Blouses are having a bit of thing at the moment. And we’re definitely talking blouses, not shirts. They’re high-necked, feminine and lacy – maybe with a few ruffles or some broderie anglaise. I normally steer clear of pretty, frothy, clothes, but I can resist no longer.
Maybe it’s the feeling of spring in the air? After a long cold winter in bobbly woolly jumpers, there’s something deeply tempting about a few light ruffles.
They’re a bit of a contradiction – slightly austere, but also really feminine and frilly. Of course, there’s a danger of wandering into Edwardian lady territory – you know, tea on the lawn and parasols. To avoid this, wear your high-necked blouse with a pair of relaxed jeans.
My blouse was a great find in a charity shop last week (actually brand-new M&S with tags). It’s at the plain end of the market, but now I’ve dipped my toe in the water, I’m planning on purchasing something even more ridiculous.
I’ve picked out some of my current favourites from the high street to tempt you even further:
So, will you be trying one soon? Or maybe lacy blouses are your idea of hell?