Brooks Brothers shirt (very similar from Theory), gifted cardigan, Banana Republic vest, Ann Taylor denim, AGL flats, Nordstrom Rack earrings

I have never been a fan of the traditional, cotton button-down work shirt. I find them boxy and unflattering and much prefer silk alternatives. However I recently popped into Brooks Brothers and found this seamed option that appears like a corset, nipping in the waist.


While this shirt doesn’t actually slim the tummy, it sits closer to the body allowing for a more pulled together feeling. The seaming draws the eye inward and makes the shirt appear more feminine and the longer hem in the front with the upward curved sides also makes the middle portion of the body seem more narrow.


Worn with simple accessories and a cardigan over, this shirt is very appropriate for my workplace.