A blouse makes the perfect flattering addition - they're effortless and easy to wear. See our edit of the best now...
Last season was all about the boho styles, but this autumn/winter, we're mixing it up with a new head-turning design - the Victoriana blouse. For a look that screams drama and fashion know-how, this clever buy is set to be your style saviour over and over again this season.
Comfortable, beautiful and oh-so flattering, blouses may just become our signature look this season. With sleeves that cover but still in loose, cool fabrics, they'll give you the confidence-boost you need without the stifling, heavy material you may be used to for autumn/winter. Embroidery, flattering pintucks and plenty of lace detailing makes them that bit more special than your average blouse, and the quality of our high street favourites is so good that they're bound to last for years to come.
Easy-wear blouses not only give you the coverage you need, they also make embracing the new season easy. In soft, wearable fabrics and autumn-ready colour palettes, you can pair one with your favourite jeans or tuck into skirts for an instant update. Not only that, they can also hide a multitude of sins as the weather cools down. From a tummy that's not feeling at all toned to arms that feel more comfortable covered up and kept from the cold, these clever additions skim and flatter in all the right places.
This season, it's all about pairing the Victoriana blouse with a pair of flared jeans or trousers, but if that's a bit 'too much' for you, then try tucking on into a structured midi skirt in stand-out material, such as leather. Trust us - they're so versatile!
Choose your perfect style from our fashion team's edit of the very best available now, and get ready to start the new season with a spring in your step...
Next Soft Lace Panel Blouse, £30
Striking the perfect balance between Boho and Victoriana, this blouse is a multi-tasking wonder that you'll be able to wear through all seasons. Keep the bottom half of your outfit to trousers with this to emphasise the empire shape (perfect for hiding a tummy).
Debenhams Victoriana Sleeve Blouse, £30
Expensive white blouses are timeless but can quickly look less than pristine without regular dry-cleaning. If it's time to update yours, this flattering loose-fit Jasmine blouse from Red Herring is stylish and machine washable.
Vero Moda Crochet Trim Blouse, £32
Keep it simple with this design from Vero Moda. Berry tones are huge for the season ahead - just pair with a midi skirt and ankle boots for a look that faultlessly stylish.
French Connection Dayton Lace Frill Top, £125
No wonder this beautiful design from French Connection is one of the most talked-about of the season - its intricate detailing means it could easily pass for designer. Wear with culottes and pointed courts for a look that means business.
Miss Selfridge White Lace Flute Sleeve Blouse, £39
Flute sleeves are serious news in the fashion industry, and it's one trend we can really get on board with! Comfortable, flattering and reminiscent of our childhood days, this white lace style from Miss Selfridge will look great with black kickflares and heels.
Zara Blouse with Lace Trim, £29.99
Zara know just how to create classic pieces that ooze effortless, laid-back style. This lace trim blouse comes with a flattering high neck and detailing on the bust. Wear with jeans and ankle boots.
Topshop Floral Print Ruffle Blouse
Appeal to your feminine side with this super-pretty floral blouse from Topshop. Floral detailing will look perfect paired with this season's flares and pastel accessories. For a more feminine take on this season's must-have 70s trend, this blouse is all you need!
M&S Romantic Tie Neck Blouse, £29.50
Who'd have guessed that this gorgeous blouse comes in at under £30? The designer lookalike is perfect for embracing this season's romantic styles. In a monochrome colour palette, it'll add a new season spin on anything you own.
River Island Black Lace Insert Top, £35
For a look that screams Victoriana, opt for black with sheer detailing. This River Island blouse is a classic that you'll turn to year after year. Want to up the drama? Pair with a black pleated midi and ankle boots - all black everything is guaranteed to get you noticed.
Abigail Malbon is a journalist who has written for the likes of CN Traveller, Evening Standard, Red and Cosmopolitan. She likes pina coladas and exploring new places.
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