You may have noticed that peasant styled tops are trending. What does this reflect? Flowing and loose fitting tunics and smock silhouettes, and in particular sleeves that tend to be puffy and loose. These include the traditional puffy at the shoulders with elastic at the wrists silhouette, as well as ragland, bell, Juliet, and tiered sleeves. Peasant fashion also includes crop and off the shoulder styles, embroidery and lace, and tops accentuating the waist. You can check out my Pinterest board for various examples. Fortunately, there are several options from black owned brands! See the company and product links below for details.
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Poetic Justice (advertisement) offers long sleeved leopard print crop tops in regular and plus sizes, in addition to v-neck chiffon tops that gather at the waist (currently on sale).
Plenty by Tracy Reese on Amazon offers several peasant styled tops. Click the images below.
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Wandizi offers a selection of custom made Ankara clothing. Peasant styled offerings include the following:
- An off the shoulder brown top with Ankara accents and tiered sleeves;
- An Ankara print crop top with flared sleeves;
- A chiffon Ankara multi-patterned top in purple/turquoise; and
- A colorful off the shoulder top with piped layered sleeves.
In reviewing these companies and products, I hope you find peasant styled tops that works for you.
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For more information about peasant styled tops, see the following sources.
- FashionGum. "How to wear peasant tops in summer." http://fashiongum.com/womens-fashion/how-to-wear-peasant-tops-in-summer/
- Fashion Sizzle. "Different types of sleeves." https://fashionsizzle.com/2012/05/24/different-types-of-sleeves/embed/#