Blouses have changed dramatically over the last few years. The new modern designer blouse has a number of different features, from statement sleeves, exaggerated cuffs, neck ties that do up at the back to asymmetrical shaping.
If you have no idea what we are talking, we have picked out the best modern designer blouse in a range of prices and styles:
J.Crew Ludwig Embroidered Printed Cotton and Silk-Blend Blouse – £95
With bell cuffs and a classic print, this modern designer blouse from J.Crew ticks a lot of boxes. We love the scalloped bib with red lace piping and the cotton and silk mix give it a real folksy feel.
RIXO London Pussy-bow Star-Print Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse – £175
Monochrome pattern that feature little stars in contrasting black on white on the pussy-bow tie and white on black for the main body. A relaxed cut with slender bracelet sleeves, tuck loosely into jeans or a skirt. 100% silk.
Vince Silk-Satin Turtleneck Blouse – £335
Created using a lustrous silk-satin that starts with a petite turtleneck and finishes off the look with elegant blouson sleeves and a pushed hem. Gorgeous neutral hue and made with 100% silk.
Ulla Johnson Giles Ruffled Velvet Blouse – £405
A truly bohemian look here that utilities crushed velvet with a Victoriana style ruffled collar and sleeves that ruche from the shoulders down. Great colour for autumn, team with thigh boots and skinny jeans.
Etro Floral-Print Silk-Crepe Blouse – £445
Renowned for their floral prints, Etro are now taking inspiration from art, as this modern designer blouse is more than a nod to the colours and textures of Gustav Klimt’s artwork. Silk-crepe material falls beautifully and fabric is 100% silk.
Petar Petrov Leather-trimmed Asymmetric Striped Silk-Satin Blouse – £590
A true statement modern designer blouse if ever we saw one, with over-sized cuffs, an leather collar, plunging neckline and asymmetrical front and back. Luxurious material in a striped bronze silk-satin.
Isabbel Marant Inny Pleated Floral-Print Silk Crepe De Chine Wrap Blouse – £620
Blouson sleeves, box-pleated bib-front and a wrap-around design, this modern designer blouse features a striking wallpaper-print inspired floral pattern. Ruffles adorn the front and the silk crepe de chine fabric allows a lovely drape-effect from the shoulders.
Marni Tie-back Crepe Blouse – £650
In a silk and acetate mix, this modern designer blouse is all about the ties. There is the obvious one at the neck in a mock turtleneck that ties at the back, and the oversized split cuffs have little ties attached too. In Marni’s classic ‘opal Blue’ shade, this is great for colour blocking outfits.
Gucci Bow-embellished Satin-Trimmed Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse – £795
It’s the details that count in this super-luxurious silk crepe de chine blouse from Gucci. Available in jade (shown) or pink, there are gorgeous little touches such as the signature faux pearl buttons, satin trims on the contrasting collar and cuffs and of course, the lovely pussy bow.
Magda Butrym Cali Pussy-Bow Polka-Dot Devoré-Chiffon Blouse – £810
Supersized bell sleeves with a draped waist, extra-long tie at the neck and all constructed using a storm-blue chiffon complete with contrasting emerald devoré polka-dots. Loose fit and cut to flatter, material is part silk, part viscose.
Ronald Van Der Kemp Asymmetric Striped Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse – £1,100
Made in small quantities, just 16 as a matter of fact, this modern designer blouse features gorgeous lightweight striped silk crepe de chine cut with an asymmetric hem and flattering silhouette. Material is 100% silk.
Chloe Off-the-shoulder Floral-Print Fil Coupé Silk blouse – £1,250
Off the shoulder with cut-away sleeves and draping cuffs, it’s the colour and the pattern as well as the shape that makes this thoroughly modern. With prints and colours that pay homage to the iconic Ibizan club Pacha in the ’70s, the whole blouse feels weightless and we love the piped edging in navy that just sets the whole piece off.
Giorgio Armani Printed Silk-Georgette Blouse – £1,400
More like an ancient painting than a modern designer blouse, this one is made using Mulberry silk featuring a delightful Japanese watercolour landscape. Details include flared cuffs and concealed button fastenings at the front.
All the blouses in this article are available from Net-a-porter.com.
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