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Posts for March 21st 2011

Surplice surplus

By Silhouettes1 · March 21, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I keep reading the word “surplice,” but when I looked it up in the dictionary, all I found was the definition that describes a priest’s garment. Fortunately the internet came through, and I found this description here.

“In fashion, a surplice is a diagonally crossed neckline and/or bodice. It is also thought of as a ‘faux wrap’ style and creates a deep v-shaped neckline. The surplice is a fashionable and very feminine look used for women's clothing, yet, ironically, it was inspired by garments worn by men.”

So there’s your fashion education for the week! But what does surplice look like?

Here’s an example of a surplice design in a tunic top. Notice the flattering design of the neckline and bodice.

Surplice dresses are also lovely, and the faux wrap is a great look on almost any figure. This pretty print with the ruched bodice goes anywhere.

And surplice bathing suits are classic and slimming, too.

Now that you know what surplice is, you can find ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe for a great new look!

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