We can officially say that we’ve hit peak blouse. The reworked shirting trend that first emerged on the runways of Monse, Jacquemus, Off-White and Marques’Almeida has since trickled down to fast fashion retailers. You can buy a ruffled blouse in every imaginable colour, pattern and style—Victorian? Edwardian? Asymmetrical avant-garde? This season, an interesting offshoot has emerged. We’re calling it the handkerchief blouse. Less ruffle-y than its predecessor, this new breed of tops features squared-off flounces that drape over the neckline and shoulders.
The most Instagram-famous of the bunch is from Jacquemus’ pastoral-inspired spring 2017 collection.
Jacquemus spring/summer 2017 Image by: Imaxtree
Chloe’s take on the silhouette skews more minimal, but still features the pointed flounces that we’re calling the next ruffle.
Chloé spring/summer 2017 Image by: Imaxtree
Though this style hasn’t hit Zara—yet—you can still shop it on the high-end. This is not a trend to sleep on. Trust us, it will be everywhere.
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