Black sheer top – French capsule wardrobe

Black sheer top - French capsule wardrobe

Something I’ve noticed about French women is that they will wear something unexpected.  And that “unexpected” item (to me, not to them of course!) brings their outfit alive.  French women “do” traditional really well, bu they also break the rules really well too.  When they do break the rules it reveals them as really women, as playful women, as women who are mature enough to know the value of play.  And so it is with this top.  It’s the unexpected black top.  It’s not the black tee shirt that you might expect to be peeking out from a work jacket, or a subtle blouse paired with a pencil skirt.  It’s a sheer, chiffon top.  And it’s great fun!

Our sheer black top is sewn with beautiful french seams.

The neck armholes and hem are edged with bias binding.

The bias binding hems are hand finished so no seams are visible from the outside.

The black sheer top stops your wardrobe from becoming too boring.  Work clothes, and clothes in general, can become boring, if we don’t pay enough attention to them.  Like anything really.  The black sheer top is the show stopper that’s easy to wear, doesn’t require any effort to wear and therefore you’ll want to wear it again and again.

Black sheer top - French capsule wardrobe

Wearing the unexpected is a great French style trait, and one that we are delighted to pass on to you.  Our top is beautifully made with great attention to detail.  Its uniqueness partly lies in the fact that is is available exclusively at Working Frocks and partly in the fact that you will know to wear it in an unexpected way: under a suit; with a skirt for work; during the day rather than saving it for evening wear.

We all need a few items in our wardrobe that lift our clothes above the pedestrian, mundane and every day.  However we don’t want those clothes to be too challenging to wear, too tight-fitting, too fiddly to put on, or we will never wear them.  The sheer black top is really easy to wear, simply pull it on over your head, it doesn’t have any fastenings.

This is the perfect day to evening garment.  Wear it to work and then straight out in the evening.  It can be worn in all seasons and the classic black colour means you can wear it for all events.

Our black sheer top is paired with out black pencil skirt.  However you can easily wear it with informal clothes: jeans; an informal skirt.  Or you can glam it up: wear it with sharp black trousers or silk palazzo pants.  Our black sheer top is a chameleon and will fit right in! Downplay it to work with a cardigan, swop the cardigan for a jacket or coat and your evening is waiting for you!  Busy working women, young professionals working long hours and going straight out in the evening, CEOs in meetings all day and then meeting up with the husband for date night at the theatre will all find space for a black sheer top in their wardrobe, so check ours out here!

Our black sheer top is edged with hand made bias binding, at the neck, armhole and hem edge.  Sewn with elegant French seams and unlined which gives it its sheer status our black sheer top is a beautifully designed and made garment.  A small piece of everyday luxury in your wardrobe.


Shop the collection here:

Black sheer top

Simple white top

Black jersey pencil skirt

Black mini shift dress

Black easy dress

Black jacket

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