Do you want to have a sensual and refined style? Nothing’s better than a soft and fascinating blouse, which now the best international luxury brands turn into the absolute protagonist of female wardrobe.
Vintage taste and modern appeal for the new femininity
The blouse is a versatile and sophisticated garment, which origins started in the Victorian era, but which over time has become one of the most elaborate and refined pieces of women's fashion. Especially in the 80s it lived a period of true glory. In fact, is precisely to vintage fashion that the most beautiful creations of this year are inspired.
The designers bring back on women's catwalks the beautiful Victorian-style blouses, with high collars and puffed sleeves. It’s the triumph of lace, sensual like those proposed by Zimmermann, used to emphasize details like those by Stella McCartney and Self Portrait, or in the classic eyelet for the outfits by Rebecca Taylor and See by Chloe. 19th-century inspiration also for Giambattista Valli and Oscar De La Renta, who decorate their blouses with flounces and tassels.
20s inspiration, instead, for the lingerie-style satin and lace blouses by Jason Wu and those pajama-style by Alexander McQueen. 80s and 90s are reintroduced in the corset-effect satin blouses made by Saint Laurent or for the minimal ones by Giorgio Armani, who uses grey silk for his cool back crossed tops.
Surprising details and special effects for the trendiest blouses
To express elegance and good taste just bet on details. As well-known the trendiest fashion designers, who give a touch of creativity to contemporary blouses, emphasizing shapes and details with surprising effects.
Among the sexiest women's blouses, there are the crossed models with floral or checked prints created by Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs and Alice + Olivia.
To give an original touch to your style choose among the many blouses decorated by pleats, flounces and drapes. Pleats give a sumptuous mood to the stunning flared blouses of Valentino, Schiapparelli and Blumarine. The soft drapes created by Thierry Mugler, Narciso Rodriguez and Marni create sinuous movements, emphasizing the body’s curves. While frills, seen in many fashion shows, give a touch of vitality and romance to feminine look, decorating sleeves, necklines and yokes of the blouses designed by Givenchy, N°21, Fendi and Twin Set.
If you prefer small, but precious and refined details, there are the bejeweled buttons used by Michael Kors or the silk fringes used by Tom Ford, Andrew Gn and Norma Kamali. But the real protagonists of women's runways are sleeves and shoulders:
Kimono sleeves by Akris and Derek Lam come from Far East, while those by Loewe are inspired by the foulard trend
Soft butterfly sleeves for the chiffon blouse by Ralph Lauren
Off-the-shoulder lines also for the Blugirl’s blouses decorated with floral embroideries, those cheered-up by beautiful flower prints by Dolce & Gabbana and those with draped sleeves by Diane Von Furstenberg
Huge baloon sleeves for Alaia
Small cuts and slits for Schiapparelli's fuchsia blouses
Puffed sleeves with embroidery on wrists for Dondup
Mix colors and prints for a bit of joy
Don’t you know what to wear for an elegant occasion? Or just for a casual style? Choose one of the trendiest colors and add a pinch of fantasy to your look with the most beautiful prints of the season.
Dive into color with tie-dye prints by M.S.G.M. or choose one of the many bright shades proposed by luxury brands like Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren and Aspesi. For a sophisticated style, there are also the neutral shades by Alberta Ferretti and the nude pink by Bottega Veneta. But especially a lot of white, which lights up the blouses by See by Chloe, Zadig & Voltaire, Pinko and Giorgio Armani.
For formal and elegant outfits you could choose a refined floral print. Romantic and brightly colored flowers bloom on the Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Self Portrait and Giambattista Valli’s creations. Perfectly matchable with jackets and tailored pants to create very chic female suits, suitable for the most important occasions.
For who loves the classic, polka dot print is the ideal choice, as seen in the Valentino, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Sacai’s fashion shows. Or stripes, which now have the nautical-style classic white-and-blue combination for Ralph Lauren, while are thin for the blouses designed by Woolrich, Fay and Michael Kors, flawless for the office.
If you love casual style, you could inspire to 70s, with the geometric pattern blouses designed by Gucci, Etro and Red Valentino, or with the oriental-style ones by Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini, Tory Burch and Alberta Ferretti.
A fancy hint is given by prints, like the Burberry's colorful landscape-effect, the photographic-style by Akris and those with lively parrots proposed by Fendi. For who loves to express a strong personality, there’s the animal print proposed by Twinset, Zimmermann and Dolce & Gabbana, or the logo print by Alexander McQueen and Valentino Red.