Shopping Post: The Open Back Shirt

Every girl either has one that is perfect for her, or is on the constant search for one: the white shirt. My particular weakness is any silk/cotton blend white shirts. Whenever I see one remotely on sale (5% off $500, bargain!) I make an immediate purchase.

Not that this versatile item of clothing will ever become dated, but have you ever considered looking for a white shirt of a different kind?  I’m talking specifically: the traditional button up front, with a buttoned down / open back.

Image: oraclefox.com

Image: oraclefox.com

When I first test drove this trend a couple of months ago on date night, my boyfriend commented that “everyone is staring, they think you are wearing your shirt backwards.” Although I’m convinced that this isn’t a bad thing.

Why? The classic shirt at the front allows you feel preppy, while the open back makes you feel sleek and sexy. However this shirt isn’t just good for date night, mix up your work uniform and wear it to work, or with jeans to brunch…It also makes for perfect errand-running attire.

Think on this, with an open back your back always gets a cool breeze to make sure you’re never hot and always composed. Perfection!

Here’s where you can buy some of the best open backed shirts, with a few striped permutations:

1. ASOS Open Back White Shirt $63.25

ASOS Open Back White Shirt $63.25

 

2. Chris Esber Open Back Shirt from My Chameleon $273

Chris Esber Open Back Shirt from My Chameleon  $273

 

3. Open Backed Shirt Finders Keepers $119.95

Open Backed Shirt Finders Keepers $119.95

 

 

4. Open Backed Shirt Tome from My Chameleon $551

Open Back Tie Shirt by Tome from My Chameleon $551

 

So, would you wear an open-back shirt? Do you love this look or loathe it? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

 

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11 Comments

  • deannamay
    Reply deannamay Friday 15th May, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Love to show the back, hide the boobs and rock them shoulder blades lol

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Tuesday 19th May, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      HAHA, thanks for your comment 🙂 🙂

  • Reply pinkshoes Thursday 14th May, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Not a fan. I like to keep my back warm.

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Not a fan of the backless look.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      It is definitely different, makes me wonder what will they think of next!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Monday 11th May, 2015 at 8:01 am

    i feel like my back isn’t toned enough for this LOL

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      My back is not toned either, you’re not alone.. Thanks for your comment!

  • Reply BellaB Sunday 10th May, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Mmm. I don’t mind the look, but I wouldn’t wear it.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      I think it could take some getting used to, especially in winter!

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 8th May, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Brrrrrrr

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Hahaha, exactly!

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