Peasant tops are a big trend this season and we love the fact that they really do represent a great way to include vintage touches into your closet. Vintage style peasant tops can include the vintage style elements with the patterns or even vintage elements like smocking or ruffles that have been making a comeback in different style tops. To begin, peasant tops typically are made from cotton shirting fabrics such as cotton voile and often feature a loose fluid fit and are frequently accented with anything including embroidery, ruffles, ties, or even smocking or ruching.
You will want to find whatever style of peasant tops that work best with your style and body type, but at Vintage Fringe our theme for shopping is to find ways to incorporate and blend the vintage with the modern when shopping for anything vintage style. Of course we typically shop for new clothing which is what we carry at our site and that is often the easiest vintage style clothing to find when shopping online, but if you are looking for true vintage peasant tops you can certainly find lots of vintage elements in such pieces.
One reason why we love the look of peasant tops right now is that they fit in so well with the great look of tunic length tops and leggings. Finding tunic length peasant tops is really not that difficult and we love the look of the Keelin Squareneck Lace top by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer. This longer length top features a loose fit and a retro square neckline accented with lace trim. We love the puff sleeves and the gathered elastic near the hem for added flare. This top is long enough that it would pair perfectly with leggings or with a cute pencil skirt for spring and summer.
Another great peasant top style is the Celestine Boatneck top by designer Ella Moss. This loose fitting top is sheer and looks great over tank tops for added accent. With a ruffle around the neckline and elastic at the base of the sleeves, this top is super feminine and still has that vintage style to it. The Celestine Boatneck also features a tie around the neckline that can be tied or worn loose depending on your personal preference. The fabric also features a contrasting star pattern for added detail. This top is available in both a Pink and a Green color which also bring some great vivid vintage style into play.
As you can see, peasant tops really do come in a variety of styles and there is not really a concrete one peasant style. We love the look of the looser fit over a tighter fitting tank or leggings for added contrast to your outfit. Best of all, the peasant top really is a distinctive way to incorporate your own style into your wardrobe as there really isn’t a cookie cutter peasant top style. They also typically are so feminine that they are great statement pieces for both casual and special occasions so in the current economy they are a great piece to include knowing that you won’t feel guilty because this top will last you for many seasons to come.