I recently bought the Réalisation Par Bianca blouse in summer loving blue after noticing it had been added to their clearance sale. I’d been admiring this top for years, but had never been sure of how much wear I would get out of it. Before buying it, I thought about how many different ways I could style and wear this piece – I wanted to get my money’s worth – and realised it has been designed to wear a multitude of ways and would therefore be a super addition to my wardrobe. Essentially, I didn’t buy just one top, I bought many (sort of), which makes it the best sort of investment.
In case you are still on the fence yourself (it is still pretty pricey, even in the sale) here are the five ways I have found to wear the Réalisation Par Bianca top so far.
First up is the ‘original’ way to wear this top, it is how it is most frequently styled on their website and in campaigns. It is pretty self explanatory, you just pull the ties together and tighten and voila, you have an extremely laid back (and slightly revealing) top. This is not bra friendly (most of these looks aren’t to be honest) and I would advise the use of tit tape. I bought this top in a size small and it is a tad loose on me, especially when styled like this – I don’t really have a chest that is likely to ‘pop out’ but the top gapes slightly when worn like this and did not feel very secure. Perhaps size down if this would be your preferred way to wear this top.
The second styling is my personal favourite and the reason I bit the bullet and finally purchased this top. It has been designed to wear as a wrap top, so there are small holes at the side of the garment to pull the ties through. It feels perfectly secure and more demure than the previous look – perhaps more day appropriate. This is likely how I will most often wear this top.
The third look is deceivingly similar to the second but slightly looser – you couldn’t wear it this way without tucking it in. To create this style is very simple, you just need to wrap the top over your front (as if creating the second look) but without tying it, instead securing it in place by tucking into your skirt/jeans/bottoms of choice. Tit tape may again be a good shout with this one.
The fourth option is again incredibly simple to style. You can just throw this top on and you basically have a jacket, but to create a smoother silhouette I loosely pulled the ties behind me so they weren’t dangling at the front which led to a nice drape at the front. Easy to pair with jeans for a relaxed look or you could even wear it as a beach cover-up, I think this is the easiest to style multiple ways.
The final look shows a lot more skin as it is cropped. I don’t normally like wearing cropped tops, I’ll be honest, but I felt surprisingly comfortable wearing the top in this way. To create this style you need to tie the two corners of the top close to your bust and then pull the ties around the back – I quite liked how this looked exposed, but you could hide the ties under the rest of the top’s fabric if you want a cleaner look. Whilst you can’t really get away with wearing a bra for this one, it did feel pretty secure because of how tight I was able to pull it to my chest.
So those are the five ways I was able to style the top, you can see them all in action here. It is a happy addition to my wardrobe as I think it is very versatile and I am currently eyeing up the other prints. Someone hide my credit card!
how much did you get this for? I’ve been waiting for a sale!
I bought it quite a while ago with a 20% off code (which they do every now and again) but it is actually on permanent sale right now because i think they are getting rid of it. It doesn’t appear to be on the US site anymore, but it’s still on the UK/Europe site here – though it is a little bit more than i paid when I purchased it through the US site. Otherwise I’d recommend stalking Depop for one secondhand 🙂