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7 Stylish Tops for the Office, All Under-$75

I am in desperate need of some new work blouses.  My favorites are showing their age, and I can’t find new ones I like to replace them. I thought maybe some of you ladies might be in the same boat.  Here are some of the best ones I’ve found.


Ann Taylor Ponte Peplum Top ($59, also in petite)

I love the look of this top with the coordinating pencil skirt.


Banana Republic Riley Poplin Shirt ($68)


NYDJ Plus Size Henley ($59)


Topshop Tuck Drape ($65, also in petite)


M0ssimo Women’s Blouse ($22)


Plus size Alfani Chiffon Blouse ($55)


LOFT Shirred Henley Blouse ($49)



  1. Michelle says:

    Have you looked at MM Lafleur recently? I am a huge fan of the Deneuve top, which I bought this past fall. At first wear, this became my all-time favorite blouse – it’s beautifully constructed, the fabric drapes nicely, and it has a conservative fit. (I know it’s a bit pricey, but in this case, I think it was well worth its $145 price tag.)

    January 13, 2016/Reply
    • Heather says:

      Agreed! My new all-time favorite as well.

      January 13, 2016/Reply
  2. Ellen says:

    Heads up, that TopShop shirt is horribly fitting. Tight arms, baggy chest – easy return.

    January 13, 2016/Reply
  3. Rachel says:

    I’ve been loving Banana Republic Factory blouses lately. In the past few months, I’ve picked up 3-4 nice blouses and shirts that are great for work, but aren’t just boring button downs. They have an online store, but, if there’s a brick and mortar location near you, I’ve gotten even better deals in store.

    January 13, 2016/Reply
  4. Anna says:

    Love the AT top. I like the idea of a peplum top but so many are sleeveless and I can’t figure out what to wear over them.

    January 13, 2016/Reply
    • Belle says:

      What about wearing something under them? A blouse with chiffon sleeves or something.

      January 13, 2016/Reply
  5. Lindsey says:

    Everlane silk has worn well for me.

    January 13, 2016/Reply
  6. Monica says:

    Me too. A lot of my natural fiber tops from several years ago have begun showing wear or up and sprouted holes (I love linen, but darn it.) I don’t know if it’s the current trends for either boxy and short or SUPER long but it has been tough to find replacements.

    I just took some shirts I hadn’t been getting much wear out of due to fit issues to a new tailor last week, so I’m hoping I can bring in some of my “i like but I don’t love” tops and turn them into my new staples.

    January 13, 2016/Reply
  7. Melodie says:

    I usually try to spend $10-$20 on a work blouse. These prices are way out of range of what I want to pay.

    January 14, 2016/Reply
  8. Jo says:

    Rebecca Taylor has some lovely blouses. I have been finding them on sale at the Rack and other places.

    January 15, 2016/Reply