Francesca always tries to make sure that she has more than one white blouse in her closet. It is a staple, the white blouse. It can be worn with any color skirt or pant, and many styles can be dressed up or down appropriately for work, special occasions, nightlife, or running errands. It is very versatile, the white blouse.
It is also prone to becoming stained the first time Francesca wears it. Aaargh! So, you see, it is important to have more than one on hand, just in case.
As usual, we turn to Talbots. Francesca has tried other outlets, but finds that white blouses are prone to arriving in the mail looking much more flimsy and see-through in person than online. One wants a white blouse which is substantial enough that one’s bra and one’s skirt waist do not show through the fabric. Remember to wear a bra which is not white, but rather close to one’s skin tone!
For Francesca, who is an Apple, it must also have princess seams or similar, so that it can be worn not-tucked-in and still look put-together, not frumpy. And finally, for Francesca, it must be long enough to cover the tummy, without, once again, looking frumpy.
Behold the French-cuff blouse. Francesca loves French cuffs!
And here we have another smocked blouse, with such beautiful stitching on the front to enliven it:
Oh, to buy now or wait for the sale? That is the question . . .