If you are looking for the right garment to wear at office or for being glamorous in every occasion, the best choice is opting for a shirt, which now the most prestigious brands decline into infinite variants of prints and colors to create the perfect look.
Men's shirt is a classic evergreen also for every female outfit
Originally, the shirt was born as indispensable piece for men's fashion, but today it’s even more loved also by women. So, why not stole the classic shirt from men's wardrobe, making it feminine with the right combinations? At office and in the most formal occasions, the ideal is to choose a simple and refined shirt, maybe like the slim-fit model with hidden buttoning proposed by Max Mara.
Even color is very important for office outfits. The classic light blue, proposed by Fay, Dondup and Polo Ralph Lauren, is perfect with the classic blazer. While white might be sophisticated and soft in ivory, like those proposed by Burberry, or more candid and minimal, like the one by Helmut Lang. While it becomes theatrical and feminine for the Kenzo’s shirts with balloon sleeves, those in chiffon by Saint Laurent and those with lace edges by Twinset.
If, instead, you want to add a touch of cheerfulness to the office style, there are the indigo shades of Zadig & Voltaire, the sophisticated pink of Ermanno Scervino and Stella McCartney and the bold red of Emporio Armani. To match tone-on-tone with a shoulder bag or with one of the brand-new bucket models.
Even striped prints are perfect for formal look and, among the proposals of many trendy luxury brands, you could choose the small stripes with which Giorgio Armani decorates his grey silk shirts or the classic thin stripes on light blue background used by Kiton and Ermanno Scervino. But there are also the navy blue stripes by Brunello Cucinelli and Michael Kors and the white-and-red combination proposed by Victoria Beckham.
Femininity at the top, with the most elegant and sensual women's shirts
Shirts are only for the daywear and office? Absolutely not, indeed they are the perfect pieces to make refined and chic any women's outfit, both in combination with pants and skirts.
Vintage inspires the most feminine models, like the 19th-century-style shirts with puffed sleeves proposed by Valentino. For a sensual touch, there are the transparent effects of the chiffon shirts by Alexander Wang, the French lace by Dolce & Gabbana and Twinset and the eyelet lace by Isabel Marant, Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen.
And for the evening? Shirts become passe-partout garments for every occasion, even the most glamorous ones. For a night at disco, you can opt for the 80s-style shirts with broad shoulders by Chanel and those in sequins by M.S.G.M.
If you want a trendy style and give a touch of extravagance to your outfits, choose the pajama-style shirts. Now proposed in polka-dot version by Dolce & Gabbana, multicolored and pop by Mary Katrantzou and with 70s-style flower print by Valentino, which you could combine with very skinny leggings or sexy leather trousers, to worn strictly with a stiletto high heel.
Focus on details and unusual proportions for the newest shirts of the season
To refresh your wardrobe with style and innovation, you could choose from the brand-new shirts that play with proportions and unusual details.
Oversize is back in fashion for brands like Givenchy and Balenciaga, which are inspired by 80s, but also for the 90s lines proposed by Ralph Lauren, Brunello Cucinelli and Theory.
Lengths get shorter for the printed shirts by Kenzo, or are excessively stretch-out for the Miu Miu’s taffeta ones, those with zippers by Stella McCartney, for the asymmetrical proposals of Brunello Cucinelli or in the monochromatic shirts by P.A.R.O.S.H., Blumarine and Loewe.
If you love a touch of extravagance in your style, there are the asymmetrical shirts by Moschino and Emporio Armani, but also inspirations that come from Far East, like the Victoria Beckham’s obi-belted shirts and Fendi’s kimono ones.
To give a touch of sensuality, just focus the attention on small details that make each outfit unique and refined. This year soft ruffles and flounces give movement to the figure decorating necklines, cuffs and collars of the most feminine shirts proposed by many brands, such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara, Michael Kors and Saint Laurent.
Collar becomes the most important element of this garment. It could be very long and pointy like that by Saint Laurent, bejeweled like that by Dolce & Gabbana, Fabiana Filippi and Miu Miu, or Korean-style like that by Valentino. Bows decorate the collars too, recalling the Victorian period, but also the 70s and are proposed by Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Prada.
Colonial style and denim for the most casual shirts flawless for the daywear
Both with long and short sleeves, the trendiest casual shirts are inspired by colonial and military styles, with lots of useful pockets and natural fabrics like linen, loved by brands such as Ralph Lauren and Helmut Lang. The utility-style shirt could also be in satin for Diane Von Furstenberg, decorated with ribbons and buckles for Sacai, but especially with camouflage prints for John Richmond and Valentino.
Denim is the absolute star of female catwalks. Light colored, dark, with bleached, faded or destroyed effects, denim shirt is a must-have of female wardrobe, to be matched tone-on-tone with five-pockets jeans or to lighten the mood of knee-length skirts or tailored trousers.
You could choose among the models by M.S.G.M., Dsquared2 and Dondup for a rock style, or among those proposed by Prada, Moschino and J Brand if you prefer a more relaxed and casual look.
A boost of energy with the mix & match of bright colors and kaleidoscopic prints
Do you want to fill your wardrobe with cheerfulness and vitality? Choose from the many brand-new prints offered by the best brands of luxury:
- For who loves tradition, there are the tartan patterns proposed by Antonio Marras, Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors
- Marni and Dolce & Gabbana reintroduce polka dots, both small and large, black-and-white or with colored backgrounds
- For the most romantic women, bloom the floral prints of Carolina Herrera, Etro, N°21 and Off-White
- For who has an artistic soul, there are prints inspired by modern art made by Schiapparelli and Marni or those in Baroque style by Versace
- Graffiti style for Dsquared2 and Moschino
- 70s inspiration for the geometric prints by Valentino, 80s style for the leopard pattern proposed by Moschino, Twinset, Equipment, Max Mara and Phylosophy by Lorenzo Serafini
- Logo-mania for the printed shirts by Moncler, Fendi and Stella McCartney
- Among the most imaginative motifs, there are the Dondup’s astronomy-inspired shirts, but also those by R13 and M.S.G.M. inspired by sea
- A touch of exoticism with paisley prints proposed by Chloé and Etro