A lovely client, Jen, of Genevieve blog, asked me to recommend smart tops that don’t need to be dry cleaned, but that keep their shape. Jen, I’ve gone one better and have found five fabulous tops that don’t even require hand washing! Here they are.

Day to Evening

Victoria Top

The silk-mix Victoria top by Boden is the ultimate day to evening to weekend workhorse! It hangs beautifully, feels luxurious   and looks great with a pencil skirt, cigarette pants or your favourite jeans for a Sunday pub lunch. £69.

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The Cowl Neck Top | Top | Baukjen

Another brilliantly versatile top which will enhance your bust if you have one, while creating the illusion of bigger curves for those who don’t. And this one will also flatter your middle, so is handy if you have inadvertently swapped Pilates for mince pies… £59.

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Colour Pop

Textured sheen top

This is a gorgeous winter colour, and is crying out to be spiced up with a statement necklace. I would suggest this one for smaller busts as the fabric will add bulk. £55.

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OMG, bargain!


I adore this! This would be fabulous with a pencil skirt, tailored trousers, jeans, leather trousers … with a necklace, a scarf, a belt… you get my gist I’m sure. The only caveat is, make sure you have a well fitting bra, as no one likes a uniboob. Oh and find some spiky jewellery to toughen this beauty up! £17.99.

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And finally

ANABELE - Contrast collar tee

This pretty top from Ted Baker is perfect for working the Alexa Chung look, and would look great with anything from a Chanel-style black jacket for work, to a leather or denim jacket for play. £59.

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I’d love to know what you think of this selection, and whether you’re inspired to buy any! Please leave a comment.

4 Responses to “Toptastic

  • These are great Susie, thanks! I love the Cos lime green one, the cowl neck and the Boden top in particular.

  • Am loving this blog! This is exactly the problem that I’ve been having in the wardrobe department so thanks for your tips above! Will be buying some of these tops once we’re the other side of Christmas My 2013 is going to look a lot better! Thanks for the info and I look forward to reading your next post!

    • Thanks for your comment, Amy – I’m delighted to hear it. Please do sign up if you want to be informed of new posts by email. Many thanks, Susie x

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