While we love a classic button-down as much as the next girl, the rise of the statement top over the past few seasons has breathed new life into our wardrobes, introducing bell sleeves, feminine ruffles, exaggerated shoulders, and other fanciful elements that make even a simple jeans-and-sneakers outfit feel like something special. For fall, the latest iteration fashion girls are stocking up on is the bib blouse, a style that features a front panel, often (but not always) trimmed in ruffles, sometimes paired with vintage details like a high collar, puffed sleeves, or lace trim.
The trend is also polished enough to wear to work in many cases, adding a bit of old-world romance to a typical 9-to-5 ensemble. Try tucking a silk style, like See by Chloé's pale-pink button-down version, into a pair of wide-leg trousers, or pop A.P.C.'s airy printed top over your favorite black skinny jeans.
Below, shop 16 bib blouses to wear all season long.
Every fall wardrobe needs a little plaid.
From the smocked collar to the glossy burgundy buttons, this top is all in the details.
Trade in your summer gingham for dressed-up checks.
The shirred sleeves are a cool touch.
So much more special than your typical white button-down.
A little bit boardroom, a little bit Beyoncé.
The sheer-paneled front makes this ideal for evening.
Ready for a 2017 remake of Pretty in Pink.
The perfect pair for light denim.
Ruffles can be office-appropriate, too.
The transitional top you need this season.
Very Talitha Getty.
Bib shirts can be sleek too, as this crisp pleated version proves.
Sometimes all you need is a little lace.
Hey there, wild thing.
Style this with skinny jeans or an A-line mini.