La Belle Poitrine

Summer is coming. It is time to lighten up our clothing and our hearts. But, before we glide into the sunshine, let’s consider the bosom. This delicate part of our anatomy needs protection. To keep it pretty throughout our lives, the handiest sunscreen is a terrific shirt. And Jane’s Vanity has thoughtfully brought us a variety of collared beauties. Such a shirt is also a great way to protect our necks (just pop the collar). And, in the shade, the front buttons allow us to show off the lingerie underneath. 

Klements designer Charlotte Allen reimagines her Mildred Blouse in various weights of silk: the Rainforest or Chihuahuan Desert in silk charmeuse, the Fish Pool in heavyweight silk, the Bamboo Jungle in whisper-weight silk chiffon. All are cut loose through the body with box pleat at the back. A luxurious take on summer.

Vacation possibilities abound with a shirt or blouse from Violet & Wren. Choose a nostalgic camp shirt, in lightweight silk/cotton blend: the cactus-flowered navy Queen of the Night  or the green-tinted Yuma Vine. Or, for great protection all day and into the night, pack the silken Camo Bloom Blouse with cuffed long sleeves, classic details, and lurex piping. 

Under our beach umbrellas, we might be reading Ageless Beauty the French Way by Clemence Von Mueffling. Her secrets include, of course, a decollete beauty regimen. 

Meanwhile, we are looking quite nice ourselves, in our wise and winsome shirts from Jane’s Vanity!

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