Baby doll tops feature form-fitting shoulders and bust, a high seam and a loose-fitting, flowing silhouette falling at the hips. These tops are comfortable to wear and versatile enough for work, school and lounging. However, make sure your outfit looks cute and relaxed, not shapeless or like a maternity garment -- unless, of course, you are actually expecting. Knowing what to wear with your baby doll top, and how to dress it up or down, will keep you looking sharp.
Pair a baby doll top with dress pants and heels for a professional look. Add a belt over the top for a trendier look, or slide on a blazer to keep it conservative. If your shirt is cut low, wear a dressy camisole underneath.
Wear a baby doll top with skinny jeans for a casual but polished look. Fitted jeans balance the loose top for a look of effortless style. Dress it up with pretty jewelry and heels or dress it down with your favorite tennies.
Add casual denim shorts or knee-length capri pants to a baby doll top for a hot summer look. This combo works especially well with printed baby doll tops. Make sure your shorts are longer than your top.
Pair longer baby doll tops with opaque stockings and knee-high boots for an edgy winter look. Darker colors such as navy blue, spruce green and royal purple work best for winter outfits.
Rebekah Richards is a professional writer with work published in the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution," "Brandeis University Law Journal" and online at tolerance.org. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with bachelor's degrees in creative writing, English/American literature and international studies. Richards earned a master's degree at Carnegie Mellon University.