I’ve always loved crossover tops since they make super flattering staples that can be worn either tucked or untucked. And now I’m even a bigger fan thanks to the quick breastfeeding access they provide! I simply layer my favorite nursing camisole or nursing bra underneath for a functional outfit that doesn’t scream nursing fashion. Ann Taylor has two wrap tops right now that may look similar in pictures but are pretty different. Here’s a quick comparison:
- Crossover sweater (wearing above in “winter white”): Material is a lightweight sweater knit. Fit is a little looser with a lower crossover neckline that would require a camisole underneath for a conservative office. Full length sleeves hit slightly past my wrists in petite. Sweater is hip length with a wide banded bottom, and also looks cute partially tucked in into jeans.
- 3/4 sleeve wrap top (wearing below in “night sky”): Feels like a medium to thicker weight stretchy tee. Fit is close to the body and neckline comes up higher for more coverage. 3/4 length sleeves hit me above the wrists in petites. Top is hip length, with some ruching along one side (hidden by my skirt) which has a slight camouflaging effect at the tummy area.
As much as my pasty legs are yearning for sunshine, we have at least 2 more months of tights weather here in the Northeast. Black hosiery is a safe bet for professional wear, but to change things up, two colored tights alternatives I like experimenting with are dark navy and charcoal gray. I tried this outfit with both options and preferred the softer gray palette a little more – what do you guys think? I didn’t realize my navy shoes and top were an exact color match to the tights, so think that look would be better with a little contrast even if its varying shades of navy!