First, the Modern Deco tank - I really really like it! Slate is a very pretty color that will go with everything. It is a size small and I think it's a good size. Definitely shouldn't be any smaller. It is also quite a long tank - it covers the bum completely! I think it would look cute with tights or skirts. The all over beading in the front looks a little fancy, but the top is very comfortable on. So you kind of get the best of both worlds!
Here it is on me:
The detail of the beading is actually visually slimming I think. You get this vertical design that ends in an upside down "V" shape, which accentuates the waistline.
The rest of it is not as dense, and it is semi-sheer.
Oh yeah, the inner layer is actually completely separate tank. It's long and is very soft and comfy. I kind of like it more by itself than with the top over! But I'm not going to keep a $79 tank.
So I wasn't sure if I was supposed to tie the top in the front or the back. I tried the front - it looks really weird. So I think it's meant to be tied in the back. I think it also looks weird though! Just less weird than tying in the front lol. I just don't know what the point of the ties is.
This is how it looks in the front with it tied in the back:
I got this top in size S and I like the more relaxed fit in this style. Because of the completely mesh back, I think if it was any tighter, it would start to resemble a street walker lol. I do love the mesh for the summer though! This tank would look really cute with shorts! I also wonder if I can wear it to workout in.
Here's a close up of the front:
Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad! I also got the 30 day free shipping thing from Gilt (it was only like $2 more than paying for the one time shipping), so I'll be swapping out the silk chiffon top for something else better, hopefully!