How to Style a Blouse
Whether you like fun fringe details or statement puff sleeves, blouses are blank canvases for your style. Pair a wrap-front blouse with slim pencil skirts or skinny jeans for an outfit that’s sure to impress!
Blouse vs. shirt: the difference between these two women’s tops is subtle but important. Both can be worn for an interview, but form-fitting shirts are more appropriate than relaxed blouses.
A blouse that is simple, streamlined and made in a gorgeous fabric can dress up any outfit. This type of blouse allows trim and buttons to shine. You could also try out a unique fabrication with texture like sequins or lace to change up your look. Blouses are versatile and can be worn under a cardigan, over a long-sleeved shirt or as a standalone statement piece with jeans or a skirt.
One of the most basic blouse designs is a button-down or v-neck with straight sleeves. The simple silhouette shows off a slender neckline and shoulders while allowing the sleeves to stand out. This style of blouse looks great with a pair of long earrings and a necklace that hugs the neckline. It’s a perfect option for a woman who wants to emphasize her slim figure or accentuate a full bust.
To create this design, simply identify your body size and scale a blouse pattern to match. Be sure to make a toile first to check the fit of the pattern and make any adjustments before cutting the actual fabric. If you’re making a sleeveless version, be sure to adjust the sleeves as well. You’ll also want to ensure the seams line up and that the shoulder darts match. When you’re done sewing, you should remove all pins before turning the garment inside out.
A fresh take on a classic shirt, our swing blouse is the addition your closet has been waiting for. This figure flattering blouse features short flutter sleeves, side detailing and keyhole button closure. Its relaxed silhouette is perfect for summer. Pair it with blouse your favorite slim fitting pant or skirt to optimize a sleek and simple feminine look.
This top can be made in a wide range of fabrics and trims for a custom designed look. Try making it in a solid color for a classic elegance or go for a patterned fabric like our Malibu mix print for a fun floral feminine touch. The back has a cute bow detail with circle cut outs that is so sweet and delicate. You can even opt for shirring the sleeves instead of adding bands to give them that curly lettuce edge that is so romantic and ultra feminine.
Viscose is a biodegradable fibre that is produced from wood and plants. It’s also one of the strongest natural fibres and is a great fabric for printing as it shows colours well. Our Sturt Desert Pea fabric is a soft, luxurious silk-like viscose that drapes like silk and feels smooth on the skin. It’s an excellent choice for a work appropriate top as you can French or fully tuck it into tailored pants or skirts. You can even pair it with bottoms in colors featured in the pattern to create a full printed outfit.
The lace blouse is a classic that is sure to add a touch of femininity to any outfit. It is ideal for anyone looking to dress up for a formal occasion or simply wants to look good for any day-to-day activity. The lace blouse comes in different colors and styles, so anyone can find one that suits their preferences. Some styles may have extra design elements, such as ruffles or flared sleeves, which can draw attention to the hands and arms and make them appear more slender.
Another great feature of the lace blouse is that it can be worn with jeans, skirts or other dress pants. If you want to look particularly fashionable at a summer music festival, for example, pair your lace blouse with a pair of distressed skinny jeans and large hoop earrings. The blouse will draw attention to your shoulders, back, and arms, so it is best suited for women with toned muscles in those areas.
Another benefit of the lace blouse is that it can also be worn under a sweater or jacket. This is especially useful in colder weather, as it can keep you warm while adding a touch of style to your outfit. In addition, the lace blouse can be worn over a sari, lehenga, or dhoti if you plan on attending an Indian wedding or other special event.
For a romantic look that exudes vintage vibes, try a top featuring blouse flowing, frothy frills. The key to this style is to go easy on the accessories so that the frills themselves get all of the attention. Otherwise, you run the risk of embodying that unwanted princess, over-the-top vibe.
Ruffles come in a wide array of styles and designs, from simple to sophisticated. For a modern take on this feminine detail, opt for an off-shoulder blouse that features a tie front and ruffle sleeves. Pair it with jeans and gold jewelry for a date-night outfit that will make you feel elegant and ethereal.
Alternatively, go for a peplum ruffle blouse that cinches your waist and creates an hourglass figure. This style is ideal for day wear, and you can easily dress it up by pairing it with a pencil skirt and peep-toe pumps for a work-appropriate ensemble.
Another way to add a hint of femininity is with a top that features a fruit print. Whether it’s luscious watermelons, pineapples or lemons, this eye-catching print can brighten up any outfit and instantly add a pop of color.
No matter what style of ruffle blouse you choose, the most important thing is that you find one that makes you feel confident and fabulous. For a blouse that fits the bill, check out this beautiful Black Metallic Ruffle Blouse at Buckle. Just click the green See Deal button to take advantage of this offer today.