10th Commandment: February 15

Three Dots Cowl Neck Top ($52)

I love cowl necks.  I wear them with basic business suits, under belted blazers and with cardigans.  They add a bit of volume, which is nice for those of us who weren’t blessed with cups that runneth over.

I like this short sleeve ballet pink top, and this draped neck top.  If you prefer long sleeves, Ann Taylor has a few on sale.  I also like this casual Michael Stars top with a dramatic cowl neck.

If you would prefer your cowl neck in a dress, Black Halo makes lovely ones in both sleeveless and 3/4 sleeve.  If you are looking for something less expensive, this Three Dots dress is very cute.  I also like this Suzi Chin dress.

Plus size? I like this short sleeve top and this long sleeve one.  As for dresses, this Adrianna Papell frock for daytime and this David Meister dress for cocktail.

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  1. Reply
    Valerie
    February 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I love the drape of cowl neck tops, but the color/fabric combination on the three dots purple top seems a bit too much for daytime. I would go with the shiny fabric in a more muted color, or a bright purple top in a less shiny fabric. It's great for nighttime, though.

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    questioneverything
    February 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I love that color of the first top!

    Having been inspired by Scandal's Olivia Pope character, I spent sometime researching this look, I completely agree about the figure type this is best for. Our fully endowed sisters do themselves no favors with this style of top (which I think is technically a draped front as opposed to a real cowl neck which is an overgrown turtleneck).

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    Mary
    February 19, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I love drape neck and cowl neck tops for the same reason you mentioned – add some oomph to my chest.

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    Jennifer
    April 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    The 3/4 Sleeve Dress is available here is any of you are interested.
    http://www.blackhalo.com/store/the-jackie-o/3-4-sleeve-jackie-o-dress?color=winter-white
    Noticed it was sold out on farfetch.com. 🙂

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