Do you like the look of layering, but always hated that you looked about 5 pounds heavier? Then you may get a solution of the problem from this post. I am very excited to introduce you to halftee. They sent me the two samples shown in the photo above for review. Halftees are tees that end below your breast like the blouses under dirndls or the blouses worn under saris.
Halftees come with different lengths of sleeves (no sleeves, cup sleeves, normal short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and long-sleeves), in a variety of colors, necklines, sizes, and fabrics like cotton, rayon, lace. They can be worn with the front to the back and vice versa which permits you to vary the cleavage for optimal style and/or coverage/cleavage.
Halftees reduce bulk for a smooth layered look
The big advantage of halftees over full-length layering tops is that they permit you to layer without extra bulk around the waist and in your jeans, skirt or pants. Not having to stack the tails of a T-shirt into the bottoms gives you a smoother look.
Not having an extra layer around the waist is also advantageous when the hot flash hits after coffee. 😉
Here are some styling inspirations for you in addition to those shown in the photos. A halftee permits you to wear your favorite off-the-shoulder sweater with a slim black pencil skirt for work without violating the office dress-code with respect to showing skin. When there is a Casual Friday culture that permits wearing jeans add to the halftee off-the-shoulder sweater combo straight dark jeans, black pumps and two strings of pearls.
A halftee can serve also to wear that beautiful blouse you ordered online, which you forgot to return in time. The one where the button always opens up over your breast. Wear a halftee underneath and leave the button open. Accessorize with a pendant necklace that just hits at the height of the button. Problem solved in style. 🙂
Assessment of performance
A halftee costs between about $20 to $30 or so depending on the material and style, i.e. their price is about the same as that of a normal T-shirt. While you get less fabric for your bugs, who needs that extra fabric around the waist anyhow, the work effort needed to produce them is much higher, i.e. the price is justifiable. The halftee namely has a wide rubber band entirely covered with fabric below the breast. This feature holds the haftee in place without discomfort. Not being exposed to the rubber band will be appreciated by all those of you who are allergic to rubber bands.
The many combination possibilities (e.g. under a sweater, shirt, sweater vest, closed blazer, dress, sheath) allow for a lot of wear. In the first week, I wore the navy blue one twice and I wished I also had a red one.
Even when you wear your halftee only once a week for the rest of this cold season, a $20 halftee would come in under $2 per wear, i.e. less than a latte. However, since halftees don’t have fabric below the breast they can also be worn on rainy days in spring, and here in Alaska, even on rainy days in summer. 😉 I think they are a good deal to up your style without adding extra weight when layering. Stay tuned for more styling inspirations.
I am wearing a size S and it fits perfectly. I have a bra size 34A (75A). I recommend to check the size chart for best fit when ordering.
In summary: The halftee has a great price-performance ratio, and great potential to up your style.
When you like the idea of layering without adding bulk around your waist and hips why not telling your BFF that halftees are a solution to look slim when layering? Thanks ❤
What do your think about these halftees? Aren’t they a great idea? Let me know by commenting.
Top of the World Style linkup-party
Welcome to the 46th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to those of you who linked up last week. You are all so stylish! I can’t wait to see what you are wearing this week.
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Photos: G. Kramm (2016)
Disclosure: The halftees are samples from halftee. The post is not endorsed by halftee. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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