The sleeveless top is a summer essential. When the weather warms up and we start enjoying al fresco lunches, garden parties and picnics in the park, it’s one of the first items we reach for in our closets. Why? Well firstly there’s its cooling effect - a top without sleeves is an excellent way to avoid sweltering in the sun, but also due to its versatility. The sophisticated staple goes with almost everything. From shorts, to skirts, to jeans and even trousers, it makes dressing in hot climates a breeze. Which is great, because it means you can spend less time worrying about what to wear in the heat and more time enjoying yourself. We have a stellar collection of plus size sleeveless tops to take your fancy, including many styles from designers exclusive to navabi.
Shaking off its lingerie roots, the camisole has become something of a wardrobe fixture. Often referred to as a cami, the design is defined by its thin straps and is usually made out of jersey, silk, satin or crepe. Not just a stand-alone piece, it can be worn both as it is, or layered under sheer tops for extra coverage. Lace accented styles subtly ooze sex appeal when paired with an elegant mid-length skirt, while distressed denim and a bomber jacket dress down the sultry silhouette and give it a modern spin. For a workwear revamp, give your trusty white shirt a break and rock a jewel toned cami under a blazer to the office, it’s equally as sophisticated, but feels more of the moment.
Sleeveless blouses and shirts
As soon as the warm weather hits in summer, adjusting your work wardrobe to suit the climate can be tricky. That’s where sleeveless blouses and shirts come in. Boasting all the smartness of your white Oxford but with the added benefit of saving you from overheating (especially if your office has no air con), they’re a must to surviving the sizzling temperatures in style.
The sports tank
Crank up your workout in a sleeveless sports top. From racer backs to panelled fronts and bold prints, we have a selection of styles to suit you. Group spinning sessions, training for a 10K or attending a yoga class doesn’t come naturally to all of us, but having the right gear can give you the kick-start you need. Our curated edit of sportswear brands are made from the latest, high tech fabrics and features to keep you cool and comfortable while working up a sweat.
One shoulder tops
Revealing a little skin has never felt so chic with the revival of the one shoulder top. Perfect for adding some glamour to your simple khaki chinos by day or ramping up the sultry factor with leather trousers by night, it’s a solid style investment. Bow detailed and lace designs evoke a free-spirited, romantic vibe and make a great wedding guest outfit when paired with a pencil skirt. Meanwhile a monochrome one shoulder number looks extra sleek teamed with black tailored trousers and punchy accessories.