I have described the concept of the party in a top many times, but for those of you who are just joining in: the notion came to me when I realized that at crowded holiday parties, all anyone notices is what you’re wearing from the waist up, so that’s all you have to worry about. And since we’re headed into holiday party season—and also because I’ve received a couple of requests—it seemed like time to trot this post out again. I like the quiet sexiness of this silk tie-neck blouse from Nili Lotan.
This is just rather elegant, and looks like it costs more than it does.
Prints get graphic and sophisticated in black and white.
I love a lace party top—they’re alluring without being overly revealing.
The knot at the shoulder here is a fun touch.
I am dying for this zebra-print tank—it’d look so great peeking out from under a blazer.
A simple tee in velour, which makes it party-worthy.
A velvet top with sleeves that are nicely—but not excessively—flouncy.
Sometimes, a party in a top should be on the loud side.
A tie-neck leopard-print blouse is just about perfect.
I’ve seen a lot of these choker tees lately, and like this one best because the neckline is nice and deep.
For the daring: a leather top.
Yellow just screams party.