Searching for the perfect white blouse for fall? Nothing is more classic and versatile than a white button down shirt, which shot to fame for women when Hollywood legends such as Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe embraced them in the mid-20th century.
Chic women have continued to follow their timeless lead, taking full advantage of how flattering white is to nearly every skin tone and how beautifully it mixes with everything. These attributes make the white shirt the perfect neutral basic to wear with whatever you like, darlings.
How to care for the perfect white blouse
What’s more, caring for white clothes is far simpler than most people imagine, and with a few simple tips, your white blouses can retain their dramatic brightness. A bit like a fabric diva, white wants to be set apart – and not just from colorful clothes that can transfer and dye or make them dingy. Seperate white blouses like this: acetate and acrylic wash together; linen and cotton wash together; wool washes alone; all delicate whites should be washed by hand. And yes, darlings, you CAN bleach your whites, which makes them rather low-maintenance, actually, to care for.
Remember, though, bleach should be used judiciously as it does weaken fabric. Fabrics that DO NOT take to bleaching (read your care tags) are silk, acetate, spandex, rubber, and elastic. Yellowed whites should be washed, and then rinsed in a vinegar and water solution to bring them back to bright.
Found! The perfect white blouse for you!
Now, out of the laundry and back into the closet! The below chic silhouettes show the versatility, wearability and classic styles available in the perfect white blouse. One of these is sure to carry you through to snowfall.
I love this cut because it’s both relaxed, and also fluttery and feminine all at the same time. It’s hand-wash-only poly with a curved hem and full length, ruffled sleeves. Get it for $49.99 here.
I love the contrast piping on this long sleeved, poly blouse. The pointy collar complements concealed buttons and black pleat detailing. Plus, this baby is machine washable! Get it for $29.99 here.
This one, by Brynn Lyford, exudes an easy femininity. I personally love to wear jersey material; it’s cool and comfy and launders well. Get it for $145 here.
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