I normally cringe when I see modest layering blouses. I love the motivation behind them, but the tops often turn out to be uninspired basic cotton tees, overly styled, or far too thick be comfortable underneath another layer of clothing. I haven’t seen many layering tops that excited me…until Pam Thomas’ team reached out to me to introduce her BodyBlouse line. Read on to learn why I heart my Jill BodyBlouse.
What I love
Stylish design: I’m a fan of subtle sophistication, so the sheer chiffon sleeves are a total win for me. This top is so stylish, I plan to wear it on its own as well as underneath several of the sleeveless dresses that are dormant in my closet.
Built-in body control: Yes, this blouse is more than a stylish layering option; it also helps tame the belly jiggle! If you’re not a fan of the restrictive fabric used for Spanx, you’ll appreciate the comfortable but forgiving poly-spandex used in this blouse.
Lightweight fabric: Additional benefits of the poly-spandex used for this top are that it’s lightweight and breathable. I shot the above looks on 75-degree day and didn’t feel restricted or overheated despite wearing multiple layers.
The blouses are designed, so they have a style all their own (no basic cotton half tees here). Consequently, they can transform the look of any sleeveless garment. Essentially you get three benefits in one: modest yet comfortable coverage, elevated style, and a little body shaping.
What I don’t love
The Price: The (amazing) features of each BodyBlouse come at price to the tune of $125-$145. For that reasons, this top will be a steep investment for most.
Overall, I love my Jill top. I can’t wait to reimagine dresses that have been hanging and dormant for years. My only regret is that I didn’t choose to receive and style this darling Dottie blouse: