The Little Black Dress always makes the list of fashion staples to have in your closet. Like high heels, I think little black dresses are easy to find and even easier to splurge on — but what one really needs to be mindful of are the more elusive basics, like The Little White Blouse.
Without little white blouses, what will you wear with your vintage suits and separates? It can be terribly difficult to match or coordinate with vintage fashions because their shades are from yesteryear’s color palettes. Plus, as these vintage photographs show, little white blouses with ruffles, pintucks, lace, and other details are the little touches which make an outfit an ensemble.
This retro Saks 5th Ave. lace blouse has a gorgeous accordion pleats!
This vintage lace blouse may lack ruffles, but those 3 inch medallions of lace certainly will get attention!
And the Venessa Ruffle-Front Blouse, also by Ralph Lauren, is also a good Little White Blouse choice.
If you’re looking for a ruffle to rise above the call of “just plain white,” the Ruffled Racerback Top adds interest as it adds a soft feminine contrast to more severe suiting.
The Escada Long-Sleeve Ruffle Blouse has an incredible ruffle collar that stands up in back!
And this retro white blouse has a ruffle that will be visible above most suit jacket necklines as well as a ruffled front and ruffled cuffs.