Shirt/blouse back (rear)
Baby doll tops feature form-fitting shoulders and bust, a high seam and a loose-fitting, flowing silhouette falling at the hips.
A bib top is a back-closing blouse with a band collar and square or rounded insets in front. They are also called tuxedo blouses if the yoke is pleated.
A blouson is an overblouse with length and fullness above the waist. For blouses, the fullness is usually gathered into a band.
A body blouse is a very close-fitting blouse or shirt, usually of knitted or stretch fabric, which has a pant section or snap crotch. They are sometimes called body shirts.
A bustier is a strapless top which may be fitted with darts, boned, or held in place by elasticized shirring. A shirred style is often called a tube top.
A camisole is a top with a camisole neckline.
A cropped top is a fitted short blouse that reaches to the ribs. It usually features a scoop neckline and short sleeves. They are sometimes referred to as bare midriff top or if a fitted variation, a choli top.
A flange top has a wide vertical pleat formed by a fold over the top of the armhole seam extending to the waist or hem.
A kimono was once a long, full-length traditional Japanese garment but has been Westernized and reimagined to a form similar to a casual cardigan but longer. They are often knee length but may come in longer lengths.
An overblouse is a blouse worn over the skirt or pants rather than tucked inside. They sometimes have slits at the side seams.
An oversize top is any style blouse or shirt cut extra-large or sometimes extra-long.
A peasant top is a blouse with a drawstring or elasticized neckline and raglan sleeves. They are also called gypsy blouses.
A peplum is an overblouse with a separate seam at the waist to which is attached a ruffle, shaped, or bias-cut piece. A peplum may also refer to an elongated blouse with an elasticized waistline.
A pullover is a blouse which pulls over the head. It may or may not have a collar, and can have short or long sleeves, but has a neckline large enough to go over the head.
A shell is a sleeveless blouse with a jewel or scoop neckline. They may be buttoned in back or pullover types.
Shirt or shirtwaist
A shirt or shirtwaist is a blouse styled similar to a man's tailored shirt including one- or two-piece high stand collars, yoke, left chest patch pocket, and a button band front opening. The hem is usually curved. They are sometimes referred to as tailored blouses.
A smock is an oversized blouse with yoke and fullness below the yoke. It is usually sleeved and worn as a coverup.
A torso top is an overblouse that fits snugly through the waist and extends to the hips.
A twinset top is a pair of blouses or sweaters designed to be worn together. The overblouse is usually long sleeved with a buttoned front and the underblouse is similar to a shell or camisole. Sweaters with the same look may be called a sweater set.
A tunic is an extended mid-thigh or longer overblouse of any style. Tunics are usually straight or slightly fitted and worn beltless. Tunics may be considered a two-piece dress when worn with a straight skirt.
A western top is a shirt with a high stand collar, front and back shaped yoke, flap pockets or half-moon pockets, large snap closings, and piping. They are also called cowboy shirts.
A wrap is a blouse with a crossover front. Wraps are usually held closed by a skirt or pant waistband. They are also referred to as surplice blouses.