Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you’ve got to do is call… on a beautiful camisole. Whether worn as an actual top or just as an extra silky layer whenever there’s a chill in the air, this wardrobe hero makes a great fashion friend, whatever the British weather decides it’s doing that day.
A loose-fitting lace camisole has been a celeb favourite for a while now, with Rihanna rarely leaving the house without something satiny tucked into her ripped jeans and Victoria Beckham letting hers peek out from beneath a trench coat. The slippery-smooth cami top was also a staple on the catwalks this year, with Burberry pairing it with pleated midis and Versace layering theirs over a shirt dress.
Here at Pour Moi we’re going cray-cray for camis, too. After all, why should we spend all day wrapped up in cotton, when we can have sensuous silk next to our skin? With that in mind, we’ve listed five of our favourite ways to wear a camisole top. Read on to find out why you need one (OK, at least five) in your wardrobe right now.
Wear a cami… with more masculine pieces
From leather biker jackets to boyfriend jeans, camis are a clever way to add a feminine touch to a more masculine outfit. And nowhere is this girly-fying effect more important than when it comes to the daily dilemma of what to wear to work. The sharp tailoring of office wear will be instantly softened by a black cami top like our Rebel version. Tuck it into a pencil skirt, leave it loose under a blazer or just let it peek over a crisp shirt for a look that’s both office-friendly and an easy way to transition from desk to dinner.
Wear a cami… to solve a wardrobe crisis
Who’d have thought such a tiny slip could do such heavy-lifting when it comes to pulling an outfit together? Got a top that you love that’s a little too short? Putting a cami underneath can effortlessly fill that awkward gap. Want to wear a trouser suit to a summer wedding? Wearing a cool silk camisole top means you won’t be longing to take the jacket off before the bride’s made it down the aisle. Our Envy camisole has a satin feel to keep you cool, while the adjustable straps means you can decide how much cleavage you dare to reveal.
Wear a cami… to look the cat’s pyjamas in bed
Looking for ‘cancel all your dinner plans and stay at home’ type PJs? A satin cami top worn with French knickers can turn a double bedroom in Dunstable into a saucy Parisian boudoir faster than you can say “ooh-la-la”. The Dusk camisole with the matching high waist shorts are just the ticket, managing to look glamorous and feel really comfy at the same time. Just don’t blame us if you don’t actually end up wearing them for long...
Wear a cami… as a going-out top
Prove that you are a master of the underwear as outerwear trend by rocking a cami when you go out for the evening. A silk camisole top can bring a touch of sensual luxury to your usual jeans and heels go-to and looks simply sensational when worn with a kimono wrap left loose. Or style a simple white cami like our Sofa Love secret support version with a pleated midi for the ultimate power pairing.
Wear a cami… instead of a bralette
Bralettes have proved invaluable when it comes to solving the tricky ‘what to wear under a sheer blouse’ conundrum. But if you’re not feeling brave enough to essentially just wear your bra in public, the extra coverage provided by a cami can help. Bridging the gap between a bralette and a cami is the Hush camisole. It has all the sexiness of a bralette thanks to its delicate, detailed bra top, but comes with that all-important tummy coverage provided by the mesh body.
Wondering where camisoles have been all your life? Don’t let them give you the slip a minute longer.
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