October 3, 2017

For over half a century, women’s button-down shirts have been a subtle fashion staple which saw a surge in the 1990s following the rise of professional attire for male executives. A large part can be attributed to the breakthrough of Coco Chanel’s transcendence of menswear for women, which quickly gained popularity from common folk to celebrities. From Grace Kelly to Marilyn Monroe and even Kate Middleton, the button-shirt comes in many variations and styles, depending on whether you are feeling more masculine or feminine. If you are looking another option to add to your wardrobe, we have shortlisted 5 blouses for you.

Obey St Marina Shirt

Every girl needs a white button-down shirt and Obey’s St Marina Shirt is a refreshingly delicate take on the everyday staple. Made from material almost as fine as silk, this collared short-sleeved piece exudes an appeal of femininity. Throw on a blazer to instantly formalise your outfit.

 Free People Come Over Button Down Top

If you prefer dressing in a casual and relaxed way, Free People’s oversized shirt has a slouchy ease to it. Featuring a v-neckline with lengthy uneven hemlines, this blouse is light and flowy, perfect for balmy summer days. Colour-wise, it comes in vibrant wine, white or navy.


GRLFRND Lauren Denim Shirt Love Puppy

Whether you choose to tuck it in or out, GRLFRND’s Lauren Denim Shirt has a mid-western flair with two front pockets and shoulder blade detailing. For a more glamorised look, leather pants would be complementary as well as a pair of high heels.

Bella Dahl Ruffled Back Shirt

If you planning a casual date or just a night out with your friends, Bella Dahl’s ruffled shirt strikes the perfect balance between sultry and demure. In a romantic shade of ‘Bordeux Night’, its fabric is cropped at the waist with sleeves belled at the wrist, to accentuate your curves tastefully.

Sanctuary Camo Boyfriend Shirt

This top has the comfort of a boyfriend shirt, together with a military-inspired camo motif that has shoulder epaulettes. If you are worried about what to pair it with, go for neutral colours like black or white so that it doesn’t clash with the patterns.


Image Credit: Free People, GRLFRND, Bella Dahl, Sanctuary