Statement Tops That Will Wow… For Glam But Casual Holidays

Whatever your holiday style or plans, a statement top is a go-to party outfit idea that’s easy… which is exactly what we need as women over 40, right!? Convenience without giving up style is key! This year, all you need is your pretty statement top, a good pair of dark wash skinny jeans, and some pumps! If your holiday gathering is more casual this year, these festive statement tops are for you…

Statement Tops, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style sharing festive statement tops for the holidays including bodysuits and tops by Amanda Uprichard, Express, and more

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#1 | Amanda Uprichard Puff Shoulder Top

I talk about how I love this top so much, I bought it in two colors in this post! I love the v-wire and ruching around the bust. It’s so sexy and it’s supportive enough that you don’t have to wear a bra! I also love the puff sleeves… Remember, I like drama in my clothes, not my life! ???? it’s a great top to wear with jeans and some fun earrings during the holidays! It also comes in this pretty red color.

#2 | Camo Alice + Oliva Blouse

I love the feminine and masculine combo this gorgeous blouse provides! The puff shoulders are so fun and pretty but the camo print offsets the femininity. See how I styled this top here.

#3 | ALLSAINTS Leopard Bodysuit

I’m a big fan of bodysuits so you will see a lot of them in this roundup of statement “tops”. If you haven’t tried one yet…you should! This bodysuit would be a perfect subtle statement for the holidays. I love the print, mock neck, and semi-sheer fabric!

#4 | Amanda Uprichard Sheer Bodysuit

This bodysuit has a bit more sparkle. The sheer overlay has pretty metallic details that give it just enough statement without being over the top!

#5 | One Shoulder Bodysuit

Show off your shoulder with this sexy one-shoulder bodysuit! The deep burgundy color is so pretty for the holidays! And I love the gold buttons on the cuff.

#6 | Leopard Balloon Sleeve Top

This jacquard leopard top comes in three other colors and it’s super affordable!

#7 | Metallic Long Sleeve Top

This top is the perfect mix of casual and statement. The more relaxed fit is casual but the metallic fabric is glam!

#8 | Metallic Twist Front Blouse

If you like the look of #7 but want a bit more drama, this Saylor top is perfect! It has a cool twist front detail, deep v neckline, and puffed sleeves.

#9 | Iridescent Bodysuit

For a super sexy option, go with this iridescent polka dot bodysuit by ASTR the Label! The banded waist is super flattering and the v-neckline is sexy!

#10 | Jonathan Simkhai Lace Corset Top

For a little bit of understated sexy, this Jonathan Simkhai top is gorgeous! The lace, the corset style, the flared peplum hem, sheer neckline…everything about it is so chic!

#11 | Plunge Neck Bodysuit

This bodysuit is another sexy option with a plunging neckline and fun puff shoulders. It’s by ASTR the Label and under $100!

#12 | Sequin Flutter Sleeve Top

This Anthropologie top comes in three colors but I LOVE the ivory. It has really pretty flutter sleeves and the sequins make a statement but aren’t too shiny and over the top.
Shop more Anthropologie tops here.

#13 | Embellished Mock Neck Tee

This pretty mock neck top from Express has just enough sparkle on the shoulders. It also comes in white!

#14 | Gold Top

I LOVE this gold top by Sabina Musayev! The cinched waist and v neck are super flattering. And the color and metallic fabric alone makes it a standout, statement top! It also has matching pants!

#15 | Taffeta Puff Sleeve Bodysuit

This bodysuit is super affordable and comes in white and black. Only the sleeves are taffeta so it’s still comfortable and a fun, bold choice!

#16 | Sequin Halter Top

For another affordable option, this sequin halter neck top by Chelsea28 is only $69! I bought the black but the beige is also really pretty!

What holiday looks are you planning to wear this year? Statement tops and jeans? Dresses? Please share in the comments below!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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284 thoughts on “Statement Tops That Will Wow… For Glam But Casual Holidays

  1. #5! My pick is the one Shoulder bodysuit! Sexy and classy. Fun for a special occasion and makes jewelry pop!!

    Thank you Erin for sharing your gift. I’ve always loved fashion and fun clothes, and you help me make the best choices. REALLY LOVE your style of grace, elegance and Relatability. You can be a mom, wife, businesswoman, and still have lots of fun with clothes!

  2. loving all of them – just ordered #10, the sequin halter top and it is on sale now @ $41.40! So excited for new years now that i have something so cute that i can wear with my jeans 🙂

  3. Not a statemeNt top gal necessarily, but you Have gotten me to try many things out of my wheel house. So thank you for your content. YOU’RE my secret style weapon!


    1. That’s fantastic, Jennifer! While I focus on 40+ fashion, a lot of my tips work for a wide range of women! Thank you SO much for your sweet words! xo

  5. Thank you for encouraging me to try bold tops. When I was a kid, I would wear dramatic pieces. As I got older, I started downplaying my style to not draw attention. I’ve reincorporated dramatic and bold looks into my fashion and I LOVE the way it makes me feel. I feel beautiful, confident and like my personality shines through. 9, 11 and 15 are my favorites here – the sexy drama of the first two, and the versatility (while elevated) of the latter.

  6. I love the Idea of wearing beautiful tops wit jeans for a party Look! Thanks for the inspiration!
    DONNA goode

  7. Thank you for giving age appropriate ideaS for the holidays! Every time i go to the store i have to avoid dressing like my daughter and my mother!

  8. All the blouses are beautiful, but I especially love #10! Thank you for sharing this idea for the holiday. Congratulations Erin on your new website! ????

  9. I love Bodysuits, so easy to Wear and they give you a nice clean line. But my fAvoritE top iS the fluttEr sleeve top. Beautiful!

  10. That one shoulder tOp is my absolute favorite but so many cute choices! I wish our christmas wasn’t just us Alone while face timing our kids and the rest Of our family this year!

  11. Love love these! I wish covid wasn’t PREVENTING me from going to PARTIES tHis year. I rEally love the gold blouse and will Wear it with my famIly this year. Coco chanel said, “life is a party. dress like it.” So i will!

  12. LOve your posts and stories and especially your capsUle lists. Currently on holidays but already Planning a hUge Wardrobe clear out when i get home . Thank you ????????????

  13. CoNgrats on the huge new site upgrade! Will take a look around now.I really like the metallic long sleeve top, dressed up casual is perfect. (I dont know why My typing is all caps, i hope is doesnt post like that, if so its unintentional)

  14. Thanks For shaRing so many Beautidul beautiful options! This wilL DEFINITELY be my go-to this year As we stay at home thia christmas but stIll want to dress up a bit to make it feel special.

  15. #2 has me quite intrigued!! Being a lover of all things camo, I just might try iT. BeAutiful combo of feminine, sheer uniqueness, & edge. Awesome!

  16. I love numBer 6 for our at-home christmas with my parents. and it comes in multiple colors! Thanks.

  17. Thank you so much for the much needed Holiday inspO! I look forward to Getting dressed this holiday season to add some festivEness and glam to my mood.

  18. Love #14 for the luxe look in gold and flattering cut. And who doesn’t want a camo top in a curvy feminine style? Love them both!

  19. I love all of these beaUtiful tops!! Im sooo excited for your new website!! Thanks for helping us all look our very best!! ❤️

    1. I absolutely love the content thus far. Definitely my preference over the other platforms. Congratulations

  20. Love #8 but with my triangle body type puff shoulders like that would only accentuate my already broad shoulders. they are all beautiful though. Patrycja xo

  21. Love #7 and #12 – casual and sparkly, perfect to wear with jeans, especially now since most are home celebrating the holidays. love all your picks!

  22. I am so thrilled that I found you Erin. As a woman in her 40s some trends do not keep us in mind. You help me learn how to be trendy, put together, and feel good while looking my age. It is so important for me to Not look as if I’m trying to pretend I’m in my 20s. Again, thank you and continue being your awesome, authentic self!

  23. My team Holiday party is TOMORROW and i’m planning on wearing a BLACK mock necK and Faux fur jacket- so # 13 speaks to me! I have to be wArm or im miserable.

  24. Fabulous job with the new website!!! Love #6 with the leopard print! Very classic and i could wear it as a regular styled basic too!!

    The layout is so easy to navigate with the different headings! I love seeing all the pictures! Can’t wait for the next rotation of articles! Thank you so much erin and the rest of your new staff! Well done!

    1. Hi Heather! Thank you so very much for your kind, supportive words. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. xo

  25. Love these options! I so appreciate A site focused on stylish women over 40! Look forward to the FUTURE posts.

  26. The selections for fun toPs are simply perfect! I’m so exciteD to continue to explore your new site! Congrats!

  27. I am in love with the Jonathan Simkhai Lace Corset Top! Velvet and lace is the perfect combo (classy and sexy). Thank you for sharing, Erin!


  29. We had to cancel all family gatherings due to covid risk…:-(
    but i’m inspired to wear something beautiful for my husband and me anyway!
    thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  30. Congratulations ????????????????. I’m beyond happy for you and the team. I love everything… absolutely everything you do. You have INSPIRED me tremendously especially during this pandemic. I look and feel better than ever before ☺️????. I love all of these tops!
    THANK you Erin and team busbee

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Ana! I am most grateful to have amazing women like you in my corner. I appreciate YOU. xo

  31. I love this post. Thank yOu for the great list of beautiful BLOUSES. i lOve the camo blouse. Its on my wish list.

    I can’t wait to reAd more content On your new website! Sonja

  32. Congratulations on the new site! Excited for all it has to offer. Top #13 is my favorite here, simple with sparkle!

  33. Thank you for showing us these statement tops that make us feel great wearing them. Its fun to push ourselves outside our “norm”. i appreciate your help in getting items that makes us feel our best without looking like we are trying to hard. i’ve started working on a better “go to, always works” wardrobe.

    1. Hi Amanda! I would suggest dark colors (doesn’t have to be black)…If you want a pattern, keep it to a small scale. Also, V-Neckline is very slimming. xo

  34. definitely MONOchromatic, because i’m only 5 foot! i also appreciate all the puffed sleaves right now, because hips.

  35. The Sequined top in ivory IS cute, and versatile! I love that all the PHOTOs link directly to the stores where they can be purchased. This is a great website Erin, love it!!

  36. I love a good Amanda Uprichard top! I totally plan on wearing a statement lace top on CHRISTMAS this year.

  37. Yaaay! Excited for your new site erin. I discoVered you by accident on yt and im so glad. Im under 40, but your style tips are timeless in my opinion. Cannot wait to see the bag samples! ❤️

  38. Love the full ranGe of tops and necklines, as well as your JEWELRY advice! CONGRATULATIONS on the new website. I enjoY your humor and candor and look fOrward To a new viDeo each week!

  39. Thanks to you i got my first CASHMERE sweater! I feel so special and pampered! Only took 77 years, but its never too late! Live your new website! Xoxo

  40. So happy to have found Erin! She has SINGLE-handEdly updated me! I feel more put TOGETHER Than ever! Love the tops!

  41. love 1,2.and 11…puffy sleeves are the best. Thanks for all you do…u look great and provide a wealth of knowledge.

  42. I lOve the variety of blouses. You aleays include things for all body types and ages. Am finding i really am defining my style as elevated casual and a blouse is the perfect thing to do thaT. Thank you for all your tips and tricks! Congrats on the new site!

  43. Tou make it so easy to shop what uou style. Ive bouggt several things from your youtube channel and love the videos ????

    Thank you!!

  44. Loving the ivory looks this winter. Congrats on THE new site Erin!!! So happy to have found such a great resource!!

  45. When I saw the Camo Alice + Oliva Blouse on you on Instagram I was all heart eyes! It’s so my style. Thank you for all the work you do for us. ~Aime

  46. I lOve the sabina musaye top, but lately i feel like i have short necK and the deep v is not flattering for me. It would be great a video on how to elongate your neck. Love your content!

  47. lovE the sequin halter! Im inspired to ask my daughter and daughter-in-law to wear sequins On CHRISTMAS eve for traditIonal tamale dinner. Also love yhe black bustier

  48. Really great options for the holdiay season! Thank’s Erin for finding all the coolest trends & affordable prices.
    I’m a colorado girl too – Durango shout out here. Laura

  49. Some great tops for thE holidays! I ESPECIALLY love the camo. Number 3 would be a close 2nd. They are all beautIful though!

  50. So excited to have a website geared specifically to my age group! I love that you show how women in their 40’s can apply Current trends.

  51. I always love your content Erin. you have taught me so many things about fashion. i think you are an amazing lady and i appreciate your heartfelt messages.

  52. I love them all, but the camo top is my fav!!!! Congrats erin!!!! You are suCh an amazing fashion influencer for me!!!! Xoxo jenn

  53. Your help has been invaluable! Love your choices, tips and suggestions. You are a great teacher! Thanks for keeping us stylish, on trend and healthy at any age!

  54. I love #6! I always gravitate toward white lace tops and this feels like a similar vibe but with leopard (another favorite!) I can’t wait to dress up again!

  55. I love all the plunging neck lines. I just bought some tape (after I watched one of your videos about tips.). Can’t wait to use it with this look! Congrats on your website! Looks amazing ????????‍♀️

  56. I love this idea as it really promo individual stule and taste, with allowing personality to shine through!

  57. Congrats Erin!!! So excited for this website. You truly are an inspiration. Btw, I love #10! Just like you, i seem to always accidentally choose the one with the big pricetag????????????‍♀️.

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