appropriate for work. Only you can perform such miracles.

Monica said...

I just wanted to say that you do a really good job of explaining your outfits and the reasoning behind your pairings. So helpful. Thanks.

C said...

Quite lovely. I also hesitate to go bra-less, though I can probably get away with it on most days. Lining the straps up with existing ones is perfect!