The rise of the pussy-bow blouse

The pussy-bow blouse is here to stay.

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If you haven’t invested in the easy to adopt pussy-bow blouse trend yet this season, now is the time to dive in. The pussy-bow blouse has been bubbling under on the trend front for the past few seasons, but this AW17 it’s having a bit of a moment. It’s a super easy style to wear and can perk up an outfit from every day to give it a little more feminine balance.

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Donna McCulloch from Sulky Doll Stylist is a fan (first pic) as well as Fran Bacon (above) from The Fashion Lift, and I’ve got to say I’m a recent convert. Dressing with a girly vibe has never really been my thing, so for me to be ever so slightly enthusiastic for a feminine detail like the pussy-bow blouse is a big step.

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The pussy-bow blouse comes in all sorts of incarnations. You can wear these babies with a full-on bow (see Donna with Donna Ida below and Fran above), go for the once around the neck necktie approach, or you can simply sport your necktie fabric in a relaxed, loose knot. Another option is to snap up a necktie (see this fab choice at Donna Ida) and add it to a blouse you already own.

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pussy-bow-blouse-notesfromastylistDonna Ida works the country and western version of the pussy-blow bouse.

The pussy-bow blouse can often be found on a silk or chenille shirt and comes in anything from a plain hue to bright floral or a quirky print. Pair with your jeans for the perfect lunch-with-the-gals outfit, or add a pleated maxi or pencil skirt for a great office-appropriate style. In terms of body shape, it’s fab for enhancing your assets if you are small busted but perhaps step away from this trend if you have a larger bust as it will add unnecessary bulk to your top half.

Pussy-bow blouse… where to shop

pussy-bow-blouse-notesfromastylistDonna wears pussy-bow blouse by TU at Sainsbury’s

There are plenty of places to get your mitts on your own pussy-bow blouse, from high street to high-end designer. Some up and coming brands to keep your eye on who have particularly strong pieces to offer this season are Rixo London and Tabitha Webb. Here are a smattering of blouses we love which are out there right now – click the images to shop.

 

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4 Comments

  1. October 30, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Lovely on all the girlies, including you. But I would look like a school ma’am in one. I tried one last time they were in fashion. Sadly, they’re just not me! (Suzi, Alternative Ageing)

    • October 31, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Haha – that’s the trouble with getting on in years my lovely – we end up looking like school ma’ams – eeeek!

      xx

  2. October 31, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Agree! I got the leopard Rixo version for my birthday recently & I adore it. As a matter of fact I’m publishing the outfit post this week so we’re twinning posts babe ­čśë
    I like that you can tie the bow however you fancy & give each outfit a different edge. Incidentally I had my eye on that icey blue blouse by AC but the cost per wear was too high for me. Still I may re-visit it in sale time, who knows?

    • October 31, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Ooh love that Rixo one – spotted it on your insta today – looks great!

      xx

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