About Olivia Moon

Overview

Frilly, feminine and soft, the Olive Moon label offers basics with a bohemian slant. Details such as pleats, empire waists, tiers, draped necklines, chiffon insets, lace, ruffles and tightly woven knits create a refined profile--and at a price lower than high-end design counterparts. As of 2011, Oliva Moon styles are sold only online and at Nordstrom's department store.

Background

Los Angeles, home to many fashion-forward brands, is the base of the Olivia Moon clothing line. The collection features only blouses, sweaters and tops, in the full range of weights and styles, including hooded ponchos for winter and light-as-air camisoles for summer. The Olivia Moon brand stands out for being made in America.

Price Point

Olivia Moon styles are designed to be affordable, yet similar in style to more expensive pieces by Eileen Fisher or J. Jill. As of February 2011, they cost between $38 and $70.

Olivia Moon Market

The Olivia Moon brand may lack edge, but it has a subtle flirty quality. Sheer fabrics and fitted bodices flatter the female form. The hues range from neutrals and very pale pastels to jewel tones. A cerulean blue sleeveless top is perfectly paired with white jeans, while an amethyst slub-knit cardigan dresses up dark wash jeggings. The label offers standard, petite and plus sizes, extending up to size 3X. Lazy launderer beware, as these pieces all demand hand-washing, even the ones made of basic fabrics such as cotton, polyester and jersey.

Versatility

Most people think of day wear when considering wearing Olivia Moon styles. However, the jewel tones and fanciful details make these tops work with black skirts and glittery accessories. Actress Teri Hatcher cut a stylish figure in an Olivia Moon soft and fitted sleeveless knit top covered in tight frills in black and gray. Pair the top with skinny jeans for a cocktail after work or with black leggings for a night at the club.

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