Trend: Polo Tops

A polo top is a knitted top with a very specific style of knitted collar and placket. The placket typically has two or three buttons, and an optional pocket. It’s inspired by golf wear, equestrian wear, and tennis wear. The most famous polo shirts are by Lacoste, complete with crocodile emblem and starched piqué fabric. Lacoste shirts or Crocodile shirts are classics that look as fab today as they did decades ago.

The fashion industry is giving the polo shirt and its fun iterations its trendy moment. Sleeves are all sorts of lengths and fits range from body-con to fluid. Fabrics are KNITTED and made of piqué, all types of jersey, gauze, mesh, ribbing, or yarn that resembles knitwear (sweaters in the US). The collars and plackets are standard. The collection showcases a wide assortment of polo tops across patterns and colours.

Very few of my clients and friends wear fashion polo tops, although many wear the gear version for golf and tennis. They generally find them too strict, sporty, angular and hard, unflattering and preppy, and don’t like the collar. Some find them twee, dowdy and unattractive. They’ll wear them for sport, but not for fashion.

I’m in the minority because I LOVE polo tops. They are casual but dressier and more interesting than a basic tee. I wore fluid versions in the ‘80s, and fitted versions in the early ‘90s. I also wore pony club polo shirts for horse riding in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The collar and placket are a slam dunk for my body type, giving me the structure that I crave around my shoulder neck points and narrow shoulders. My long neck loves the coverage of the collar, which I pop when it’s relatively stiff. Polo tops are a magical fit most of the time, so it’s no wonder I’m fond of them.

I have two knitwear versions at the moment that have been fab for Spring. A short sleeved version in ink blue from COS, and a patterned bubblegum pink with longer sleeves from Scotch & Soda. The fits are fluid and welted. They work well worn over or semi-tucked over jeans, utility pants and dressier pants. I always wear them with my chunky pearl necklaces with a few of the top buttons undone. The pearls add glam and a dressy integrity to the polo.

Although on-trend, polo tops are classics, which is another reason I like them. I’m back to wearing all sorts of classic tops this year because the trends are against me, so it’s fab timing that this classic is having a fashion moment. I hope to add some versions for high Summer, and cold weather too.

Over to you. What’s your take on the polo top?

Coach 1941 Fitted Polo Top

FUZZI Camo Polo

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The Good and Bad of Wrap Tops

Wrap tops are a classic we see every season. This season they are abundant, because the waist definition works well with oh-so trendy wide cropped pants, culottes, flares, and fuller skirts. The versions that are defined at the waist complement the high rise trend because the waists are in the same place. 

I think of the wrap top as a ‘70s star although it featured well before that decade too. There are four types of wrap tops, three of which define the waist:

  1. Classic wrap tops that are hip bone length or longer with a tie at the waist.
  2. Cropped ballet wrap tops that sit on or above the waist. Fits can be body-con, tailored or fluid.
  3. Faux wrap tops that are usually fitted, and sometimes fluid.
  4. Wrap-front tops that are very fluid and surrender the waist.

The collection below showcases the four versions across assorted fabrics, colours, patterns and sleeve lengths.

On to to the pros and cons.

Good

  • Most wrap tops create a sensational V-neckline that works well on shorter necks, fuller bustlines, and broader shoulders
  • They define the waist and streamline the body thereby creating traditionally flattering proportions
  • They are fab on curvy body types
  • They elongate petites
  • They shorten a very long waist
  • They are worn over bottoms so there is no need to tuck or semi-tuck
  • Faux wraps are handy to layer under jackets and cardigans
  • Cropped ballet versions are a slam dunk combination with flared skirts
  • Fluid wrap-front versions have architectural appeal and are a good look for those who are short-waisted and/or want to conceal midsection bits
  • They can look gorgeously soft and pretty

Bad

  • Wrap tops can create an unflattering, impractical and uncomfortable fit over the bust when they’re not cut exactly right
  • V-necklines can be too low and fall open, although you could try a cami or adding a snap
  • V-necklines can be wide and unflattering on those who don’t wear them well
  • The ties of real wraps can be fussy, too long, and get in the way of toppers
  • The tie can accentuate a short waist
  • Wrap-front versions can overwhelm a small frame and narrow shoulders, and slide around the body
  • They sometimes look overly classic

Generally, the wrap top is like the little girl with the curl. When it’s good, it’s VERY good. But when it’s bad, it’s horrid. And that’s exactly how my clients feel about it. The intermittent reinforcement of finding an absolutely fabulous wrap top once in a while keeps the silhouette on their radar.

I don’t wear V-necks well unless the V-shape is created by a collared shirt or blouse, so that keeps me away from most wrap tops. Sometimes the V’s are very shallow or raised at the shoulder neck points which improves proportions for my body type. I also like some of the newer versions with high necklines. I fancy the structure of the tie at the waist and don’t find it fussy. I used to have gorgeous wraps with shallow V-necks made of mesh, and have worn cropped body-con ballet wrap tops with skirts.

When the right wrap top comes my way, I love it. How about you?

Eloquii Wrap Top with Flutter Sleeve

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Tie-Front Tops: Fab with Summer Skirts

This top is for skirt wearers who don’t want to wear fitted tops or tucked tops with skirts, culottes or wide crops. The tie-front top is a good solution, because you wear it over bottoms thereby covering some of the waist and midsection bits. The fluid fit is breezy on hot days, and will fit an assortment of body types. The tie provides structure by shortening the length of the top, and tapering the fit to showcase the contour of the body.

Of course, you can wear tie-front tops with jeans, pants and shorts as the stock photos show. But since skirts languish in closets when they don’t have tops to wear with them, I’m emphasizing how well the tie-front top can work with straight, A-line and flared skirts.

The tie-front top comes in all sorts of colours, patterns, fabrics, and with assorted necklines and sleeve styles. Some versions are dressier than others. The style of the tie and length of the top can vary too. Some are longer, thereby covering more of the midsection. Some finish on the waist, while others expose the midsection. Some ties tie to the side. Take your pick.

The V-necklines are particularly flattering on petites, shorter necks, and larger busts. The knits are usually easier to launder than woven versions, but the wovens look more crisp. The button-through style is not problematic for curvy figures with larger busts because of the fluid fit and structure created with the tie.

Try the tie-front top if you have orphaned Summer skirts. Make sure the length is right so that you’re confident with the fit on the midsection. You might need to size down if the fit is too blouson-y.

Eloquii Tie Front Top

Marella Tris Printed Tie Front Silk Blouse

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After Billboard removed the song from country music charts controversy broke out. Celebrities weighed in including Justin Bieber and Will Smith. Miley Cyrus’ father ended up doing a remix of the song. It’s interesting to note that Miley Cyrus, the goddaughter of Dolly Parton, was once viewed as country music’s darling (especially with her rendition of Dolly’s Jolene), but then embraced hip-hop.

Miley sparked controversy with her country music fans when Mike WiLL Made-It released “23” featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J. Now it is her own father, Billy Ray Cyrus, who not only defended Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road but sang several verses in the remix.

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“Old Town Road” has become a viral hit and resulted in Lil Nas X getting signed with Columbia. The remix is just as popular and has introduced more country fans to country rap.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are both active on social media sites and anyone who really wants to get into the discussion about the evolution of country music and whether “Old Town Road” is truly a country song will find plenty of people weighing in on social media.

Some have suggested that Lil Nas X is a one-hit wonder with his viral song but he adamantly states that he is not.

Billy Ray Cyrus had a number one hit with the viral-worthy song “Achy Breaky Heart.” Now that he has joined in on the remix, people are wondering if that song too will break into the charts and become another number one hit.ee

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Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Tops in Obstetrics

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Award®. Presented by WomenCertified Inc., this evidence-based designation scored Moanalua Medical Center in the top 17 percent of 2,778 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics distinction is awarded based on the following criteria: low rates of early elective deliveries, high patient safety rankings for reducing infection and complication rates, and rankings above the national average for patient recommendation.

Moanalua Medical Center makes breastfeeding support and education a priority for new mothers. Additionally, the Family Birth Center at Moanalua Medical Center provides coordinated labor and delivery care in a safe and comfortable setting, facilitated by a team made up of the patient’s obstetrician-gynecologist, certified nurse-midwife, neonatologist and other care providers. New mothers and their families enjoy a personalized birth experience with private delivery suites, mother-baby rooms, room service, and labor aids such as a birthing ball and hydrotherapy tub.

“Prenatal and maternity care is essential to the health and well-being of mothers and their babies,” said Mabel Wong, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We’re grateful to be recognized by the Women’s Choice Award for promoting safe, patient-centered maternity care that revolves around mother and child.”

America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s health care preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in obstetric services based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

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The Hunt: White Tops for Spring

the best white tops for work

2019 Update: This post was originally published in 2016, but we’ve updated our favorite white tops for work as of Feb. 2019 — see below!

Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Pictured at top, clockwise: V-neck / crew / relaxed / scalloped / sleeveless / polka dotted sweater / Swiss dot button front

I would guess that 60% of my closet — if not more — is black. White appears far less frequently — but even I love to herald the beginning of spring by buying a few new white tops every year, and (if they’ve held up well enough), pulling out old favorites from previous years.  The white blouse, of course, is a classic — but sometimes you want something that isn’t quite as fussy or as formal as a blouse with collars or buttons. (If you’re on the hunt for a basic button-front blouse, a silky collared blouse, or a basic tee or shell to wear beneath a suit, check out our latest roundups on those topics.) I never know what to call these items (tops? shirts? white non-blouses?) but I do think they’re something that makes every outfit more versatile — and can be an easy way to take your more formal suits away from the dreaded “I’ve got a secret interview today” territory. Of course I am on #teamwhitecamisole as well, but that’s me…

In my mind, white tops break down into basic general categories, which I’ll lay out below…. I’ll note at the outset that a lot of these tops come in colors other than white, which show the details FAR better than the white versions, at least online. In fact, the very fact that there IS a white option may be hidden because the color doesn’t show up against your screen — so use the dropdown color picker menu if in doubt (screenshot of what I mean here).

The Slightly Fancy White Tee

These shirts — usually in jersey or some other t-shirt like material — have a few great details that elevate them from your basic white t-shirt.  The details are usually near the neck — but sometimes also down the back or at the hem; the material may also be different or nicer in some way than your usual t-shirt.  Pro: these can be easy to care for, and if you have fit problems because of your bust/waist ratio, these can be easier to wear than a button-front shirt. Cons: opacity can be a problem, and some details (like a sheer shoulder like the lace one below) may give you pause for your office or wardrobe. (For my $ .02 I think they look lovely as a layering piece, particularly beneath a blazer – I just layer a camisole beneath them and a regular nude-for-me bra.)

fancy white t-shirt for suits



The Blouse Tee

These tops are shaped like a tee (and are usually pullovers), but usually made from a blousy material. They can look nice and crisp, but can be high maintenance (e.g., required dry cleaning or ironing). They also can cross into the “too informal” category pretty easily.

t-blouse for work



The White Knit Short-Sleeved Sweater

These can be difficult to find online — so when you see them in the store at places like Ann Taylor or Banana Republic, do stock up! Pros: they’re definitely fancier than a t-shirt material, and sometimes more opaque (be on the safe side here and wear a camisole and nude-for-you bra the first time, though). Cons: they may need extra care in the laundry, or they may fade or look “dirty” too soon.

short-sleeved white sweaters for work



The Non-Blousy Blouse

I normally think of a blouse as having buttons and/or a collar — these tops lack that, but they definitely still feel like a blouse in formality, usually because of their material.  These can be a more modern option, as well as being easier to fit if gaping is a problem… but they can be harder to care for and be more sheer.

non-blousy blouses for work



The Casual/Feminine Blouse

These are blouses that may have buttons up the front and/or a collar — but there’s something about it that makes it more feminine, such as a burnout pattern (like the polka dots below), a peplum detail, eyelet/lace, a wrap effect, or an unusual fabric (like the jersey one we featured a while ago from Anne Fontaine). If you work in a very conservative office and are striving to add more feminine details to your workwear, start here because it’s hard to go wrong (beyond wrinkles/sheerness/etc) — for all but the most formal of occasions they’re appropriate, and an easy, chic addition to your wardrobe that goes with everything else.

feminine white blouses



The White Shell

This can be a huge category — or a very narrow one if going sleeveless isn’t appropriate at your office. To be honest, unless you wear a lot of cardigans or washable blazers, I’d avoid these tops in general — I always think it’s better to wear a sleeved layer beneath a blazer, if only to make trips to the dry cleaner more minimal (not only is it expensive, but it can be really hard on clothes too). I think they can work best with cardigans because you don’t get that line on your arm where your sleeve ends — but if you’re going for bang for your buck, I’d stick with sleeved options. Still, if you’re on the hunt, here are a few cute ones:

white sleeveless shell for work



This is a huge category (and this was a big of a runaway post!) — but what categories am I missing? What white tops do you need in your wardrobe, or have proven themselves to be real workhorses? How do you guys like to make your work outfits more springlike?

* Hunting for maternity sizes? Don’t forget to check out our Guide to Maternity Shopping for Work.

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I mostly consider black to be my base for my work wear -- but even I love a white top for spring; they have a way of freshening up your entire work wardrobe and making all of your work outfits that much crisper and lighter! These are the six tops every career woman should consider adding to her wardrobe in spring -- great for wearing under suits, layering under cardigans, and adding as a simple topper to skirts and trousers.

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Our Northwest Docs Are Tops

Northwest Permanente and Kaiser Permanente Northwest topped Portland’s Top Doctors & Nurses 2019 list — published by Portland Monthly — with more Northwest Permanente doctors on the list than any other health care organization or physician group in our Northwest region.

This year, 148 Northwest Permanente physicians, 10 physician assistants, 6 certified registered nurse anesthetists, 4 nurse practitioners, and 4 midwives made the list for a total of 172 “Top Physicians/Clinicians” in all. Oregon Health and Science University placed second, with 117 clinicians on the list.

More than 12,000 votes were submitted across 75 medical specialties. Clinicians could nominate up to 4 clinicians in each specialty and answer the question: To whom would they trust the care of their loved ones?

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, recognize and shine the spotlight on our remarkable colleagues and friends, and to showcase our pride in one another as Permanente physicians and Kaiser Permanente clinicians,” said Imelda Dacones, MD, president and chief executive officer, Northwest Permanente.

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Back to Body-Con Tops

Body-con tops are very fitted and a little tighter than tailored fits. They’re usually made of a knitted jersey or yarn across natural and man-made fibers. Although knitted tops and knitwear are stretchy by nature, many have a Spandex or elastane content for extra soft and comfy stretch.  

Body-con tops are very tight. They cling onto the body and showcase the natural silhouette of your figure creating maximal structure. This creates the opposite effect of a fluid or oversized fit that hides your natural silhouette thereby creating an unstructured effect.

You don’t to have an extremely smooth upper body that’s void of extra bits to wear body-con tops. Longer body-con tops can be pulled up a little and ruched or scrunched across the midsection to conceal lumps and bumps. Semi-tucking a body-con top creates a similar ruched effect, and is quite concealing (especially with the girdling effect of a high rise). Body-con knitwear with stitch interest like ribbed surface interests are more forgiving over body bumps too. Generally, the better the drape and thicker the fabric, the more effectively a body-con top will camouflage the extra bits.

Body-con tops are back as a nod to the ‘90s trend. They work extremely well tucked into on-trend roomier high-rise bottoms, higher rise bootcuts and flares, culottes, paper-bag waists, and flared midi skirts. They are good to layer under a blazer or jacket.

More of my clients than I expected are back in body con tops this year, especially those who like to be bang on trend because they work well with the new look roomier bottoms. We’ve had to give foundation garments more attention though, because you really need to wear the right bra with these types of tops, and some clients are in shapewear. You can’t wear a bra with a narrow band that cuts into the flesh of your back. You need a more supportive bra with a wide band that smooths out back flesh.

Tailored and fluid fits are my favourite and that’s what fills my wardrobe. But I bought seven body-con tops this year, all of which are fine or very fine gauge pullovers. I needed the change, and wear all the tops except the citron patterned top semi-tucked or tucked into roomier high-rise bottoms, bootcuts, flares, wide crops, flared midi skirts, and a paper-bag waist. I don’t wear them with body-con bottoms or a tight pencil skirt because that would be too much tight-all-over for this leg of my style journey. I like body-con tops best remixed with bottoms that move in motion. Here are my body-con tops.

Over to you. Are you wearing body-con tops?

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Goldman Sachs Q3 Profit Tops Estimates; Revenue Up 4%

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported earnings per common share of $ 6.28 for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $ 5.02 for the third quarter of 2017. On average, 22 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 5.38 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. Net earnings applicable to common shareholders rose 21% year-over-year to $ 2.45 billion.
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