“Button up or button down?”

 It never occured to me that I always used the terms button up and button down interchangeably but a quick google search proved that I have been wrong for doing this. Since I am beyond sure that I am not the only one who’s been doing this, I figured I’d share my findings on here:

A button up shirt is any shirt with a button front. Simple enough, right? I have worn them in various colors in previous posts. An example from the post “Office attire” is seen below:

Office attire (10)On the other hand, a button down shirt is  pretty much a button up one but that also features buttons on each side of the collar as seen below. This concept was made popular by the Brooks Brothers in order to prevent the collar of Polo players to flap up during their games. Interesting, uh? More details on that here.

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This obviously isn’t groundbreaking but I hope that it at least made you say “OMG, who knew?!” 🙂 

Until next time VersiDivas,



    • 01/06/2016 / 9:05 AM

      Logan, it was a surprising discovery for real; I went back to previous blog posts & realized how wrong I was this whole time. Glad you found it helpful. Be well 😉

  1. cheri406
    01/05/2016 / 6:02 PM

    “OMG, who knew?!” 🙂 Ya kinda asked for that one … well couldn’t resist the temptation. Thanks Edwina, you taught me something … Wishing you the Happiest New Year to date + Be Happy, Inspired, Safe n Well! May God Continue to Bless you … my Beautiful Sis =D

    • 01/05/2016 / 6:04 PM

      Lol but seriously, who knew?! Ha! Happy new year to you as well my dear 😉 All the best wishes for a prosperous, healthy and fabulous year ahead!

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