Ruffles & Frills
Edwardian blouses, tuxedo ruffles, and just plain old frilly shirts. They're everywhere at the moment. You're not dressed this season unless you've got a frill here, a touch of lace there and an air of the prim and proper (sexed with killer heels and big hair). For all budgets, here's the Catwalk Queen rundown of the best girly blouses...
I'm not usually a fan of the pussycat bow, but if you feel like your body is a bit flat and boyish, wearing a prim, feminine blouse like the 'Liberty' blouse by Borne ($210 at Blaec) will go a long way to girly-ing yourself up a bit! If your boobs are more than a B cup, skip the bow and go for something that can be worn a little more open. Miss Selfridge's £30 button down blouse is great.
More adventurous ladies can try going for frills in more unusual places, like the sleeves and the back. Give yourself 40s filmstar cuves with the check blouse from Gwen Stefani's fashion label, L.A.M.B ($285 at Shopbop). For something equally as stylish but a little more wearable (not to mention affordable) get down to River Island. They have loads of frilly, Edwardian blouses. The black frill sleeved one is £29.99.
For something more safe and simple, you can't beat classic black. Banana Republic have come up with a simple, sheer tuxedo fronted chiffon shirt (reduced to $70.99) which will go with everything from jeans to fluted skirts. If you're a designer diva, Miu Miu's ruffle front crinkled silk blouse (£210 at Net a Porter) is beautiful. Wear it with a pencil skirt for the full effect.