White Ruffle Shirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Business Version
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The ubiquitous white ruffle shirt is found in every women’s closet…at least if you’re in the older age groups. There can be many varieties of it like ruffles down the front or ruffles just at the neckline, but it can absolutely be a workhorse blouse in all situations. All of the model’s (ha ha…that term cracks me up) blouses in these next 3 posts are somewhat different, yet quite comparable. Today we’ll style the white ruffle shirt around outfits you could actually wear to the office.
50’s White Ruffle Shirt: My white ruffle shirt is sleeveless and because it’s made out of sweater material, I almost always wear a t-shirt under it so I don’t have to dry clean it as often!
Ruffle Shirt: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Pants: New York & Co (similar here)~~Blazer: Newport News (similar here)~~Shoes: Newport News (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
60’s White Ruffle Shirt: Nancy’s ruffle shirt is also sleeveless so covering it up with a jacket makes it more appropriate for a work environment.
Ruffle Shirt: New York City Design Co (similar here)~~Pants: Express (similar here)~~Jacket: IN (similar here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)
70’s White Ruffle Shirt: Draping a cardigan over your shoulders is a way to “wear” a sweater yet still be able to show off the ruffle. Of course, this isn’t super practical if you have to move around lots at work, but who says practical is always the way to go?
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Photography by Kari Strand Photography
Other ruffles down the front blouses: