Vintage T-shirts are staples in any model-off-duty look. Extra long tops are getting as much love as crop tops. And hoodies have continued to convert diehard fashion sweatshirt fans. For Spring 2018, it’s all about the blouse. Blouses have shed their business overtones and gotten bold makeovers, making them one of the hottest pieces of the season.
So we’re clear, a blouse is defined as a loose-fighting garment resembling a shirt, typically with a collar, sleeves and buttons. It is generally made out of a lightweight fabric like cotton, silk or polyester. Thinking about a classic blouse, most people envision a crisp-yet-corporate-looking button-down shirt with a pointed collar and a slim-yet-not-tight silhouette. It’s a polished wardrobe staple, but it’s not exactly the first piece we gravitate toward when we want to create a standout lewk. That’s about to change, thanks to Spring 2018’s offerings.
As evidenced by the runways, designers took the definition of a blouse as merely a suggestion and we were treated to some vastly different incarnations. For the most part, light fabrics and sleeves remained, but buttons and shirt collars were optional.
Palmer Harding provided ample inspiration with unique blouse after unique blouse. There was everything from layered styles to diagonal hems to sculptural sleeves with gathers and cording. Christian Siriano, Mulberry, Victoria Beckham and Eudon Choi also made commendable efforts toward expanding our definition of a blouse. Overall, the message at fashion month was clear: today’s blouses are unique and have major fashion appeal.
Ahead, shop 16 upgraded blouses to add to your spring wardrobe.
Puff Sleeve Blouse by Boutique, $130 at Topshop
& Other Stories
Bell Sleeve Blouse, $65 at & Other Stories
Say You Love Me Blouse, $88 at Free People
Angie Pussy-Bow Floral-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse, $265 at Net-a-Porter
Flounced Cotton Blouse, $24.99 at H&M
Crop Lace Blouse, $340 at Nordstrom
Bethany Tie Front Ruffle Woven Blouse, $17 at Boohoo
Marble Print Ruffle Blouse, $350 at Nordstrom
Charron Crop Top, $190 at Farfetch
Asymmetric Satin Blouse, $45.90 at Zara
I Want You Back Blouse, $320 at Alice McCall
For Love & Lemons
Vera Tailored Cotton Blouse, $117 at For Love & Lemons
Comme des Garçons
Angel Wing Top, $388 at Nordstrom
Lace Up Long Sleeve, $299 at Frame
Ali Layered Blouse, $299 at Intermix
Navy Stripe Blouse, $78 at Shopbop
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