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Giveaway: Enter to Win InStyle’s TrioPack – CLOSED

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Unflattering, baggy silhouettes. Unreliable, tight buttons. We all have reasons why the button-down shirt, a workplace essential, is our biggest frenemy. But don’t worry, InStyle Essentials is coming to your rescue with a collection of white button-front shirts that will fit any body type. Using the TrioFit sizing system, women can shop based on their bra size. Each adorable set comes with The Classic Button-Front, The Weekend Tunic, and The Bow Blouse, a $180 value. Levo’s partnering with InStyle this week to offer one lucky lady a free TrioPack. Plus, there’s a 50% off sale right now, and everyone gets free shipping with code LEVO!

How to Enter: Leave a comment below letting us know what your biggest pet peeve is about button-front shirts.

Deadline: You have until Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter the giveaway.

The winner will be randomly selected on Monday, August 11 and announced through Twitter and Facebook, so don’t forget to follow us to see if you’ve won. We will also contact the winner through email so please add @levoleague.com to your safe sender list. Good luck!

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Emily Thomas
Emily Thomas

I haven't worn a button down shirt successfully since high school due to my generous assets. Would love to win this trio to start showing up to work in something clean and crisp for once! Help me and my girls out!

Absolutely hate it when the buttons don't hold properly & the fabric changes opacity with humidity (perspiration) .. !

It seems to never fail that women's fit button down shirts are too short for my somewhat long torso, which means they won't stay tucked in or (if left untucked) ride up. <Sigh...>

Most button-front shirts fail to hug a woman's torso, making it look like you do not have that beautiful feminine torso.

The worst thing about button up shirts for women is it is almost impossible to feel feminine and sweet in a starched up button up. I have to overcompensate with a bold necklace or flowy skirt *which I don't mind too much ;)

Ashley Herzovi
Ashley Herzovi

Without fail, the buttons are always a weird distance apart. If I skip the top button, the shirt is open too low, and if I button to the top, I look like I stepped out of the 1800s!

Dionisia Quiroga
Dionisia Quiroga

My biggest pet peeve about button-up shirts is that they aren't fitted to a woman's body well. They lack chest space and are not brought in enough at the waist.

Gaping across the chest.

They can be difficult to move your arms in to do daily tasks if you shoulders are slightly wider than normal. Women's blouses usually do not allow for as much movement. Love the blouses above, they look perfect for the office!

I'm small but very busty. I hate when the buttons on my shirt pucker, giving everyone a peek at my bra as I walk down the hallway.

My abdominal area is my biggest problem. I always seem to look like I'm bursting out of my white button downs...I hate it! I only like to wear them when I'm wearing a blazer to cover up my midsection.

not only puckering at the buttons, but also rising up to high in the midriff when I raise my arms.

My pet peeves with button downs: When the buttons pucker, when the sleeves are too long and when I feel too restricted in a button down.

My pet peeve would be that since my shoulders are a little wider than normal, it makes it difficult to do daily tasks!

Generally being unflattering, and reminding me of school uniforms!

Jessica Cook
Jessica Cook

The biggest flaw of the button-up is that so many of them have not been altered for women. The side trim or spacing between buttons (oh la la) is less than flattering.

Courtney Reid
Courtney Reid

My biggest pet peeve about button up shirts is that they sometimes are non-forgiving for girls who are bustier. These types of shirts tend to bulge and give a peek of my bra!

Anonymous
Anonymous

My problem is that I am more generous in the hip area than in the bust. No one seems to provide hip measurements for shirts, but if they do fit in the hip, they are way too baggy on top. Also, everybody seems to be pushing 3/4 length sleeves, which are very unflattering.

My biggest pet peeve with the button up shirt is not fully fitting the womanly figure. There has yet to be a shirt where it fits in both the body and the bust. I'm actually very surprised that I have yet to find a button down shirt that actually fits me correctly!

Anonymous
Anonymous

My biggest pet peeve is when there is a gap in the bust area

Molly Vasa Bertolucci
Molly Vasa Bertolucci

My biggest pet peeve about button up shirts is that they make me look like a box!

Andrea C.
Andrea C.

My biggest pet peeve is that the front buttons always gap.

my biggest pet peeve is that my boobs are so big that they constantly unbutton. iwear undershirts now because one time it unbuttoned when i was crossing the street so i ran across so i could put my purse down and button it up and i got a freaking ticket for jay walking 133 freaking dollars. ridiculous

Heather
Heather

Most are not shapely and fit awkwardly.
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My biggest pet peeve is that the armpits of shirts always hang very low, thus making it look oversized and slovenly.

I can never find a button up shirt that flatters women with short waists!

M.
M.

I can never find a button up that doesn't create the weird boob button gap without having to go up sizes making the shirt too big for me overall. The whole thing just ends up looking schleppy.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not a fan of the usual buttons...I prefer them to be something a bit more special.

My pet peeve is when a button up fits perfectly in every way except the arms. It is either too short or too tight!

My pet peeve is when the buttons pop open.

Shira D.
Shira D.

Now that my loose-to-begin-with buttondowns have shrunk, they are baggy and short. I look like a 90's detergent commercial mom!

My biggest pet peeve of button front shirts once you wear it it will never return to the crisp white that it was when you bought it.

My biggest pet peeve about button-up shirts is that for women, they tend to be very low-cut at the top button.

the buttons gapping or having to sew a shirt closed and therefore having to slip it over you head.

My biggest problem with button down shirts is that they tend to be boxy...and then there's the button gap issue.

It's close to impossible to find one that is flattering. I'm petite, but not thin. So, either a shirt is the right length but puckers at the buttons, or it fits my chest and is too long.

Naomi Thompson
Naomi Thompson

I have a short torso so button downs are always too long or too boxy! Not to mention the button gap...

The front button shirt, Ahhh!!!! The gap if you have a C, D cup and beyond is annoying and trying to find a pin small enough to close the gap and not show.

My pet peeve is the way they awkwardly tuck into work pants and always end up puffing out and becoming untucked and just looking ridiculous. They are either too boxy or too short to stay tucked in and it drives me nuts!

I always manage to be one button off at not realize it until I'm sitting somewhere where I can't easily change it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The peekaboo aspect that leaves me awkwardly adjusting myself all day in addition to none figure flattering fits.

The gaps in between buttons is the worst! Often, that pet peeve keeps me from making a purchase.

Gaping! And that so many women wear shirts even if they gap! So unfortunate!

Kathryn Ayers
Kathryn Ayers

I feel like I have been on a never-ending hunt for a shirt that will fit my bust appropriately, but still be flattering around my abdomen, and remain work appropriate.

YES!!! I'm curvy and I either have a size that pulls around the bust, leaving gaps or I'm swimming in it! I need these!

I'll admit it. My motivation to break out the iron every morning is very, very low. While I LOVE the look of a crisp, well-fitted button down, the inevitable wrinkles drive me crazy!

Gaping around the bust! So hard to find shirts that lay flat.

My biggest pet peeve is when a shirt is not tailored and is to wide/big. I like a well-fitted, tailored shirt that stays put when tucked in.

Emily O'Brien
Emily O'Brien

The way they never ever fit right unless I get them tailored!

Anonymous
Anonymous

My biggest pet peeve is that the sleeves are usually too long, so I have to roll them.

My biggest pet peeve is that they never seem to tuck in properly. They are always either too short or too boxy, causing it to bunch and eventually become untucked. There's also the issue with the button gap around the chest.

My pet peeve is a too-long sleeve, or, often, the horrible boxy shape.

Anonymous
Anonymous

My pet-peeve is that my "girls" are size D And w/ button down shirts there is a gap that gives prime time view if my undergarments.

My pet peeve is losing a button :-)

I constantly have to re-tuck them in after standing up. They require lots of adjusting!

Abigail Gage
Abigail Gage

the constant "tucking back in" everytime I move!

Getting makeup on the collar!

makeup on the shirts and wrinkles!

Tiffany L-W
Tiffany L-W

I have a long torso (I'm 6'2) so getting the length right can be tricky...which means that the buttons can also be a nuisance!

Jessica Garber
Jessica Garber

Having to button it in general!

Camille Smith
Camille Smith

I have a long torso and arms so I am usually stuck buying a size larger than I need, making the shirt look frumpy.

too short! especially when they curve up on the sides

When I put on the shirt and it has wrinkles or if I accidentally get make-up on a white shirt! So noticeable!!!!

I hate when the buttons pull apart and leave you a little exposed! lol

Ah! the problem of gaping. Going a size over looks frumpy because of my petite frame, and a size under just looks wrong.

If it fits in the shoulders, I look like a box. I'm broad shouldered so finding a shirt that fits in both the shoulders and the torso is very difficult.

When it fits in one aspect but not another, like fitting perfectly through the torso but too short at the sleeves!

Not long enough to stay tucked in!

I hate when they aren't long enough to stay tucked in neatly

I hate that sometimes it fits perfectly everywhere except the chest and it's like a little peekaboo!

Mary York
Mary York

I hate when the buttons open at the chest and leave you exposed!

I'm with Dana Lange... it fits everywhere, but my arms look like sausages, or it fits perfectly, but it looks like a belly shirt. Button downs are difficult, especially if you are curvy.

K. C.
K. C.

For me its the gaping buttons right at the chest and the occasional short sleeve. Absolutely horrible when it happens at the same time.

Jessica Hennessey
Jessica Hennessey

Gaping buttons!

the gaping buttons or to tight arms are the worst

Gaps in between the buttons drive me nuts. I always feel so self conscious!

My biggest pet peeve about button-front shirts is the time consuming efforts in changing, when bouncing from the office to a cocktail after hours.

Buttons threatening to fly off and hit someone on the way to work is a big no-no

Biggest Pet Peeve about button front shirts: the gaping holes..and If we are top heavy we have to get a larger size but it ends up being too large everywhere else!!

Thanks for providing this awesome giveaway! My biggest pet peeves with front down button shirts that they never fit perfectly, keep buttoned properly, underarms that are easily stained, and shrink after one wash! Good luck everyone!

You gotta hate it when a button-up leaves you with the shape of a little boy! I'm so happy to find a line that recognizes what women want.

The constant battle of proper length and bust fit. Petite women can be busty as well.

There isn't enough variety of shape when it comes to button-fronts; most will only flatter a perfectly proportioned woman! I'd love to have professional shirts that didn't gap at the chest and still accentuated my tiny waist--feeling comfortable and looking good leads to greater confidence and success in the workplace!

When the shirts look frumpy!

No matter if you iron them or not they never look as crisp as the photos, the minute you sit down the front looks all bunched up!

When shirts have gaping due to me being top heavy. Having to buy bigger shirts so I wouldn't have gaping, which is unflattering. Lastly, when shirts are hard to iron

Natalia Voronova
Natalia Voronova

Always having at least 2-3 safety pins to deal with the gaping in the front. Collar never crisp looking. How they never look as good as men shirts

Hannah Wareham
Hannah Wareham

When they're too short to tuck in

It's the buttons, ALWAYS the buttons. I've resorted to fashion tape (ie double sided tape) but that's annoying to put on and take off. And when I forget to use it, that day gets interesting.

Alyssa Boutelle
Alyssa Boutelle

When they come untucked in the back whenever I sit in my little car.

When the middle button comes undone without you realizing and by the end of the day it comes to your attention that your bra has been visible to the public all day.

@YIRLARUBI: Im a DD and always have gaps between buttons! I've given up on button up shirts. 😣 via @levoleague http://t.co/5pigZl0jWa

Buttons are my worst enemy! The gaping is terrible. I avoid button downs like the plague.

Damaris Delgado
Damaris Delgado

I don't remember when the last time I wore a button down was. I'm thin everywhere except my chest so puckering is a huge problem for me!

Oh, the white button down! So versatile, yet so tricky. I can't stand it when button-down's just don't fit right: the shoulder seams are too narrow, it's too short to tuck in properly, the buttons gape, the list goes on! I'm in the perennial search for the ultimate white button-down

The gaping - awful!

I have a difficult time finding button downs that fit across my chest. I'm busty and they always pucker and pull. It looks like the button is going to fly off; they often come undone, which shows more than is necessary or appropriate for work.

I wear a white shirt to be professional but then I look unprofessional with the possibility of the chest buttons splitting open. In order to account for this, I often buy a size larger, but that makes me look frumpy, not professional. I'll also wear a white button down on because it feels cool and clean, but often it's not thick enough and see-through, so I always need to make sure to have a white tank top lying around to wear under. Thanks for coming up with a solution, InStyle!

The fear of other people being able to see through the fabric! 😱

The fear of gaping. I always feel the need to wear an undershirt.

Where do I begin? The fabric is either too tight, too baggy, see-through, or too short. I have given up on wearing button-downs because I can never find one to fit my body. I have resorted to regular blouses and dressy tees.

Tania Vasilikioti
Tania Vasilikioti

Definitely the fear of gaping!

I hesitate to buy button-downs because they gape at the bust, are baggy in the waist, or are too wide in the shoulders.

I have a small chest so very often it is difficult to get a nice fit from the right size. That is probably my biggest pet peeve about button downs

My biggest pet peeve with button downs is that because of my small chest it is often difficult to get a nice fit from the proper size.

My pet peeve with button downs is when my buttons on my tucked in shirt gets stuck on my pencil skirt!

The puckering between buttons, which means I have to wear a cami under it. In the summer hear this is my biggest professional wear enemy. Why can't shirts just fit nicely. Oh wait not any more with these beauties ;)

SeaEun K
SeaEun K

The top open button is either too high, which is uncomfortable or too conservative, or it's too low and inappropriate which then defaults the open button to the former. A button down can look attractive AND professional!

I haven't found a button down that is flattering, stylish, and fits well. I'm young and want to look hot and I don't want to spend a ton of money on tailoring while I'm building my career. Plus, I want an updated version of what my grandmother and mom wear.

Michaela Nardo
Michaela Nardo

My biggest button-down shirt beef: having to go up two sizes to get all of the buttons to close and lie flat on my chest! Sometimes I even have to buy a men's shirt and make sure it's always tucked in!

my biggest button down problem is that i'm flat chested and most of the button downs in my size are a bit low cut

My arch-enemy, those tiny two buttons that always look stressed or pulled. It's so difficult to find something tailored, stylish, and affordable!

Biggest pet peeve is when button down shirts just don't look flattering on me because of my small chest.

When they are ill-fitted and refuse to rest correctly when you want to tuck them.

When my make up gets on the collar :(((

I find that button downs have three problems for me:they are to tight in the chest, are not long enough to stay tucked in when I start moving, and are usually made out of such thin material that I need to wear a tank-top or Cami under the shirt.

My biggest button-down pet peeve is the bunching/lumping that happens when trying to layer with sweaters.

Ellen Moriarty
Ellen Moriarty

My biggest pet peeve is that they never stay tucked in.

Shaun Johnson
Shaun Johnson

I generally have to buy a size up in these shirts to accommodate my long arms and large busts. Now the buttons aren't about to pop open and my sleeves come down to my wrist, but everything else is kind of ill-fitting because it's a size to big.

I hate having to iron them but love the way they look with a pencil skirt.

Kelly Irelan
Kelly Irelan

Gaping is the worst!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I have wide shoulders and I always have to size way up so that my shoulders fit--then the rest of the shirt is way too baggy.

Anonymous
Anonymous

the gap!

Ali S
Ali S

Where do I start? The gap has to be the top of the pet peeve list on button down shirts.

The uni-boob hump I get when I try to tuck a stiffedned, starched one in!

I have given up on gaping buttons. I button all the way up to under my chest and leave it open from there. I wear tank underneath and we are good. Since I refuse to worry about that anymore its the layering issue. Trying to get a button down to lay right under a sweater is nearly impossible.

Being a larger breasted girl, my the button placement across my chest is always an issue. I'm not sure if there is an answer to this... except to buy an extra large shirt and get it tailored.

Christine Burgess
Christine Burgess

The boxy cut - we're women! We have curves and I would prefer a more tailored cut. Thank you! Chrissy

I love button down shirts and feel like they are really flattering. However, my issue is every time I buy one, it fits perfect for a few months and then it's like my bust increases three sizes!!! The shirt will button up to right under my breast but if I dare try one more button, an eye is going to be lost from a shotgun button! I then have to buy a size bigger and the shirt just looks so baggy that I just wear it as a nightshirt.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you have an ample bust, you have to purchase the next size up. Then the rest of it is too big!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Button down shirts tend to gap if there is not ample stretch in the fabric . Otherwise I love the shirts.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Love white shirts all combination awesome!!!


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