What are blouses?
A blouse is classically defined as “a loose-fitting upper garment worn by women” and most of us know this wardrobe must have the classic button up style that we pair with jeans, trousers and skirts for office as well as a stylish off-duty look.
Blouses can also be worn by anyone and for so many different events too, so blouses can be one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe depending on how you style it.
Whilst the word “blouse” might conjure up a retro style blouse like a pussybow blouse, there are also lots of modern styles too including peplum blouses that can show off a small waist and swing blouses that can
look stylish paired with skinny jeans or cigarette pants for the office.
Who should wear blouses?
Blouses suit every body shape and every woman, so they don’t have to be something that you should shy away from wearing and loving in your wardrobe.
Show off a curvy figure and draw attention to your best assets with a wrap blouse that can flatter an hourglass shape. Another choice is a bardot blouse, which can add a feminine touch with a flash of skin in a demure style.
It might sound counterproductive but an oversized blouse can also be a great wardrobe staple to flatter the figure too. Twin it with skinny jeans to balance out your shape and embrace it in printed styles and abstract blouses to show off your style.
When should I wear blouses?
Blouses can be worn at almost any type of occasion and at any time of year, so the rulebook is out when it comes to choosing how you wear them and how you style them!
The office is an obvious choice for a blouse and with so many workwear styles, there’s one for every day of the week that can see you from a big meeting through to after work drinks at 5pm.
Choose a sweet ditsy print blouse for a fresh springtime look that looks great in the sunshine or be fun with a holiday blouse for the perfect festive outfit. You can even wear a wedding blouse for pretty styles that look great as a wedding guest
outfit paired with midi skirts and heels.
How should I wear blouses? What pairs well with blouses?
The fun part of any outfit is getting to style it and dressing up your blouses is no different! Style your abstract blouses or floral blouses for a fun look or keep them classic with simple styles like a broderie anglaise or lace for a French-inspired outfit or a checked blouse for a preppy style that won’t date.
Animal print blouses including snake print and leopard print can be paired with simple gold or silver jewellery for an understated luxury look. Yet they look just as good being styled with a leather biker jacket, jeans and boots for an easy date night look that just needs a red lipstick to top it off.
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