The Button-Down Shirt.

A wardrobe staple if ever there was one. I’ve tried to wear them many times and never successfully. I’ve tried tucked, untucked, tight, loose, short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and cropped. I’ve tried patterns and prints and stripes and solids. I’ve tried sheer and shiny, matte, and metallic. Layered or alone, nothing, I repeat nothing has ever looked good on me. I blame my shape obviously. There are really two major ways to cut a button-down in the back. One is to dart it to hug the curves. This doesn’t work on me as there always seems to be just one extra curve right above my waistband. Two is to leave it straight. This has one of two effects. I either look like a boy or like I’m in the first stages of pregnancy. These women get it right of course…

blog_372586 blog_tumblr_nhluhmXvTo1trg2hio1_500 blog_tumblr_njajsmiiN51s2j0zlo1_1280 blog_tumblr_njbawe69PB1rmfv8to1_500 blog_tumblr_njm716b9A61qd21rvo1_1280 blog_tumblr_njxgk5JZ2E1rsuch2o1_400And then there’s the queen of the button-down, Jenna Lyons…

blog_main.original.585x0 (1) blog_main.original blog_tumblr_njf4g2rRQ01so8h2vo1_540So while I may try to glean some inspiration from the above, I fear, in the end, the classic button-down will forever remain a disaster for me…

blog_480404_3931166390643_1720085620_nIf there is still hope for you Shop @ Forever 21 (left, right), and Banana Republic… Send pictures! For I am nothing if not an optimist. That’s not true. I do own the one on the left though so you never know!





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