The higher the better when it comes to blouse necklines this season, or so said the F/W 19 runways! From Celine to Chloe, practically every major designer had us yearning for ladylike blouses that sit high up on the neck and exude a sophisticated (not to mention affluent-looking) aesthetic. Whether you go for old-timey ruffled collars, tie-neck blouses, or pussy-bow detailing, fashion girls everywhere are embracing high-neck blouses that play into the bourgeois trend, and they're pairing them with everything from high-waisted jeans, pleated midi skirts, and wide-leg trousers. Moreover, the blouse style is perfect for work (exuding a prim and professional vibe) but won't look out of place at happy hour either. Scroll below for inspiration on how to wear the trending blouse style and shop our favorite picks.
On the Runway:
Blouses with high-neck bows were paired with bougie check midi skirts at Celine exuding a prim and proper look.
Elizabethan-style high-neck ruffle collars added a sophisticated touch to bootcut jeans at Chloe.
Pussy-bow blouses came in sheer lilac fabrics at Valentino and were given a modern, cool-girl touch, worn under hoodie sweatshirts.
On the Street:
Add drama to a pair of minimalist tailored shorts and opt for a ruffled collar and sleeves in delicate lace.
Pair a feminine polka-dot pussy-bow blouse with edgy leather pants for a modern look.
A ribbon tie-neck blouse looks pretty and professional when paired with tailored trousers.
Opt for a lightweight, cotton high-neck blouse with puff sleeves for a pretty, vintage look.
Go for a dramatic period look, and pair a high neck ruffle collar under a formfitting sweater.
A billowy high-neck blouse looks effortless when paired with slim jeans and knee-high boots.
Have fun with pretty pastel hues in silky textures for an outfit that screams opulence.
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Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.
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