sheer illusion neckline top

TOP   sheer illusion neckline top   |   SKIRT   denim skirt    |   BAG   bamboo arc bag   |   SHOES   platform wedges   |   BRACELET   david yurman bracelet

Ever since I was a little girl, I have followed bridal fashion and trends closely. Truth be told, my mom wouldn’t let me read any of the teen magazines at the grocery store, so I always bought wedding magazines! I don’t know if it’s the hopeless romantic in me, or simply the fact that I would love to wear a ball gown every day, but regardless, the elegant whimsy of the bridal gown world gets to me like nothing else!

One trend I’ve been seeing over and over again over the past year or so is the illusion neckline. While I lean heavily towards the timeless, classic gowns, I adore this new, modern accent! There’s something about it that adds an instant pop of “pretty” to any piece.

That’s why I was so thrilled to find it incorporated into this affordable blouse from Forever21. As it turns out, you don’t have to be a bride to make this look your own!

To make this elegant neckline a bit more casual, I paired the blouse with my favorite denim skirt and a pair of wedges. This top would also look gorgeous tucked into dark wash jeans and heeled riding boots, or paired with a ladylike skirt.

All I know is, I love this attainable take on the sheer illusion neckline, and hope we see more of it this season!

Love from Texas,


Photography by Hilary Rattikin

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  1. Katie said:

    Totally love the whole look. The top is a real romantic piece and can be dresses up and down so easily.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Germany

    Published 9.27.17 · Reply
  2. Marta said:

    That’s a beautiful top! I love bridal fashion as well, when I started my fashion design course I actually thought about going for bridal fashion in college. I ended up liking some other things more but I still love bridal fashion, it’s still something I’d love to do and design.

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  3. Kendal said:

    Wow, I would have never thought that top is from Forever 21! It’s so girly and pretty!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  4. Cristina said:

    The ruffle details on that top are so beautiful! I need to own this.

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  5. This top is both gorgeous and classic- Thanks for sharing! Love how you paired it with a simple denim skirt and neutral purse too, it is truly an amazing look!!


    Published 10.2.17 · Reply