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Rise of the LBTs: The Little Black T-Shirts #AD


The little black dress is unquestionably a wardrobe staple. The LBD traces its history back to the classic 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and even in 2020, it remains more relevant than ever. But as the autumnal weather takes hold, swanning around town with your legs bared doesn't seem quite so appealing. Trousers are a far more sensible option when strong winds and horizontal rain are blowing the leaves off the trees. But that doesn't mean that we have to sacrifice our time honoured black wardrobe items. Instead, I'm advocating switching out your LBD for an LBT! That's right, a little black t-shirt (or three) will be perfect for welcoming in the new season. Plus, KatchMe have plenty on offer on their website! Here's how I've been wearing three of their cutest black tees in three very different styles.

KatchMe little black tee clothing review

The Corset One

Corset tops rose massively in popularity this year and they are definitely here to stay. But if you're not ready to go all in with a hook-and-eye fastened waist cinching number just yet, a more subtle underbust corset top is the way to go. This cropped version from KatchMe was my favourite item from my recent order - the top is structured with a seam that runs just under your breasticles, giving you the cute corset look but in a very sophisticated way. I am a big fan of the ribbed material from which it is made, it's soft and very flattering. If you're tempted to add the same piece to your wardrobe, I may suggest sizing up as the top does fit very snugly. It came up just shy of full-length on my arms, so I could perhaps have done with ordering a size 10 instead of my regular 8. But no matter, I'm still a huge fan of this tee! I styled it with some plaid paper-bag waist trousers, a yellow raincoat, and coordinating accessories.

KatchMe black corset tops review
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The Bodysuit One

There's nothing that can make a girl feel more put-together as a well fitting bodysuit. If you're sick of your t-shirt coming untucked from your jeans every time you move more than a quarter of an inch, bodysuits are definitely the answer. They keep your outfit in place all day and certainly leave me feeling so much more confident. This sleeveless structured bodysuit from KatchMe is definitely going to remain a staple in my wardrobe - the thick almost scuba-like material smooths my shape and the popper fastening underneath ensures that it's easy to remove when you're in the loo. Another major plus for me is the fact that this tee actually makes me look like I have boobs, which is frankly an astounding achievement. I teamed this piece with my favourite beige cargo trousers, a statement belt, and a massive smile!

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KatchMe womens clothing tshirt bodysuit

The Bardot One

I don't know what it is about bardot tops, but every time I put one on, I feel like an upper class Victorian lady! Off-shoulder dresses were all the rage at this time, but it wasn't until the 1960s that the trend was popularised again by French actress Brigitte Bardot, from whom the tops received their name. But enough of the history lesson, let's focus on this adorable satin bardot bodysuit from KatchMe! I was first attracted to it by the gorgeous flared sleeves, they really jazz up what could otherwise be a really simple black tee. I decided to wear it with coordinating black jeans and a leopard print belt, accented by red nails, lips, and a beret. My only complaint about this top is that the bodysuit element doesn't have a popper or other similar closure - you have to take the entire top off when you need to pee. But aside from this minor inconvenience, I just love the look!

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Which of these LBT looks is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!