A surplice top is like a wrap top but without all the fussing with the ties. It is made with two separate pieces of material ‘wrapped’ across the body and secured at the side seam sometimes with a button or tie but most often actually sewn into the seam. The cross over of the material creates a deep v-neck which is flattering to everyone but the flat chested. The wrapped pieces are joined creating a ruching effect over the breasts and stomach.
A Surplice Shirt Will…
- Separate and define your breasts so is ideal for bigger breasted women to avoid a uni boob look. Plus the ruching over the bust will disguise any ‘pull’ over the breasts.
- It’s a fitted style so will mold to breasts and follow the curve of the waist – ie boost your boobs and narrow your waist.
- Open up your chest and draw attention to your face and away from your lower half.
- The ruching over the stomach is a great way to disguise any bulges.
How To Wear It
- This top will draw attention upwards. It will minimise the top half.
- If you are bigger on top look for a plain shirt in this style, preferably in a darker color, that fits nicely following the curve of your body and then pair with a eye-catching skirt, jean or pant. Creating interest on your bottom half and minimising, though still flattering the top, will give you a more even silhouette.
- To draw attention to your top half choose in a bright color or with a eye-catching pattern and match with plain, darker colored skirt, pant or jean.
- Wear with a camisole underneath for a more restrained daytime look or without for a sexy evening outfit.
This Will Flatter
This style will work for almost anyone however it is better for:
- Pear Shaped – brings all eyes upward
- Curvy – will work well with your killer curves
- Big Breasted – a very forgiving, yet flattering style
- Rectangular – works to create a waist through the deep v and ruching over stomach
- Large tummy – ruching covers bulges whilst the deep v draws eyes