Bradley Bayou's Guide to Tops and Sweaters
The perfect top can slim your frame, draw the eye from trouble spots and balance your body. Bradley Bayou helps you pull together the perfect outfit with a straight-forward shopping guide from The Science of Sexy.
By Bradley Bayou
Original Content | May 05, 2010
Like a permanent version of a wrap top, this style is created by cross-wrapping fabric across the front and securing it (most often in the seam) to create a V-shape neckline.
A surplice top is good for hourglass figures and, depending on the cut, can be good for either triangle or inverted triangle as well as a rectangle. Cinching will create a waist for the rectangle shape, and if it flares a bit at the hem, it can hid hips or create hips, making this top also work well for triangles and inverted triangles.