Nice Blouse in Crisp White For Fresh Look, Many Uses

A nice blouse in crisp white can add a fresh look to many outfits. A good-fitting, flattering top stretches clothing dollars and updates our wardrobes.

A fresh white cotton shirt looks as good with jeans as with a business suit.

A touch of spandex ensures the top fits properly and is flattering for your body type.

Add a dash of Dacron to prevent wrinkles, and we may never have to iron it.

Tuxedo Shirt Is Versatile Apparel

A tuxedo shirt with pretty pleats in front is a welcome addition to most any wardrobe. It dresses up the simplest twill pant or wool skirt.

A roomy poet shirt is another classic nice blouse worth adding to your closet. On warm days, it may be worn over tank tops and tees.

Romantic, Ruched, Long-Sleeves or High Neck?

The shirts on this page focus on professional, plain and sporty looks. If you prefer something more classically feminine or dressy, check out these romantic blouses.

Long and three-quarter sleeve tops are ideal for air-conditioned building, cool climates, and women who prefer to cover their arms.

High necklines disguise aging skin and were favored by actress Candace Bergen in many of her later professional appearances.

How to Get a Good Fit in A Nice Blouse or Shirt

Be sure your classic nice blouse fits properly.

  • Armhole seam should line up with the edge of your shoulder.
  • Armholes should not bind when you reach your arm full length or across your chest.
  • Long cuffs should end around your wrist bone and not bag.
  • High neckline can conceal discolored or wrinkle skin. These include scarf necklines that tie and the Asian-inspired Mandarin collar.
  • Look for cotton blends with a touch of Dacron or Spandex. These miracle fibers reduce ironing time to nothing.
  • Ten minutes in the dryer, then hanging a cotton blouse to dry - even 100% cotton without a wrinkle-resistant blend -- may save you many hours of ironing.

Cotton Shirt or Crew Neck Pleases Sporty Artemis Fashion Archetype

Artemis, the outdoor gal, is all about golf, tennis, boating, hiking, horses, and other athletic activities.

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Athena Finds Practical Wisdom in Go-Everywhere Red

A beautiful blouse in a quality fabric may be dressed up or down.

A shirt-style blouse in red satin or a bold print can liven up neutral skirts, slacks, and suits.

Wise Athena prefers fashions that stand the test of time and serve multiple purposes.

She looks for subtle details that make her classic wardrobe items stand out -- attractive buttons, a lace inset, or embroidery.

Her accessories tend to be contemporary classics that never-go-out-of-style.

Is Athena your fashion archetype? Click here.

Economical Choices Please Hestia, Domestic Diva

Hestia blends femininity and practicality in the fashion archetype of the domestic diva.

Hestia was recycling before the word was invented.

Hestia looks for washable clothing that doesn't require a trip to the dry-cleaner and an extra cleaning bill.

Her passion for economizing is both her strength and downfall when it comes to clothes shopping: She may get the best buys. She also may wind up with a closet full of cheap clothes that do not fill all her needs or may not look polished.

Learn more about Hestia style.

Sophia's Elegant Simplicity Is At Home in Clean Lines

Like Metis, Sophia looks for quality. She is never flashy. This fashion archetype:

  • Takes pride in understated details, such as small, exquisite buttons, frog closures, or contrasting trim.
  • Likes graceful, gracious, feminine lines, such as tunic tops with princess seams. A slightly shaped waist flatters the pear-shaped figure.
  • Prefers solid colors or a subtle tone-on-tone print. Busy prints and saturated colors usually do not appeal to the Sophia fashion archetype.
  • Selects simple, rich adornments, as a pendant that expresses her religious thoughts.

Click here to read about Sophia style.



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