This is why you should try feminine blouses to elevate your winter 2020 style
COVER STORY / 2019-12-11
Whether it’s a dress, top or shoe, certain items hold the ‘everyday staple’ status in our wardrobe. These staples are usually synonymous with a particular season, trend or just your liking. Mules, straw bags, printed tops and slip dresses were trending all summer 2020, and now that the colder months are around the corner, chunky knits, sweater dresses, covered blouses, and boots will be our arc in the thick of winter.
Talking about the blouse department, feminine blouses are in for fall 2019. The good thing? There are so many different silhouettes, patterns, and colors to play with when it comes to feminine styles. However, certain trends have the ability to live on for more than a single season. Puffed sleeve blouses are a prime example here. That’s right, the hype continues for these voluminous silhouettes that initially peaked for summer. The ‘80s-inspired style is going bolder for fall with designers like Zimmermann, Ulla Johnson showcasing their fall-winter collections on the runways.
IRO Hathi Tie-Neck Metallic Striped Blouse
In terms of wearing a puff-sleeve top in the new season, there’s only one rule that you need to remember – the bolder the puff, the better. Move over the rustic oranges and beige, fall 2020 is all about rich jewel-toned colors and drama. Look to luxe fabrics and feminine styling for a prim and professional. For those into something less ladylike, you can team your preferred version of the feminine blouse with a full feminine skirt and sneakers. This is the beauty about feminine blouse, you can easily take an uber-feminine top and make it downtown cool.
Speaking of beauty, and cool, you can further embrace the super-feminine silhouette by tapping into the romantic side of the ‘80s look. Continuing the nostalgic spirit of the trend in a modern way pair a lace or white eyelet blouse with a narrow bias-cut midi skirt and perhaps a statement grey mule. If you prefer more of an androgynous look and feel, feminine blouses pair effortlessly with jeans and heeled boots.
Completely collarless, extreme high neck and sleeveless feminine blouses are also being considered as the most gorgeous blouse designs to try in 2020. For extra style points, accessories are the way to give an already head-turning and jaw-dropping blouse added personality. Statement earrings or short pendant necklace with your hair tied up, are great ways to draw attention to your clavicle.
Ruffled floral blouses aren’t going anywhere either (for the next few months, anyway). From voluminous ruffles to larger-than-life flower print, there is a range of options available that work for everyone, whether you’re looking for something under casual or want to splurge on a designer rendition for an important business meeting.
JONATHAN SIMKHAI Chiffon Smocking Long Sleeve Blouse
Womens satin blouses are a classic example of an ultra-feminine look. Look for ethereal floaty shapes or puffed sleeves, and they can be solid or printed, sheer or opaque. Just make sure it is ultra chic! Wear your blouse with a high waisted contrasting pants, pointed pumps and accessories that draw attention to your blouse. Top it all off with a swipe of bold red matte or brown glossy lips. Tough + girly = just right.
Lastly, when it comes to casual blouses, you can wear all that we’ve talked about above – statement sleeves, ruffles, florals, wrap style and more. Just remember, fabric and embellishments make a huge difference in taking a blouse from day to night. Pick a lighter material like chiffon to achieve a billowy look that’s a little less stiff. And just when it gets cold enough, layer it with your favorite long coats and cardigans.