Shy, Bashful, Coy, and…
There is shy, the introverted, downtrodden sister to bashful.
There is coy, the demure and not entirely innocent sister—the one who spikes the punch bowl then blinks doe-eyed.
Shy and bashful are almost interchangeable, while coy is more difficult to achieve. When done right, it can be extremely persuasive. When done wrong, it’s fake and superficial.
Confusing, isn’t it?
In order to make things perfectly clear, I recommend this unabashed Confidence Blouse (No. 5788) with its sheer silk chiffon bodice in thrilling black-and-white dot print. It not only allows you to display yourself in full coming-out-of-your-shell mode but may inspire others to do the same. Confidence, like mystery, attracts.
The sensual black lace panel is offset with a cream jersey knit cami. Astute band collar. Two domed buttons at back collar with adjustable sleeve cuffs. French seam finishes. The fit flatters with back waist-shaping darts. Straight hem in front with longer curved hem in the back. You could act shy, but they’d know you’re just being coy. Imported.
|XXS||0||32||24 1/2||34 1/2|
|XS||2||33||25 1/2||35 1/2|
|4||34||26 1/2||36 1/2|
|SML||6||35||27 1/2||37 1/2|
|8||36||28 1/2||38 1/2|
|MED||10||37||29 1/2||39 1/2|
|LG||14||40||32 1/2||42 1/2|