I have an animal print dress in my wardrobe she’s been with me for years, and I still love her to bits. So when I came across this sumptuous jersey animal print fabric, I just had to share the experience of wearing an animal print garment, with no harm or injury to the precious Leopard this jersey top represents, thus her name ‘Cat Woman’.
This Leopard print jersey top, is more than your everyday top, her design equivalent is Cerise another jersey top with Kimono sleeves https://coralturner.com/shop/dressy-tops/cerise-jersey-top-long-sleeves/. This is the style of jersey top you would wear without a jacket, because the Kimono over-sleeve provides additional warmth and coverage. The top is also lined, so its super soft against your skin, the curved hem shaping accentuates your bodyshape, think of teaming her up with a fitted skirt, tailored trousers or worn over a sleeveless form fitting dress, all of which compliment each other beautifully. We are talking the look of luxury here, I could easily see this animal print jersey top worn for a day at the races, with a head turning hat, for those who are looking for an alternative to a dress.
The long sleeved cerise jersey top is your alternative cover-up for when you prefer not to wear a jacket. You see, the sleeves are not ordinary long sleeves, they are a Kimono style of sleeve; this additional layer of pleated velvet fabric adds warmth to the top area of your arms where you are most likely to feel a chill. The body of the top is semi fitted, with a bound curved hem finish detail, this gives additional shaping to the silhouette of your body. As a day to evening top when worn with trousers, shorts, jeans or a skirt, the hem of the jersey top sits beautifully on the top of your hips, the benefit of this is if your garments has pockets a curved hem provides easy access.
Cerise is a strong vibrant colour, which teams well with white, black, or denim, however if you want to add a bit more drama to your look deep purple, or pink, are some of the alternative colours you can play with; a pencil skirt works really well with this look (a sequinned skirt perhaps), leggings, tailored trousers you are not limited with this style of jersey top!
Contrasting fabrics create this green floral jersey top, its more of a camouflage of foliage that blends intricately together in this design. Set against a backdrop of crinkle cotton cream, this sleeveless jersey top, is a wardrobe staple. A cowl neckline has the benefit of providing coverage, and at the same time shows off your decollete; a choker necklace sits well with this style of neckline.
The subtle contrast of reversing the centre front and centre back bindings, draws the eye to the silhouette of your body. A spring/summer top that can be worn with shorts, or a skirt, however in colder weather looks elegant under a jacket.
Paisley patterns have a timeless design elegance and this one is no exception. I decided to name her ‘Madame Butterfly’, inspired by the beautiful costumes from the opera Madame Butterfly. A paisley top with her own added drama for the design, long tailed dropped sleeves, a mini Kimono styled theme. The sky blue crinkled jersey fabric is wonderful because there is no need to press her, you just need to wear her. The ruched neckline is finished with silk velvet turquoise ribbon (I did say drama), this bold ‘in your face’ paisley top, celebrates being different, her one-of-a-kind status.
Can you imagine her with white flared trousers, or shorts if taking her on holiday, then there is an evening out, tops such as these are all about standing out, being different. Now here’s the added bonus, if you don’t want to leave the sleeve tails hanging, they can be tied either front or back, adding another element of design to this style.
Cream beaded jersey top, made in a devore fabric, a textile that shows off its intricate weaving to create the swirl pattern. It’s a delicate fabric, soft to the touch and against your skin, with a cowl neckline making your neck and face the point of focus. The fit of this top coupled with the simulated pearl beaded hem, speaks of elegance and sophistication, as it lends itself to a variety of apparel. It can just as easily be worn over a slip dress, as to trousers or a skirt. Zoom in closer to the pearl hem detail, you will see that it is made up of further tiny pearls and lace, all quite lovely!