The Best of CAMI NYC

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I am, admittedly, something of a CAMI NYC superfan. Their 100% silk racerback camis are easily my most-worn top year-round. I wear them alone in the summer (the 100% silk is nice and cool), and layer them under cashmere for extra warmth in the winter.

I have a full review coming out (how to wash, style, and get the correct size)…but I suspect that the entire line is about to go on sale so I wanted to get some of their new pieces on everyone’s radar. Besides, some of these pieces would make really festive holidays-at-home looks.

Silk Camis, Lace Tank Tops & JOGGERS: What’s Good At CAMI NYC

In addition to the silk camis (which are gorgeous), CAMI NYC recently launched a line of similar pieces in a drapey jersey knit. Be still my heart.

And, because it’s still 2020…CAMI NYC also launched a new line of fleece joggers, in coordinating colors to match their camis. Let’s start there, shall we?

CAMI NYC Joggers + Matching Silk Tanks

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

cami (xs) – also at Nordstrom | joggers (s)

This is genius, right? Joggers to match silk camis?? Especially when the joggers are a little fancy themselves. While they are *just* fleece joggers, they’re heavyweight and luxe: these joggers feel expensive. The ruffled waistband, gold-tipped drawstrings, and perfectly stitched pockets add to the appeal.

NOTE: Let’s just ignore the wrinkles in the top. I know, I KNOW.

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

cami (xs) – also at Nordstrom | joggers (s)

The joggers are available in pecan (pictured), black, frost and oat — all colors have coordinating silk camis available as well.


Introducing…Jersey Racerback Camis (The CAMI NYC Aggie)

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

cami (xs) – also at Nordstrom | jeans (26) | comfort heels

While this top does run a bit big…it’s gorgeous. Unlike the silk racerback, however, this cami shifts around a bit, so you’ll need a bra (strapless or a strappy racerback) unless you are more Free With The Nips than I.

NOTE: There’s also a jersey cami that’s an exact replica of the silk racerback…it might provide more coverage.

cami (xs) – also at Nordstrom | jeans (26)


A Jersey & Lace Cami (The CAMI NYC Leia)

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

cami (xs) – also at Nordstrom | jeans (26) | comfort heels

OMG I love this thing. This cami has a cool high-low vibe (basically a gray t-shirt fabric with black lace details), and can be worn with a regular bra. Your best bet will be a black bra with straps on the thinner side, but play around to see what works.

If you are short…you *might* want to get the straps taken up in the back, just so you can more easily hide a bra. This alteration would be pretty affordable, however, and totally worth it, IMO.

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

This cami is also available in black — I love both of them.

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

cami (xs)- also at Nordstrom | jeans (26) | comfort heels


Still My Favorite: CAMI NYC Classic Silk Racerback (New Colors)

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

cami (small, should’ve sized down) — ‘crabapple gingham’ — also at Shopbop | jeans (26) | comfort heels

CAMI NYC is always adding new colors to their lineup…and this buffalo plaid (bizarrely named ‘crabapple gingham’) has a tendency to sell out quickly. I’ve found that this cami runs a bit big (I’m typically a size small in tops…but usually take an XS in this style).

The pecan (originally shown with matching joggers) is also lovely with denim…but you’ll never go wrong with classic black, either.

cami (xs) – pecan, black – also at Nordstrom | jeans (26) | comfort heels

NOTE: The pecan one was new-out-of-the-box…the black one is years’ old, and has been washed several times. That accounts for the difference in sheen AND the difference in wrinkles.


A Pretty Silk & Lace Cami (The CAMI NYC Cosette)

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

cami (xs but need a small) | jeans (26) | comfort heels

Every year CAMI NYC comes out with some new silk-and-lace iteration, and this one is gorgeous. Unlike the classic racerback, I found that the Cosette cami runs a bit snug (or maybe just TTS), so the XS I’m wearing above is too tight across the chest.

In hindsight….I wish I had picked up the Maida silk cami — it has a romantic button-front that is both sweet and sexy. (A few sizes are currently on sale at Net-a-Porter.)

My Favorite Cami For Layering (The CAMI NYC Olivia)

In addition to silk camis (gorg), CAMI NYC launched similar lace-trimmed tanks in a drapey jersey knit. OH — & a line of cotton joggers. Let's go.

Guys, I am remiss I absolutely should’ve ordered one of the new Olivia silk camis…but completely missed it. My old silver one is long gone, but the new colors & patterns are fresh and gorgeous. This is actually my favorite style for layering over tees or turtlenecks. Like the classic racerback, this one runs a bit big, so I’m happiest in an XS.

The black lame is the most similar to my silver one above (and on crazy sale), but the Autumn Wildflower is heartbreakingly gorgeous (and also on sale). It’s also at Nordstrom (call for a price match).

If you guys have any other questions about these camis (I seriously wear them almost daily), let me know in the comments. My in-depth review is almost ready, and I want to make sure I have the bases covered.

xo!

S

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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and shorts known as denim-underwear, always.

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  1. Awhile back you mentioned you were going to purchase the Linney…if you did, how did that fit? I’m curious about that and the Ester. Thanks

    • That Linny sold out in my size before I could get it on sale! But for both of those tops, I’d probably go with the XS – it looks like the fit is almost exactly that of the Olivia (or the jersey knit Leia). That said…if I happened to find a realllllly pretty one on crazy sale (like $50), I’d fudge a little on the size: https://shopstyle.it/l/bpQkg

      In either case, I find that the straps run a bit long – I’d probably have the straps tightened a bit in the back. But once done, it’s much easier to wear with a regular bra.

  2. OMG, I was so confused. I thought this post was by Cam and was confused when it switched to Shana halfway through… (seriously, with the blonde bun and a camera obscuring most of your face…)

  3. Are the silk tanks not unbearably staticy for you in the winter??
    Also, maybe waaaaay too personal, but did you ever elect to do nipple reconstruction? Does that affect how the shirts lay?

    • No! Not static-y at all! I think maybe because I hang them dry?? Hmm.

      But yeah – I did nipple reconstruction on one, and had nipple sparing surgery on the non-cancer one. But the nipple reconstruction was basically pointless. It lost all shape and went back to being 100% completely flat within a couple of years. So it’s tattoo’d but…well…ok. There’s some sort of texture change there, but no projection (haha can you tell I’m literally looking right now?). When I wear these camis, if you look closely, you could tell that my left side does have a nipple…and, I suppose, you might be able to tell that my right side does not. But it’s so subtle, no one would actually notice (except for me).

  4. I splurged for one of these camis and while beautiful, I never wear it! It’s too billowy for under a sweater, and looks like straight up lingerie alone. It is lingerie, I guess. My teenage son would be mortified if I wore this in public! While very pretty, I just find this an impractical garment. Maybe I’ll start sleeping in it.

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