Finding the Right Tailored Shirt

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The structured dress shirt has a separate sewn-in collar at the neck and buttons running down the length of the front. Every woman needs a few in her wardrobe, at least one that is a neutral (white, ivory) and one that flatters her eye color or skin tone.

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Alternative classics are light pink, light blue, or black.

Ways to express you can still express your unique preference while keeping it a staple piece will have to do with variations on the construction. From a tie collar to 3/4 sleeves, you can find one that compliments your height and weight.

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Start with the shoulders. If the shoulders fit properly the rest tends to drape properly. A proper shoulder fit is when the shoulder seam rests on the curve of your shoulder when the shirt is buttoned shut. Buy too big rather than too small with this article. Many women have it tailored to fit, adding darts in the waist or shortening length for proportions. These basic things can be altered by most dry cleaners.

Selecting a stiff fabric that has a stretch will help with curves.

Watch out for a lumpy effect on the back and a gap at the apex of the breast. You might have to go a size up or add a button closure to fasten the gap in the front.

All fashions pictured can be purchased from Rosegal

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