White Ruffle Shirt 1(Business)

White Ruffle blouse for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups

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.

White Ruffle blouse for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups White Ruffle blouse for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups

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)

White Ruffle blouse for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups White Ruffle blouse for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups

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)

White Ruffle blouse for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups White Ruffle blouse for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups

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?

Ruffle Shirt: Trina Turk (similar here)~~Pants: Norton McNaughton (similar here)~~Cardigan: (similar here)~~Shoes: Nordstrom (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Photography by Kari Strand Photography

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  • lorena

    You three ladies look fabulous – like you’re all heading out to work in the classiest way possible.

  • I must admit I am not a huge fan of these. White blouses in particular aren’t my thing and then adding ruffles doesn’t make them any better. That said, I can see that they are great layering pieces as you’ve shown so well here.


    • How funny you say that, because I never really liked them either—just too “girly” for me—besides, they remind me of the Seinfeld episode! But I got mine for a great deal and decided it added a little femininity to my structured blazers at work! Thanks for reading!

  • nancy siegel

    I love your jacket, Jodie–the color is great for you. The blouses are lovely. I am partial to the long sleeved ruffle. Charlotte’s shoes are one of my favorite colors. Aunt Nancy

    • Thanks for such wonderful compliments Aunt Nancy!!! I love hearing your opinions!!!

  • I love classic, versatile pieces like these! What’s even better is that the ruffles add much more interest than a typical white top or button up!

    • Thanks Laura…that’s true, I never thought of it that way!

  • Y’all look terrific in your white ruffled blouses! I love the pretty cobalt of Nancy’s jacket against the white. I actually do not own a white ruffle top, and am now wondering if I should add one to my list. Very pretty!

    • I guess I thought every woman would have one of these shirts in their possession…of course, we are older than you—maybe that’s why!!! 🙂 Thanks for such nice words Jennie!

  • I think I need a new ruffled shirt 🙂 You all look so pretty in yours!

  • Nancy’s ruffle shirt is so pretty 🙂 I prefer my shirts to be sleeveless with an interesting collar so if the need arises and I must add a blazer, it makes for a far more interesting aesthetic 🙂

  • I have owned a few ruffle shirts over the years too. I don’t think I have one in my closet right now. Hmm, I might have to add that to my thrift wish list. 😉

    • Inconceivable!!! You must be great at thinning out your closet! I need to get better at it!