Ask Belle: Affordable Silk Blouses
Aug 7, 2014
Great post today on BR tops, but most of those are polyester. Although the quality of polyester is really nice these days, I prefer natural fabrics. Do you have suggestions on silk tops (petite) that don’t break the bank (<$100)?
For misses size tops, Everlane has three styles of under-$100: a silk tank, a short-sleeve blouse, and a long sleeve blouse, which also comes in a round collar version. They’re well made and comfortable. My one caution is that sizing can be tricky. I’m fairly small-chested, but I had to size up and tailor the sides to get the right fit in the bust. (It was weird.)
I searched for more blouses in real silk, but as expected, most are polyester. This Trouve blouse comes in four colors, and would look lovely with jeans or a pencil skirt. In misses sizes, I also found this floral-printed Brooks Brothers blouse and this sleeveless blouse in bright orchid.