Shirred tops are all the rage right now. Did you own a tube top when you were younger that was shirred? Brings back memories!
I’ve rounded up some other shirred tops for you today, and am sharing where I got this darling gingham peplum top.
Looking at this shirred peplum tank, I fell in love with the shirred style, peplum and the larger print. . I love that it shows off your waist and also has thicker straps in order to wear a regular bra. I have yet to try the pasties, or ones that tape just on the sides, and most strapless bras are uncomfortable.
I was perusing the LOFT site during Memorial Day weekend and looking at their Spring line. I will buy from LOFT if they have free ship or I have time to go into the store to try things on. It was rather nice just going into a store, as I haven’t done that in awhile. Even before Covid.
There were alot of cute tops with shirring, puff sleeves, florals, and eyelet. Some of the details I love. I ended up with 3 new tops that I will share on the blog soon. This top, that I thought was red and white gingham was actually a rust and white, but I loved it the same. I thought the larger gingham pattern paired with jean shorts and espadrilles would be quite summery, and I may take it to wear for the 4th in Avalon. I am wearing an XS and the top is very comfortable, not at all constricting. I could see these with higher waisted light jeans, white pants, numerous ways to wear it. The concern for me with these kind of tops is length, so it was nice to try it on at the store.
and some other shirred tops to shop
What Comes Around Goes Around
…’Round and ‘Round, what comes around goes around, I’ll tell you why..
Shirred tops are not a new invention, and doesn’t much of fashion come around again? Maybe you owned a shirred top or dress in the 70s?
In case you aren’t familiar, Shirring is a technique that gathers the fabric and makes it stretched, using shirring elastic and regular thread at the same time.
I’ve found a few examples of styles that are seen today, yet were from the 70s, in either a sewing pattern or style.
The dress on the right is very much like many of the dresses being sold today. The shoulder ties, the shirred bodice and flowy skirt.
A gauze and shirred waistline is a current style- but this top is a vintage blouse on Etsy.
A sewing pattern from the 1970s shows striped shirred maxi dress with ties, a babydoll dress, and a sheered bodice with puff sleeves. Look familiar? These styles can be found on-line and in shops now .
Light weight fabric shirrs very well. Thin materials like voile, lawn, gauze, chiffon take shirring beautifully well. Light weight cotton, synthetic fabrics like polyester are also best for shirring.
This Mango shirred floral dress is on my radar!
Love this sage green dress and shirred bodice. Comes in a pretty sky blue too.
How do you feel about shirred garments? Did you own any shirred tops or dresses in the 1970s?
Gingham top– Loft ( on sale)
jean shorts ( older) LOFT
espadrilles- Poshmark Aldo
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