by Kori Ellis
One way to take the emphasis off of problem areas, like hips and thighs, is to put the focus on your top.
This summer, look for tops and blouses with unique necklines,interesting patterns and unusual shapes. Here are three of our favorite summer tops. Partner them with a solid, simple skirt, shorts or capris.
You have to love this watery abstract pattern. Pair this silky top with your favorite black pants or a pencil skirt at the office. The halter neckline is sexy and sophisticated. $92 at Nordstrom.
The loose cowl neck and fluid silhouette of this top make it really special. This belted blouse is created from stretch silk for comfort and a beautiful drape. $158 at Nordstrom.
Diane von Furstenberg always offers amazing prints — and this top is no exception. Featuring a blue and white abstract animal pattern, this silky blouse has a figure-flattering shape and adjustable drawstrings at the shoulders. $245 at Nordstrom.
Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and three children. Kori has been published in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide, writing about everything from fashion to fantasy sports.