BLOUSES ARE BACK and big for fall fashion 2016. Just like that, we’re swooning over ruffles, bows, lace, satin, see-throughness and impossibly long sleeves. Sooo feminine, romantic and yes, a little Victorian.
The styles shown on the runways of Chloe, Tibi and Michael Kors are, admittedly, extreme examples of the trend, but we’ve hunted down several just for you. You’ll want to add at least one to your wardrobe.
Here’s why we think you’ll find them handy: You can go bold and pair a ruffly, endlessly long-sleeved blouse with velvet pants (to channel Prince?) and/or have a sure bet in your closet to wear for the holiday circuit of cocktail parties, charity galas and dinner dances. Too froufrou, you say? Take down the drama a notch by wearing one of these romantic confections with jeans or a pencil skirt. Good to go for weekends or work.
— Janet Kelly
Janet Kelly is the editor of MyLittleBird. She recently wrote about how to wear velvet this fall.