This is one of the shots I art directed for The White Company in Paris, back in October last year. I totally fell in love with this jumper (the perfect mix of slouchy and sexy, not always easy to come by, and the grosgrain ribbon is such a pretty detail), and they very thoughtfully remembered and sent me one as a gift just before Christmas. I’m not one for ‘flashing the flesh’ (and in fact, never have been, so it’s not just an age thing…) and you would never catch me revealing my cleavage in any shape of form; but I do think there are ways of showing a little more skin than usual that can look and feel sexy, but in an understated way, without being sexy sexy. I think your back is such a sexy part to reveal (a little more than usual of). But the thing I really love about this particular jumper is that you can still wear a bra with it, whereas many backless pieces/pieces with cut out details are not designed with (big) boobs in mind. Anyway, I’ve been wearing mine a lot – I love it with a cropped jean and a ballet pump (although I also wore it with my denim cut-offs on my recent trip to The Bahamas) for when I want to feel like I’ve made a tiny bit more effort than my usual go-to navy cashmere crew-necks.
ps: I would size up for added ‘slouch’.
pps: You can see some more of the pictures from the shoot here.