Batwing blouses hide a multitude of FOFlaws. But, by wearing one you also run the risk of looking like Casper the FOFriendly ghost. We spotted this bat-winged lady from Switzerland, in SoHo, New York City, where she was spending her 50th birthday. Tell us: is her look–haunt couture or FOFrightful? Plus, see what our style experts think!
Glenyse Thompson: Haunt couture! Excellent mix of textures and metallics–muted, silver satin pants, gold sandals and knit top with silver metallic strands. She brings all these different elements together for a chic and comfortable look. Love it!
Glenyse Thompson is a personal home and wardrobe stylist and the creator of Styleosophy.
Susan Hersh: I’m not afraid of this woman’s sleek, sophisticated and modern take on a classic batwing blouse. The metallic slim trouser is the right proportion along with the small delicate clutch. This one’s not scaring anyone away.
Deborah Boland and Jojami Tyler (The Glam Gals): This gal looks frighteningly fabulous in her chic, bat-wing top and tombstone-grey, satin, skinny pants. Love how she mixed metals by adding gold sandals. She just needs to tie it all together with a gold and silver statement necklace or colorful large earrings. Also, this look needs a tiny tweak. We suggest wearing a seamless, nude bra that’s as invisible as a ghost. Happy Halloween!
“Glam Gals” Deborah Boland and Jojami Tyler co-write the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Shelley Zurek: This FOF is so beautiful, she would look good wearing a potato sack…the only trouble is, I think the top is a potato sack! It’s poorly lined, oddly constructed, and just plain hideous. The pants are laughable except they do highlight this FOF’s long legs. What I see of the shoes, I don’t like. There is hardly anything about this outfit that is redeemable. An entirely new outfit would be a treat because this look is a tragic trick.
Shelley Zurek is the clever FOF behind the blog, Still Blonde after all these YEARS.
Terry Gibralter: “I think this outfit is no trick, all treat! I love a dolman sleeve top when paired properly with a matchstick bottom like this–very flattering! I also like the shimmery beige sweater. She’s even matched her cool blue-gray pedicure to her outfit. A few nitpicks: I would prefer grey or silver instead of the gold sandal to keep with the cool color scheme. Bolder accessories would work well with this outfit. Maybe a bigger, blinger earring, bracelet or even the right necklace to add some interest to the rather plain top.”
Sandra Soich: “Love! I try and stay away from the word ‘love’ when it comes to fashion but she really looks pulled together.
Her casual chic look is perfect from head to toe. Her hair and makeup look great as well as her pedicured toes. I like the way she uses the shapes of the clothing (full on top and skinny bottoms). Her accessories are perfect. “Less is more” works for this attractive woman.”