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Evening Tops

Dressy Tops


Many of these will make an ensemble. Pair with long or short skirt, skinny or wide pants depending. Of course, they’ll also look cool with jeans.

Hot Red


Left: Diane Von Furstenberg Yeva Top (also in black or olive)- Classic floral-lace cut with a round neck, flaring lightly through the sleeves for a feminine flourish. $328.00

Right: Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Red Ruched Ruffled Silk Top – Previously Owned circa 2004. Soft 100% fine silk tulle. Draped and ruched all over with a low rounded neckline trimmed in red silk velvet. Neckline is framed in a ruffle. The center of the back is flat and framed in soft ruched pleats. The entire top is trimmed along the insides of the sleeves and hem with matching red silk velvet ribbon trim. Even the silk lining has velvet trim covering the interior seams. Closes on the side with a hidden metal zipper. Fully lined in silk. Excellent condition and retailed for $2195 (over ten years ago). Size: 40 Measurements: Bust: 34″ -36″ Waist: 26″ 38″ Length: 21″ on sides, 23″ center front. When you want to look unique…$750.00

Rich Blue


Left: Echo Wrapped Top in Navy– Ruffles, draping and a Décolleté neckline make this flirty, not overt. Ruche sleeves. Self-wrapped through keyhole on waist. Cotton/polyester. On sale $36.90

Right: Cushnie et Ochs Halter Top– Lightweight silk crepe de chine with fluid fit and draped cowl-style front. The gold chain halterneck strap eliminates the need for neck jewelry. Bright blue. Slips on. $595.00

Not Shown: Ellery Leni Ruched-, Longline, Silk-satin Cami Top–  On sale $330.00  

Sunshine Yellow


Left: Topshop Unique Floral Fatale Silk-jacquard Camisole– Lustrous fabric is woven with delicate roses. Slips on. 100% silk; lining: 100% polyester. Wear red, red lipstick.  $140.00

Right: Marques’ Almeida Asymmetric Silk-taffeta Top– Show-stopping piece for slim figures. Midweight silk-taffeta. One shoulder, one short capped sleeve. Asymmetric hem. Raw frayed edges. Underarm press-stud fastening. Keep the bottom ultra simple.$437.00

Black or White


Left:Bianca Spender Puffball Strapless Blouse– There’s only one left, a size 10, but someone should HAVE this imaginative, flattering piece. Gives you a real waist. Silk.64% off $103.00

Center: Bustier Bow Top by The Letter-You may wear this one till it falls apart. Dress up or down. Also in black or plum. Strapless neckline. Bow at waist. Even hem. Tonal top stitching and panel seaming. Fully lined polyester/viscose. Machine wash! $69.00

Right: Nanette Lepore Sleeveless Boxy Lace Top– An artful take. Floral guipure lace with scalloped detailing. Mock neckline with strapless illusion. Full shoulder coverage. Arched hem. Back zipper closure. Polyester. $298.00



Left: Fleur Du Mal Embroidered Tulle and Stretch-ponte Bodysuit– Ladylike and classic. Great for traveling. Cotton collar, sweetheart neckline and polka-dot embroidered tulle trims that appear to float over the yoke and sleeves. Zipper closure at back. Lined. $325.00

Right: Reformation Cutout Ribbed Jersey Bodysuit– Contemporary cold-shoulder trend and decidedly sexy. Delicate straps and long sleeves. Soft jersey that sits close against the skin. Pulls on. $120.00


Left: Solace London Pruet Long Sleeve Crepe Top– Seriously dramatic. (Not for a dinner date.) Oversized sleeves with laser cut splits on cuffs enhance. Crisp tailored silhouette. Concealed shoulder zipper closure. High round neck. Concealed neck and hem zipper closure. Polyester/ rayon/nylon/elastane.  Also black. Limited sizes.  $460.00

Right: Joanna Ortiz Lazarote Ruffled One Shoulder Black Evening Blouse– Poplin. Straight silhouette. Cotton; polyester mesh. Take into the coming season with confidence. $695.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.