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What Makes a Good Tank Top?


22 Jul 2019

Tank tops for women are an essential part of any woman’s summer wardrobe, but not all tank tops are the same. You should not settle for a tank that makes you feel uncomfortable and less confident. When purchasing a tank top, you want to be sure you choose a good one, but what makes a good tank top?

At Heirloom, our standpoint is that clothing should be high-quality, and no matter the item, they should be designed properly and fit comfortably. Here is what women’s tank tops should offer you.

Comfortability

There’s nothing worse than wearing clothes that make you wish that you could just get home and change into your nightwear. When looking for a good tank top, you want to make sure that you make comfort a priority. If you can’t go throughout the day without feeling uncomfortable in your new tank top, you’ve probably invested in the wrong top. The best tank tops for women will have a soft-stretch fabric and tag-less design to ensure max comfort.

Design

As you continue to look for good tank tops, another aspect to pay attention to is the design. One flaw in the design could end up ruining the overall comfort of the top. Tank tops for women should provide the wearer with a slim feminine fit; a fit that allows you to stretch, bend and lean with ease. A soft-stretch fabric, mentioned earlier, will also help hold the wearer in without binding them. With a design like this, you won’t find a better tank top.

Proportions and Sizing

There are undoubtedly some tank tops for women out there that come in weird sizes that just don’t seem to make any sense. However, we offer our customers a sizing chart to help them find the right tank top. There are things such as the extra coverage that our smooth neckline and long-length provide that women should be aware of as they try to find the right fit. Additionally, sizing up or sizing down is something to consider based on how you are looking to use your tank top.  Doing these things should help you find the best fitting tank top.

These three things are the most important things to look for when you’re searching for a good tank top. If you’re ready to invest in quality clothing this summer, make sure to check out our selection of tops on our website.

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Choosing the Right Shirt for the Right Occasion


22 Jul 2019

Considering tops for women (and men) are typically the main focus of an outfit, you want to be sure you pick the right one, but how can you know what’s right when there are so many tops for women to choose from? In your own closet, there may be times when you feel there are almost too many different options. Below, we have some great tips that will leave you prepared no matter the event you are attending.

French Style Tips

Ines de la Fressange, a French fashion icon, recommends always dressing a tad bit down for the occasion. When you dress down a bit, it makes it appear as if you are not trying too hard to impress others. Doing so will likely leave you with a balanced look. The late Coco Chanel gave similar advice: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” This tip was Chanel's way of making sure she wouldn't over-accessorize.

Now, these tips depend entirely on your personal style, but they are a sure way to avoid overdressing. While there are plenty of tops for women to choose from when deciding what to wear at your next event, it might be best to simply consider what makes you most comfortable. In other words, if you feel more comfortable dressed up, ignore these French-style tips and wear what you want to wear!

Make Your Outfit Interchangeable

An excellent way to make sure that you are dressed appropriately for any event is to haul interchangeable accessories in your purse or car. If you aren’t sure how to dress for a specific event, there are pieces you can bring that can instantly dress an outfit up or down. For example, a black shirt and dark jeans can be dressed up or down in so many different ways. If you are going to a professional meeting, you can wear it with a plaid blazer, black heels, and your favorite professional jewelry. If you are going on a casual date you can add a colorful leather jacket, white sneakers, and your favorite earrings.

For occasions when you do not know what to wear, these types of outfits are perfect because they are interchangeable. If you start walking into a wedding reception and realize it is a lot dressier than you thought, you can add some classy earrings, an elegant necklace, or fancy purse and you will instantly look more fitting for the occasion.

Out of all of the dresses, skirts, coats and tops for women, wardrobe staples are oftentimes the most important. If you have a good number of essential tops and fitting accessory pieces, you should have what you need to dress appropriately for any event.

 

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The Difference Between a Tank Top and a Camisole Shirt


22 Jul 2019

The weather is heating up, so that means it is time to break out all of your tank tops and camisole shirts. If you are wondering what the difference between a tank top and camisole shirt is, we are here to help you recognize the difference and decide which top is best for you and you!

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Basic Tank Top

When it comes to wearing something light for layering or as an individual piece, a basic tank top is a great option. With its smooth neckline, it offers extra coverage without being too high. It has a slim feminine fit that is going to hold you in but won’t bind you. This is perfect if you are going to be on the go all summer long. Our tank top will work wonderfully if you are looking to even a farmers tan, or if you are planning to use it underneath a sheer top or jacket.

Basic Camisole Shirt

Like our tanks, our camisole shirts can also be worn by themselves or used to layer for extra coverage. They typically come with all the same features as our tank top but are lighter around the shoulders. With thinner straps than tanks, camis work well when you are looking for something that has less material or needs to be covered easily. Ultimately though, how you wear your cami comes down to your own personal preference!

At the end of the day, our tank tops and camisole shirts do not differ that much from each other. The main difference is the size of the strap. Our tank top straps are a couple of inches in width, while the straps on our camisole shirt are about a half-inch. Once you figure out which strap size you prefer, you are set! You do not have to sacrifice style or functionality by choosing one from another. If you are still unsure, try getting both to see which one you like best!

Even though the straps are different, they both come with features you will not want to live without. Their extra length provides adequate coverage so you don’t have to worry about anything hanging out while you are at your summer barbecue or on your favorite summer hike.

No matter what you are doing this summer, tank tops and camisole shirts should be found in your summer wardrobe! Trust us on this, you will not be disappointed!

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Our Favorite Camisole Colors


10 Jul 2019

We know that every woman loves to have different options, especially when it comes to clothing. This is why we made our camisole shirt in thirteen different colors for you to choose from! Below are a few of our absolute favorite colors and the different ways to wear them!

Tango Red

Just like the name implies, this camisole shirt is a bright red that just might make you want to move! Red carries a lot of energy and can be worn to fun and festive activities! For example, a red camisole shirt works for all the festive and patriotic activities. Wear it with your favorite pair of blue jeans or with a cute jean jacket to complete your look!

Purple Orchard Tint

This color is perfect if you love pastels like we do! Camisole shirts in this color have a soft pinkish-purple hue, making it a nice lightweight top for your summer wardrobe! If you are looking for ways to subtly add color to your outfit, this camisole shirt can help you do that!

Blue Turquoise

Our blue turquoise camisole shirt has the same look as a tiffany blue color. It is vibrant but light blue that isn’t too overbearing. This color on a camisole shirt works great when you wear it solo or pair it with another neutral clothing. If you are looking to add a pop of color to your outfit, this color does the job wonderfully.

Cream

For those individuals who are not big fans of plain white shirts, our cream option will still give you the light neutral look you need! It is slightly off-white and can blend well with most colors, especially darker ones. This color is great for wearing underneath tops with sheer fabric.

Antique Moss Green

Despite the name, this camisole shirt is more of a mustard-yellow color. This color is summer color but can also easily transition into your fall wardrobe. Because it is not a bright yellow, it can be worn with other colors or neutrals with ease.

Along with all of the fun colors, our camisole shirt also comes in the more common neutral colors as well. No matter the occasion, you can find the right color for your camisole shirt at Heirloom. If you can’t decide which color to get, we suggest getting a few! You can never go wrong with several camisole shirts, especially ones that are going to last. For our full selection, head over to our essential options, now!

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Our Favorite Long Sleeve Colors in the Summer


10 Jul 2019

Finding the right color long sleeve shirt depends on the time of year and the style you are seeking to display. These two different factors really dictate what we consider to be our favorite long sleeve shirt colors. Considering it’s the middle of the summer and styles are trending away from layers, our favorite colors fall on lighter and brighter tones — ask us what our favorite color is during the winter season and you might hear something different!

A long sleeve shirt is usually worn at night or when there might be a rare summer chill, but that’s not the only time you can throw one on. There really are a lot of different circumstances in which you can wear a long sleeve shirt during the summer, but we are here to tell you the best summer color options for your long sleeve!

LIGHT-TONED LONG SLEEVES

With the summer heat, women typically wear their long sleeve shirts as a standalone, and that being the case, lighter colors will look and feel the best! Unlike black, navy and other darker colors, light blue, cream, olive and other lighter tones can handle the suns heat. For that reason, we feel comfortable wearing lighter tones!

WHITE LONG SLEEVES

While white is also a light tone, it encapsulates its own category. However, just like the other light-toned long sleeves, it doesn’t matter if it’s 50 degrees or 100 degrees, a white long sleeve shirt can be worn on both days! Now, if you know you are going to be outside all day, we wouldn’t recommend it (nor would we recommend any long sleeve), but if you have a formal event taking place inside for a couple of hours, you have nothing to worry about! Combine your white long sleeve with a long black, navy, olive or dark red skirt, and then accessorize the outfit with a necklace, bracelet and other accessories!

BRIGHT LONG SLEEVES

Brighter colors like red, yellow, pink and so forth are definitely more light than dark, but these options might be a little warmer than the other light-toned long sleeves, nevertheless, they are still great options! When it comes to colors, we tend to match temperatures, and brighter colors go well with the warm weather.

Our favorite colors will continue to shift as fall and winter rolls around, but for the time being, these lighter and brighter colors are our go-to colors for long sleeve shirts in the summer.

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Our Favorite Tank Top Colors for Summer


10 Jul 2019

As summer rolls around, it’s important to know how to properly dress to both beat the heat and dress for the season in terms of style. Even if you’re trying to stay cool in the extreme temperatures that summer brings, you can still manage to dress comfortably and fashionably — there’s no need to throw style out the window.

The best way to keep cool and still stay on top of the current trends is by looking into the women’s tank tops that we offer here at Heirloom. Tank tops for women should be breathable, fashionable and provide coverage, and that’s what our tanks offer! Our tanks give you the look and comfort you want in the summer. However, the color you decide to go with will achieve different looks! Here are some of our favorite colors when it comes to tank tops.

Tango Red

Red may sound like a color you would only see on either Valentine’s Day or Christmas, but it is a vibrant color that just screams summer! The bright and fun color brings a sense of excitement and energy to your outfit. Pairing a red tank top with a pair of black or denim jeans, skirt or shorts is the best way to put together the perfect summer outfit.

Yellow Aspen Gold

Another bright color that encompasses the true feel of summer is yellow! People feel that yellow is a natural mood booster, and while the color is vibrant, it also looks great with denim jeans. Our yellow aspen gold tank top is the best shade of yellow you can get, helping your outfit stand out.

Blue Turquoise

Turquoise is another great summer color, and if you’re looking for a cooler alternative to wearing yellow and red, you can’t go wrong with this color. Tank tops for women in the summer usually come in brighter colors (as mentioned above), but cooler colors like blue can balance out those bright colors. There is nothing wrong will wearing a cooler color to the gym or under a jacket layered on top.

White

Being a color that can keep you cooler throughout the day, white is a classic summer color. Naturally, white is the polar opposite of black and acts differently entirely. White tank tops go great with virtually any color bottoms, so you don’t have to worry too much about matching.

When it comes to tank tops for women in the summer, they are must-have options in any wardrobe. By knowing and finding the right tank top color will help you stay on top of the summer fashion trends and stay cool. Check out our selection of women’s tank tops to find your next best summer color!

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Our Favorite Shirt Colors


10 Jul 2019

Do you pride yourself in having a colorful closet? The 2019 summer trends are filled with a bunch of beautiful and unique colors, something you should consider experimenting with! With a slight tan and the bright sun shining down on your clothes, bright colors are eye-catching! Whether you consistently wear blue, beige or whatever your favorite colors may be, there are quite a few new options to try. Aspen Gold, Living Coral, and Tango Red are some of our favorite colors for this season because they stand out and can add something to every outfit! 

Aspen Gold

There are a lot of colors and tops for women to choose from, but the first color we recommend is our aspen gold. This mix of yellow-gold is beautiful, light and breezy. We love this color for the summer because it can be worn with jeans or a trendy jean jacket! Speaking of trending, this color trends well each summer! Its bright color has a glow that can make you happier overall! An essential shirt in this color is perfect as an undershirt or standalone shirt. 

Living Coral 

Coral is a unique color that is not worn a lot. This makes it an excellent choice for long walks on the beach or boating this summer. The color makes eyes pop and can really frame faces. This is another trending color this summer. Out of all of the different colored tops for women, this one is an excellent and easy one to combine with your favorite sandals and summer accessories. Whether you pack it in your bag for a short summer trip or pull it from for an instant staycation, this color works for just about any summer occasion.

Tango Red 

Studies show that red makes women appear more attractive, but red isn’t just a flattering color, it also carries good energy! Red is a color of confidence and power, which is why it is one of our top color choices out of all of the tops for women! Our tango red color is a beautiful tone of red. We recommend using it on the Fourth of July with a jean skirt for an All-American feeling! While some red shirts are known for not being the most flattering for some body types, our tops have a feminine cut that makes them look good on all body types.

At Heirloom, we make sure that our clothing is made of the highest quality, this includes beautiful colors like aspen gold, living coral and tango red. When it comes to tops for women, our customers come back again and again because they find that their Heirloom shirts have become staples in their closets. 

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Heirloom’s Top-3 Most Popular Shirts


10 Jul 2019

Are you on a hunt for great tops? What shirts do you find yourself wearing again and again for years and years? Our customers have a few favorites that they come back to again and again. While there are a lot of tops for women to choose from, we make sure ours are elegant and comfortable. Here are a few of our most popular shirts that will upgrade any closet today. 

Basic Cap Sleeve

Our cap sleeve shirt is a crowd favorite because it is comfortable, form-fitting and long-lasting. The shirt is very versatile it can be used as an undershirt or as a stand-alone t-shirt. The shirt comes in 14 different colors that are able to maintain their color longer than most others. A lot of women prefer our cut because it is longer than other essential shirts, making it easier to pair with other clothes. The shirt has a neckline cut that is comfortable. The smooth neckline gives the shirt an elegant appeal to it. 

Basic Camisole

Another extremely popular shirt is our camisole. Out of all of the types of tops for women, the camisole is the best for summertime. Our customers love the Basic Camisole Shirt because of its slim fit, comfort and lightweight! Like our other essential shirts, this shirt has a longer length and is tagless. This design makes sure that no annoying tags are rubbing against you under your clothes. The smooth edges and straps make the shirt perfect as an undershirt. 

Basic Tank Top

Possibly the most versatile option we provide is our tank top. It doubles as exercise clothes and casual wear but can also be worn with skirts too. Thanks to its smooth finish on the edges, our customers love wearing it to work out or under their clothes. It’s feminine cut and design make it very comfortable to wear. The fabric and color are of the highest quality and are made to last. When it comes to tops for women, the tank top is a great option. 

There’s a reason our Basic Cap Sleeve, Basic Camisole, and Basic Tank Top are popular among our customers, they become favorites in any closet. Again, there are a lot of tops for women, but these are must-haves.  They help to elevate outfits and bring them to another level by looking sleek and put together. In addition, they match well with the clothes in anybody’s closet. Adding one of these popular shirts to your closet is sure to enhance it. They are the quiet warriors of any closet that help hold it all together. They make any closet classier and more put together.   

To see our full line of essential shirts, close out of this blog and head over to our Essentials page, now!

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Three Ways to Wear a Women’s Tank Top


10 Jul 2019

Tank tops for women are one of the more versatile options that we offer here at Heirloom. As a layering shirt that offers a slim and comfortable fit but also extra coverage, these tanks can be worn in multiple ways and in multiple styles. Whether you’re going for a casual look or you want to dress in a sportier manner, there isn’t a look that you can’t achieve with one of our tank tops.

We recently wrote another blog to help give you an idea about how versatile our tank tops for women are, and if you’re looking for some new and different ways to wear a tank top, here are three of the most common ones.

Tanks as Layering Shirts

Tank tops make great layering shirts! They can be layered under button-ups, flannels, and even chambrays. Button-up shirts offer so many different options when it comes to pairing them with a tank top. You can leave the shirt unbuttoned, tied around your waist, buttoned-up halfway or regularly. The possibilities are endless when it comes to tank tops and button-ups, but that’s just one style. It’s up to you to experiment with the other styles until you find the right one for you.

Sporty Outfits

There are a lot of tank tops for women that can be used as a comfortable addition to any sporty outfit. Our tank tops are comfortable and meant to stretch, bend and lean with you, so it should come as no surprise that they are perfect exercise shirts. Pair our tanks with your favorite joggers, sweat pants or shorts for a comfortable and stylish sporty look.

Professional Options

You can use our tanks to achieve a professional look. All you have to do is layer the tank top under a blazer or cardigan and you’ll see how your basic tank turns into something chic and professional. You should also opt to tuck in the tank top into your bottoms — usually, slacks or a skirt will give you the professional look you are looking for.

There are a lot of different types of tank tops for women and these are just three simple ways to utilize ours. With the unrivaled quality and comfort that our shirts offer, our tanks are great for these three specific situations. If you searching for tank tops for women, check our selection today.

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Three Ways to Wear a Long Sleeve Shirt


10 Jul 2019

While they may not be the most popular shirt option, long sleeve shirts give wearers a variety of uses. Whether it be for cold days or warm days, long sleeves work in all kinds of situations. Here are three ways in which you can wear long sleeve shirts!

Cover-Up Long Sleeve

Using your long sleeve as a cover-up shirt may not be the first thought, but maybe it should be! A lot of the time, when we get chilled, our first move is to throw something over what we already have on. A long sleeve shirt is a great option for cooler evenings when the sun is waning or when cool air is blowing non-stop from the AC. In addition, you can also use your long sleeve as a cover-up shirt when you are sunbathing. Even with the strongest sunscreen products, our skin can’t handle the sun for too long. A light long sleeve can give your shoulders and arms the cover they need.

When using a cover shirt, long sleeves should be bigger and loose-fitting (consider going up a size for this use), that way they lay over your body cozily like a blanket. After using a long sleeve as a cover-up on a warmer day, you can always wrap the sleeves around your waist and stay on the move! If you need to cover your arms or just want more layers, long sleeve shirts will comfortably get the job done.

Standalone Long Sleeve

Perhaps the most common use of long sleeves is the regular standalone option. You may consider this on a day that isn’t necessarily hot or cold but in between. That may be the condition in which you consider a long sleeve the most, but it is not the only time. Long sleeve shirts also work well on days when you want to wear short-shorts around the house and curl up on the couch to read a good book or watch your favorite TV series. Further, you may start noticing more and more women wearing these shirts over their sports bras on their way to and from the gym. There really isn’t too many instances in which you can’t wear a long sleeve shirt on its own.

Layering Long Sleeve

The third way to wear your long sleeve is as a layering shirt. Most people already associate long sleeves as a winter option, but you really wouldn’t do well in the winter with just a long sleeve! Long sleeves are often layered underneath other articles of clothing, especially during the winter. Now, you can layer your long sleeve under a jacket or vest during any season, especially if you are expecting to shed whatever you have on top. Take a moment and think about all the different times and things you might be able to layer a long sleeve with.

These are the top three most common ways in which we’d suggest wearing a long sleeve shirt. Within these three ways are multiple instances and options; be sure you know what styles and sizes work for you when wearing a long sleeve shirt. For more help, see our other blogs about long sleeve shirts!

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Three Ways to Wear a Camisole Shirt


10 Jul 2019

Summer is here and that means the hot weather is upon us. With that being said, camisole shirts easily become one of our favorite outfit options for tops during the summer months. We are here to tell you three ways to wear your favorite camisole shirt this summer!

camisole shirt

Wear it By Itself

If you live in a super hot climate, wear your camisole shirt by itself this summer. At Heirloom, we make sure our camisole shirts are made of the highest quality material so you can comfortably wear them during hotter months. Not only will it make you cooler in the summer sun but the look definitely fits the time of the year! Not to mention, because of their flexible nature, they are great for anything active!

Layering On Top

One of the most common ways women wear camisole shirts is with a layer on top. Some of our favorite layering options are a jean jacket, leather jacket or a chic cardigan! There are so many different layering options; the number of different outfits is essentially endless. We make our camisole shirts out of material that is not going to bunch or be bulky, making them perfect to wear under other layers. They are not going to make you overly hot or self-conscious about the material riding up or giving you unneeded lumps.

Wear Underneath Your Clothes

Another option is to use your cami as a shirt under other clothes that might be see-through or more revealing than you may like. Our camisole shirts have a high, but not too high neckline making sure you are comfortable and confident throughout your day. From the selection of our camisoles, you will find multiple colors, giving you options for whatever your needs may be.

No matter how you choose to wear your camisole shirt, we know our camisole can work with just about any outfit you pick. It has the right material and fit to make sure you are feeling your best all throughout the day. Above, we listed three ways to wear a camisole shirt, however, do not let that stop you from trying to wear it in any other way you think of. There is a camisole shirt perfect for any outfit you could possibly imagine!

To see our selection of essential shirts or to see our full blog, check out our entire website for more!

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Long Sleeve Shirt Fitting Guidance


01 Jul 2019

Every piece of clothing differs from one clothing company to the next, especially with long sleeve shirts. Depending on the manufacturer, you with have top seams lay differently on top of your shoulders, the cuffs fitting tighter or looser around your arms, the hems falling short or stretching down further, and the inside seams wrapping snug around your sides or hanging detached from your body. No matter how the piece of clothing is created, the best fit really comes down to what your preference is, and with long sleeve shirts, how you want to wear them is ultimately going to dictate what fit you go for!

Measurements

Even though every company has a different manufacturer and the sizes usually differ, the differences aren’t always super drastic. In fact, fitting principles can still apply from one company’s clothing to another. That’s why the principles of our fit guide can help you! Before discussing the fit of long sleeve shirts, here is a short summary of finding your measurements.

Measuring Your Chest:

  • Place your arms at your side (Note: this is NOT the same as your bra size)
  • Measure under your arms and around the fullest part of your chest
  • Keep the tape measure relaxed

Measuring Your Waist:

  • Measure around your natural waistline
  • Keep the tape measure relaxed

Measuring Your Hips:

  • Stand with your feet together
  • The tape measure should touch your hip bones

Knowing your measurements will be a big help in finding the right size for the clothes you are thinking of buying. A lot of the times, you can find out the measurements of small, medium, large and more sizes from quality companies to find the closest fit for you, but again, it’s up to your preference.

For our Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Shirts, we have the following measurements and sizes:

Find Your Preference

When it comes to the fit of long sleeve shirts, it often comes down to your preference and purpose in wearing one. Usually, the purposes include wearing them as a cover shirt, standalone shirt or layering shirt. Depending on the purpose, long sleeves can fit loosely or tightly. As a cover shirt, the more they hang over the clothes underneath, the better. Oppositely, as a layering shirt, the tighter the fit, the more comfortable it’ll be supporting whatever you have on top! Long sleeves worn as standalone shirts can have a normal fit but they can also be worn tight for a sleek and more formal look or loosely for a more casual and comfortable feel.

Whether you go with a tight or loose fit, they both work great! If you want a looser fit, you may consider going up a size, and for a tighter fit, try going down a size — there is nothing wrong with this! Some women love the cozy look and feel of a long sleeve hanging down from their shoulders and the sleeves casually extending past their hands. At the same time, others like the feeling of the sleeves fitting snuggly around their arms and waist.

Whatever look and fit you are going for, knowing your measurements, preference and purpose is going to help you the most. For our selection of long sleeve shirts and to see the measurements our sizes, take a look at our essential line! Our shirts are made with fine materials and our measurements should match most others. Take a look for yourself!

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Tank Top Fit Guide


01 Jul 2019

We recently covered how to choose the right camisole for you by using our camisole fit guide, but we know that different women are looking for different layering shirt styles. With the arrival of summer, we thought it would be beneficial to cover how tank tops for women should fit and how you can find the perfect one for you. Every company has different measurements and sizes and that’s why we provide a fit guide for each of our essential shirts here is the official Heirloom fit guide covering tank tops for women.

First Things First

The first thing you’re going to want to do before choosing your next tank top is to measure before your body. We’ve covered this before but if you haven’t seen this, here is a good summary.

Measuring Your Chest:

    • Place your arms at your side (Note: this is NOT the same as your bra size).
    • Measure under your arms and around the fullest part of your chest.
    • Keep the tape measure relaxed.

Measuring Your Waist:

    • Measure around your natural waistline.
    • Keep the tape measure relaxed.

Measuring Your Hips:

    • Stand with your feet together.
    • The tape measure should touch your hip bones.

The Guide for Tank Tops

Tank tops for women usually offer a slim fit but ours also offer soft-stretch fabric that doesn’t bind, a long length that covers low cut pants and a smooth neckline for extra coverage. To really take advantage of all these benefits, you’re going to want to make sure that you don’t just guess your size, rather really investigate on which size is going to fit your body type the best. Here are the official measurements for women’s tank tops.

Our tanks range from S to XL sizes, and it’s up to your measurements — as well as  your personal preference — that will decide what size is going to be best for you. For example, if you’re looking to use your tank top as a layering shirt, you may want to go with a snugger fit, meaning you’re going to want to match your measurements as accurately as possible or even size down. If you want to use your tank top as a standalone shirt, match your measurements to the Fit Guide or even consider sizing up from your current size for a more relaxed fit.

Our products are made by women, for women, and if you’re looking for quality tank tops for women, look no further than Heirloom Clothing.

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Wearing the Right Shirt for the Right Occasion


01 Jul 2019

With so many tops for women to choose from, it can be difficult to know what to get! Everyone knows that feeling where you look in your closet and have no idea what to wear. It can be easy to feel like you have no clothes even when you see a full closet. At Heirloom, we are determined to help women overcome these types of fashion slumps. 

What’s Your Occasion? 

It is very useful to think about where you spend most of your time. Do you spend most of your time at work, home or school? Pick the top three occasions you spend your time before shopping. Once you are aware of where you spend the majority of your time, it becomes easier to determine what you want for those events. If you spend a lot of time at work, depending on your office’s dress code, you may want to be more dressed up. If you need an outfit for all occasion, we recommend buying basics that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. There are various tops for women that can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories chosen. 

Accessories

When it comes to tops for women, accessories are the key to making any outfit right for the occasion. For example, any black t-shirt can be dressed up. If you wear your black shirt with a striped pencil shirt and diamond earrings, it automatically looks right for a dressier occasion. If you are looking to be more dressed up, a sheath dress is another example of something that can be dressed up a lot or dressed down for more casual situations.

Overdress or Underdress

It is always more respectful to be overdressed for an occasion, but being underdressed for an occasion is also sometimes fine! If you aren’t sure what is appropriate for your next event, then wear something that can be dressed up or down. Then if you feel uncomfortable you can always remove or add accessories. For example, if you feel overdressed at a casual wedding, you can slip off your diamond earrings and put them into your bag.

The most important thing to remember is to rock the outfits you choose with confidence. Confidence is what ties any good outfit together. There are lots of tops for women to choose from but at the end of the day, each top can be mixed and matched for a perfect combination. For a great selection of basic tops, check out our line of essential tops today!

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Camisole Fit Guide


01 Jul 2019

Summer is finally here! This means light layering shirts like camisole shirts are in season! Let us help you find the perfect camisole shirt for you during these summer months that is going to last you until next summer as well.

How to Choose the Perfect Camisole For You

Our basic camisole or cami shirt is the perfect top to wear under your clothes or by itself. If you are wondering how to choose a camisole shirt that fits you, follow along for our expert advice!

Fit: When you are using your camisole as a layering shirt, you do not want a baggy fit! While they stretch comfortably, they are a little more form fitting.

Measurements: Make sure to check measurement tips for help with the perfect fit! Remember, the right fit may vary by style or personal preference.    

What Makes Us Different

Our camisole shirts have features that other camisoles do not have. They have incredible neckline coverage, full-length coverage and great fabric. We want to make sure our camisole shirts are perfect for every situation and every woman. Our shirts were made for women and designed by women, so when we tell you they were made by experts that understand you, we mean it.

Neckline Coverage

Our camisole shirts have great neckline coverage. There is no need to constantly pull at the neckline of your shirt when you are wearing one of our camisoles. Our camisole shirt neckline gives you the best coverage — not too high but also not too low! It is perfect to wear with sheer/see-through shirts, low necklines, flowy or sleeveless designs! By simply popping on one of our camis, you will look stylish without revealing too much!

Length Coverage

Our camisole shirts are perfect for busy or active professionals, moms, or any lady having an elegant night out. Our extra long length makes sure everything stays put and everything is covered. The added length to our camisole shirts puts your mind to ease and allows you to move without worry.

Fabric

Our fabric is made in the United States and is 90 percent real cotton and 10 percent spandex blend. This makes our camisole shirts stretchy and not too hot, but thick enough to avoid any see-through concerns. This fabric is also extra durable and will not wear out in the usual places. Its tagless label adds comfort and never shows.

We know our camisole shirt is great for any situation and body type. Let us change the way you wear camisole shirts!

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Tailoring and Finding the Right Fit


20 Jun 2019

There are a lot of different tips and tricks for finding the right fit, and we recently wrote another blog about all the tops for women to choose from and how to find the right fit. Whether it’s a basic t-shirt, camisole, tank, cap sleeve, ½ sleeve, quarter sleeve or long sleeve, the shirts fit differently. This is why we have fit tips on each individual product page to assist you. For example, our cap sleeve shirts are designed with the snuggest fit; the purpose of this design is so that the shirt is perfect for layering. For additional tips, keep reading.

Fitting Tips for All Clothing 

Finding the right fit can seem impossible in the age of online shopping because items sometimes arrive in different sizes than you initially anticipated. However, you can know what to expect with the clothing that is ordered through our website. When you find the right fit, it adds so much more value to your purchases. Clothing that fits correctly takes us back to the times of designers like Christian Dior who began as an in-house designer, tailoring his clothing to perfectly fit each individual. What is the purpose of clothing if it is not fitting comfortably? This is why we have a fit guide.

How Do I Know if My Clothes Fit Right? 

To know if your clothes fit properly, you will want to ask yourself, are you comfortable in your clothing? If your clothing restricts your movement, it may not be the right fit for you. For example, if you can’t raise your arms in your blazer, it may be time to visit a tailor or buy a new one. If you feel that you can never find the right size for you, then buy the size that feels a little too big and then take it to a tailor. There are certain fashion bloggers and experts who buy all of their jeans for 15 dollars at less expensive stores then take them to be tailored to their bodies.  This method gives the buyer a cheaper cost but requires a lot of work. Although typical tops for women don’t need to be tailored, we recommend it for other unique situations.

There are other signs that your clothes aren’t fitting. If you see any of the following below, then you might have a fitting issue:   

  • Buttons come undone
  • Clothing bunches up 
  • Your inner seam is higher than your outer seam
  • Clothing rides up when you sit or stand up
  • You always need a belt

Taking pieces you have already bought that are too big to the tailor is a great way to transform clothing that you once loved. We recommend doing this for the clothing that doesn’t fit right. Another option if your clothing rides up or bothers you is to throw on one of our layering shirts under your clothing. This will help you be more comfortable because you will know that you are covered! 

Whether you are looking to upgrade your closet with new pieces or modify those you already own, it all comes back to how the clothes fit. At Heirloom, we want you to feel and look your best. While a lot of the tops for women come in all kinds of sizes, ours are resilient and can fit all kinds of body types. Taking your clothes to a tailor can be a lot of work, so when you go to buy a new shirt, be sure to find one that fits the way you want it!

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Why You Need a Long Sleeve Undershirt


20 Jun 2019

During the winter season, there is no end to why a long sleeve shirt used as an undershirt is a good idea but using one for the summer is entirely different. A long sleeve shirt layered under other tops in freezing weather is a no brainer, but doing so in the heat might be too much. However, the sole purpose of using a long sleeve undershirt in the summer should not be for keeping someone warm, rather a variety of other reasons for different circumstances.

Exercising with Long Sleeves

Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, hear this out. When anyone goes to workout, the purpose is to burn calories and get in better shape, and a long sleeve shirt helps fulfill that purpose. You may have seen a few people wearing hoodies or sweats to a gym and thought they are crazy, but in reality, they are simply trying to speed up their calorie burning process. Using a comfortable long sleeve shirt under an exercise top is a good idea for those who are really looking to burn a lot of calories. Now, if you try this, be sure to stay hydrated (especially if you are working out outside) as it will be easier to overheat.

Traveling

Whether it is a long road trip or a long flight, a long sleeve shirt should always be an option. In both situations, air conditioning is going to be cranked up on high and it will likely get a little chilly. More often than a road trip, flight cabins are notoriously cold for multiple reasons. While airlines offer in-flight blankets, having a jacket with a long sleeve underneath might be more comfortable.

Too Much Sun

Okay, the use of a long sleeve here may not necessarily be as an undershirt, but there is another use for long sleeve undershirts that people may not initially think of during the summer. If you have sensitive or light skin, you may want to consider using a long sleeve to protect your skin from too much sun. In this case, your long sleeve shirt would be used as an over-shirt or coverup used when you go swimming, hiking or gardening for half of the day. Each of these activities involves you staying under the sun for long hours, and sometimes sunscreen just doesn’t cut it. After an hour or two, it is wise to throw on a long sleeve and endure the heat! While the long sleeve would likely be worn over whatever you have on in these situations, a long sleeve shirt, ones that are usually used as an undershirt, will still work great!

The ideas above may be unique, but they are not unconventional. Your long sleeve undershirts can be used for a wide variety of purposes outside of warming yourself up throughout cold winters. If you are in need of a few more long sleeve shirts, check out the selection we offer you, today!

 

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Accessories and Clothing to Wear With a Camisole Shirt


20 Jun 2019

The accessory and clothing options you can wear with a camisole shirt are endless. At Heirloom, we want to share these endless possibilities with you. Below are accessories and clothing options for you that you can wear with one of our amazing camisole shirts.

Necklaces

Whether they be big or small, a necklace is a great accessory to camisole shirts. Its smooth neckline offers extra coverage, making it the perfect canvas for your favorite necklace. Choose from a group of dainty necklaces or a larger and more intricate necklace to top off your outfit.

Cardigans

Cardigans are a wonderful addition during any season. In the summer you can pair your favorite camisole shirt with a light cardigan to keep the sun off of you or to warm on those cool nights. On the flip side, our camisoles make the perfect base layer for a more hefty cardigan that will keep you warm in the middle of winter. Either way, cardigans pair perfectly with our camisole shirts.

Scarfs

If you think you can only wear scarfs in the winter, think again. One of our favorite summer accessories this summer is a silk scarf. They add a pop of color or pattern to any outfit. If you are trying to spice up your outfit, try pairing your camisole shirt with a fun silk scarf to spice up your outfit!

Patterned Pants

If you are looking for ways to change up your outfit, you came to the right place. Patterned pants can add a whole new dimension to your look. If you are one to wear more basic shirts, try wearing pants with a fun pattern to switch things up a little.

Jean Jackets

Jean jackets are a must-have option for every wardrobe, and a camisole shirt is a perfect complementary piece. When you pair a camisole shirt under your favorite jean jacket, it is not only nice for how light it is, but it also gives your outfit the additional color it needs!

A Sheer Top

Wearing a sheer shirt is always fun, and a camisole underneath is all the coverage you need. A cami used under a sheer shirt is slimming; there is usually no extra bulk added to the sheer shirt with a camisole. We know you’ll love wearing your sheer shirt with one of our camisoles!

There are so many different ways to wear our camisole shirts and so many different accessories you can pair them with. Make sure your summer wardrobe complete with a handful of different camisoles! No matter how you choose to wear your camisole, take a look at ours to find the most comfortable camisole you’ll find!

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Fit Guide — How Do I Find the Right Size Shirt?


20 Jun 2019

Finding an essential top that fits exactly how you want is extremely important. When someone finds the perfect size, they usually feel more confident and comfortable, something we all want with our clothes. While there is a wide variety of tops for women to choose from, we have a step by step guide that will help you find your right size. 

Finding Your Measurements 

The first thing we would recommend is finding your measurements, that way you can compare sizes based on your actual measurements. This is essential because no two women are the same, and all the tops that are made for women are going to fit differently on each of us. When you start measuring, you will want to wear the underwear you would when you wear the clothes you want to buy. To make proper measurements, follow the instructions below:

Chest Measurements

  • Place your arms at your side
  • Measure under arms, around the fullest part of your chest

Waist Measurements (the slimmest part of the waist)

  • Measure around your natural waistline
  • Keep the tape relaxed — don’t pull tight

Hip Measurements

  • Stand with feet together
  • Tape should touch both hipbones

Consult the sizing chart to decide which size would suit you the best. Not all women have an hourglass body shape and it is up to you to size up or down to compensate for the difference. It’s also a good idea to ask yourself, how do I want to wear my shirt? Although tops for women are usually designed to fit hourglass measurements, you can still decide which fit is best for you. For example, if you have a 34-27-38 you may want to size up from a small to a medium, that way the shirt won’t fit too tightly around your hips. All the tops for women are going to differ, but you should be able to apply the same principles to just about any fitting situation.

 

 

Considering Your Preferences

It’s good to have an opinion on how to wear your clothes, but if you don’t already have a preference, it will help to consider the following ideas.

  • If you prefer a little tightness on the hips, then keep to a smaller size.   
  • If you are looking to wear your top as an undershirt, we recommend sticking to the size chart.
  • If you are looking to wear your cap sleeve as a stand-alone shirt, consider the next size up.

These are just a few examples, but there are other considerations that you can make. In the end, your preference is really up to you — only you know what fits you best and what you feel the most comfortable in. If you are coming back around to finding what you are most comfortable in, remember these principles and you should be fine!

There are a lot of options when it comes to essential tops for women, but be sure to check out our selection. We are confident you’ll like what you find!

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Long Sleeve Shirts in the Summer?


13 Jun 2019

With temperatures starting to finally stay above 70 degrees after a long spring, the summer weather is just about here and it is here to stay! At this time of the year, a lot of women shift over from their cold weather clothes to their summer clothes. One of the dilemmas that we face when we do this is, what do we do about our long sleeve shirts? Pack them away behind our summer tops? The answer is, NO!

Here is why you should keep several of your favorite long sleeve shirts in a place you can quickly find them.

Abnormal Weather

While we fondly remember every day of the summer to be filled with endless sunlight, there are days with some foul weather. All it takes is a few storm clouds to cover overhead and we find ourselves out in a chilly night. For these kinds of evenings, it is nice to have a thin long sleeve that won’t be too hot but won’t leave you shivering.

Cozy Nights Inside

Even though the weather outside may reach as high as the upper 80s and 90s, with air conditioning, we ultimately control the climate inside our homes. With husbands and kids that love the cool air, it can get a little cold for our liking. When you sit down to watch a movie with a blanket covering your legs and popcorn in your hands, a long sleeve shirt can be a very comfortable option.

Early Morning Walk

There may be some of you who loves early morning walks, but the temperatures as the sun passes above the top of our beautiful mountains are still a bit brisk. You might be leisurely walking or even speed walking for a bit of exercise, but a long sleeve shirt is perfect in these situations.

On a Lake

It doesn’t matter if you own a boat or not, there’s always a good chance that you will find yourself on one before the end of the summer. While we often associate boating with strong heat, sunscreen and refreshing lake water, we forget the cool air we feel when we either get back in the boat after a quick dip or when the boat produces a numbing windchill from its high speeds. For just about any situation on a boat, it’s not a bad idea to have an extra long sleeve shirt with you.

Basking in the sunlight during the summer is truly a rejuvenating feeling that we all love, but that doesn’t mean that the weather is always sweltering. Nor does it mean that we can’t wear long sleeve shirts. If you were to ask us, we’d suggest keeping a few out for the every now and then occasions.

 

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Choosing the Right Sleeveless Top


13 Jun 2019

As summer rolls around, it’s important to focus on creating a wardrobe that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the hotter months. During the summer, sleeveless tops are staple tops for women that spends a lot of time outside. With the freedom a sleeveless shirt gives you, they are oftentimes the most efficient way to beat the summer heat.  Before you settle for just any sleeveless top, you have to consider which type is best for you.

You might be thinking, “As long as there is no sleeves, what is there to decide?” However, when it comes to sleeveless tops for women, there are two types to choose from, camisoles and tank tops! Here at Heirloom, we offer both of these types and can tell you what makes each of them a good option!

Camisole Shirts

Camisoles are a great option for those who are looking to layer in the summer. These shirts offer a slim feminine fit, making them a light and comfortable option for layering. Its long length helps to cover low cut pants and skirts, and the thin straps make it a comfortable tank to wear underneath another shirt, jacket or blazer. In addition to its layering capability, camisoles can be used as standalone tops for women. Whether you are exercising or going to bed, there are a lot of standalone uses.

Tank Tops

Even more than camisole shirts, tank tops are often worn more as standalone shirts. Whether you use your tank top as an active shirt or not, the thick straps offer more support and just as much of a smooth neckline as the camisole. Tanks are some of the best tops for women because their sleek look and comfortable fit. You can find tanks that work nicely for layering or some that are flattering enough to wear on their own. If you’re going to be using your tank tops as a standalone shirt, make sure that you order a size up.

Sleeveless tops for women come in all sorts of styles but these are the two main types. It’s also worth noting that the tank tops that we offer here at Heirloom give you unrivaled quality. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, make sure to check out the selection of sleeveless tops available on our website. You won’t find better essential tops anywhere else.

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What Tops Do Women Like Most?


13 Jun 2019

Are you looking for some perfect tops to add to your wardrobe? At times it can be difficult to find the right tops. What are your favorite tops that you find yourself wearing over and over again? At Heirloom, we’ve found that the best kinds of tops for women are comfortable, stylish, versatile and timeless. If your tops fit in these four categories, they will be adored for years. 

Comfort

At Heirloom, we make it a priority to make comfortable tops for women. We choose quality fabrics that are soft on the skin. Our relaxed fit tops are extremely comfortable and form fitting. The cuts for our shirts are the perfect fit and the colors last over time, making it a great option for years to come.

Stylish

Everyone needs a statement top. Beautiful tops are the easiest way to create a great outfit. We have an excellent selection of patterned tops for women that are comfortable and can add sophistication to any outfit. Our lace-up tees are unique and they fit really well. Our selection of tops can be worn with jeans or mixed with anything in your closet. They definitely will be go-to items in your closet. 

Versatile

The tops that are used the most are the tops that are versatile. Our tops come in many different colors and cuts. They match well with a variety of outfits. Whether you are going for a comfortable and relaxing outfit or need to dress up for elegant events, you can find tops at Heirloom that will work for both!

Timeless

Women love shirts that they can use for years and years. Sometimes the items in our closets that mean the most are the ones that we create many memories in over the years. These are the tops that we go to special events in, get stains in or simply wear twice a week! And with our tops, they are designed specifically to never go out of style. With the design and overall quality of our shirts, they are made to last.

There are so many different tops for women to choose from that it is sometimes overwhelming to go shopping. Whether it is because certain trends or new clothes are simply expensive or there are too many choices, shopping can be hard. Do yourself a favor and buy our tops — they are comfortable, stylish, versatile and timeless. These four characteristics will help you cultivate a closet you love and will help you be able to hold onto your pieces long term. When you have clothing you truly love, it is easy to decide what to wear. Finding great tops is worth the search. 

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How Many Camisole Shirts do you Need?


13 Jun 2019

In every woman’s closet, there should be a camisole. Now the real question is exactly how many camisoles do you need? We here at Heirloom are here to help you decide how many camisole shirts YOU need.

Each woman is different in her own way. However, each one of us should own at LEAST one camisole shirt. But how do you know if you need more than one? Below are a few reasons what you could use your camisole shirt for and just how many you might actually need or want.

Color Options

At Heirloom, we have thirteen different colors of our camisole shirt — that’s right, no more just black and white camis! We have a color for every situation. Maybe you are in the professional world but still have a job in which you feel comfortable layering a camisole shirt. Well, with so many options, you can easily find one that is going to compliment your professional style! In addition, if you love bright and cheerful colors, there is a selection of camis that will also work for you. No matter what your situation is, there is one, if not several, camisole shirts with the perfect color for you! You might just have to snag one of each color, we know we sure do!

When to Wear

We are sure that our camisole shirts are perfect for any situation! We know that life presents each of us with a lot of different situations, and that is part of the reason why we designed our products with YOUR needs specifically. We crafted this camisole shirt so it performs perfectly during all occasions. Whether you are cheering for your kids on the sidelines of a soccer game or presenting in front of a large group of people, we want you to feel confident in whatever it is that you do. With a slim feminine fit, we know this cami will be with you through it all.

How to Style Your Camisole

I think we can all agree, everyone has their own unique style, and we want our clothes to compliment your personality. We designed our camisole shirts so they can be worn in just about any situation imaginable. Its slim fit and soft-stretch fabric make it perfect for layering or wearing on its own. No matter your style, this camisole is going to make the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

We realize how hectic life can sometimes be, and having clean laundry all the time is unrealistic. That’s why it is better to have multiple options of essential shirts! And when it comes to camisole shirts, don’t hesitate in purchasing several!

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Choosing The Right Camisole Shirt


07 Jun 2019

Summer is just around the corner so let us help you find the perfect camisole for your summer festivities! Here at Heirloom, our camisole shirt is the perfect option for layering or wearing as a stand-alone piece! 

Our Camisole Features

With its slim feminine fit, our camisole shirts do not give you any discomfort when layered under another top and it looks great when worn on its own. Its smooth neckline offers extra coverage without being bulky or disrupting the fit of your other layers. It has soft-stretch fabric that holds you in but is not restricting making this camisole a great option on your busiest days. This camisole also has long length providing maximum coverage for low cut pants and shirts.

How Do You Know if it’s Right For You?

If you are worried about the fit, use our fit tip guide to help you decide! Our fit tip guide helps you get a perfectly fitted Heirloom Camisole.

Step 1: Use the “Perfect Fit Tips” image to obtain your measurements.

Step 2: Make sure you know your own personal measurements.

Step 3: For a tighter fit, order down one size; for a looser fit, order up one size. 

The Perfect Setting

You can wear your Heirloom Camisole for any occasion. Let us go through some of our favorite ways to wear our favorite camisole shirt.

 

Summer: We love to pair our camisoles with our favorite jean jacket. If it gets too hot you can easily tie your jacket around your waist and rock our camisole by itself!

Spring: Our camisole makes the perfect compliment to our favorite light-weight sweater. They are light, slim fitting and stretchy, making it the perfect compliment to any sweater!

Fall: Pair one of our layering camisoles under your favorite jacket or cardigan and accessorize with a scarf. With over 10 colors, we are sure you will find the perfect shade of camisole to complete your outfit.

Winter: If you live in a colder climate like us, might we suggest wearing one of our camisoles under your clothes this winter. Whether it’s with some cozy pajama bottoms or under a massive sweater, a camisole works great!

No matter how you decide to wear your Heirloom camisole, we know you can find the perfect camisole for you. With so many options and different colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong. If you are scared to make the plunge, use our fit tip guide to help you be sure you find the perfect camisole for your body type!

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Choosing the Right Long Sleeve Shirt


07 Jun 2019

It doesn’t matter who you are, finding the right piece of clothing can be challenging, and when it comes to long sleeve shirts, especially during the summer, it is no different. However, by understanding what you’re looking for with your long sleeve shirt, it can be a cinch! All you need to do is ask yourself what you want your shirt to do for you. How do you want it to fit? How do you want it to look? Do you see yourself wearing it? Once you’ve answered these three questions, you should have confidence in finding and choosing the right long sleeve shirt for any season of the year!

The Right Look

A lot of the time, our first instinct in deciding whether we like a piece of clothing or not is based solely on its look. We may love the idea of a certain pattern, style or overall design but still don’t know if it will work for us. This is where we need to use our imagination and picture what it will look like paired with our other clothes and/or how it will look with our body type. Whether it’s a long sleeve or not, if it’s something that catches your eye, then consider picking it out!

The Right Time

After you’ve found the right design, you should then ask yourself when it’s appropriate to wear. This is a question that might come naturally with long sleeve shirts during the summer, and while you may feel silly considering it, you shouldn’t! Long sleeve shirts work great in the summer!

There are plenty of times and places during the summer at which you can pull on a long sleeve. Some of those times include a cozy night inside, during a rainy day, during a weekend camping trip in the mountains, or when you are on the beach or in a boat at the lake. Once you’ve been in the sun for a while, it’s nice to cover up your arms and shoulders with a long sleeve, or during a chilly boat ride from the combination of cold water and wind. A long sleeve in the summer is not a bad idea, not even if you want to wear a looser-fit long sleeve with short shorts!

Just be sure that you know when you will wear your long sleeve and what you will wear it with.

The Right Fit

The last thing you want to consider as you try to choose the right long sleeve shirt is how it fits. You want to feel comfortable in any of the clothes you wear, and if something feels off, then don’t wear it! Some long sleeves might fit too tightly around the arms, or the length might be a little too short for your liking. If that is the case, continue searching until you find the right fit!

A Long Sleeve Shirt for You

At Heirloom, we make it a point to give you a comfortable shirt that looks good and feels natural when you wear it. If you are trying to find the right long sleeve shirt for you, check out the many options you have with Heirloom Clothing.

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The Best Fitting Tank Tops for Women


07 Jun 2019

Summertime brings with it the need for women across the nation to pull out their best tank tops. Whether it be to beat the heat or to stay comfortable during an intense workout, tank tops for women are essential wardrobe items that should be chosen carefully. Not all tank tops are the same, and if you blindly pick just any tank top off the shelf at your local clothing shop, you could find yourself regretting your decision. Low-quality clothing will provide you with nothing but discomfort and dissatisfaction, but quality tank tops for women like the ones here at Heirloom are meant to help you stretch, bend and lean without limitation.

Here are why the tank tops we offer here at Heirloom are the best fitting tank tops for women available.

They Offer a Slim, Feminine Fit

The tank tops here at Heirloom are the best option if you’re looking for a tank top that doesn’t fit too loosely on your body. Our tank tops will give you a more feminine feel and slim look, perfect for both comfort and style.

Soft-Stretch Fabric Perfect for Active Lifestyles

Another reason that tops here at Heirloom are the best fitting tank tops for women is that the soft-stretch fabric is ideal for those who live a more active lifestyle. If you’re a regular gym-goer or you’re simply always on the go, our tank tops are going to move with you to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible throughout your daily routine.

They’re Great Layering Shirts

Our tank tops are designed to be layered under other shirts, cardigans, blazers and jackets. Tank tops are most commonly used as layering shirts, but the versatility of the tank tops for women here at Heirloom makes them great options when it comes to both layering shirts and standalone shirts (If you’re planning on using them as standalone shirts, you should size up).

The tank tops here at Heirloom are the best fitting tank tops on the market today, and if you’re looking for quality, comfort and style, you’re not going to find it anywhere else. Check out our extensive selection over on our full website if you’re looking to add a new tank to your wardrobe — you won’t be disappointed.

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Why Costco Trusts Us


30 May 2019

When you shop at Costco, you don’t go there for knock-off products that are cheap in terms of quality, but rather because they sell quality foods and goods at inexpensive rates! Similar to Costco, We here at Heirloom Clothing aim to provide women with reliable essential shirts at an affordable price. This is why Costco trust us as one of their main suppliers for in-store layering shirts and women’s undershirts.

COSTCO’s DEDICATION

As we mentioned, and unlike other grocers that sell clothing and other non-editable products, Costco focuses on quality. Even in their brief description about themselves, they state that they are “dedicated to bringing [their] members the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise.” Just by looking at all the different things that they sell and the overall satisfaction their customers have with shopping at their stores, it’s not hard to see that they deliver on this dedication. As a supplier to Costco, we understand that they trust us because we hold the same sentiment towards quality as they do. For example, being a fully American-based company, Costco doesn’t have to worry about us cutting corners or lowering the quality of our essential / layering shirts.

It is one thing for Costco to trust our business, and as much as we’d like everyone else to trust their good judgment, we know that people usually want to learn things for themselves. Below, we’ll tell you what it is about our quality and our prices that makes us not only a brand that Costco can trust but one that all women can.

OUR QUALITY

When it comes to quality, all of the shirts we manufacture are intended to last longer than your typical shirt. Our shirts are stronger than most others, giving you the ability to wash them again and again without having to worry about them losing their fresh look, feel and fit.

With the best fabrics and a custom design, we are able to promise our customers that they will have the comfort and convenience they want in an essential or layering shirt. Each of our shirts are made with 90% cotton and 10% spandex and give you a flexible fit that doesn’t restrict. In addition, we’ve designed them to have a more convenient length and coverage so that you don’t have to worry about anything as you move around throughout your day. It is these kinds of aspects that make us everything Costco wants for their women’s undershirt and essential shirt sections.

BETTER PRICES

The other factor that contributes to the reason why Costco chooses us as one of their suppliers is our honest affordability. Being a product that manufactures and creates everything domestically, we are able to cut costs on shipping and transportation. Not to mention, we do not take advantage of unaware shoppers with increased prices on products that are unnecessarily high. There is a difference between cheap and affordable, and while others may use cheap material, we use great material and leave them at an affordable price.

Outside of great quality and affordable prices for reliable shirts, our company is all about giving customers a good buying experience from an honest company. Costco has found value in all of these things and we hope that you do too. For more information or to see all of our products, check out our homepage.

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Summer Look Book


29 May 2019

Summer is right around the corner and that means it’s time to switch up the wardrobe. However, one thing you can still hold on to is your go-to layering shirts! Just because the weather is heating up a bit doesn’t mean you can’t still use them as comfortable and fashionable additions in your next summer outfit.

If you’ve enjoyed our previous look book for spring, you’re in for a treat! We’re continuing our look book series by bringing you our top summer outfit ideas. Most of them revolve around the versatility of a layering shirt, have a look below!

Flowy Outlifts

Flowy outfits are extremely popular in the summer because they are some of the most breathable outfits around. A flowy shirt paired with a layering shirt is the best way to ensure that you’re able to stay cool in the summer heat. If you’re not feeling up to a flowy shirt, you can also opt to wear a flowy skirt paired with a cap sleeve shirt or even a flowy dress for a more formal look.

Cap Sleeves and Shorts

Another popular and casual outfit idea comes in the pairing of a cap sleeve shirt and denim shorts. If you’re looking for a more form-fitting option, a cap sleeve shirt paired with your favorite denim shorts is going to give you the comfort and fit that you want.

Denim on Denim

No matter the season, denim is always a great look, and pairing a denim pair of pants with a denim jacket is not only comfortable but fashionable. Whether you decide to go for the denim on denim look or just denim on top, make sure that you use a layering shirt underneath the denim jacket for the best look!

Slip Skirt and Cap Sleeve Combo

If you’re looking for a chic and easy combination, a simple cap sleeve shirt paired with your favorite slip skirt is a good way to showcase your eye for fashion, as well as a way to stay cool this summer.

These are just some outfit suggestions but there are plenty more! We hope that our brief ideas have given you the inspiration that you need to be able to put together something amazing this summer. If you still need some more inspiration or if you’re ready to invest in a layering shirt or two, head over to our online store!

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Best Layering Shirt for Hiking


29 May 2019

Some of the most stunning views are ready to be seen. Wildflowers are blossoming, snow is melting, and the mountains are calling out to avid hikers everywhere. Whether you like rock climbing or stargazing, the important thing is that you are comfortable on the mountain. Our layering shirts are ideal for hiking because they have a thick but breathable material that is very comfortable on the mountain. Plus, they are easy to wash, so you don’t have to worry about getting dirty on your way up the mountain. 

The Best Shirt to Beat the Heat

Our favorite option for long hikes in the sunshine is our basic camisole layering shirt. This shirt is great because it has better material, cut, and length than most camisoles. It won’t wear down with holes after wearing it often, and the fabric makes it incredibly comfortable. The long length makes it comfortable to match with yoga pants or shorts. There is no need to be annoyed with a constantly shrinking cami with an Heirloom camisole. Instead, you can focus on your hike, go home and wash your shirt and not think twice about it shrinking.

The Best Shirt to Beat the Bugs

Our basic scoop neck long sleeve shirt is great for night hikes where you do not want your skin exposed. This includes layering for backpacking in higher elevations and colder climates. You will not only beat the sun but also the bugs with a long sleeve. Even during warmer weather, sometimes wearing long sleeves is great insurance for when your bug spray wears down. 

For Trail Runners

Trail running is a great way to stay in shape and see beautiful views daily. Our basic tank top shirt is great for trail running. Its smooth edges and cut make it comfortable for running. Tank top shirts are great for running and this shirt will stay in place. Plus, the sleek cut is flattering. The breathable fabric makes it cool while running. Stay safe out there runners! 

All of the Above

Our cap sleeve shirt is great for a basic tee used for all occasions. This shirt is ideal for camping because it is easy to pack, lightweight and very comfortable. This shirt isn’t too hot and will keep you from your shoulders burning at higher altitudes. 

These four layering shirts options are perfect for hiking. There are wonderful peaks to climb, waterfalls to see and fields to explore. Happy Hiking this year!

 

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The Perfect Rainy Day Outfit


29 May 2019

Spring showers bring May flowers! It is that time of year when you could be caught off guard by a spring rainstorm at any minute. Here at Heirloom, we’ve got you covered for any situation Mother Nature might throw at you this spring! Let us help you plan the outfit that is going to keep you covered!

Sweaters, Cardigans, and Blazers

There is no better time to wear a light cardigan than in the spring! Not only does it make the perfect accessory to any outfit, but it is also very functional. At Heirloom, we have over twenty options of fun patterns, lightweight sweaters, and awesome layering shirts to keep you prepared for those unexpected rain showers.

Tops

It doesn’t matter where you go, you won’t find a better shirt to wear under your cardigan than one of our layering shirts. With endless colors and styles to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Now that we have covered the topic of layering shirts, we can’t forget to mention our other tops. We have several shirts ranging from all sorts of colors, prints, designs and fits. While you may want to layer during rainy weather, there are other simple shirt options that will work specifically for you.

Bottoms

Here at Heirloom, not only do we have you covered when it comes to layering shirts, but we also carry many different styles of bottoms. From knee-length shorts to a variety of flashy skirts (don’t walk but run — they are selling out quickly)! With their elastic drawstring waist, side AND hip pockets, they are the perfect choice if you are looking for a more comfy option without losing any style points.

When it comes to a rainy day, you might want to consider something that is more comfortable but still presentable. With a cozy cardigan, sweater or jacket on top and a layering shirt underneath, you might complete the look with your favorite leggings or jeans! We have enough styles that you are guaranteed to find the perfect bottom (or bottoms) to complete your rainy day ensemble.

Accessories

Last but certainly not least, while we are widely known for our essential/layering shirts, we also carry a wide assortment of accessories to compliment any rainy day outfit. From cute geometric necklaces to dainty stacking rings. These small details will make your next rainy day feel a lot less gloomy. 

No matter what you are looking for, Heirloom has got you covered. Both literally and figuratively. We are here to help you create your perfect rainy day outfit! For more ideas on different outfits, check out our full blog and see what else you can find!

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Our Favorite Layering Shirts


22 May 2019

Why limit yourself to one favorite when you can have several, right? Summer is just around the corner, and layering shirts are still a necessity! Let us help you find which layering shirt is right for you. Who knows, maybe you will come out with several favorites yourself!

Never mind the weather or climate, layering shirts are a must-have for every wardrobe during any season. With their versatility and functionally, they are the perfect accessory to every outfit. So how do you know which layering shirt is right for you? We have made it easy for you, here are our favorite ways to wear and style each of our different layering shirts!

Basic Tank Top: We absolutely adore our tank tops. It is the perfect shirt for those summer hikes, days at the pool, or layering under your favorite lightweight cardigan. It doesn’t matter how you choose to wear our tank tops, we are confident that it will become one of your go-to summer essentials!

Basic Camisole: Our camisoles are the perfect option for layering during the summer! While it’s important to stay cool in the heat, you can still throw on a cami to wear as a layering shirt and still stay cool. You can tuck them into any of your skirts or jeans, and they also go great with jackets, blouses, or even sundresses!

Basic Cap Sleeve: Easily one of our all-time favorites is the cap sleeve! Whether you are a professional woman in the work field or a stay at home mother, a cap sleeve shirt should be in your closet or drawers. You can wear them on their own or layer them with a cute top that you think you might take off at some point! With super lightweight material, it is perfect for your next summer night out! Snag one in one or several of our fourteen colors!

Basic Scoop Neck 1/2 Sleeve: Our scoop neck 1/2 sleeve is perfect for those wanting a little more coverage this summer without sacrificing style and function. Keep this layering shirt close by because it can be worn all year round with style and ease!

Basic V Neck 3/4 Sleeve: Similar to our scoop neck layering shirt, our 3/4 V neck is perfect for those of you who want a bit longer sleeves and a different neckline. You can wear this shirt by itself, accessorize with a scarf, or layered with something else. Any way you choose to style this shirt, we know it can surpass all expectations!

Basic Scoop Neck Long Sleeve: Our long sleeve shirt is the perfect shirt for those of you who want more coverage or protection. We love to wear our long sleeve layering shirt on those summer nights spent outside or when we are trying to avoid the sun!

No matter which layering shirt you choose, we know you will find one perfect for any and every situation! Whether you are planning your next tropical vacation or need to mix up your wardrobe, with six different styles and countless color options, there is a layering shirt made specifically for you!

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Our Favorite Cap Sleeve Shirts


22 May 2019

One of the most common layering shirts or standalone tees is a cap sleeve, but when it comes to finding the right one, it can be difficult to find one that suits you. We can all agree that an essential shirt like a cap sleeve shirt should be worn without much concern in most situations. In addition, these kinds of shirts should fit you the way you like. With the cap sleeve shirts you find at Heirloom, you’ll find that our design and fit is appealing to the majority of all women, making it a favorite essential shirt for just about anyone.

Saying that we produce a favorite essential shirt for a wide range of women is a bold claim, but out of our near 300 Amazon reviews, over 200 of them have given our cap sleeve shirt a 5-star rating. In fact, one reviewer stated that while she “always thought that [she] didn’t like cap sleeves…the smooth shoulder makes this [her] new favorite T,” and exclaimed that it is “so comfortable!”

The praise that we receive from this one reviewer is not unique to just her but is quite common among many of the reviews. The descriptions that these Amazon reviewers contribute are exactly what sets us apart, and below are some of the same reasons a lot of women claim that our cap sleeve shirts are their favorite!

Comfortable and Strong Fabric

These cap sleeve shirts are made with 90% cotton and 10% spandex blend, giving you a tightly spun fabric that fits comfortably and allows more mobility. As others put it, “the fabric is perfect — not too thin, not too thick — and has just the right amount of stretch.” The product is made domestically and is not a cheap fabric. In other words, the quality is strong and will not fade after multiple washes.

Seamless Shoulders

As mentioned before, our cap sleeve shirts give the wearer a smooth feel around the shoulder. Many women that wear other cap sleeves will sometimes complain about the seams, but ours do not cause discomfort under the arms. It doesn’t bunch up and you will not need to pull down the sleeves.

Full Coverage

Whether it’s for your neckline or keeping the areas around your waist unexposed, our cap sleeves give you the coverage you need. Instead of constantly having to pull up the top of your shirt or tug down the bottom, these cap sleeves are not too high and not too low around the neck, and provide you a longer length at the torso. When you look through the images of our cap sleeve shirts online, you can find our recommended tips for how the shirt will fit you.

A lot of the women that buy these shirts love using them as their go-to layering shirt, but will also wear them on their own; with how light-weight and how not see-through they are, these are also great when worn by themselves — even during warmer weather. You may already have your own opinion on cap sleeves and how you wear them, but our shirts might just become your new favorite! To try them yourselves, order a couple today!

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Our Favorite Undershirts


22 May 2019

Whether women decide to use our shirts as an undershirt or as a standalone shirt, our wide array of shirts help women across the nation feel comfortable in what they wear. From cap sleeve shirts to camisoles, we take pride in the clothing that we produce here at Heirloom. If we were asked to pick a favorite, it’d be like asking us to pick a favorite child, an impossible request! As far as why we chose to make women’s undershirts, layering shirts and overall great shirts, it comes down to wanting to give women essential shirts that they can rely on.

No matter what your style is, essential shirts are a must-have item for every woman. With our collection, you can find what you need for any occasion! We’ll tell you what makes these select products a favorite when it comes to women’s undershirts and/or nice standalone shirts.

Tank Tops

Tanks are one of the best ways to stay cool and comfortable during warm weather activities. Whether you’re going on a hike or going to bask in the sun next to a pool, you can’t go wrong with a simple tank top. As an undershirt, tanks are a great option if you don’t want sleeves bothering you.

Cap Sleeves

Cap sleeves double as a lovely standalone shirt option but are also great as a women’s undershirt as well. During a cooler night, you can easily throw on a jacket or cardigan over your cap sleeve shirt and still look nice! For the most part though, cap sleeves are a great option on their own during the summer.

Camisoles

Another great option that doubles as a comfortable, breathable and timeless summer piece is a camisole shirt. Camis can be tucked into skirts or jeans, and can even be worn under dresses. Camisoles are the most lightweight option for women’s undershirts.

Scoop Neck Long Sleeve

If you’re looking for a women’s undershirt that offers optimal coverage, you might want to consider our basic scoop neck long sleeve. We love this shirt because it can be used year-round. Whether you’re layering it under a coat in the winter or you’re using it to avoid the sun during the summer, you won’t find a better long sleeve shirt than the one we offer here at Heirloom.

When it comes to picking a favorite undershirt, it really depends on what you are using it for. Each option has unique characteristics that make them great for a different purpose. We’ve mentioned four options here but there are even more. Any of the options you find at Heirloom are going to be top quality! So if you’re looking to find the most reliable, fashionable and comfortable essential shirts and undershirts, make sure to check out our selection today.

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Our Favorite Camisole


22 May 2019

Looking for a new favorite essential shirt? Our Basic Camisole Shirt is a perfect-fit layering shirt made to help women elevate their wardrobes. This camisole is our favorite because it is the perfect wardrobe staple, the material it is made with makes it extremely comfortable, it has a smooth neckline, and the color is long-lasting.

The Perfect Wardrobe Staple

Camisoles are an important layering shirt for every wardrobe. Wardrobe essentials are what they are because they are the starting point for any great outfit.  Good quality, clean basics make an outfit look more put together, and our camis help accomplish just that — they elevate outfits and make adding layers easier than ever. In addition, camis have lasting power, are smooth and are a great fit for a variety of styles and outfits. The fit is slimming and comfortable, which makes it a top choice that will constantly be used in any closet. Simple basics that are comfortable are hard to find, but here at Heirloom, they are offered in great variety and at great prices. This is why other women keep coming back to buy more of our camisoles.

Comfortable

This camisole is made of top-quality material. Each one is made with 90% high-grade cotton and 10% spandex. The shirt is soft and comfortable to wear for almost any activity. It is made with a stronger material and is able to keep from typical wear and tear. The shirt’s thickness and quality stitching allow them to stand the test of time and last longer than other brands, making them a constant favorite layering shirt. Not to mention, are you tired of undershirts riding up or constantly having to adjust your undershirt? Well worry no more, our layering shirts resolve this problem with a longer length that fit nicely so you won’t have to think about it throughout the day.

Smooth Neckline

The Heirloom Cami Shirt is the perfect layering shirt because it has a smooth neckline that makes it a comfortable and easy fit to layer under anything. The shirt is made with a tagless label, so there are no annoying tags rubbing against your back when you wear it. It’s these seemingly small and simple details that set apart our layering shirts; people realize quickly it quickly once they wear another brand’s essential shirt, and that’s why they come back to ours and claim them as their favorite.

Color Lasting

Do you have any camisoles that you’ve had for so long that the color starts to fade or yellow? Or do you have any camis that have shrunk and worn down from years of use? Here at Heirloom, we understand that camisoles are used constantly, that’s why we have developed our favorite layering shirts to last so that our customers' clothing stays looking nice for a longer time.

Coming in 17 long-lasting colors, our camisoles have become a wardrobe staple for us and many others. They help all kinds of women look put together with very little effort. If you are in need of a new camisole shirt, look no further than our Basic Camisole Shirts.

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Best Way to Wash and Dry Your Clothes


16 May 2019

Washers and dryers today come with a lot of new features that are supposed to be tailored to your needs, however, if its a habit to simply wash your clothes on the normal setting, you might be damaging your clothing unnecessarily. Most apparel comes with washing instructions, and not following those instructions can really hurt the lifespan of your clothes. While the layering shirts and other fashion wear that we make are stronger than other companies’ clothing products, it is still good to know the most efficient ways to wash your clothes.

Wash Only When You Need to Wash

Before talking about any specific washing tips, it is important to remember that your clothes don’t have to be washed after wearing them just once. We are not advocating anything that promotes something outside of clean hygiene, but there is such a thing as over-washing. If you wear a layering shirt and a jacket for a couple hours and don’t sweat much, wait before you throw those clothes in your laundry bin. If it doesn’t feel, look or smell dirty, you are probably safe to fold it up and use it another day without washing it. There are other kinds of situations that you could think about and the principle is the same — only wash your clothes when you need to.

Cold Wash

A lot of different mixing and washing is better with hot water, but clothes are not one of them. While everyone that has washed dishes knows that using hot water helps remove leftover food from plates, bowls and utensils, that is not the case with clothes. Hot water will damage the fabric of clothes a lot more than cold water will. If you think the detergent or other chemicals you use won’t mix as well in cold water, you don’t need to worry, today’s detergent products work fine with cold water. 

Careful Drying

Depending on the type of clothes you are looking to dry, the method may differ. For example, some shirts are fine with being dried in a dryer on a high or low tumble dry setting, but jeans are best dried by hanging them. With our essential and layering shirts, they should either be dried on the low tumble setting of a drying machine, laid flat, or hung up to dry as well! Outside of the type of clothing, another factor to pay attention to for drying is the type of material/fabric. Cotton and linens are fine to be dried on a hot or warmer setting in the dryer, whereas knitwear should avoid any direct heating method.

Follow Instructions

The best advice that we can give you is to follow the instructions that are left on the clothes. Whether its a tag on the side seam of a sweater or a tagless label on the back of a layering shirt, you can follow specific instructions that will give you the best washing and drying methods. If you are trying to wash a stain out of one of your favorite shirts, we have another blog that gives you more specific instructions on how to do so effectively.

When it is simply time for you to purchase some new clothes after the wear and tear has taken its toll on your clothes, take a look at all the different layering shirts and other fashion wear we have here at Heirloom Clothing today!

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Our American-Made Products


16 May 2019

Here at Heirloom, we are confident that our layering shirts are some of the highest quality products that you’ll find on the market, and the fact that we manufacture all of our clothes here in the United States is what makes our products what they are. If you’re wondering what makes U.S. products so great, don’t worry, we understand the benefits and will tell you why we take pride in our American made products.

To state clearly, when you look for a layering shirt, you want quality, fair pricing, and reliability — that’s exactly what you can get from homegrown products.

Reliable Quality Control

 

When you’re paying for overseas manufacturing, you don’t get to check up on the quality control that is happening, and when producing products at a large quantity, there are bound to be some errors during the process. For example, if a layering shirt has a loose thread, it may be overlooked due to the “cheap” price you’re paying for overseas products and services. Our American-made products go through a more strict and thorough quality control process, and this ensures that every layering shirt that we get to you is a product that you can rely on to not fall apart or get worn out quickly.

Quality Customer Service

One of the other benefits of our American-made products is that we also handle customer service so you won’t have to worry about drastic time differences and communication difficulties. When you are purchasing products from another country, sometimes there are barriers that make getting your order difficult. If there is an issue with a layering shirt size or condition, or if you just have questions, you can shoot us an email, give us a call, or come into our store and we’ll help you with anything you need.

Shorter Shipping Times, Higher Shipping Fees

When you order something overseas, you usually have to wait an extremely long time to receive it, and you also have to pay a higher shipping fee. We want your buying experience to be as painless as possible, so manufacturing our products here in the United States makes it so that you receive your orders quickly and for a lower shipping fee.

There are various benefits to American-made goods, and our products here at Heirloom will show you the quality, reliability and comfort that comes with our homegrown products. If you want to check out our products for yourself, head over to our full website and browse the wide selection of clothing that we have available.

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Top 5 Clothing Items to Wear With a Layering Shirt


09 May 2019

If you are looking for something new with your closes, you can get more from your current wardrobe by rethinking how to wear your favorite clothes. One of these ways is by understanding that layering is key. A lot of people know how to layer tops with sweaters and scarves but there are so many more ways to layer to really maximize your closet. Here at Heirloom, we are big fans of layering in all seasons and we’ve compiled the top 5 clothing items to wear with your layering shirts.

Sheer Shirts

A sheer top brings a delicate element to an outfit but when your bra shows through, it can be embarrassing. Not only can it be embarrassing it is downright not appropriate in the workplace or in many social situations. Wearing a layering shirt underneath your sheer tops can help give you that fun sheer look without being immodest. Wear a camisole, tank top or a cap sleeve shirt that matches the color of the blouse. For example, wear a white camisole with a white sheer blouse.

Jackets

There are so many interesting ways to make layering interesting. Both coats and jackets look amazing with colorful layering shirts or more neutral colored layering shirts under them. Your layering shirt can be worn tucked, half tucked in the front, or worn long depending on the style you are trying to express under your jacket. Layering shirts under jackets create a more powerful sophisticated style.

Cardigans

Using cardigans to layer on top of your various layering shirts will essentially have the same effect as your jacket layering. Cardigans are so easy to make fashionable, not to mention, they are extremely comfortable. Cardigans come in all different lengths, styles and colors. Every closet needs at least a few to pop over your cap sleeve shirts when the weather gets a little colder in the evening. In addition, they are a good choice to help you mix up your clothes and create a brand new wardrobe.

Sleeveless Dresses

This style of layering is becoming more popular recently. Wearing layering shirts under dresses is a major trend that makes your existing wardrobe much more versatile. Wearing a cap sleeve shirt with a spaghetti strap dress can make it look youthful and casual in comparison to wearing the dress on its own. Pair your dresses with layering shirts that vary in length to get a sense of a brand new style that is fun yet surprisingly classy.

Vests

A vest is a piece that will help you make the most out of your closet. Any shirt, including layering shirts, can be paired with a vest to make it a little more fun and unique.

Don’t be afraid to mix it up and layer different pieces in your closet. You will be missing out on so much potential if you never switch up your layering. Your personal style can be improved by wearing the right pieces together. Layering with these key pieces will keep your wardrobe fresh and new all year round. So try combining these five items with our quality layering shirts found in store and online.

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Layering Shirt Gift Guide


09 May 2019

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate mothers around the nation than by finding that perfect Mother’s Day gift? We know that gift giving can be stressful, especially when it comes to finding a gift that is practical and won’t just sit in your mother’s closet for the unforeseeable future. When you’re stressing to think of the perfect gift idea, take a step back and go back to the basics — a layering shirt from Heirloom is a great gift idea.

So, if you want to make sure that you buy the perfect gift, consider including a layering shirt for your mother. We’ve compiled a guide to help you determine which layering shirt is the best gift option for you.

Layering Shirts for Sporty Mothers

Layering shirts are a great gift because they are a versatile piece of clothing. If you’re shopping for someone who is more of an active type, the following layering shirts would be the best option for you.

Cap Sleeve Shirt: A cap sleeve shirt is one of the most common types of layering shirt. This shirt can be worn on its own when exercising or as a layering shirt under sweaters and jackets.

Tank Tops: These shirts are almost always strictly used as layering shirts but can also be used as a gym shirt. Tank tops are the best of both worlds.

Camisoles: A camisole is another sleeveless layering shirt option that offers even thinner straps than a regular tank top. With how thin these shirts are, they are breathable enough to layer on warmer days. If you’re wanting to layer this shirt under a workout top, you’ll still maintain your upper mobility without a problem.

Layering Shirts for a More Casual Preference

If you’re wanting to give a more casual gift, the following shirts are going to be the best way to go. These shirts are great for layering, but can also be used as standalone shirts to go out in.

Long Sleeve Shirts: Long sleeve shirts are a great gift option because they are a year-round layering shirt. They’re great shirts to layer in the winter but can also be used as standalone shirts in the summertime.

3/4 Sleeves Shirts: If you know that the person who you’re shopping for isn’t a fan of long sleeves but wants something more than a cap sleeve, a 3/4 sleeve shirt is going to be the best option. This shirt is best used for casual outfits and can be paired with jeans, pants and leggings.

Layering shirts make great gifts, and if you’re looking to find the best layering shirts on the market, check out the selection we have available on our website.

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How to Brighten Up Your Outfit with a Layering Shirt


09 May 2019

With so many different colors, patterns and textures of clothing available to us, it seems that many of us seem to gravitate to the more neutral and plain colored styles. Why is this? For some women, they feel more comfortable in neutral colors and don’t want to appear flashy or stand out too much. Others feel that neutral colors look best on them and hide some of their flaws. However, there are ways to brighten up your outfit without looking too flashy or feeling uncomfortable in your clothing.

At Heirloom Clothing, we believe every woman should feel confident in her clothes, which is why we make the most comfortable and fashionable women's undershirts. Here are a few ways you can brighten up your outfit with a layering shirt.

Pop of Color

Layering shirts can provide a simple pop of color to any of your outfits. Let’s say you have a low cut black blouse, you can add a bright yellow or even a light pink camisole underneath this blouse to help cover your chest while adding a touch of color to your darker outfit. This pop of color can help break up the dark colors without being too bright and bold.

Bright essential shirts also look great under sheer shirts. Instead of wearing a classic white shirt underneath a sheer white or cream blouse, try wearing a pink or blue one instead to add a subtle color to your look.

Patterned Pieces

It can sometimes be tricky to find pieces to wear with patterned skirts, dresses and even sweaters/jackets, but a solid colored women’s undershirt is the solution to this fashion issue. A black and white striped skirt with a bright red cap sleeve shirt is a great summer outfit, and you can use your red cap sleeve to brighten up your looks in the winter time too! If you have a fun patterned scarf, this would also look great over any bright colored essential shirt.

Underneath Jackets and Cardigans

Going back to creating a pop of color, bright layering shirts also work great underneath staple jackets, blazers or cardigans. If you’re looking for a professional outfit, try a light blue essential shirt tucked into a pencil skirt and a nice cardigan over top. For a business casual look, you can wear your favorite bright colored essential shirt underneath a classic blazer and a pair of nice jeans or pants.

As you can see, it's really easy to brighten up any one of your outfits with a layering shirt! It all starts with just keeping a few colored essential shirts in your closet that you can pull out whenever you are wanting to add a pop of color to your look. To shop the best selection of layering shirts and fashion items, visit heirloomclothing.com today!

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How to Find the Best Shopping Deals


09 May 2019

Would you rather buy something that's on sale, or pay full price? When shopping for clothes, there’s always sales and deals that you can find so you don’t have to pay full price, although, you might have to wait a few days to find those deals. Here at Heirloom Clothing, we know that shopping can make a pretty big dent in your bank account. However, if you know how to find the best shopping deals, you can find your favorite layering shirts at a great price.



Check Social Media

Many clothing stores and online shops will frequently post deals on their social media pages. Although a lot of the time these deals will be the same ones advertised on their web sites, many brands like to give their social media followers extra discounts as a “thank you” for following them. Before buying that cap sleeve shirt you’ve had your eye on, check social media to see if there is a discount code you can use.

Sign Up for Emails

There are lots of brands that can clutter your inbox with junk mail, however, by signing up for emails from brands you love, you can find a lot of great deals and discounts that you won’t find anywhere else. Some people have found that if they add items to their online cart and wait a few days before purchasing, retailers will send you an email with an extra discount code to purchase your item. When you keep items in your cart for a few days, it shows that you have been debating the purchase. Retailers will seal the deal with a discount code so you will buy the product.

Don’t Just Check Major Retailers

Your favorite camisole layering shirt is most likely sold at many different stores, but you might only think to check for it at the major retail stores. By doing a little research on where to buy a specific item, you can usually find a better price for it somewhere else. Major retailers hike up the prices on items because they know that people will pay for it. Sometimes brands will also price match items since they want you to buy the item at their store and not somewhere else. If you find a better deal somewhere online, show it to a store clerk to see if they will price match for you.

Wait for Items to go on Sale

Every item will eventually go on sale, so if you wait long enough you can find that expensive item you’ve had your eye on for a very good price. Retailers are constantly introducing new products and lines and need to get rid of the old inventory to make room for the new. Although you can search for discount codes or a good deal, there’s no harm in waiting for that pretty cap sleeve shirt to make it’s way to the clearance section.

You don’t have to spend your entire paycheck in one shopping trip. Shopping can be very affordable if you know how to shop right and find good deals. If you are looking for some affordable layering shirts and clothing items, visit our full website at heirloomclothing.com.

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V Neck vs Scoop Neck


03 May 2019


There’s a variety of different necklines out there, and choosing the right one for your body type can help you look and feel more confident and beautiful. Two of the most common types of necklines are V-neck and scoop necks, both of which look good on a variety of different body types.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we understand that your clothes should not only help you feel comfortable and confident but allow you to feel bold and fashionable as well. We make our essential layering shirts in a variety of different styles and necklines to help achieve this. If you aren’t sure whether to wear a V-neck or a scoop neck shirt, here is some information on both that can help you decide.

V Neck

A V-neck shirt is where the neckline creates a triangle or V shape. V-neck shirts can come both low cut (also called a deep V) or can have a higher neckline, but the depth of the V will depend on your bust size. If you have a smaller bust, you should try reaching for a smaller V, but if you have a larger bust you want to wear a deeper V to help lengthen your torso.

If you aren’t a fan of deep V-necks or aren’t looking to elongate your neck torso, then adding a layering shirt underneath a V-neck is a great option. You can get the classic look of a V-neck without having to worry about showing too much bust, especially when leaning or bending over. Many women prefer to wear a cap sleeve shirt under their V-neck blouses for added coverage and comfort.

When accessorizing with V-necks, try wearing a necklace that mirrors the shape of the deep neckline. Since a V-neck is such a classic look, you can get creative with your accessories, and add in some fun statement pieces to complete the look.

Scoop Neck

Scoop neck shirts are one of the most common shirt styles you will find and are especially common in layering shirts. A scoop neck is a rounder, wider neckline style that can help lengthen your neck as well as accentuate your collarbone.

Part of why scoop neck shirts are so popular is because they look great on so many different body types. No matter your body shape (pear, athletic, hourglass, tall or petite) or even your bust size, a classic scoop neck cap sleeve shirt will look great on you.

If you love to layer, scoop necks are a great choice to use as an undergarment. If you wear a scoop neck by itself, try wearing some light, layered necklaces or even some drop earrings to complete the look.

You can never go wrong with wearing a V-neck or a scoop-neck shirt. Both styles are flattering on all body types and can help provide a feminine and stylish look to any outfit. For more style tips and to purchase some essential layering shirts, visit HeirloomClothing.com.

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Cap Sleeve Shirts vs. Camisoles


03 May 2019

When it comes to choosing the perfect layering shirt for you, you have to compare your options to see which one will best suit your fashion and comfort needs. A layering shirt is a timeless piece of clothing that every woman should keep in their wardrobe, but which layering shirt is going to be put to the best use? Well, it all depends on the type of person you are and what you’re going to be using your layering shirt for.

We here at Heirloom have come up with a comparative guide between two of the most common types of layering shirts: the cap sleeve shirt and the camisole. This guide will help you decide which one is going to be best suited for your needs. Here is our detailed description of these two timeless pieces and what they offer.

Camisole

The camisole is the perfect layering shirt to wear under low-cut sweaters, shirts, blazers or cardigans. This lightweight sleeveless garment acts mostly as a layering shirt with thinner straps than a regular tank top. Alternatively, with its soft-stretch fabric and unconfining slim fit, you could use this layering shirt as a workout shirt. The camisole also offers a tagless label which is meant to keep you comfortable and stay out of sight. If you’re the active type or you’re simply a fan of layering, the camisole is going to be a great option for you.

Cap Sleeve Shirt

The cap sleeve shirt is another great layering shirt option, but unlike the camisole, it is more often used as a standalone shirt. It is recommended that you size up if you’re looking to wear the shirt as a standalone and want a looser fit, otherwise, it offers a soft-stretch-fabric that holds you but won’t bind you. The cap sleeve has many similarities to the camisole, but the cap sleeve can offer you a more casual look. If you like to layer, but tend to wear stand-alone shirts more often, then a cap sleeve shirt might be the best option for you.

These shirts have various similarities when it comes to materials, but they serve a few different purposes. If you’re looking to stock up on comfortable and reliable layering shirts, check out the selection available on our website. We not only have camisoles and cap sleeves but a collection of tanks, long sleeves, 1/2 sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and more.

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Why You Need to Wear an Undershirt


02 May 2019

Wearing an undershirt at all times might seem like it would be hot, bulky and uncomfortable. However, more and more women are choosing to wear essential shirts under their everyday clothing pieces. With women’s styles seeming to get more skimpy, thin and low cut, layering shirts are quickly becoming an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. Here are a few reasons why you need to join the trend in wearing an undershirt.

Seamless Look

Although wearing an undershirt might seem like it would be bulky and thick, wearing something like a simple cap sleeve shirt underneath blouses, sweaters and even dresses can actually provide you with a seamless look. Any curves or lines on your body you are wanting to hide can basically disappear with the help of your favorite undershirt. The tight and fitted fabric of these shirts can help bind you in without feeling too tight and uncomfortable.

Comfort

In addition to binding you in, layering shirts can provide you with more comfort than any other top in your closet, including your favorite fleece sweatshirt. These essential shirts are made with a soft and durable fabric that will make any outfit feel cozy and comfortable. There are a few fabrics that just aren’t comfortable to wear, especially shirts made out of wool or rough cotton. Wearing an undershirt can prevent unwanted irritation and itching.

Coverage

As we mentioned earlier, many women’s clothing styles are becoming more thin, low cut and skimpy looking. Although some girls may be able to pull these styles off, there’s also many that don’t want to show off that much skin. Wearing an essential shirt underneath low cut styles can help you be able to stretch, bend or lean without having to worry about showing too much or your chest or even mid-drift. Now when you go shopping, you don’t have to walk past all those cute v-neck blouses. Your shopping choices are maximized when you keep a few undershirts in your closet!

Hiding Sweat Marks

Sometimes sweating is just unavoidable, especially during the hot summer months. The last thing you want is to see your favorite blouse get soiled by sweat before an important meeting or obligation where you are needing to look your best. By wearing an undershirt, you can hide those sweat marks and ensure that you look your best 24/7.

An undershirt (or a few of them) will be one of the best clothing investments you ever make. These shirts are extremely versatile and will last you throughout the seasons and changing trends. To maximize your wardrobe and feel comfortable in everything you wear, purchase a few layering shirts today.

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Our Favorite Looks for Spring


02 May 2019

Spring is finally here! It is time to put your heavy sweaters and dark clothes away and get out your lighter, softer colors and fabrics. To help you put together your spring style, we’ve come up with a list of our own favorite looks for the spring season using our essential line of layering shirts and other fashion items here at Heirloom Clothing.

Bright Colors

Adding colors will change your outfits from drab to fab just like that. One of the best ways to add spring colors to your wardrobe is through colored bottoms. Switching out your blue denim for brighter colors adds an extra spring to your step in warmer temperatures. If you aren’t feeling bold enough to wear bright pants, stick to bright colored cap sleeve shirts or other bright layering shirts paired with denim and simple accessories.

Neutrals

Don’t get rid of all your neutral toned clothes just yet. Neutral colors still have a lot of power during springtime. Neutral colors from ivory and cream to white, grays and blacks look fresh no matter what time of year. Neutral colors are still trending this year. Wearing a neutral cap sleeve shirt with a light jacket and a skirt or light jeans looks amazing. Neutrals look fashionable and you can even add the occasional pop of color with your shoes, pants, jewelry or purse.

Floral & Dresses

Floral patterns are a telltale sign of spring. Many floral patterns come in flowy blouses that will need a layering shirt or cap sleeve shirt underneath to ensure an appropriate look.

Dresses are also a huge sign of the coming of spring. Spring’s light dresses are great for work, the weekend, or whatever you have going on during your busy day. Spaghetti strapped dresses look perfect with a cap sleeve shirt or 3/4 length sleeve shirt.

Embroidered Tops

Fashion has been leaning towards the boho style for a while now, and flowy tops with embroidery across the chest or sleeves are definitely fashionable. Embroidered tops are usually sheer fabric or light weight and can be worn with a cap sleeve shirt or another layering shirt. These boho style tops look great with colored jeans and sneakers or wedge shoes.

As the days get longer and warmer, you’ll want to start wearing your spring style clothes. Follow these tips of wearing bright colors, using your neutral clothes, wearing more florals and dresses, and even embroidered tops will help you look attractive all spring long. Check out our website for all the attractive spring color options you need!


 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide


02 May 2019

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and you want to give your mom (as well as most special women in your life) the best gift possible. But what do you give to the person who deserves everything and more? Here at Heirloom Clothing, we understand the importance of women and mothers, which is why we have created a Mother’s Day gift guide so you can properly honor the women and mothers in your life! If you’re struggling to come up with some gift ideas, keep on reading!



Spa Day

Treating your mom to a spa day is one of the best gifts you can give her. She deserves a day to relax once in a while! You can either accompany her on a spa day or give her a gift certificate to a nearby spa. If an entire spa day is out of your price range, a simple gift certificate to go get a massage or a manicure/pedicure is another great option that she will love.

Clothes

Your mom might not have time to go shopping for herself with how busy she is, so buying her some new clothes or treating her to a day of shopping is a perfect gift. All women could always use a few new layering shirts, cardigans, blouses or even jewelry. Shopping for clothing can be tricky if you don’t know your mom’s size, so if you buy her clothes make sure that the store has a good return policy and you provide her with a gift receipt. You can always purchase a gift card to her favorite clothing store if needed.

Yoga Mat

Yoga has gotten very popular, and chances are your mom has tried her shot at a few yoga classes. Even if she isn’t into yoga, yoga mats are great for exercising and stretching both at home and the gym. A quality yoga mat is something that you probably didn’t think to give your mom, but it’s actually a very practical item that she will love. Imagine how happy she will be at her workout classes wearing her favorite layering shirt and using her own yoga mat instead of using the dirty, worn out mats provided at the gym.

House Plant

House plants have become another trendy item, but actually, have a lot of health benefits as well. If you’re finding your mom’s house needs something to brighten and freshen it up, try getting her a pretty house plant. Before purchasing a plant, do some research on how to take care of them so that you don’t end up with a plant that needs lots of care and maintenance.

Apron

If your mom loves to cook, then she will love having a new apron to wear over her layering shirts so she doesn’t get them dirty! Aprons come in many cute styles nowadays, and you can find one that matches her personal style or even the colors in her kitchen. Some matching dishtowels and cute measuring cups/spoons would be a great addition to this gift.

Don’t stress about getting the perfect gift for your mom. There are lots of great gifts that she will love, but remember that it’s the thought, not the gift, that counts. For more gift ideas and to browse our selection of layering shirts and fashion items, visit Heirloomclothing.com.

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A History of the Cap Sleeve Shirt


25 Apr 2019

Cap sleeve shirts have become a staple piece for all women, but this was not always the case. Button-up shirts were the norm until around the 1950s but then, coming in a range of styles, colors and sizes, cap sleeve shirts took off. So how did cap sleeve shirts become an essential feature in our wardrobes and how did it become so popular? Here at Heirloom Clothing, we know A LOT about the essential shirts you have in your closet, and today we are going to dive into the history of the cap sleeve shirt to uncover their takeover!

Origins of the Classic Cap Sleeve

The cap sleeve t-shirt as we know it was born out of military tradition. In the United States, the cap sleeve shirt first emerged around the time of WWI as an undergarment for uniforms.
During WWII, shirts started to be made from synthetic fabrics like rayon, nylon and viscose because most of the wool was being used for military uniforms. This led to a higher production of cap sleeve shirts and even the sleeveless version — tank tops. Cap sleeve shirts and tank tops started as layering shirts but by the time the war ended, veterans would wear their service trousers with their cap sleeve shirt undershirts as casual wear.

How it Became Fashionable

It took a while for this masculine undergarment, then casual outerwear, to morph into fashionable womenswear. Even though the shirt began to be used in the 1920s, it took people a long time to accept it as a fashionable item. Between the 1990s and through the end of the ‘80s, women started wearing them more and more, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that this kind of shirt became a fashion staple. Women began wearing cap sleeve shirts as both layering shirts and as casual outerwear paired with simple blue jeans. Today people still wear the cap sleeve shirt as both a t-shirt and a layering shirt.

The cap sleeve shirt is so successful thanks to its comfort and simplicity. Whether you want to dress up or dress down, women were finding that cap sleeves could be used for both. Further, if you were looking to hide any imperfections, wearing the cap sleeve as a layering shirt began to be the perfect solution. To this day, they are still such a versatile piece that is worn anywhere and at anytime.

Since its humble origin, the cap sleeve has remained a key element of the classic yet casual wardrobe style — everyone needs a cap sleeve shirt in their closet. This classic look has evolved over time and now leaves women plenty of room for self-invention and creativity. To summarize, over the last century, cap sleeve shirts have become a necessity for all women.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we understand the need for quality layering shirts and so we designed our cap sleeve shirts to move and stretch with you, not to mention, withstand all your daily activities and lifestyle. Check out our store to get your own cap sleeve shirt or any other essentials you need!

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Should You Wear a Layering Shirt in the Summer?


25 Apr 2019

Summer is only a few months away, and you are probably eager to pack up your winter clothes for the season and pull out your shorts and sandals. It can get pretty hot in the summer, especially if you live in a warm climate. Most women prefer to wear light clothing in the summer and avoid layering to stay cool and comfortable. However, depending on your outfit, you might have to wear a shirt underneath certain tops. Here are a few reasons you shouldn’t pack your layering shirts up with the rest of your winter clothing.

See-Through Clothing

Since a lot of summer clothes are made to be light and thin, you are going to run into more see-through clothing. A simple camisole or cap sleeve shirt in a tan or white color will be perfect underneath sheer blouses and dresses, and the light color won’t absorb too much heat. If you can, avoid wearing dark colors of any type during the summer, but especially layering shirts. The combination of too many layers and dark colors will leave you feeling uncomfortably hot.

Lightweight Jackets and Top Layers

Even though it’s summer, there’s still a lot of trendy light jackets and top layers that you will want to wear. A thin kimono type layer over a classic white essential shirt is a great way to incorporate layers into your summer look. In addition, there might be a few cooler days or nights where you will need a light, everyday jacket. Bomber and cargo style jackets look great during the summer months and will provide you with the right amount of warmth on cooler days.

Light and Comfortable

As we mentioned, a camisole, tank or cap sleeve are going to be the best layering shirt options for the summer. These shirts have the shortest sleeves, so you won’t feel like there is too much fabric bunching around your shoulders. Our essential shirts are made with soft fabric that are thin enough to keep you cool but thick enough so they aren’t see-through, and won’t wear out easily.
 
Essential shirts don’t just have to be used to layer with. You can wear your favorite layering shirt by itself with a pair of shorts or a flowy skirt and wedges for an adorable outfit. On hot days, you will love being able to wear your comfy tank without a blouse or jacket over top. You can even wear an essential shirt over your swimsuit if you are headed to the pool.

There are lots of ways to incorporate layering shirts into your favorite summer outfits, so don’t hesitate to throw one on once in a while. Essential shirts come in a variety of different colors as well, so you are sure to find some classic and bright summer colors to wear. For more summer fashion tips and looks, head over to Heirloom Clothing's online site to browse our selection of essential shirts and fashion pieces.

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The Difference Between a Tank Top and a Camisole


25 Apr 2019

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “tank top?” Perhaps you think of an article of clothing that is missing sleeves, has a sleek design, or something that can be worn comfortability, but are those things unique just to tank tops? Camisoles are yet another layering shirt that consist of these characteristics, so what makes them different from one another?

If you’re struggling to think of anything, don’t worry, a lot of people do. More often than not, people use the word “tank top” to describe anything that doesn’t have sleeves, but we here at Heirloom are writing this blog to help you differentiate between a regular tank top and a camisole. Here are some of the different characteristics between the two layering shirts.

Tank Top Characteristics

The tank top is a sleeveless, collarless and oftentimes tight-fitting upper garment. The fit depends on the style of the tank top. When you look at the tank top, the first thing that people notice are the straps. Tank tops can have different strap styles but they usually have wider straps as opposed to spaghetti straps.

Tank tops are frequently worn on their own during the summer months, and they can also be used as exercise shirts or pajamas during any time of the year. Depending on the brand and where they are purchased, tanks usually come in solid colors, but they can also come with designs and graphics. They are generally made from cotton and polyester, or a blend of the two.

Camisole Characteristics

Camisoles are yet again a sleeveless upper garment, but besides that, they are different from regular tank tops. Unlike regular tank tops, camisoles have spaghetti straps and are usually worn as a layering shirt. Camisoles work well under a shirt, jacket or cardigan. Rarely will you find a woman wearing these on their own.

When it comes to materials, camisoles are often made from satin, nylon, silk or cotton. As you can see, they vary in material, where tank tops tend to stick with cotton. Most camisole layering shirts come in solid colors, but they can also come with different embellishments like lace trimmings, bows and other elegant designs.

As you can see, taking a closer look at these two shirts will show you that they have some significant differences. If you want to stock your wardrobe with comfortable and reliable clothing items, whether that be a layering shirt or a camisole, make sure to check out our selection online.

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How to Wash and Dry Your Essential Shirt


19 Apr 2019

Laundry can often be a frustrating task. It is time-consuming and there is a lot that can go wrong. For a lot of us, laundry is one of those chores we learned how to do from our parents, a roommate, a significant other, or whoever else, but then we stop asking questions. Beyond sorting lights from darks, each of your clothes should be washed in a certain way. Odds are, we don’t spend the time needed to figure out exactly how each item of our clothes should be washed, but in order to make sure your favorite items “hold up in the wash,” we should definitely be paying attention to the proper way to wash and dry your clothes.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we want to help you preserve the quality and life of your essential shirts for as long as possible. So keep reading to find out our tips and tricks to washing and drying your layering shirts.

5 Big Mistakes You’re Making That Are Destroying Your Clothes

Let’s start off with some of the most common mistakes you might be making, then we’ll go into how to fix them!  

Over-washing your clothes.
Using your dryer too much.
Not reading the tag, or simply ignoring them.
Washing all your clothes the same way.
Treating all stains the exact same way.

These might sound familiar, but that is ok, these mistakes can be fixed easily. It might take more time and work, but in the end, it will be worth it to have your pants, long sleeve shirts, skirts and layering shirts looking fresh, saving you money along the way.

5 Tips to Washing Your Heirloom Shirts

No matter whether you have long sleeve shirts, cap sleeve shirts, tanks, or camisoles, our fabric is one unique blend, making it easy to wash all your essential shirts the same way.

Tip #1: Do not wash your layering shirt unless it is dirty. People often over wash their clothes, thinking that if they have worn it once that it is dirty. Unless you spill on it, sweat in it, or it smells bad, don’t wash it every single time you wear it.

Tip #2: When you do wash your essential shirts, make sure to machine wash on cold! Most people have the misconception that the water in your washer has to be really hot to actually clean your clothes, but that just isn’t true and can cause your shirts to unravel, fade, shrink up, or wear down the fabric.

Tip #3: Dryers are really hard on clothes. Towels, sheets, socks, underwear, casual t-shirts and pajamas can and should be dried in the dryer, but most of everything else should either be hung to dry, laid flat to dry, or tumbled in the dryer on low. We know this seems tedious and time-consuming, but your Heirloom shirts will stay looking fresh and won’t shrink or fade as fast as they will if you dry them every time you wash them.

Tip #4: Make sure to pay attention to the tags on your clothing. They tell you how to best wash that item in order to keep it in the best condition possible. Here at Heirloom, our essential line of layering shirts tell you that our shirts are 90% cotton and 10% spandex. The tag then outlines that you need to machine wash on cold and tumble dry on low or lay flat to dry. Use non-chlorine bleach to keep your shirt’s quality.

Tip #5: There are all different kinds of stains you might have to deal with: grease or oil stains, sweat stains, makeup stains, tomato-based foods, or other spills. These different stains should not all be treated the same way. You can find specific tricks to removing stains from your layering shirt on our other blog post “How to Remove Stains from Your Shirt.”

We hope this will help you persevere your favorite essential shirts for years to come. For all your questions and more clothing tips and suggestions, check out the rest of our website!

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Choosing the Right Style of Shirt


19 Apr 2019

Something as simple as a shirt can decide what kind of outfit you’re going to wear on any given day. While your choice in bottoms, shoes and accessories have a lot to do with what your outfit is saying, your choice between layering or wearing a standalone cap sleeve shirt is going to determine whether your outfit is classy, casual or sporty. So, when it comes to choosing a style of shirt that works best for your specific style and taste, make sure that you take a step back to really think about your options.

In this blog, we’re going to go over a few different styles and how you can wear each one — let’s get started!

Cap Sleeve Shirts

This style of shirt is perhaps the most common, and for good reason. Cap sleeve shirts can be worn on their own or as a layering shirt under sweaters and jackets. Cap sleeves are the most common type of shirt because they’re comfortable and look great!

Tank Tops

Tank tops are oftentimes used strictly as layering shirts but can also be used as exercise tops. Tank tops offer thicker straps than camisoles but still don’t feel heavy around the shoulders. If you are looking to exercise, or if you need a good layering shirt, a tank is the way to go!

Camisoles

Camis are your basic sleeveless top with very thin straps. While there are various different ways to wear a cami, the most common way it is worn is by using it as a layering shirt underneath low-cut tops. Camisoles are extremely thin and are also great to layer, especially on warmer days.

Long Sleeve Shirts

Long sleeve shirts are a popular layering shirt in the winter, being used underneath vests, coats, cardigans and more. However, long sleeves also look great when they are worn casually on their own. No matter the season, long sleeve shirts are an essential closet item that all women should own.

Three-Quarter Sleeves

A three-quarter sleeve is that happy medium between a long sleeve shirt and a half sleeve shirt. This shirt is best used for casual outfits, as well as comfortable ones. They work well with jeans, sweat pants and leggings.

Half Sleeve Shirts

Half sleeve shirts are a great option if you’re looking for more arm coverage than a cap sleeve shirt but don’t want to sacrifice comfort on hot days. This shirt can also be worn underneath a light jacket or blazer, but are also great when worn as a standalone shirt.

There are a variety of ways to wear each of these different essential shirts, but it ultimately comes down to preference. If you’re looking to find the perfect shirt for you, check out our selection on our online store, today!

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What Makes a Good Tank Top?

22 Jul 2019

Tank tops for women are an essential part of any woman’s summer wardrobe, but not all tank tops are the same. You should not settle for a tank that makes you feel uncomfortable and less confident. When purchasing a tank top, you want to be sure you choose a good one, but what makes a good tank top?

At Heirloom, our standpoint is that clothing should be high-quality, and no matter the item, they should be designed properly and fit comfortably. Here is what women’s tank tops should offer you.

Comfortability

There’s nothing worse than wearing clothes that make you wish that you could just get home and change into your nightwear. When looking for a good tank top, you want to make sure that you make comfort a priority. If you can’t go throughout the day without feeling uncomfortable in your new tank top, you’ve probably invested in the wrong top. The best tank tops for women will have a soft-stretch fabric and tag-less design to ensure max comfort.

Design

As you continue to look for good tank tops, another aspect to pay attention to is the design. One flaw in the design could end up ruining the overall comfort of the top. Tank tops for women should provide the wearer with a slim feminine fit; a fit that allows you to stretch, bend and lean with ease. A soft-stretch fabric, mentioned earlier, will also help hold the wearer in without binding them. With a design like this, you won’t find a better tank top.

Proportions and Sizing

There are undoubtedly some tank tops for women out there that come in weird sizes that just don’t seem to make any sense. However, we offer our customers a sizing chart to help them find the right tank top. There are things such as the extra coverage that our smooth neckline and long-length provide that women should be aware of as they try to find the right fit. Additionally, sizing up or sizing down is something to consider based on how you are looking to use your tank top.  Doing these things should help you find the best fitting tank top.

These three things are the most important things to look for when you’re searching for a good tank top. If you’re ready to invest in quality clothing this summer, make sure to check out our selection of tops on our website.

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Choosing the Right Shirt for the Right Occasion

22 Jul 2019

Considering tops for women (and men) are typically the main focus of an outfit, you want to be sure you pick the right one, but how can you know what’s right when there are so many tops for women to choose from? In your own closet, there may be times when you feel there are almost too many different options. Below, we have some great tips that will leave you prepared no matter the event you are attending.

French Style Tips

Ines de la Fressange, a French fashion icon, recommends always dressing a tad bit down for the occasion. When you dress down a bit, it makes it appear as if you are not trying too hard to impress others. Doing so will likely leave you with a balanced look. The late Coco Chanel gave similar advice: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” This tip was Chanel's way of making sure she wouldn't over-accessorize.

Now, these tips depend entirely on your personal style, but they are a sure way to avoid overdressing. While there are plenty of tops for women to choose from when deciding what to wear at your next event, it might be best to simply consider what makes you most comfortable. In other words, if you feel more comfortable dressed up, ignore these French-style tips and wear what you want to wear!

Make Your Outfit Interchangeable

An excellent way to make sure that you are dressed appropriately for any event is to haul interchangeable accessories in your purse or car. If you aren’t sure how to dress for a specific event, there are pieces you can bring that can instantly dress an outfit up or down. For example, a black shirt and dark jeans can be dressed up or down in so many different ways. If you are going to a professional meeting, you can wear it with a plaid blazer, black heels, and your favorite professional jewelry. If you are going on a casual date you can add a colorful leather jacket, white sneakers, and your favorite earrings.

For occasions when you do not know what to wear, these types of outfits are perfect because they are interchangeable. If you start walking into a wedding reception and realize it is a lot dressier than you thought, you can add some classy earrings, an elegant necklace, or fancy purse and you will instantly look more fitting for the occasion.

Out of all of the dresses, skirts, coats and tops for women, wardrobe staples are oftentimes the most important. If you have a good number of essential tops and fitting accessory pieces, you should have what you need to dress appropriately for any event.

 

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The Difference Between a Tank Top and a Camisole Shirt

22 Jul 2019

The weather is heating up, so that means it is time to break out all of your tank tops and camisole shirts. If you are wondering what the difference between a tank top and camisole shirt is, we are here to help you recognize the difference and decide which top is best for you and you!

camisole shirt

Basic Tank Top

When it comes to wearing something light for layering or as an individual piece, a basic tank top is a great option. With its smooth neckline, it offers extra coverage without being too high. It has a slim feminine fit that is going to hold you in but won’t bind you. This is perfect if you are going to be on the go all summer long. Our tank top will work wonderfully if you are looking to even a farmers tan, or if you are planning to use it underneath a sheer top or jacket.

Basic Camisole Shirt

Like our tanks, our camisole shirts can also be worn by themselves or used to layer for extra coverage. They typically come with all the same features as our tank top but are lighter around the shoulders. With thinner straps than tanks, camis work well when you are looking for something that has less material or needs to be covered easily. Ultimately though, how you wear your cami comes down to your own personal preference!

At the end of the day, our tank tops and camisole shirts do not differ that much from each other. The main difference is the size of the strap. Our tank top straps are a couple of inches in width, while the straps on our camisole shirt are about a half-inch. Once you figure out which strap size you prefer, you are set! You do not have to sacrifice style or functionality by choosing one from another. If you are still unsure, try getting both to see which one you like best!

Even though the straps are different, they both come with features you will not want to live without. Their extra length provides adequate coverage so you don’t have to worry about anything hanging out while you are at your summer barbecue or on your favorite summer hike.

No matter what you are doing this summer, tank tops and camisole shirts should be found in your summer wardrobe! Trust us on this, you will not be disappointed!

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Our Favorite Camisole Colors

10 Jul 2019

We know that every woman loves to have different options, especially when it comes to clothing. This is why we made our camisole shirt in thirteen different colors for you to choose from! Below are a few of our absolute favorite colors and the different ways to wear them!

Tango Red

Just like the name implies, this camisole shirt is a bright red that just might make you want to move! Red carries a lot of energy and can be worn to fun and festive activities! For example, a red camisole shirt works for all the festive and patriotic activities. Wear it with your favorite pair of blue jeans or with a cute jean jacket to complete your look!

Purple Orchard Tint

This color is perfect if you love pastels like we do! Camisole shirts in this color have a soft pinkish-purple hue, making it a nice lightweight top for your summer wardrobe! If you are looking for ways to subtly add color to your outfit, this camisole shirt can help you do that!

Blue Turquoise

Our blue turquoise camisole shirt has the same look as a tiffany blue color. It is vibrant but light blue that isn’t too overbearing. This color on a camisole shirt works great when you wear it solo or pair it with another neutral clothing. If you are looking to add a pop of color to your outfit, this color does the job wonderfully.

Cream

For those individuals who are not big fans of plain white shirts, our cream option will still give you the light neutral look you need! It is slightly off-white and can blend well with most colors, especially darker ones. This color is great for wearing underneath tops with sheer fabric.

Antique Moss Green

Despite the name, this camisole shirt is more of a mustard-yellow color. This color is summer color but can also easily transition into your fall wardrobe. Because it is not a bright yellow, it can be worn with other colors or neutrals with ease.

Along with all of the fun colors, our camisole shirt also comes in the more common neutral colors as well. No matter the occasion, you can find the right color for your camisole shirt at Heirloom. If you can’t decide which color to get, we suggest getting a few! You can never go wrong with several camisole shirts, especially ones that are going to last. For our full selection, head over to our essential options, now!

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Our Favorite Long Sleeve Colors in the Summer

10 Jul 2019

Finding the right color long sleeve shirt depends on the time of year and the style you are seeking to display. These two different factors really dictate what we consider to be our favorite long sleeve shirt colors. Considering it’s the middle of the summer and styles are trending away from layers, our favorite colors fall on lighter and brighter tones — ask us what our favorite color is during the winter season and you might hear something different!

A long sleeve shirt is usually worn at night or when there might be a rare summer chill, but that’s not the only time you can throw one on. There really are a lot of different circumstances in which you can wear a long sleeve shirt during the summer, but we are here to tell you the best summer color options for your long sleeve!

LIGHT-TONED LONG SLEEVES

With the summer heat, women typically wear their long sleeve shirts as a standalone, and that being the case, lighter colors will look and feel the best! Unlike black, navy and other darker colors, light blue, cream, olive and other lighter tones can handle the suns heat. For that reason, we feel comfortable wearing lighter tones!

WHITE LONG SLEEVES

While white is also a light tone, it encapsulates its own category. However, just like the other light-toned long sleeves, it doesn’t matter if it’s 50 degrees or 100 degrees, a white long sleeve shirt can be worn on both days! Now, if you know you are going to be outside all day, we wouldn’t recommend it (nor would we recommend any long sleeve), but if you have a formal event taking place inside for a couple of hours, you have nothing to worry about! Combine your white long sleeve with a long black, navy, olive or dark red skirt, and then accessorize the outfit with a necklace, bracelet and other accessories!

BRIGHT LONG SLEEVES

Brighter colors like red, yellow, pink and so forth are definitely more light than dark, but these options might be a little warmer than the other light-toned long sleeves, nevertheless, they are still great options! When it comes to colors, we tend to match temperatures, and brighter colors go well with the warm weather.

Our favorite colors will continue to shift as fall and winter rolls around, but for the time being, these lighter and brighter colors are our go-to colors for long sleeve shirts in the summer.

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Our Favorite Tank Top Colors for Summer

10 Jul 2019

As summer rolls around, it’s important to know how to properly dress to both beat the heat and dress for the season in terms of style. Even if you’re trying to stay cool in the extreme temperatures that summer brings, you can still manage to dress comfortably and fashionably — there’s no need to throw style out the window.

The best way to keep cool and still stay on top of the current trends is by looking into the women’s tank tops that we offer here at Heirloom. Tank tops for women should be breathable, fashionable and provide coverage, and that’s what our tanks offer! Our tanks give you the look and comfort you want in the summer. However, the color you decide to go with will achieve different looks! Here are some of our favorite colors when it comes to tank tops.

Tango Red

Red may sound like a color you would only see on either Valentine’s Day or Christmas, but it is a vibrant color that just screams summer! The bright and fun color brings a sense of excitement and energy to your outfit. Pairing a red tank top with a pair of black or denim jeans, skirt or shorts is the best way to put together the perfect summer outfit.

Yellow Aspen Gold

Another bright color that encompasses the true feel of summer is yellow! People feel that yellow is a natural mood booster, and while the color is vibrant, it also looks great with denim jeans. Our yellow aspen gold tank top is the best shade of yellow you can get, helping your outfit stand out.

Blue Turquoise

Turquoise is another great summer color, and if you’re looking for a cooler alternative to wearing yellow and red, you can’t go wrong with this color. Tank tops for women in the summer usually come in brighter colors (as mentioned above), but cooler colors like blue can balance out those bright colors. There is nothing wrong will wearing a cooler color to the gym or under a jacket layered on top.

White

Being a color that can keep you cooler throughout the day, white is a classic summer color. Naturally, white is the polar opposite of black and acts differently entirely. White tank tops go great with virtually any color bottoms, so you don’t have to worry too much about matching.

When it comes to tank tops for women in the summer, they are must-have options in any wardrobe. By knowing and finding the right tank top color will help you stay on top of the summer fashion trends and stay cool. Check out our selection of women’s tank tops to find your next best summer color!

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Our Favorite Shirt Colors

10 Jul 2019

Do you pride yourself in having a colorful closet? The 2019 summer trends are filled with a bunch of beautiful and unique colors, something you should consider experimenting with! With a slight tan and the bright sun shining down on your clothes, bright colors are eye-catching! Whether you consistently wear blue, beige or whatever your favorite colors may be, there are quite a few new options to try. Aspen Gold, Living Coral, and Tango Red are some of our favorite colors for this season because they stand out and can add something to every outfit! 

Aspen Gold

There are a lot of colors and tops for women to choose from, but the first color we recommend is our aspen gold. This mix of yellow-gold is beautiful, light and breezy. We love this color for the summer because it can be worn with jeans or a trendy jean jacket! Speaking of trending, this color trends well each summer! Its bright color has a glow that can make you happier overall! An essential shirt in this color is perfect as an undershirt or standalone shirt. 

Living Coral 

Coral is a unique color that is not worn a lot. This makes it an excellent choice for long walks on the beach or boating this summer. The color makes eyes pop and can really frame faces. This is another trending color this summer. Out of all of the different colored tops for women, this one is an excellent and easy one to combine with your favorite sandals and summer accessories. Whether you pack it in your bag for a short summer trip or pull it from for an instant staycation, this color works for just about any summer occasion.

Tango Red 

Studies show that red makes women appear more attractive, but red isn’t just a flattering color, it also carries good energy! Red is a color of confidence and power, which is why it is one of our top color choices out of all of the tops for women! Our tango red color is a beautiful tone of red. We recommend using it on the Fourth of July with a jean skirt for an All-American feeling! While some red shirts are known for not being the most flattering for some body types, our tops have a feminine cut that makes them look good on all body types.

At Heirloom, we make sure that our clothing is made of the highest quality, this includes beautiful colors like aspen gold, living coral and tango red. When it comes to tops for women, our customers come back again and again because they find that their Heirloom shirts have become staples in their closets. 

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Heirloom’s Top-3 Most Popular Shirts

10 Jul 2019

Are you on a hunt for great tops? What shirts do you find yourself wearing again and again for years and years? Our customers have a few favorites that they come back to again and again. While there are a lot of tops for women to choose from, we make sure ours are elegant and comfortable. Here are a few of our most popular shirts that will upgrade any closet today. 

Basic Cap Sleeve

Our cap sleeve shirt is a crowd favorite because it is comfortable, form-fitting and long-lasting. The shirt is very versatile it can be used as an undershirt or as a stand-alone t-shirt. The shirt comes in 14 different colors that are able to maintain their color longer than most others. A lot of women prefer our cut because it is longer than other essential shirts, making it easier to pair with other clothes. The shirt has a neckline cut that is comfortable. The smooth neckline gives the shirt an elegant appeal to it. 

Basic Camisole

Another extremely popular shirt is our camisole. Out of all of the types of tops for women, the camisole is the best for summertime. Our customers love the Basic Camisole Shirt because of its slim fit, comfort and lightweight! Like our other essential shirts, this shirt has a longer length and is tagless. This design makes sure that no annoying tags are rubbing against you under your clothes. The smooth edges and straps make the shirt perfect as an undershirt. 

Basic Tank Top

Possibly the most versatile option we provide is our tank top. It doubles as exercise clothes and casual wear but can also be worn with skirts too. Thanks to its smooth finish on the edges, our customers love wearing it to work out or under their clothes. It’s feminine cut and design make it very comfortable to wear. The fabric and color are of the highest quality and are made to last. When it comes to tops for women, the tank top is a great option. 

There’s a reason our Basic Cap Sleeve, Basic Camisole, and Basic Tank Top are popular among our customers, they become favorites in any closet. Again, there are a lot of tops for women, but these are must-haves.  They help to elevate outfits and bring them to another level by looking sleek and put together. In addition, they match well with the clothes in anybody’s closet. Adding one of these popular shirts to your closet is sure to enhance it. They are the quiet warriors of any closet that help hold it all together. They make any closet classier and more put together.   

To see our full line of essential shirts, close out of this blog and head over to our Essentials page, now!

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Three Ways to Wear a Women’s Tank Top

10 Jul 2019

Tank tops for women are one of the more versatile options that we offer here at Heirloom. As a layering shirt that offers a slim and comfortable fit but also extra coverage, these tanks can be worn in multiple ways and in multiple styles. Whether you’re going for a casual look or you want to dress in a sportier manner, there isn’t a look that you can’t achieve with one of our tank tops.

We recently wrote another blog to help give you an idea about how versatile our tank tops for women are, and if you’re looking for some new and different ways to wear a tank top, here are three of the most common ones.

Tanks as Layering Shirts

Tank tops make great layering shirts! They can be layered under button-ups, flannels, and even chambrays. Button-up shirts offer so many different options when it comes to pairing them with a tank top. You can leave the shirt unbuttoned, tied around your waist, buttoned-up halfway or regularly. The possibilities are endless when it comes to tank tops and button-ups, but that’s just one style. It’s up to you to experiment with the other styles until you find the right one for you.

Sporty Outfits

There are a lot of tank tops for women that can be used as a comfortable addition to any sporty outfit. Our tank tops are comfortable and meant to stretch, bend and lean with you, so it should come as no surprise that they are perfect exercise shirts. Pair our tanks with your favorite joggers, sweat pants or shorts for a comfortable and stylish sporty look.

Professional Options

You can use our tanks to achieve a professional look. All you have to do is layer the tank top under a blazer or cardigan and you’ll see how your basic tank turns into something chic and professional. You should also opt to tuck in the tank top into your bottoms — usually, slacks or a skirt will give you the professional look you are looking for.

There are a lot of different types of tank tops for women and these are just three simple ways to utilize ours. With the unrivaled quality and comfort that our shirts offer, our tanks are great for these three specific situations. If you searching for tank tops for women, check our selection today.

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Three Ways to Wear a Long Sleeve Shirt

10 Jul 2019

While they may not be the most popular shirt option, long sleeve shirts give wearers a variety of uses. Whether it be for cold days or warm days, long sleeves work in all kinds of situations. Here are three ways in which you can wear long sleeve shirts!

Cover-Up Long Sleeve

Using your long sleeve as a cover-up shirt may not be the first thought, but maybe it should be! A lot of the time, when we get chilled, our first move is to throw something over what we already have on. A long sleeve shirt is a great option for cooler evenings when the sun is waning or when cool air is blowing non-stop from the AC. In addition, you can also use your long sleeve as a cover-up shirt when you are sunbathing. Even with the strongest sunscreen products, our skin can’t handle the sun for too long. A light long sleeve can give your shoulders and arms the cover they need.

When using a cover shirt, long sleeves should be bigger and loose-fitting (consider going up a size for this use), that way they lay over your body cozily like a blanket. After using a long sleeve as a cover-up on a warmer day, you can always wrap the sleeves around your waist and stay on the move! If you need to cover your arms or just want more layers, long sleeve shirts will comfortably get the job done.

Standalone Long Sleeve

Perhaps the most common use of long sleeves is the regular standalone option. You may consider this on a day that isn’t necessarily hot or cold but in between. That may be the condition in which you consider a long sleeve the most, but it is not the only time. Long sleeve shirts also work well on days when you want to wear short-shorts around the house and curl up on the couch to read a good book or watch your favorite TV series. Further, you may start noticing more and more women wearing these shirts over their sports bras on their way to and from the gym. There really isn’t too many instances in which you can’t wear a long sleeve shirt on its own.

Layering Long Sleeve

The third way to wear your long sleeve is as a layering shirt. Most people already associate long sleeves as a winter option, but you really wouldn’t do well in the winter with just a long sleeve! Long sleeves are often layered underneath other articles of clothing, especially during the winter. Now, you can layer your long sleeve under a jacket or vest during any season, especially if you are expecting to shed whatever you have on top. Take a moment and think about all the different times and things you might be able to layer a long sleeve with.

These are the top three most common ways in which we’d suggest wearing a long sleeve shirt. Within these three ways are multiple instances and options; be sure you know what styles and sizes work for you when wearing a long sleeve shirt. For more help, see our other blogs about long sleeve shirts!

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Three Ways to Wear a Camisole Shirt

10 Jul 2019

Summer is here and that means the hot weather is upon us. With that being said, camisole shirts easily become one of our favorite outfit options for tops during the summer months. We are here to tell you three ways to wear your favorite camisole shirt this summer!

camisole shirt

Wear it By Itself

If you live in a super hot climate, wear your camisole shirt by itself this summer. At Heirloom, we make sure our camisole shirts are made of the highest quality material so you can comfortably wear them during hotter months. Not only will it make you cooler in the summer sun but the look definitely fits the time of the year! Not to mention, because of their flexible nature, they are great for anything active!

Layering On Top

One of the most common ways women wear camisole shirts is with a layer on top. Some of our favorite layering options are a jean jacket, leather jacket or a chic cardigan! There are so many different layering options; the number of different outfits is essentially endless. We make our camisole shirts out of material that is not going to bunch or be bulky, making them perfect to wear under other layers. They are not going to make you overly hot or self-conscious about the material riding up or giving you unneeded lumps.

Wear Underneath Your Clothes

Another option is to use your cami as a shirt under other clothes that might be see-through or more revealing than you may like. Our camisole shirts have a high, but not too high neckline making sure you are comfortable and confident throughout your day. From the selection of our camisoles, you will find multiple colors, giving you options for whatever your needs may be.

No matter how you choose to wear your camisole shirt, we know our camisole can work with just about any outfit you pick. It has the right material and fit to make sure you are feeling your best all throughout the day. Above, we listed three ways to wear a camisole shirt, however, do not let that stop you from trying to wear it in any other way you think of. There is a camisole shirt perfect for any outfit you could possibly imagine!

To see our selection of essential shirts or to see our full blog, check out our entire website for more!

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Long Sleeve Shirt Fitting Guidance

01 Jul 2019

Every piece of clothing differs from one clothing company to the next, especially with long sleeve shirts. Depending on the manufacturer, you with have top seams lay differently on top of your shoulders, the cuffs fitting tighter or looser around your arms, the hems falling short or stretching down further, and the inside seams wrapping snug around your sides or hanging detached from your body. No matter how the piece of clothing is created, the best fit really comes down to what your preference is, and with long sleeve shirts, how you want to wear them is ultimately going to dictate what fit you go for!

Measurements

Even though every company has a different manufacturer and the sizes usually differ, the differences aren’t always super drastic. In fact, fitting principles can still apply from one company’s clothing to another. That’s why the principles of our fit guide can help you! Before discussing the fit of long sleeve shirts, here is a short summary of finding your measurements.

Measuring Your Chest:

  • Place your arms at your side (Note: this is NOT the same as your bra size)
  • Measure under your arms and around the fullest part of your chest
  • Keep the tape measure relaxed

Measuring Your Waist:

  • Measure around your natural waistline
  • Keep the tape measure relaxed

Measuring Your Hips:

  • Stand with your feet together
  • The tape measure should touch your hip bones

Knowing your measurements will be a big help in finding the right size for the clothes you are thinking of buying. A lot of the times, you can find out the measurements of small, medium, large and more sizes from quality companies to find the closest fit for you, but again, it’s up to your preference.

For our Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Shirts, we have the following measurements and sizes:

Find Your Preference

When it comes to the fit of long sleeve shirts, it often comes down to your preference and purpose in wearing one. Usually, the purposes include wearing them as a cover shirt, standalone shirt or layering shirt. Depending on the purpose, long sleeves can fit loosely or tightly. As a cover shirt, the more they hang over the clothes underneath, the better. Oppositely, as a layering shirt, the tighter the fit, the more comfortable it’ll be supporting whatever you have on top! Long sleeves worn as standalone shirts can have a normal fit but they can also be worn tight for a sleek and more formal look or loosely for a more casual and comfortable feel.

Whether you go with a tight or loose fit, they both work great! If you want a looser fit, you may consider going up a size, and for a tighter fit, try going down a size — there is nothing wrong with this! Some women love the cozy look and feel of a long sleeve hanging down from their shoulders and the sleeves casually extending past their hands. At the same time, others like the feeling of the sleeves fitting snuggly around their arms and waist.

Whatever look and fit you are going for, knowing your measurements, preference and purpose is going to help you the most. For our selection of long sleeve shirts and to see the measurements our sizes, take a look at our essential line! Our shirts are made with fine materials and our measurements should match most others. Take a look for yourself!

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Tank Top Fit Guide

01 Jul 2019

We recently covered how to choose the right camisole for you by using our camisole fit guide, but we know that different women are looking for different layering shirt styles. With the arrival of summer, we thought it would be beneficial to cover how tank tops for women should fit and how you can find the perfect one for you. Every company has different measurements and sizes and that’s why we provide a fit guide for each of our essential shirts here is the official Heirloom fit guide covering tank tops for women.

First Things First

The first thing you’re going to want to do before choosing your next tank top is to measure before your body. We’ve covered this before but if you haven’t seen this, here is a good summary.

Measuring Your Chest:

    • Place your arms at your side (Note: this is NOT the same as your bra size).
    • Measure under your arms and around the fullest part of your chest.
    • Keep the tape measure relaxed.

Measuring Your Waist:

    • Measure around your natural waistline.
    • Keep the tape measure relaxed.

Measuring Your Hips:

    • Stand with your feet together.
    • The tape measure should touch your hip bones.

The Guide for Tank Tops

Tank tops for women usually offer a slim fit but ours also offer soft-stretch fabric that doesn’t bind, a long length that covers low cut pants and a smooth neckline for extra coverage. To really take advantage of all these benefits, you’re going to want to make sure that you don’t just guess your size, rather really investigate on which size is going to fit your body type the best. Here are the official measurements for women’s tank tops.

Our tanks range from S to XL sizes, and it’s up to your measurements — as well as  your personal preference — that will decide what size is going to be best for you. For example, if you’re looking to use your tank top as a layering shirt, you may want to go with a snugger fit, meaning you’re going to want to match your measurements as accurately as possible or even size down. If you want to use your tank top as a standalone shirt, match your measurements to the Fit Guide or even consider sizing up from your current size for a more relaxed fit.

Our products are made by women, for women, and if you’re looking for quality tank tops for women, look no further than Heirloom Clothing.

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Wearing the Right Shirt for the Right Occasion

01 Jul 2019

With so many tops for women to choose from, it can be difficult to know what to get! Everyone knows that feeling where you look in your closet and have no idea what to wear. It can be easy to feel like you have no clothes even when you see a full closet. At Heirloom, we are determined to help women overcome these types of fashion slumps. 

What’s Your Occasion? 

It is very useful to think about where you spend most of your time. Do you spend most of your time at work, home or school? Pick the top three occasions you spend your time before shopping. Once you are aware of where you spend the majority of your time, it becomes easier to determine what you want for those events. If you spend a lot of time at work, depending on your office’s dress code, you may want to be more dressed up. If you need an outfit for all occasion, we recommend buying basics that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. There are various tops for women that can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories chosen. 

Accessories

When it comes to tops for women, accessories are the key to making any outfit right for the occasion. For example, any black t-shirt can be dressed up. If you wear your black shirt with a striped pencil shirt and diamond earrings, it automatically looks right for a dressier occasion. If you are looking to be more dressed up, a sheath dress is another example of something that can be dressed up a lot or dressed down for more casual situations.

Overdress or Underdress

It is always more respectful to be overdressed for an occasion, but being underdressed for an occasion is also sometimes fine! If you aren’t sure what is appropriate for your next event, then wear something that can be dressed up or down. Then if you feel uncomfortable you can always remove or add accessories. For example, if you feel overdressed at a casual wedding, you can slip off your diamond earrings and put them into your bag.

The most important thing to remember is to rock the outfits you choose with confidence. Confidence is what ties any good outfit together. There are lots of tops for women to choose from but at the end of the day, each top can be mixed and matched for a perfect combination. For a great selection of basic tops, check out our line of essential tops today!

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Camisole Fit Guide

01 Jul 2019

Summer is finally here! This means light layering shirts like camisole shirts are in season! Let us help you find the perfect camisole shirt for you during these summer months that is going to last you until next summer as well.

How to Choose the Perfect Camisole For You

Our basic camisole or cami shirt is the perfect top to wear under your clothes or by itself. If you are wondering how to choose a camisole shirt that fits you, follow along for our expert advice!

Fit: When you are using your camisole as a layering shirt, you do not want a baggy fit! While they stretch comfortably, they are a little more form fitting.

Measurements: Make sure to check measurement tips for help with the perfect fit! Remember, the right fit may vary by style or personal preference.    

What Makes Us Different

Our camisole shirts have features that other camisoles do not have. They have incredible neckline coverage, full-length coverage and great fabric. We want to make sure our camisole shirts are perfect for every situation and every woman. Our shirts were made for women and designed by women, so when we tell you they were made by experts that understand you, we mean it.

Neckline Coverage

Our camisole shirts have great neckline coverage. There is no need to constantly pull at the neckline of your shirt when you are wearing one of our camisoles. Our camisole shirt neckline gives you the best coverage — not too high but also not too low! It is perfect to wear with sheer/see-through shirts, low necklines, flowy or sleeveless designs! By simply popping on one of our camis, you will look stylish without revealing too much!

Length Coverage

Our camisole shirts are perfect for busy or active professionals, moms, or any lady having an elegant night out. Our extra long length makes sure everything stays put and everything is covered. The added length to our camisole shirts puts your mind to ease and allows you to move without worry.

Fabric

Our fabric is made in the United States and is 90 percent real cotton and 10 percent spandex blend. This makes our camisole shirts stretchy and not too hot, but thick enough to avoid any see-through concerns. This fabric is also extra durable and will not wear out in the usual places. Its tagless label adds comfort and never shows.

We know our camisole shirt is great for any situation and body type. Let us change the way you wear camisole shirts!

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Tailoring and Finding the Right Fit

20 Jun 2019

There are a lot of different tips and tricks for finding the right fit, and we recently wrote another blog about all the tops for women to choose from and how to find the right fit. Whether it’s a basic t-shirt, camisole, tank, cap sleeve, ½ sleeve, quarter sleeve or long sleeve, the shirts fit differently. This is why we have fit tips on each individual product page to assist you. For example, our cap sleeve shirts are designed with the snuggest fit; the purpose of this design is so that the shirt is perfect for layering. For additional tips, keep reading.

Fitting Tips for All Clothing 

Finding the right fit can seem impossible in the age of online shopping because items sometimes arrive in different sizes than you initially anticipated. However, you can know what to expect with the clothing that is ordered through our website. When you find the right fit, it adds so much more value to your purchases. Clothing that fits correctly takes us back to the times of designers like Christian Dior who began as an in-house designer, tailoring his clothing to perfectly fit each individual. What is the purpose of clothing if it is not fitting comfortably? This is why we have a fit guide.

How Do I Know if My Clothes Fit Right? 

To know if your clothes fit properly, you will want to ask yourself, are you comfortable in your clothing? If your clothing restricts your movement, it may not be the right fit for you. For example, if you can’t raise your arms in your blazer, it may be time to visit a tailor or buy a new one. If you feel that you can never find the right size for you, then buy the size that feels a little too big and then take it to a tailor. There are certain fashion bloggers and experts who buy all of their jeans for 15 dollars at less expensive stores then take them to be tailored to their bodies.  This method gives the buyer a cheaper cost but requires a lot of work. Although typical tops for women don’t need to be tailored, we recommend it for other unique situations.

There are other signs that your clothes aren’t fitting. If you see any of the following below, then you might have a fitting issue:   

  • Buttons come undone
  • Clothing bunches up 
  • Your inner seam is higher than your outer seam
  • Clothing rides up when you sit or stand up
  • You always need a belt

Taking pieces you have already bought that are too big to the tailor is a great way to transform clothing that you once loved. We recommend doing this for the clothing that doesn’t fit right. Another option if your clothing rides up or bothers you is to throw on one of our layering shirts under your clothing. This will help you be more comfortable because you will know that you are covered! 

Whether you are looking to upgrade your closet with new pieces or modify those you already own, it all comes back to how the clothes fit. At Heirloom, we want you to feel and look your best. While a lot of the tops for women come in all kinds of sizes, ours are resilient and can fit all kinds of body types. Taking your clothes to a tailor can be a lot of work, so when you go to buy a new shirt, be sure to find one that fits the way you want it!

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Why You Need a Long Sleeve Undershirt

20 Jun 2019

During the winter season, there is no end to why a long sleeve shirt used as an undershirt is a good idea but using one for the summer is entirely different. A long sleeve shirt layered under other tops in freezing weather is a no brainer, but doing so in the heat might be too much. However, the sole purpose of using a long sleeve undershirt in the summer should not be for keeping someone warm, rather a variety of other reasons for different circumstances.

Exercising with Long Sleeves

Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, hear this out. When anyone goes to workout, the purpose is to burn calories and get in better shape, and a long sleeve shirt helps fulfill that purpose. You may have seen a few people wearing hoodies or sweats to a gym and thought they are crazy, but in reality, they are simply trying to speed up their calorie burning process. Using a comfortable long sleeve shirt under an exercise top is a good idea for those who are really looking to burn a lot of calories. Now, if you try this, be sure to stay hydrated (especially if you are working out outside) as it will be easier to overheat.

Traveling

Whether it is a long road trip or a long flight, a long sleeve shirt should always be an option. In both situations, air conditioning is going to be cranked up on high and it will likely get a little chilly. More often than a road trip, flight cabins are notoriously cold for multiple reasons. While airlines offer in-flight blankets, having a jacket with a long sleeve underneath might be more comfortable.

Too Much Sun

Okay, the use of a long sleeve here may not necessarily be as an undershirt, but there is another use for long sleeve undershirts that people may not initially think of during the summer. If you have sensitive or light skin, you may want to consider using a long sleeve to protect your skin from too much sun. In this case, your long sleeve shirt would be used as an over-shirt or coverup used when you go swimming, hiking or gardening for half of the day. Each of these activities involves you staying under the sun for long hours, and sometimes sunscreen just doesn’t cut it. After an hour or two, it is wise to throw on a long sleeve and endure the heat! While the long sleeve would likely be worn over whatever you have on in these situations, a long sleeve shirt, ones that are usually used as an undershirt, will still work great!

The ideas above may be unique, but they are not unconventional. Your long sleeve undershirts can be used for a wide variety of purposes outside of warming yourself up throughout cold winters. If you are in need of a few more long sleeve shirts, check out the selection we offer you, today!

 

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Accessories and Clothing to Wear With a Camisole Shirt

20 Jun 2019

The accessory and clothing options you can wear with a camisole shirt are endless. At Heirloom, we want to share these endless possibilities with you. Below are accessories and clothing options for you that you can wear with one of our amazing camisole shirts.

Necklaces

Whether they be big or small, a necklace is a great accessory to camisole shirts. Its smooth neckline offers extra coverage, making it the perfect canvas for your favorite necklace. Choose from a group of dainty necklaces or a larger and more intricate necklace to top off your outfit.

Cardigans

Cardigans are a wonderful addition during any season. In the summer you can pair your favorite camisole shirt with a light cardigan to keep the sun off of you or to warm on those cool nights. On the flip side, our camisoles make the perfect base layer for a more hefty cardigan that will keep you warm in the middle of winter. Either way, cardigans pair perfectly with our camisole shirts.

Scarfs

If you think you can only wear scarfs in the winter, think again. One of our favorite summer accessories this summer is a silk scarf. They add a pop of color or pattern to any outfit. If you are trying to spice up your outfit, try pairing your camisole shirt with a fun silk scarf to spice up your outfit!

Patterned Pants

If you are looking for ways to change up your outfit, you came to the right place. Patterned pants can add a whole new dimension to your look. If you are one to wear more basic shirts, try wearing pants with a fun pattern to switch things up a little.

Jean Jackets

Jean jackets are a must-have option for every wardrobe, and a camisole shirt is a perfect complementary piece. When you pair a camisole shirt under your favorite jean jacket, it is not only nice for how light it is, but it also gives your outfit the additional color it needs!

A Sheer Top

Wearing a sheer shirt is always fun, and a camisole underneath is all the coverage you need. A cami used under a sheer shirt is slimming; there is usually no extra bulk added to the sheer shirt with a camisole. We know you’ll love wearing your sheer shirt with one of our camisoles!

There are so many different ways to wear our camisole shirts and so many different accessories you can pair them with. Make sure your summer wardrobe complete with a handful of different camisoles! No matter how you choose to wear your camisole, take a look at ours to find the most comfortable camisole you’ll find!

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Fit Guide — How Do I Find the Right Size Shirt?

20 Jun 2019

Finding an essential top that fits exactly how you want is extremely important. When someone finds the perfect size, they usually feel more confident and comfortable, something we all want with our clothes. While there is a wide variety of tops for women to choose from, we have a step by step guide that will help you find your right size. 

Finding Your Measurements 

The first thing we would recommend is finding your measurements, that way you can compare sizes based on your actual measurements. This is essential because no two women are the same, and all the tops that are made for women are going to fit differently on each of us. When you start measuring, you will want to wear the underwear you would when you wear the clothes you want to buy. To make proper measurements, follow the instructions below:

Chest Measurements

  • Place your arms at your side
  • Measure under arms, around the fullest part of your chest

Waist Measurements (the slimmest part of the waist)

  • Measure around your natural waistline
  • Keep the tape relaxed — don’t pull tight

Hip Measurements

  • Stand with feet together
  • Tape should touch both hipbones

Consult the sizing chart to decide which size would suit you the best. Not all women have an hourglass body shape and it is up to you to size up or down to compensate for the difference. It’s also a good idea to ask yourself, how do I want to wear my shirt? Although tops for women are usually designed to fit hourglass measurements, you can still decide which fit is best for you. For example, if you have a 34-27-38 you may want to size up from a small to a medium, that way the shirt won’t fit too tightly around your hips. All the tops for women are going to differ, but you should be able to apply the same principles to just about any fitting situation.

 

 

Considering Your Preferences

It’s good to have an opinion on how to wear your clothes, but if you don’t already have a preference, it will help to consider the following ideas.

  • If you prefer a little tightness on the hips, then keep to a smaller size.   
  • If you are looking to wear your top as an undershirt, we recommend sticking to the size chart.
  • If you are looking to wear your cap sleeve as a stand-alone shirt, consider the next size up.

These are just a few examples, but there are other considerations that you can make. In the end, your preference is really up to you — only you know what fits you best and what you feel the most comfortable in. If you are coming back around to finding what you are most comfortable in, remember these principles and you should be fine!

There are a lot of options when it comes to essential tops for women, but be sure to check out our selection. We are confident you’ll like what you find!

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Long Sleeve Shirts in the Summer?

13 Jun 2019

With temperatures starting to finally stay above 70 degrees after a long spring, the summer weather is just about here and it is here to stay! At this time of the year, a lot of women shift over from their cold weather clothes to their summer clothes. One of the dilemmas that we face when we do this is, what do we do about our long sleeve shirts? Pack them away behind our summer tops? The answer is, NO!

Here is why you should keep several of your favorite long sleeve shirts in a place you can quickly find them.

Abnormal Weather

While we fondly remember every day of the summer to be filled with endless sunlight, there are days with some foul weather. All it takes is a few storm clouds to cover overhead and we find ourselves out in a chilly night. For these kinds of evenings, it is nice to have a thin long sleeve that won’t be too hot but won’t leave you shivering.

Cozy Nights Inside

Even though the weather outside may reach as high as the upper 80s and 90s, with air conditioning, we ultimately control the climate inside our homes. With husbands and kids that love the cool air, it can get a little cold for our liking. When you sit down to watch a movie with a blanket covering your legs and popcorn in your hands, a long sleeve shirt can be a very comfortable option.

Early Morning Walk

There may be some of you who loves early morning walks, but the temperatures as the sun passes above the top of our beautiful mountains are still a bit brisk. You might be leisurely walking or even speed walking for a bit of exercise, but a long sleeve shirt is perfect in these situations.

On a Lake

It doesn’t matter if you own a boat or not, there’s always a good chance that you will find yourself on one before the end of the summer. While we often associate boating with strong heat, sunscreen and refreshing lake water, we forget the cool air we feel when we either get back in the boat after a quick dip or when the boat produces a numbing windchill from its high speeds. For just about any situation on a boat, it’s not a bad idea to have an extra long sleeve shirt with you.

Basking in the sunlight during the summer is truly a rejuvenating feeling that we all love, but that doesn’t mean that the weather is always sweltering. Nor does it mean that we can’t wear long sleeve shirts. If you were to ask us, we’d suggest keeping a few out for the every now and then occasions.

 

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Choosing the Right Sleeveless Top

13 Jun 2019

As summer rolls around, it’s important to focus on creating a wardrobe that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the hotter months. During the summer, sleeveless tops are staple tops for women that spends a lot of time outside. With the freedom a sleeveless shirt gives you, they are oftentimes the most efficient way to beat the summer heat.  Before you settle for just any sleeveless top, you have to consider which type is best for you.

You might be thinking, “As long as there is no sleeves, what is there to decide?” However, when it comes to sleeveless tops for women, there are two types to choose from, camisoles and tank tops! Here at Heirloom, we offer both of these types and can tell you what makes each of them a good option!

Camisole Shirts

Camisoles are a great option for those who are looking to layer in the summer. These shirts offer a slim feminine fit, making them a light and comfortable option for layering. Its long length helps to cover low cut pants and skirts, and the thin straps make it a comfortable tank to wear underneath another shirt, jacket or blazer. In addition to its layering capability, camisoles can be used as standalone tops for women. Whether you are exercising or going to bed, there are a lot of standalone uses.

Tank Tops

Even more than camisole shirts, tank tops are often worn more as standalone shirts. Whether you use your tank top as an active shirt or not, the thick straps offer more support and just as much of a smooth neckline as the camisole. Tanks are some of the best tops for women because their sleek look and comfortable fit. You can find tanks that work nicely for layering or some that are flattering enough to wear on their own. If you’re going to be using your tank tops as a standalone shirt, make sure that you order a size up.

Sleeveless tops for women come in all sorts of styles but these are the two main types. It’s also worth noting that the tank tops that we offer here at Heirloom give you unrivaled quality. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, make sure to check out the selection of sleeveless tops available on our website. You won’t find better essential tops anywhere else.

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What Tops Do Women Like Most?

13 Jun 2019

Are you looking for some perfect tops to add to your wardrobe? At times it can be difficult to find the right tops. What are your favorite tops that you find yourself wearing over and over again? At Heirloom, we’ve found that the best kinds of tops for women are comfortable, stylish, versatile and timeless. If your tops fit in these four categories, they will be adored for years. 

Comfort

At Heirloom, we make it a priority to make comfortable tops for women. We choose quality fabrics that are soft on the skin. Our relaxed fit tops are extremely comfortable and form fitting. The cuts for our shirts are the perfect fit and the colors last over time, making it a great option for years to come.

Stylish

Everyone needs a statement top. Beautiful tops are the easiest way to create a great outfit. We have an excellent selection of patterned tops for women that are comfortable and can add sophistication to any outfit. Our lace-up tees are unique and they fit really well. Our selection of tops can be worn with jeans or mixed with anything in your closet. They definitely will be go-to items in your closet. 

Versatile

The tops that are used the most are the tops that are versatile. Our tops come in many different colors and cuts. They match well with a variety of outfits. Whether you are going for a comfortable and relaxing outfit or need to dress up for elegant events, you can find tops at Heirloom that will work for both!

Timeless

Women love shirts that they can use for years and years. Sometimes the items in our closets that mean the most are the ones that we create many memories in over the years. These are the tops that we go to special events in, get stains in or simply wear twice a week! And with our tops, they are designed specifically to never go out of style. With the design and overall quality of our shirts, they are made to last.

There are so many different tops for women to choose from that it is sometimes overwhelming to go shopping. Whether it is because certain trends or new clothes are simply expensive or there are too many choices, shopping can be hard. Do yourself a favor and buy our tops — they are comfortable, stylish, versatile and timeless. These four characteristics will help you cultivate a closet you love and will help you be able to hold onto your pieces long term. When you have clothing you truly love, it is easy to decide what to wear. Finding great tops is worth the search. 

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How Many Camisole Shirts do you Need?

13 Jun 2019

In every woman’s closet, there should be a camisole. Now the real question is exactly how many camisoles do you need? We here at Heirloom are here to help you decide how many camisole shirts YOU need.

Each woman is different in her own way. However, each one of us should own at LEAST one camisole shirt. But how do you know if you need more than one? Below are a few reasons what you could use your camisole shirt for and just how many you might actually need or want.

Color Options

At Heirloom, we have thirteen different colors of our camisole shirt — that’s right, no more just black and white camis! We have a color for every situation. Maybe you are in the professional world but still have a job in which you feel comfortable layering a camisole shirt. Well, with so many options, you can easily find one that is going to compliment your professional style! In addition, if you love bright and cheerful colors, there is a selection of camis that will also work for you. No matter what your situation is, there is one, if not several, camisole shirts with the perfect color for you! You might just have to snag one of each color, we know we sure do!

When to Wear

We are sure that our camisole shirts are perfect for any situation! We know that life presents each of us with a lot of different situations, and that is part of the reason why we designed our products with YOUR needs specifically. We crafted this camisole shirt so it performs perfectly during all occasions. Whether you are cheering for your kids on the sidelines of a soccer game or presenting in front of a large group of people, we want you to feel confident in whatever it is that you do. With a slim feminine fit, we know this cami will be with you through it all.

How to Style Your Camisole

I think we can all agree, everyone has their own unique style, and we want our clothes to compliment your personality. We designed our camisole shirts so they can be worn in just about any situation imaginable. Its slim fit and soft-stretch fabric make it perfect for layering or wearing on its own. No matter your style, this camisole is going to make the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

We realize how hectic life can sometimes be, and having clean laundry all the time is unrealistic. That’s why it is better to have multiple options of essential shirts! And when it comes to camisole shirts, don’t hesitate in purchasing several!

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Choosing The Right Camisole Shirt

07 Jun 2019

Summer is just around the corner so let us help you find the perfect camisole for your summer festivities! Here at Heirloom, our camisole shirt is the perfect option for layering or wearing as a stand-alone piece! 

Our Camisole Features

With its slim feminine fit, our camisole shirts do not give you any discomfort when layered under another top and it looks great when worn on its own. Its smooth neckline offers extra coverage without being bulky or disrupting the fit of your other layers. It has soft-stretch fabric that holds you in but is not restricting making this camisole a great option on your busiest days. This camisole also has long length providing maximum coverage for low cut pants and shirts.

How Do You Know if it’s Right For You?

If you are worried about the fit, use our fit tip guide to help you decide! Our fit tip guide helps you get a perfectly fitted Heirloom Camisole.

Step 1: Use the “Perfect Fit Tips” image to obtain your measurements.

Step 2: Make sure you know your own personal measurements.

Step 3: For a tighter fit, order down one size; for a looser fit, order up one size. 

The Perfect Setting

You can wear your Heirloom Camisole for any occasion. Let us go through some of our favorite ways to wear our favorite camisole shirt.

 

Summer: We love to pair our camisoles with our favorite jean jacket. If it gets too hot you can easily tie your jacket around your waist and rock our camisole by itself!

Spring: Our camisole makes the perfect compliment to our favorite light-weight sweater. They are light, slim fitting and stretchy, making it the perfect compliment to any sweater!

Fall: Pair one of our layering camisoles under your favorite jacket or cardigan and accessorize with a scarf. With over 10 colors, we are sure you will find the perfect shade of camisole to complete your outfit.

Winter: If you live in a colder climate like us, might we suggest wearing one of our camisoles under your clothes this winter. Whether it’s with some cozy pajama bottoms or under a massive sweater, a camisole works great!

No matter how you decide to wear your Heirloom camisole, we know you can find the perfect camisole for you. With so many options and different colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong. If you are scared to make the plunge, use our fit tip guide to help you be sure you find the perfect camisole for your body type!

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Choosing the Right Long Sleeve Shirt

07 Jun 2019

It doesn’t matter who you are, finding the right piece of clothing can be challenging, and when it comes to long sleeve shirts, especially during the summer, it is no different. However, by understanding what you’re looking for with your long sleeve shirt, it can be a cinch! All you need to do is ask yourself what you want your shirt to do for you. How do you want it to fit? How do you want it to look? Do you see yourself wearing it? Once you’ve answered these three questions, you should have confidence in finding and choosing the right long sleeve shirt for any season of the year!

The Right Look

A lot of the time, our first instinct in deciding whether we like a piece of clothing or not is based solely on its look. We may love the idea of a certain pattern, style or overall design but still don’t know if it will work for us. This is where we need to use our imagination and picture what it will look like paired with our other clothes and/or how it will look with our body type. Whether it’s a long sleeve or not, if it’s something that catches your eye, then consider picking it out!

The Right Time

After you’ve found the right design, you should then ask yourself when it’s appropriate to wear. This is a question that might come naturally with long sleeve shirts during the summer, and while you may feel silly considering it, you shouldn’t! Long sleeve shirts work great in the summer!

There are plenty of times and places during the summer at which you can pull on a long sleeve. Some of those times include a cozy night inside, during a rainy day, during a weekend camping trip in the mountains, or when you are on the beach or in a boat at the lake. Once you’ve been in the sun for a while, it’s nice to cover up your arms and shoulders with a long sleeve, or during a chilly boat ride from the combination of cold water and wind. A long sleeve in the summer is not a bad idea, not even if you want to wear a looser-fit long sleeve with short shorts!

Just be sure that you know when you will wear your long sleeve and what you will wear it with.

The Right Fit

The last thing you want to consider as you try to choose the right long sleeve shirt is how it fits. You want to feel comfortable in any of the clothes you wear, and if something feels off, then don’t wear it! Some long sleeves might fit too tightly around the arms, or the length might be a little too short for your liking. If that is the case, continue searching until you find the right fit!

A Long Sleeve Shirt for You

At Heirloom, we make it a point to give you a comfortable shirt that looks good and feels natural when you wear it. If you are trying to find the right long sleeve shirt for you, check out the many options you have with Heirloom Clothing.

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The Best Fitting Tank Tops for Women

07 Jun 2019

Summertime brings with it the need for women across the nation to pull out their best tank tops. Whether it be to beat the heat or to stay comfortable during an intense workout, tank tops for women are essential wardrobe items that should be chosen carefully. Not all tank tops are the same, and if you blindly pick just any tank top off the shelf at your local clothing shop, you could find yourself regretting your decision. Low-quality clothing will provide you with nothing but discomfort and dissatisfaction, but quality tank tops for women like the ones here at Heirloom are meant to help you stretch, bend and lean without limitation.

Here are why the tank tops we offer here at Heirloom are the best fitting tank tops for women available.

They Offer a Slim, Feminine Fit

The tank tops here at Heirloom are the best option if you’re looking for a tank top that doesn’t fit too loosely on your body. Our tank tops will give you a more feminine feel and slim look, perfect for both comfort and style.

Soft-Stretch Fabric Perfect for Active Lifestyles

Another reason that tops here at Heirloom are the best fitting tank tops for women is that the soft-stretch fabric is ideal for those who live a more active lifestyle. If you’re a regular gym-goer or you’re simply always on the go, our tank tops are going to move with you to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible throughout your daily routine.

They’re Great Layering Shirts

Our tank tops are designed to be layered under other shirts, cardigans, blazers and jackets. Tank tops are most commonly used as layering shirts, but the versatility of the tank tops for women here at Heirloom makes them great options when it comes to both layering shirts and standalone shirts (If you’re planning on using them as standalone shirts, you should size up).

The tank tops here at Heirloom are the best fitting tank tops on the market today, and if you’re looking for quality, comfort and style, you’re not going to find it anywhere else. Check out our extensive selection over on our full website if you’re looking to add a new tank to your wardrobe — you won’t be disappointed.

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Why Costco Trusts Us

30 May 2019

When you shop at Costco, you don’t go there for knock-off products that are cheap in terms of quality, but rather because they sell quality foods and goods at inexpensive rates! Similar to Costco, We here at Heirloom Clothing aim to provide women with reliable essential shirts at an affordable price. This is why Costco trust us as one of their main suppliers for in-store layering shirts and women’s undershirts.

COSTCO’s DEDICATION

As we mentioned, and unlike other grocers that sell clothing and other non-editable products, Costco focuses on quality. Even in their brief description about themselves, they state that they are “dedicated to bringing [their] members the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise.” Just by looking at all the different things that they sell and the overall satisfaction their customers have with shopping at their stores, it’s not hard to see that they deliver on this dedication. As a supplier to Costco, we understand that they trust us because we hold the same sentiment towards quality as they do. For example, being a fully American-based company, Costco doesn’t have to worry about us cutting corners or lowering the quality of our essential / layering shirts.

It is one thing for Costco to trust our business, and as much as we’d like everyone else to trust their good judgment, we know that people usually want to learn things for themselves. Below, we’ll tell you what it is about our quality and our prices that makes us not only a brand that Costco can trust but one that all women can.

OUR QUALITY

When it comes to quality, all of the shirts we manufacture are intended to last longer than your typical shirt. Our shirts are stronger than most others, giving you the ability to wash them again and again without having to worry about them losing their fresh look, feel and fit.

With the best fabrics and a custom design, we are able to promise our customers that they will have the comfort and convenience they want in an essential or layering shirt. Each of our shirts are made with 90% cotton and 10% spandex and give you a flexible fit that doesn’t restrict. In addition, we’ve designed them to have a more convenient length and coverage so that you don’t have to worry about anything as you move around throughout your day. It is these kinds of aspects that make us everything Costco wants for their women’s undershirt and essential shirt sections.

BETTER PRICES

The other factor that contributes to the reason why Costco chooses us as one of their suppliers is our honest affordability. Being a product that manufactures and creates everything domestically, we are able to cut costs on shipping and transportation. Not to mention, we do not take advantage of unaware shoppers with increased prices on products that are unnecessarily high. There is a difference between cheap and affordable, and while others may use cheap material, we use great material and leave them at an affordable price.

Outside of great quality and affordable prices for reliable shirts, our company is all about giving customers a good buying experience from an honest company. Costco has found value in all of these things and we hope that you do too. For more information or to see all of our products, check out our homepage.

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Summer Look Book

29 May 2019

Summer is right around the corner and that means it’s time to switch up the wardrobe. However, one thing you can still hold on to is your go-to layering shirts! Just because the weather is heating up a bit doesn’t mean you can’t still use them as comfortable and fashionable additions in your next summer outfit.

If you’ve enjoyed our previous look book for spring, you’re in for a treat! We’re continuing our look book series by bringing you our top summer outfit ideas. Most of them revolve around the versatility of a layering shirt, have a look below!

Flowy Outlifts

Flowy outfits are extremely popular in the summer because they are some of the most breathable outfits around. A flowy shirt paired with a layering shirt is the best way to ensure that you’re able to stay cool in the summer heat. If you’re not feeling up to a flowy shirt, you can also opt to wear a flowy skirt paired with a cap sleeve shirt or even a flowy dress for a more formal look.

Cap Sleeves and Shorts

Another popular and casual outfit idea comes in the pairing of a cap sleeve shirt and denim shorts. If you’re looking for a more form-fitting option, a cap sleeve shirt paired with your favorite denim shorts is going to give you the comfort and fit that you want.

Denim on Denim

No matter the season, denim is always a great look, and pairing a denim pair of pants with a denim jacket is not only comfortable but fashionable. Whether you decide to go for the denim on denim look or just denim on top, make sure that you use a layering shirt underneath the denim jacket for the best look!

Slip Skirt and Cap Sleeve Combo

If you’re looking for a chic and easy combination, a simple cap sleeve shirt paired with your favorite slip skirt is a good way to showcase your eye for fashion, as well as a way to stay cool this summer.

These are just some outfit suggestions but there are plenty more! We hope that our brief ideas have given you the inspiration that you need to be able to put together something amazing this summer. If you still need some more inspiration or if you’re ready to invest in a layering shirt or two, head over to our online store!

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Best Layering Shirt for Hiking

29 May 2019

Some of the most stunning views are ready to be seen. Wildflowers are blossoming, snow is melting, and the mountains are calling out to avid hikers everywhere. Whether you like rock climbing or stargazing, the important thing is that you are comfortable on the mountain. Our layering shirts are ideal for hiking because they have a thick but breathable material that is very comfortable on the mountain. Plus, they are easy to wash, so you don’t have to worry about getting dirty on your way up the mountain. 

The Best Shirt to Beat the Heat

Our favorite option for long hikes in the sunshine is our basic camisole layering shirt. This shirt is great because it has better material, cut, and length than most camisoles. It won’t wear down with holes after wearing it often, and the fabric makes it incredibly comfortable. The long length makes it comfortable to match with yoga pants or shorts. There is no need to be annoyed with a constantly shrinking cami with an Heirloom camisole. Instead, you can focus on your hike, go home and wash your shirt and not think twice about it shrinking.

The Best Shirt to Beat the Bugs

Our basic scoop neck long sleeve shirt is great for night hikes where you do not want your skin exposed. This includes layering for backpacking in higher elevations and colder climates. You will not only beat the sun but also the bugs with a long sleeve. Even during warmer weather, sometimes wearing long sleeves is great insurance for when your bug spray wears down. 

For Trail Runners

Trail running is a great way to stay in shape and see beautiful views daily. Our basic tank top shirt is great for trail running. Its smooth edges and cut make it comfortable for running. Tank top shirts are great for running and this shirt will stay in place. Plus, the sleek cut is flattering. The breathable fabric makes it cool while running. Stay safe out there runners! 

All of the Above

Our cap sleeve shirt is great for a basic tee used for all occasions. This shirt is ideal for camping because it is easy to pack, lightweight and very comfortable. This shirt isn’t too hot and will keep you from your shoulders burning at higher altitudes. 

These four layering shirts options are perfect for hiking. There are wonderful peaks to climb, waterfalls to see and fields to explore. Happy Hiking this year!

 

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The Perfect Rainy Day Outfit

29 May 2019

Spring showers bring May flowers! It is that time of year when you could be caught off guard by a spring rainstorm at any minute. Here at Heirloom, we’ve got you covered for any situation Mother Nature might throw at you this spring! Let us help you plan the outfit that is going to keep you covered!

Sweaters, Cardigans, and Blazers

There is no better time to wear a light cardigan than in the spring! Not only does it make the perfect accessory to any outfit, but it is also very functional. At Heirloom, we have over twenty options of fun patterns, lightweight sweaters, and awesome layering shirts to keep you prepared for those unexpected rain showers.

Tops

It doesn’t matter where you go, you won’t find a better shirt to wear under your cardigan than one of our layering shirts. With endless colors and styles to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Now that we have covered the topic of layering shirts, we can’t forget to mention our other tops. We have several shirts ranging from all sorts of colors, prints, designs and fits. While you may want to layer during rainy weather, there are other simple shirt options that will work specifically for you.

Bottoms

Here at Heirloom, not only do we have you covered when it comes to layering shirts, but we also carry many different styles of bottoms. From knee-length shorts to a variety of flashy skirts (don’t walk but run — they are selling out quickly)! With their elastic drawstring waist, side AND hip pockets, they are the perfect choice if you are looking for a more comfy option without losing any style points.

When it comes to a rainy day, you might want to consider something that is more comfortable but still presentable. With a cozy cardigan, sweater or jacket on top and a layering shirt underneath, you might complete the look with your favorite leggings or jeans! We have enough styles that you are guaranteed to find the perfect bottom (or bottoms) to complete your rainy day ensemble.

Accessories

Last but certainly not least, while we are widely known for our essential/layering shirts, we also carry a wide assortment of accessories to compliment any rainy day outfit. From cute geometric necklaces to dainty stacking rings. These small details will make your next rainy day feel a lot less gloomy. 

No matter what you are looking for, Heirloom has got you covered. Both literally and figuratively. We are here to help you create your perfect rainy day outfit! For more ideas on different outfits, check out our full blog and see what else you can find!

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Our Favorite Layering Shirts

22 May 2019

Why limit yourself to one favorite when you can have several, right? Summer is just around the corner, and layering shirts are still a necessity! Let us help you find which layering shirt is right for you. Who knows, maybe you will come out with several favorites yourself!

Never mind the weather or climate, layering shirts are a must-have for every wardrobe during any season. With their versatility and functionally, they are the perfect accessory to every outfit. So how do you know which layering shirt is right for you? We have made it easy for you, here are our favorite ways to wear and style each of our different layering shirts!

Basic Tank Top: We absolutely adore our tank tops. It is the perfect shirt for those summer hikes, days at the pool, or layering under your favorite lightweight cardigan. It doesn’t matter how you choose to wear our tank tops, we are confident that it will become one of your go-to summer essentials!

Basic Camisole: Our camisoles are the perfect option for layering during the summer! While it’s important to stay cool in the heat, you can still throw on a cami to wear as a layering shirt and still stay cool. You can tuck them into any of your skirts or jeans, and they also go great with jackets, blouses, or even sundresses!

Basic Cap Sleeve: Easily one of our all-time favorites is the cap sleeve! Whether you are a professional woman in the work field or a stay at home mother, a cap sleeve shirt should be in your closet or drawers. You can wear them on their own or layer them with a cute top that you think you might take off at some point! With super lightweight material, it is perfect for your next summer night out! Snag one in one or several of our fourteen colors!

Basic Scoop Neck 1/2 Sleeve: Our scoop neck 1/2 sleeve is perfect for those wanting a little more coverage this summer without sacrificing style and function. Keep this layering shirt close by because it can be worn all year round with style and ease!

Basic V Neck 3/4 Sleeve: Similar to our scoop neck layering shirt, our 3/4 V neck is perfect for those of you who want a bit longer sleeves and a different neckline. You can wear this shirt by itself, accessorize with a scarf, or layered with something else. Any way you choose to style this shirt, we know it can surpass all expectations!

Basic Scoop Neck Long Sleeve: Our long sleeve shirt is the perfect shirt for those of you who want more coverage or protection. We love to wear our long sleeve layering shirt on those summer nights spent outside or when we are trying to avoid the sun!

No matter which layering shirt you choose, we know you will find one perfect for any and every situation! Whether you are planning your next tropical vacation or need to mix up your wardrobe, with six different styles and countless color options, there is a layering shirt made specifically for you!

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Our Favorite Cap Sleeve Shirts

22 May 2019

One of the most common layering shirts or standalone tees is a cap sleeve, but when it comes to finding the right one, it can be difficult to find one that suits you. We can all agree that an essential shirt like a cap sleeve shirt should be worn without much concern in most situations. In addition, these kinds of shirts should fit you the way you like. With the cap sleeve shirts you find at Heirloom, you’ll find that our design and fit is appealing to the majority of all women, making it a favorite essential shirt for just about anyone.

Saying that we produce a favorite essential shirt for a wide range of women is a bold claim, but out of our near 300 Amazon reviews, over 200 of them have given our cap sleeve shirt a 5-star rating. In fact, one reviewer stated that while she “always thought that [she] didn’t like cap sleeves…the smooth shoulder makes this [her] new favorite T,” and exclaimed that it is “so comfortable!”

The praise that we receive from this one reviewer is not unique to just her but is quite common among many of the reviews. The descriptions that these Amazon reviewers contribute are exactly what sets us apart, and below are some of the same reasons a lot of women claim that our cap sleeve shirts are their favorite!

Comfortable and Strong Fabric

These cap sleeve shirts are made with 90% cotton and 10% spandex blend, giving you a tightly spun fabric that fits comfortably and allows more mobility. As others put it, “the fabric is perfect — not too thin, not too thick — and has just the right amount of stretch.” The product is made domestically and is not a cheap fabric. In other words, the quality is strong and will not fade after multiple washes.

Seamless Shoulders

As mentioned before, our cap sleeve shirts give the wearer a smooth feel around the shoulder. Many women that wear other cap sleeves will sometimes complain about the seams, but ours do not cause discomfort under the arms. It doesn’t bunch up and you will not need to pull down the sleeves.

Full Coverage

Whether it’s for your neckline or keeping the areas around your waist unexposed, our cap sleeves give you the coverage you need. Instead of constantly having to pull up the top of your shirt or tug down the bottom, these cap sleeves are not too high and not too low around the neck, and provide you a longer length at the torso. When you look through the images of our cap sleeve shirts online, you can find our recommended tips for how the shirt will fit you.

A lot of the women that buy these shirts love using them as their go-to layering shirt, but will also wear them on their own; with how light-weight and how not see-through they are, these are also great when worn by themselves — even during warmer weather. You may already have your own opinion on cap sleeves and how you wear them, but our shirts might just become your new favorite! To try them yourselves, order a couple today!

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Our Favorite Undershirts

22 May 2019

Whether women decide to use our shirts as an undershirt or as a standalone shirt, our wide array of shirts help women across the nation feel comfortable in what they wear. From cap sleeve shirts to camisoles, we take pride in the clothing that we produce here at Heirloom. If we were asked to pick a favorite, it’d be like asking us to pick a favorite child, an impossible request! As far as why we chose to make women’s undershirts, layering shirts and overall great shirts, it comes down to wanting to give women essential shirts that they can rely on.

No matter what your style is, essential shirts are a must-have item for every woman. With our collection, you can find what you need for any occasion! We’ll tell you what makes these select products a favorite when it comes to women’s undershirts and/or nice standalone shirts.

Tank Tops

Tanks are one of the best ways to stay cool and comfortable during warm weather activities. Whether you’re going on a hike or going to bask in the sun next to a pool, you can’t go wrong with a simple tank top. As an undershirt, tanks are a great option if you don’t want sleeves bothering you.

Cap Sleeves

Cap sleeves double as a lovely standalone shirt option but are also great as a women’s undershirt as well. During a cooler night, you can easily throw on a jacket or cardigan over your cap sleeve shirt and still look nice! For the most part though, cap sleeves are a great option on their own during the summer.

Camisoles

Another great option that doubles as a comfortable, breathable and timeless summer piece is a camisole shirt. Camis can be tucked into skirts or jeans, and can even be worn under dresses. Camisoles are the most lightweight option for women’s undershirts.

Scoop Neck Long Sleeve

If you’re looking for a women’s undershirt that offers optimal coverage, you might want to consider our basic scoop neck long sleeve. We love this shirt because it can be used year-round. Whether you’re layering it under a coat in the winter or you’re using it to avoid the sun during the summer, you won’t find a better long sleeve shirt than the one we offer here at Heirloom.

When it comes to picking a favorite undershirt, it really depends on what you are using it for. Each option has unique characteristics that make them great for a different purpose. We’ve mentioned four options here but there are even more. Any of the options you find at Heirloom are going to be top quality! So if you’re looking to find the most reliable, fashionable and comfortable essential shirts and undershirts, make sure to check out our selection today.

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Our Favorite Camisole

22 May 2019

Looking for a new favorite essential shirt? Our Basic Camisole Shirt is a perfect-fit layering shirt made to help women elevate their wardrobes. This camisole is our favorite because it is the perfect wardrobe staple, the material it is made with makes it extremely comfortable, it has a smooth neckline, and the color is long-lasting.

The Perfect Wardrobe Staple

Camisoles are an important layering shirt for every wardrobe. Wardrobe essentials are what they are because they are the starting point for any great outfit.  Good quality, clean basics make an outfit look more put together, and our camis help accomplish just that — they elevate outfits and make adding layers easier than ever. In addition, camis have lasting power, are smooth and are a great fit for a variety of styles and outfits. The fit is slimming and comfortable, which makes it a top choice that will constantly be used in any closet. Simple basics that are comfortable are hard to find, but here at Heirloom, they are offered in great variety and at great prices. This is why other women keep coming back to buy more of our camisoles.

Comfortable

This camisole is made of top-quality material. Each one is made with 90% high-grade cotton and 10% spandex. The shirt is soft and comfortable to wear for almost any activity. It is made with a stronger material and is able to keep from typical wear and tear. The shirt’s thickness and quality stitching allow them to stand the test of time and last longer than other brands, making them a constant favorite layering shirt. Not to mention, are you tired of undershirts riding up or constantly having to adjust your undershirt? Well worry no more, our layering shirts resolve this problem with a longer length that fit nicely so you won’t have to think about it throughout the day.

Smooth Neckline

The Heirloom Cami Shirt is the perfect layering shirt because it has a smooth neckline that makes it a comfortable and easy fit to layer under anything. The shirt is made with a tagless label, so there are no annoying tags rubbing against your back when you wear it. It’s these seemingly small and simple details that set apart our layering shirts; people realize quickly it quickly once they wear another brand’s essential shirt, and that’s why they come back to ours and claim them as their favorite.

Color Lasting

Do you have any camisoles that you’ve had for so long that the color starts to fade or yellow? Or do you have any camis that have shrunk and worn down from years of use? Here at Heirloom, we understand that camisoles are used constantly, that’s why we have developed our favorite layering shirts to last so that our customers' clothing stays looking nice for a longer time.

Coming in 17 long-lasting colors, our camisoles have become a wardrobe staple for us and many others. They help all kinds of women look put together with very little effort. If you are in need of a new camisole shirt, look no further than our Basic Camisole Shirts.

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Best Way to Wash and Dry Your Clothes

16 May 2019

Washers and dryers today come with a lot of new features that are supposed to be tailored to your needs, however, if its a habit to simply wash your clothes on the normal setting, you might be damaging your clothing unnecessarily. Most apparel comes with washing instructions, and not following those instructions can really hurt the lifespan of your clothes. While the layering shirts and other fashion wear that we make are stronger than other companies’ clothing products, it is still good to know the most efficient ways to wash your clothes.

Wash Only When You Need to Wash

Before talking about any specific washing tips, it is important to remember that your clothes don’t have to be washed after wearing them just once. We are not advocating anything that promotes something outside of clean hygiene, but there is such a thing as over-washing. If you wear a layering shirt and a jacket for a couple hours and don’t sweat much, wait before you throw those clothes in your laundry bin. If it doesn’t feel, look or smell dirty, you are probably safe to fold it up and use it another day without washing it. There are other kinds of situations that you could think about and the principle is the same — only wash your clothes when you need to.

Cold Wash

A lot of different mixing and washing is better with hot water, but clothes are not one of them. While everyone that has washed dishes knows that using hot water helps remove leftover food from plates, bowls and utensils, that is not the case with clothes. Hot water will damage the fabric of clothes a lot more than cold water will. If you think the detergent or other chemicals you use won’t mix as well in cold water, you don’t need to worry, today’s detergent products work fine with cold water. 

Careful Drying

Depending on the type of clothes you are looking to dry, the method may differ. For example, some shirts are fine with being dried in a dryer on a high or low tumble dry setting, but jeans are best dried by hanging them. With our essential and layering shirts, they should either be dried on the low tumble setting of a drying machine, laid flat, or hung up to dry as well! Outside of the type of clothing, another factor to pay attention to for drying is the type of material/fabric. Cotton and linens are fine to be dried on a hot or warmer setting in the dryer, whereas knitwear should avoid any direct heating method.

Follow Instructions

The best advice that we can give you is to follow the instructions that are left on the clothes. Whether its a tag on the side seam of a sweater or a tagless label on the back of a layering shirt, you can follow specific instructions that will give you the best washing and drying methods. If you are trying to wash a stain out of one of your favorite shirts, we have another blog that gives you more specific instructions on how to do so effectively.

When it is simply time for you to purchase some new clothes after the wear and tear has taken its toll on your clothes, take a look at all the different layering shirts and other fashion wear we have here at Heirloom Clothing today!

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Our American-Made Products

16 May 2019

Here at Heirloom, we are confident that our layering shirts are some of the highest quality products that you’ll find on the market, and the fact that we manufacture all of our clothes here in the United States is what makes our products what they are. If you’re wondering what makes U.S. products so great, don’t worry, we understand the benefits and will tell you why we take pride in our American made products.

To state clearly, when you look for a layering shirt, you want quality, fair pricing, and reliability — that’s exactly what you can get from homegrown products.

Reliable Quality Control

 

When you’re paying for overseas manufacturing, you don’t get to check up on the quality control that is happening, and when producing products at a large quantity, there are bound to be some errors during the process. For example, if a layering shirt has a loose thread, it may be overlooked due to the “cheap” price you’re paying for overseas products and services. Our American-made products go through a more strict and thorough quality control process, and this ensures that every layering shirt that we get to you is a product that you can rely on to not fall apart or get worn out quickly.

Quality Customer Service

One of the other benefits of our American-made products is that we also handle customer service so you won’t have to worry about drastic time differences and communication difficulties. When you are purchasing products from another country, sometimes there are barriers that make getting your order difficult. If there is an issue with a layering shirt size or condition, or if you just have questions, you can shoot us an email, give us a call, or come into our store and we’ll help you with anything you need.

Shorter Shipping Times, Higher Shipping Fees

When you order something overseas, you usually have to wait an extremely long time to receive it, and you also have to pay a higher shipping fee. We want your buying experience to be as painless as possible, so manufacturing our products here in the United States makes it so that you receive your orders quickly and for a lower shipping fee.

There are various benefits to American-made goods, and our products here at Heirloom will show you the quality, reliability and comfort that comes with our homegrown products. If you want to check out our products for yourself, head over to our full website and browse the wide selection of clothing that we have available.

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Top 5 Clothing Items to Wear With a Layering Shirt

09 May 2019

If you are looking for something new with your closes, you can get more from your current wardrobe by rethinking how to wear your favorite clothes. One of these ways is by understanding that layering is key. A lot of people know how to layer tops with sweaters and scarves but there are so many more ways to layer to really maximize your closet. Here at Heirloom, we are big fans of layering in all seasons and we’ve compiled the top 5 clothing items to wear with your layering shirts.

Sheer Shirts

A sheer top brings a delicate element to an outfit but when your bra shows through, it can be embarrassing. Not only can it be embarrassing it is downright not appropriate in the workplace or in many social situations. Wearing a layering shirt underneath your sheer tops can help give you that fun sheer look without being immodest. Wear a camisole, tank top or a cap sleeve shirt that matches the color of the blouse. For example, wear a white camisole with a white sheer blouse.

Jackets

There are so many interesting ways to make layering interesting. Both coats and jackets look amazing with colorful layering shirts or more neutral colored layering shirts under them. Your layering shirt can be worn tucked, half tucked in the front, or worn long depending on the style you are trying to express under your jacket. Layering shirts under jackets create a more powerful sophisticated style.

Cardigans

Using cardigans to layer on top of your various layering shirts will essentially have the same effect as your jacket layering. Cardigans are so easy to make fashionable, not to mention, they are extremely comfortable. Cardigans come in all different lengths, styles and colors. Every closet needs at least a few to pop over your cap sleeve shirts when the weather gets a little colder in the evening. In addition, they are a good choice to help you mix up your clothes and create a brand new wardrobe.

Sleeveless Dresses

This style of layering is becoming more popular recently. Wearing layering shirts under dresses is a major trend that makes your existing wardrobe much more versatile. Wearing a cap sleeve shirt with a spaghetti strap dress can make it look youthful and casual in comparison to wearing the dress on its own. Pair your dresses with layering shirts that vary in length to get a sense of a brand new style that is fun yet surprisingly classy.

Vests

A vest is a piece that will help you make the most out of your closet. Any shirt, including layering shirts, can be paired with a vest to make it a little more fun and unique.

Don’t be afraid to mix it up and layer different pieces in your closet. You will be missing out on so much potential if you never switch up your layering. Your personal style can be improved by wearing the right pieces together. Layering with these key pieces will keep your wardrobe fresh and new all year round. So try combining these five items with our quality layering shirts found in store and online.

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Layering Shirt Gift Guide

09 May 2019

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate mothers around the nation than by finding that perfect Mother’s Day gift? We know that gift giving can be stressful, especially when it comes to finding a gift that is practical and won’t just sit in your mother’s closet for the unforeseeable future. When you’re stressing to think of the perfect gift idea, take a step back and go back to the basics — a layering shirt from Heirloom is a great gift idea.

So, if you want to make sure that you buy the perfect gift, consider including a layering shirt for your mother. We’ve compiled a guide to help you determine which layering shirt is the best gift option for you.

Layering Shirts for Sporty Mothers

Layering shirts are a great gift because they are a versatile piece of clothing. If you’re shopping for someone who is more of an active type, the following layering shirts would be the best option for you.

Cap Sleeve Shirt: A cap sleeve shirt is one of the most common types of layering shirt. This shirt can be worn on its own when exercising or as a layering shirt under sweaters and jackets.

Tank Tops: These shirts are almost always strictly used as layering shirts but can also be used as a gym shirt. Tank tops are the best of both worlds.

Camisoles: A camisole is another sleeveless layering shirt option that offers even thinner straps than a regular tank top. With how thin these shirts are, they are breathable enough to layer on warmer days. If you’re wanting to layer this shirt under a workout top, you’ll still maintain your upper mobility without a problem.

Layering Shirts for a More Casual Preference

If you’re wanting to give a more casual gift, the following shirts are going to be the best way to go. These shirts are great for layering, but can also be used as standalone shirts to go out in.

Long Sleeve Shirts: Long sleeve shirts are a great gift option because they are a year-round layering shirt. They’re great shirts to layer in the winter but can also be used as standalone shirts in the summertime.

3/4 Sleeves Shirts: If you know that the person who you’re shopping for isn’t a fan of long sleeves but wants something more than a cap sleeve, a 3/4 sleeve shirt is going to be the best option. This shirt is best used for casual outfits and can be paired with jeans, pants and leggings.

Layering shirts make great gifts, and if you’re looking to find the best layering shirts on the market, check out the selection we have available on our website.

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How to Brighten Up Your Outfit with a Layering Shirt

09 May 2019

With so many different colors, patterns and textures of clothing available to us, it seems that many of us seem to gravitate to the more neutral and plain colored styles. Why is this? For some women, they feel more comfortable in neutral colors and don’t want to appear flashy or stand out too much. Others feel that neutral colors look best on them and hide some of their flaws. However, there are ways to brighten up your outfit without looking too flashy or feeling uncomfortable in your clothing.

At Heirloom Clothing, we believe every woman should feel confident in her clothes, which is why we make the most comfortable and fashionable women's undershirts. Here are a few ways you can brighten up your outfit with a layering shirt.

Pop of Color

Layering shirts can provide a simple pop of color to any of your outfits. Let’s say you have a low cut black blouse, you can add a bright yellow or even a light pink camisole underneath this blouse to help cover your chest while adding a touch of color to your darker outfit. This pop of color can help break up the dark colors without being too bright and bold.

Bright essential shirts also look great under sheer shirts. Instead of wearing a classic white shirt underneath a sheer white or cream blouse, try wearing a pink or blue one instead to add a subtle color to your look.

Patterned Pieces

It can sometimes be tricky to find pieces to wear with patterned skirts, dresses and even sweaters/jackets, but a solid colored women’s undershirt is the solution to this fashion issue. A black and white striped skirt with a bright red cap sleeve shirt is a great summer outfit, and you can use your red cap sleeve to brighten up your looks in the winter time too! If you have a fun patterned scarf, this would also look great over any bright colored essential shirt.

Underneath Jackets and Cardigans

Going back to creating a pop of color, bright layering shirts also work great underneath staple jackets, blazers or cardigans. If you’re looking for a professional outfit, try a light blue essential shirt tucked into a pencil skirt and a nice cardigan over top. For a business casual look, you can wear your favorite bright colored essential shirt underneath a classic blazer and a pair of nice jeans or pants.

As you can see, it's really easy to brighten up any one of your outfits with a layering shirt! It all starts with just keeping a few colored essential shirts in your closet that you can pull out whenever you are wanting to add a pop of color to your look. To shop the best selection of layering shirts and fashion items, visit heirloomclothing.com today!

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How to Find the Best Shopping Deals

09 May 2019

Would you rather buy something that's on sale, or pay full price? When shopping for clothes, there’s always sales and deals that you can find so you don’t have to pay full price, although, you might have to wait a few days to find those deals. Here at Heirloom Clothing, we know that shopping can make a pretty big dent in your bank account. However, if you know how to find the best shopping deals, you can find your favorite layering shirts at a great price.



Check Social Media

Many clothing stores and online shops will frequently post deals on their social media pages. Although a lot of the time these deals will be the same ones advertised on their web sites, many brands like to give their social media followers extra discounts as a “thank you” for following them. Before buying that cap sleeve shirt you’ve had your eye on, check social media to see if there is a discount code you can use.

Sign Up for Emails

There are lots of brands that can clutter your inbox with junk mail, however, by signing up for emails from brands you love, you can find a lot of great deals and discounts that you won’t find anywhere else. Some people have found that if they add items to their online cart and wait a few days before purchasing, retailers will send you an email with an extra discount code to purchase your item. When you keep items in your cart for a few days, it shows that you have been debating the purchase. Retailers will seal the deal with a discount code so you will buy the product.

Don’t Just Check Major Retailers

Your favorite camisole layering shirt is most likely sold at many different stores, but you might only think to check for it at the major retail stores. By doing a little research on where to buy a specific item, you can usually find a better price for it somewhere else. Major retailers hike up the prices on items because they know that people will pay for it. Sometimes brands will also price match items since they want you to buy the item at their store and not somewhere else. If you find a better deal somewhere online, show it to a store clerk to see if they will price match for you.

Wait for Items to go on Sale

Every item will eventually go on sale, so if you wait long enough you can find that expensive item you’ve had your eye on for a very good price. Retailers are constantly introducing new products and lines and need to get rid of the old inventory to make room for the new. Although you can search for discount codes or a good deal, there’s no harm in waiting for that pretty cap sleeve shirt to make it’s way to the clearance section.

You don’t have to spend your entire paycheck in one shopping trip. Shopping can be very affordable if you know how to shop right and find good deals. If you are looking for some affordable layering shirts and clothing items, visit our full website at heirloomclothing.com.

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V Neck vs Scoop Neck

03 May 2019


There’s a variety of different necklines out there, and choosing the right one for your body type can help you look and feel more confident and beautiful. Two of the most common types of necklines are V-neck and scoop necks, both of which look good on a variety of different body types.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we understand that your clothes should not only help you feel comfortable and confident but allow you to feel bold and fashionable as well. We make our essential layering shirts in a variety of different styles and necklines to help achieve this. If you aren’t sure whether to wear a V-neck or a scoop neck shirt, here is some information on both that can help you decide.

V Neck

A V-neck shirt is where the neckline creates a triangle or V shape. V-neck shirts can come both low cut (also called a deep V) or can have a higher neckline, but the depth of the V will depend on your bust size. If you have a smaller bust, you should try reaching for a smaller V, but if you have a larger bust you want to wear a deeper V to help lengthen your torso.

If you aren’t a fan of deep V-necks or aren’t looking to elongate your neck torso, then adding a layering shirt underneath a V-neck is a great option. You can get the classic look of a V-neck without having to worry about showing too much bust, especially when leaning or bending over. Many women prefer to wear a cap sleeve shirt under their V-neck blouses for added coverage and comfort.

When accessorizing with V-necks, try wearing a necklace that mirrors the shape of the deep neckline. Since a V-neck is such a classic look, you can get creative with your accessories, and add in some fun statement pieces to complete the look.

Scoop Neck

Scoop neck shirts are one of the most common shirt styles you will find and are especially common in layering shirts. A scoop neck is a rounder, wider neckline style that can help lengthen your neck as well as accentuate your collarbone.

Part of why scoop neck shirts are so popular is because they look great on so many different body types. No matter your body shape (pear, athletic, hourglass, tall or petite) or even your bust size, a classic scoop neck cap sleeve shirt will look great on you.

If you love to layer, scoop necks are a great choice to use as an undergarment. If you wear a scoop neck by itself, try wearing some light, layered necklaces or even some drop earrings to complete the look.

You can never go wrong with wearing a V-neck or a scoop-neck shirt. Both styles are flattering on all body types and can help provide a feminine and stylish look to any outfit. For more style tips and to purchase some essential layering shirts, visit HeirloomClothing.com.

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Cap Sleeve Shirts vs. Camisoles

03 May 2019

When it comes to choosing the perfect layering shirt for you, you have to compare your options to see which one will best suit your fashion and comfort needs. A layering shirt is a timeless piece of clothing that every woman should keep in their wardrobe, but which layering shirt is going to be put to the best use? Well, it all depends on the type of person you are and what you’re going to be using your layering shirt for.

We here at Heirloom have come up with a comparative guide between two of the most common types of layering shirts: the cap sleeve shirt and the camisole. This guide will help you decide which one is going to be best suited for your needs. Here is our detailed description of these two timeless pieces and what they offer.

Camisole

The camisole is the perfect layering shirt to wear under low-cut sweaters, shirts, blazers or cardigans. This lightweight sleeveless garment acts mostly as a layering shirt with thinner straps than a regular tank top. Alternatively, with its soft-stretch fabric and unconfining slim fit, you could use this layering shirt as a workout shirt. The camisole also offers a tagless label which is meant to keep you comfortable and stay out of sight. If you’re the active type or you’re simply a fan of layering, the camisole is going to be a great option for you.

Cap Sleeve Shirt

The cap sleeve shirt is another great layering shirt option, but unlike the camisole, it is more often used as a standalone shirt. It is recommended that you size up if you’re looking to wear the shirt as a standalone and want a looser fit, otherwise, it offers a soft-stretch-fabric that holds you but won’t bind you. The cap sleeve has many similarities to the camisole, but the cap sleeve can offer you a more casual look. If you like to layer, but tend to wear stand-alone shirts more often, then a cap sleeve shirt might be the best option for you.

These shirts have various similarities when it comes to materials, but they serve a few different purposes. If you’re looking to stock up on comfortable and reliable layering shirts, check out the selection available on our website. We not only have camisoles and cap sleeves but a collection of tanks, long sleeves, 1/2 sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and more.

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Why You Need to Wear an Undershirt

02 May 2019

Wearing an undershirt at all times might seem like it would be hot, bulky and uncomfortable. However, more and more women are choosing to wear essential shirts under their everyday clothing pieces. With women’s styles seeming to get more skimpy, thin and low cut, layering shirts are quickly becoming an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. Here are a few reasons why you need to join the trend in wearing an undershirt.

Seamless Look

Although wearing an undershirt might seem like it would be bulky and thick, wearing something like a simple cap sleeve shirt underneath blouses, sweaters and even dresses can actually provide you with a seamless look. Any curves or lines on your body you are wanting to hide can basically disappear with the help of your favorite undershirt. The tight and fitted fabric of these shirts can help bind you in without feeling too tight and uncomfortable.

Comfort

In addition to binding you in, layering shirts can provide you with more comfort than any other top in your closet, including your favorite fleece sweatshirt. These essential shirts are made with a soft and durable fabric that will make any outfit feel cozy and comfortable. There are a few fabrics that just aren’t comfortable to wear, especially shirts made out of wool or rough cotton. Wearing an undershirt can prevent unwanted irritation and itching.

Coverage

As we mentioned earlier, many women’s clothing styles are becoming more thin, low cut and skimpy looking. Although some girls may be able to pull these styles off, there’s also many that don’t want to show off that much skin. Wearing an essential shirt underneath low cut styles can help you be able to stretch, bend or lean without having to worry about showing too much or your chest or even mid-drift. Now when you go shopping, you don’t have to walk past all those cute v-neck blouses. Your shopping choices are maximized when you keep a few undershirts in your closet!

Hiding Sweat Marks

Sometimes sweating is just unavoidable, especially during the hot summer months. The last thing you want is to see your favorite blouse get soiled by sweat before an important meeting or obligation where you are needing to look your best. By wearing an undershirt, you can hide those sweat marks and ensure that you look your best 24/7.

An undershirt (or a few of them) will be one of the best clothing investments you ever make. These shirts are extremely versatile and will last you throughout the seasons and changing trends. To maximize your wardrobe and feel comfortable in everything you wear, purchase a few layering shirts today.

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Our Favorite Looks for Spring

02 May 2019

Spring is finally here! It is time to put your heavy sweaters and dark clothes away and get out your lighter, softer colors and fabrics. To help you put together your spring style, we’ve come up with a list of our own favorite looks for the spring season using our essential line of layering shirts and other fashion items here at Heirloom Clothing.

Bright Colors

Adding colors will change your outfits from drab to fab just like that. One of the best ways to add spring colors to your wardrobe is through colored bottoms. Switching out your blue denim for brighter colors adds an extra spring to your step in warmer temperatures. If you aren’t feeling bold enough to wear bright pants, stick to bright colored cap sleeve shirts or other bright layering shirts paired with denim and simple accessories.

Neutrals

Don’t get rid of all your neutral toned clothes just yet. Neutral colors still have a lot of power during springtime. Neutral colors from ivory and cream to white, grays and blacks look fresh no matter what time of year. Neutral colors are still trending this year. Wearing a neutral cap sleeve shirt with a light jacket and a skirt or light jeans looks amazing. Neutrals look fashionable and you can even add the occasional pop of color with your shoes, pants, jewelry or purse.

Floral & Dresses

Floral patterns are a telltale sign of spring. Many floral patterns come in flowy blouses that will need a layering shirt or cap sleeve shirt underneath to ensure an appropriate look.

Dresses are also a huge sign of the coming of spring. Spring’s light dresses are great for work, the weekend, or whatever you have going on during your busy day. Spaghetti strapped dresses look perfect with a cap sleeve shirt or 3/4 length sleeve shirt.

Embroidered Tops

Fashion has been leaning towards the boho style for a while now, and flowy tops with embroidery across the chest or sleeves are definitely fashionable. Embroidered tops are usually sheer fabric or light weight and can be worn with a cap sleeve shirt or another layering shirt. These boho style tops look great with colored jeans and sneakers or wedge shoes.

As the days get longer and warmer, you’ll want to start wearing your spring style clothes. Follow these tips of wearing bright colors, using your neutral clothes, wearing more florals and dresses, and even embroidered tops will help you look attractive all spring long. Check out our website for all the attractive spring color options you need!


 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

02 May 2019

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and you want to give your mom (as well as most special women in your life) the best gift possible. But what do you give to the person who deserves everything and more? Here at Heirloom Clothing, we understand the importance of women and mothers, which is why we have created a Mother’s Day gift guide so you can properly honor the women and mothers in your life! If you’re struggling to come up with some gift ideas, keep on reading!



Spa Day

Treating your mom to a spa day is one of the best gifts you can give her. She deserves a day to relax once in a while! You can either accompany her on a spa day or give her a gift certificate to a nearby spa. If an entire spa day is out of your price range, a simple gift certificate to go get a massage or a manicure/pedicure is another great option that she will love.

Clothes

Your mom might not have time to go shopping for herself with how busy she is, so buying her some new clothes or treating her to a day of shopping is a perfect gift. All women could always use a few new layering shirts, cardigans, blouses or even jewelry. Shopping for clothing can be tricky if you don’t know your mom’s size, so if you buy her clothes make sure that the store has a good return policy and you provide her with a gift receipt. You can always purchase a gift card to her favorite clothing store if needed.

Yoga Mat

Yoga has gotten very popular, and chances are your mom has tried her shot at a few yoga classes. Even if she isn’t into yoga, yoga mats are great for exercising and stretching both at home and the gym. A quality yoga mat is something that you probably didn’t think to give your mom, but it’s actually a very practical item that she will love. Imagine how happy she will be at her workout classes wearing her favorite layering shirt and using her own yoga mat instead of using the dirty, worn out mats provided at the gym.

House Plant

House plants have become another trendy item, but actually, have a lot of health benefits as well. If you’re finding your mom’s house needs something to brighten and freshen it up, try getting her a pretty house plant. Before purchasing a plant, do some research on how to take care of them so that you don’t end up with a plant that needs lots of care and maintenance.

Apron

If your mom loves to cook, then she will love having a new apron to wear over her layering shirts so she doesn’t get them dirty! Aprons come in many cute styles nowadays, and you can find one that matches her personal style or even the colors in her kitchen. Some matching dishtowels and cute measuring cups/spoons would be a great addition to this gift.

Don’t stress about getting the perfect gift for your mom. There are lots of great gifts that she will love, but remember that it’s the thought, not the gift, that counts. For more gift ideas and to browse our selection of layering shirts and fashion items, visit Heirloomclothing.com.

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A History of the Cap Sleeve Shirt

25 Apr 2019

Cap sleeve shirts have become a staple piece for all women, but this was not always the case. Button-up shirts were the norm until around the 1950s but then, coming in a range of styles, colors and sizes, cap sleeve shirts took off. So how did cap sleeve shirts become an essential feature in our wardrobes and how did it become so popular? Here at Heirloom Clothing, we know A LOT about the essential shirts you have in your closet, and today we are going to dive into the history of the cap sleeve shirt to uncover their takeover!

Origins of the Classic Cap Sleeve

The cap sleeve t-shirt as we know it was born out of military tradition. In the United States, the cap sleeve shirt first emerged around the time of WWI as an undergarment for uniforms.
During WWII, shirts started to be made from synthetic fabrics like rayon, nylon and viscose because most of the wool was being used for military uniforms. This led to a higher production of cap sleeve shirts and even the sleeveless version — tank tops. Cap sleeve shirts and tank tops started as layering shirts but by the time the war ended, veterans would wear their service trousers with their cap sleeve shirt undershirts as casual wear.

How it Became Fashionable

It took a while for this masculine undergarment, then casual outerwear, to morph into fashionable womenswear. Even though the shirt began to be used in the 1920s, it took people a long time to accept it as a fashionable item. Between the 1990s and through the end of the ‘80s, women started wearing them more and more, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that this kind of shirt became a fashion staple. Women began wearing cap sleeve shirts as both layering shirts and as casual outerwear paired with simple blue jeans. Today people still wear the cap sleeve shirt as both a t-shirt and a layering shirt.

The cap sleeve shirt is so successful thanks to its comfort and simplicity. Whether you want to dress up or dress down, women were finding that cap sleeves could be used for both. Further, if you were looking to hide any imperfections, wearing the cap sleeve as a layering shirt began to be the perfect solution. To this day, they are still such a versatile piece that is worn anywhere and at anytime.

Since its humble origin, the cap sleeve has remained a key element of the classic yet casual wardrobe style — everyone needs a cap sleeve shirt in their closet. This classic look has evolved over time and now leaves women plenty of room for self-invention and creativity. To summarize, over the last century, cap sleeve shirts have become a necessity for all women.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we understand the need for quality layering shirts and so we designed our cap sleeve shirts to move and stretch with you, not to mention, withstand all your daily activities and lifestyle. Check out our store to get your own cap sleeve shirt or any other essentials you need!

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Should You Wear a Layering Shirt in the Summer?

25 Apr 2019

Summer is only a few months away, and you are probably eager to pack up your winter clothes for the season and pull out your shorts and sandals. It can get pretty hot in the summer, especially if you live in a warm climate. Most women prefer to wear light clothing in the summer and avoid layering to stay cool and comfortable. However, depending on your outfit, you might have to wear a shirt underneath certain tops. Here are a few reasons you shouldn’t pack your layering shirts up with the rest of your winter clothing.

See-Through Clothing

Since a lot of summer clothes are made to be light and thin, you are going to run into more see-through clothing. A simple camisole or cap sleeve shirt in a tan or white color will be perfect underneath sheer blouses and dresses, and the light color won’t absorb too much heat. If you can, avoid wearing dark colors of any type during the summer, but especially layering shirts. The combination of too many layers and dark colors will leave you feeling uncomfortably hot.

Lightweight Jackets and Top Layers

Even though it’s summer, there’s still a lot of trendy light jackets and top layers that you will want to wear. A thin kimono type layer over a classic white essential shirt is a great way to incorporate layers into your summer look. In addition, there might be a few cooler days or nights where you will need a light, everyday jacket. Bomber and cargo style jackets look great during the summer months and will provide you with the right amount of warmth on cooler days.

Light and Comfortable

As we mentioned, a camisole, tank or cap sleeve are going to be the best layering shirt options for the summer. These shirts have the shortest sleeves, so you won’t feel like there is too much fabric bunching around your shoulders. Our essential shirts are made with soft fabric that are thin enough to keep you cool but thick enough so they aren’t see-through, and won’t wear out easily.
 
Essential shirts don’t just have to be used to layer with. You can wear your favorite layering shirt by itself with a pair of shorts or a flowy skirt and wedges for an adorable outfit. On hot days, you will love being able to wear your comfy tank without a blouse or jacket over top. You can even wear an essential shirt over your swimsuit if you are headed to the pool.

There are lots of ways to incorporate layering shirts into your favorite summer outfits, so don’t hesitate to throw one on once in a while. Essential shirts come in a variety of different colors as well, so you are sure to find some classic and bright summer colors to wear. For more summer fashion tips and looks, head over to Heirloom Clothing's online site to browse our selection of essential shirts and fashion pieces.

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The Difference Between a Tank Top and a Camisole

25 Apr 2019

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “tank top?” Perhaps you think of an article of clothing that is missing sleeves, has a sleek design, or something that can be worn comfortability, but are those things unique just to tank tops? Camisoles are yet another layering shirt that consist of these characteristics, so what makes them different from one another?

If you’re struggling to think of anything, don’t worry, a lot of people do. More often than not, people use the word “tank top” to describe anything that doesn’t have sleeves, but we here at Heirloom are writing this blog to help you differentiate between a regular tank top and a camisole. Here are some of the different characteristics between the two layering shirts.

Tank Top Characteristics

The tank top is a sleeveless, collarless and oftentimes tight-fitting upper garment. The fit depends on the style of the tank top. When you look at the tank top, the first thing that people notice are the straps. Tank tops can have different strap styles but they usually have wider straps as opposed to spaghetti straps.

Tank tops are frequently worn on their own during the summer months, and they can also be used as exercise shirts or pajamas during any time of the year. Depending on the brand and where they are purchased, tanks usually come in solid colors, but they can also come with designs and graphics. They are generally made from cotton and polyester, or a blend of the two.

Camisole Characteristics

Camisoles are yet again a sleeveless upper garment, but besides that, they are different from regular tank tops. Unlike regular tank tops, camisoles have spaghetti straps and are usually worn as a layering shirt. Camisoles work well under a shirt, jacket or cardigan. Rarely will you find a woman wearing these on their own.

When it comes to materials, camisoles are often made from satin, nylon, silk or cotton. As you can see, they vary in material, where tank tops tend to stick with cotton. Most camisole layering shirts come in solid colors, but they can also come with different embellishments like lace trimmings, bows and other elegant designs.

As you can see, taking a closer look at these two shirts will show you that they have some significant differences. If you want to stock your wardrobe with comfortable and reliable clothing items, whether that be a layering shirt or a camisole, make sure to check out our selection online.

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How to Wash and Dry Your Essential Shirt

19 Apr 2019

Laundry can often be a frustrating task. It is time-consuming and there is a lot that can go wrong. For a lot of us, laundry is one of those chores we learned how to do from our parents, a roommate, a significant other, or whoever else, but then we stop asking questions. Beyond sorting lights from darks, each of your clothes should be washed in a certain way. Odds are, we don’t spend the time needed to figure out exactly how each item of our clothes should be washed, but in order to make sure your favorite items “hold up in the wash,” we should definitely be paying attention to the proper way to wash and dry your clothes.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we want to help you preserve the quality and life of your essential shirts for as long as possible. So keep reading to find out our tips and tricks to washing and drying your layering shirts.

5 Big Mistakes You’re Making That Are Destroying Your Clothes

Let’s start off with some of the most common mistakes you might be making, then we’ll go into how to fix them!  

Over-washing your clothes.
Using your dryer too much.
Not reading the tag, or simply ignoring them.
Washing all your clothes the same way.
Treating all stains the exact same way.

These might sound familiar, but that is ok, these mistakes can be fixed easily. It might take more time and work, but in the end, it will be worth it to have your pants, long sleeve shirts, skirts and layering shirts looking fresh, saving you money along the way.

5 Tips to Washing Your Heirloom Shirts

No matter whether you have long sleeve shirts, cap sleeve shirts, tanks, or camisoles, our fabric is one unique blend, making it easy to wash all your essential shirts the same way.

Tip #1: Do not wash your layering shirt unless it is dirty. People often over wash their clothes, thinking that if they have worn it once that it is dirty. Unless you spill on it, sweat in it, or it smells bad, don’t wash it every single time you wear it.

Tip #2: When you do wash your essential shirts, make sure to machine wash on cold! Most people have the misconception that the water in your washer has to be really hot to actually clean your clothes, but that just isn’t true and can cause your shirts to unravel, fade, shrink up, or wear down the fabric.

Tip #3: Dryers are really hard on clothes. Towels, sheets, socks, underwear, casual t-shirts and pajamas can and should be dried in the dryer, but most of everything else should either be hung to dry, laid flat to dry, or tumbled in the dryer on low. We know this seems tedious and time-consuming, but your Heirloom shirts will stay looking fresh and won’t shrink or fade as fast as they will if you dry them every time you wash them.

Tip #4: Make sure to pay attention to the tags on your clothing. They tell you how to best wash that item in order to keep it in the best condition possible. Here at Heirloom, our essential line of layering shirts tell you that our shirts are 90% cotton and 10% spandex. The tag then outlines that you need to machine wash on cold and tumble dry on low or lay flat to dry. Use non-chlorine bleach to keep your shirt’s quality.

Tip #5: There are all different kinds of stains you might have to deal with: grease or oil stains, sweat stains, makeup stains, tomato-based foods, or other spills. These different stains should not all be treated the same way. You can find specific tricks to removing stains from your layering shirt on our other blog post “How to Remove Stains from Your Shirt.”

We hope this will help you persevere your favorite essential shirts for years to come. For all your questions and more clothing tips and suggestions, check out the rest of our website!

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Choosing the Right Style of Shirt

19 Apr 2019

Something as simple as a shirt can decide what kind of outfit you’re going to wear on any given day. While your choice in bottoms, shoes and accessories have a lot to do with what your outfit is saying, your choice between layering or wearing a standalone cap sleeve shirt is going to determine whether your outfit is classy, casual or sporty. So, when it comes to choosing a style of shirt that works best for your specific style and taste, make sure that you take a step back to really think about your options.

In this blog, we’re going to go over a few different styles and how you can wear each one — let’s get started!

Cap Sleeve Shirts

This style of shirt is perhaps the most common, and for good reason. Cap sleeve shirts can be worn on their own or as a layering shirt under sweaters and jackets. Cap sleeves are the most common type of shirt because they’re comfortable and look great!

Tank Tops

Tank tops are oftentimes used strictly as layering shirts but can also be used as exercise tops. Tank tops offer thicker straps than camisoles but still don’t feel heavy around the shoulders. If you are looking to exercise, or if you need a good layering shirt, a tank is the way to go!

Camisoles

Camis are your basic sleeveless top with very thin straps. While there are various different ways to wear a cami, the most common way it is worn is by using it as a layering shirt underneath low-cut tops. Camisoles are extremely thin and are also great to layer, especially on warmer days.

Long Sleeve Shirts

Long sleeve shirts are a popular layering shirt in the winter, being used underneath vests, coats, cardigans and more. However, long sleeves also look great when they are worn casually on their own. No matter the season, long sleeve shirts are an essential closet item that all women should own.

Three-Quarter Sleeves

A three-quarter sleeve is that happy medium between a long sleeve shirt and a half sleeve shirt. This shirt is best used for casual outfits, as well as comfortable ones. They work well with jeans, sweat pants and leggings.

Half Sleeve Shirts

Half sleeve shirts are a great option if you’re looking for more arm coverage than a cap sleeve shirt but don’t want to sacrifice comfort on hot days. This shirt can also be worn underneath a light jacket or blazer, but are also great when worn as a standalone shirt.

There are a variety of ways to wear each of these different essential shirts, but it ultimately comes down to preference. If you’re looking to find the perfect shirt for you, check out our selection on our online store, today!

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