do you do when the perfect dress needs a little more
coverage? Second Base
TM, a new line of cropped camisoles from Santa
Monica manufacturer JL Horn Apparel, provides the answer
with coverage where it matters most - the cleavage area, but
not where it can cause bunching and bulk - in the waistline.
This smart, lightweight design is intended to wear 'over a
bra' as a second basic layering piece providing coverage
under wrap dresses, low-cut tops or even button down shirts.
The demi-camis TM
are about the length of a regular sports bra
but made with a Siro Micro Modal/Spandex blend that allows
for comfortable, seamless and breathable layering - not
found in regular and long length camisoles.
Jennie Horn, CEO and founder of Second BaseTM,
created the collection after years of working as a designer in a
corporate work environment. As much as she enjoyed her job, the
conservative culture clashed with her love of trendy dresses and
tops. After countless days of facing the same wardrobe dilemma,
inspiration struck and the first
half-cut camisole was born. "I wanted to look stylish and
professional without having to re-invent my wardrobe," says
Horn. "I realized that a camisole with less fabric would allow
me to wear my favorite pieces at work without feeling
self-conscious or dealing with the extra bulkiness of a regular
The collection consists of four styles:
Sarah: Similar to a classic camisole, this cami has thin
1/4" adjustable straps, providing flexibility in the amount of
coverage for that classic finish on virtually any outfit.
Meredith: The perfect solution for covering up those pesky
bra straps when you don't want them display. The Meredith cami
has wide straps, just like a tank top, with a higher back for
even more coverage.
Marlo: Designed to emulate the men's undershirts so many
women have adopted as their own, the Marlo is a ribbed tank top
tailored to work under most dresses and tops. And just like
men's tank tops, the Marlo may reveal the straps and sides of
your bra for a sexier look.
Brittany: Like the classically-designed Sarah, Brittany
offers the adjustability of
" straps but with a sweet lace trim
at the neckline for added styling.
The Second BaseTM
collection launches at retail this fall at select
specialty retailers like La Petite Coquette and The Town Shop in
Manhattan. Price points range from $29.00 - $31.00. Sizes range
from X-Small - X-Large, with a new plus size offering of 1X, 2X,
3X and 4X for Fall '09. In addition to basic color ways of
Black, White, and Ivory, each style is available in new color
indents of Red, Brown, Charcoal, Navy and Violet. Each camisole
is sold with a matching drawstring bag for easy portability.
was created in May 2009 by Jennie Horn, CEO and founder of JL
Horn Apparel, LLC of Santa Monica, California. The entire Second
collection is Made in the U.S.A., and sold at select specialty
stores nationwide and online at
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