It’s not easy choosing a shirt to wear out on a Saturday night. Maybe it doesn’t take you as long as it takes me, but I always try to match my ensemble based on the elements of the evening. Is this a night with the girls or the guys? Bar or club? Dinner or just drinks? The answer to these questions predicts whether I’ll be wearing jeans or a dress, low-cut or conservative, heels or flats, tight or more forgiving leggings. It’s exhausting and always has me running out the door (at least) 10 minutes behind schedule.
And then I found this, a shirt that takes a lot of the guesswork out of getting ready, no matter where I’m headed.
This Lipstick Rosette Lace Tank from Body Central is ideal for a Friday or Saturday (or, uh, any day of the week, really) when you’re headed out for a night on the town. Here’s why:
1. It’s Dark. Once I’ve figured out what’s appropriate for the type of evening I’m setting out for, there are still other factors to consider. It’s important to opt for a dark color, not only because black is wonderfully flattering for any body shape, but at any college party you’re guaranteed to get spilled on. You might not know who did it or where it came from (or you might slip and in the process dump your entire beer on you’re head – trust me, it’s possible) but either way, when it does inevitably happen you don’t want to be the girl in white. Unless you’ve entered a contest that gives prizes for that sort of thing.
2. It’s Sexy without Being Slutty. A college girl’s biggest fashion mistake is going too conservative. No matter where you’re headed, you’re bound to run into a brave friend with the deadly combination of a low-cut top, a wonder bra and no shame. Before you get jealous and run to the bathroom to attempt to make your shirt just as revealing, avoid the loud rip and skip that crewneck to begin with! Better yet, since you don’t always want to be the girl showing it all, this shirt allows you to be sexy in a less obvious way. My favorite part is the sheer lace back; a very hot compromise.
3. It’s Majorly Cute. The neck on this tank is adorable, but also not so obvious that if you wear it a couple weekends in a row, the repetition in your Facebook photos will sell you out. And just think of all the time you’ll save not having to pick out the perfect necklace! Brilliant!
4. It’s Long Enough. So you won’t have to yank your shirt down after every beer pong turn. Perfection.
Oh, and one more thing. It’s under 20 bucks. Need I say more?
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