Pussy bow blouse returns as a fashion staple..

The pussy bow blouse has always been a big favorite among the fashion conscious.

It can take you from the most formal occasion to office elegance and evening glamour.

From Kate Middleton to Lady Ga Ga and Melania Trump, fashionistas of the world have taken a liking to one of fashion’s most elegant looks.

Pussy bow blouse – the beginning –

Inspired by the Gibson Girls of the late 19th century,  Coco Chanel and Yves St Laurent brought the pussy bow blouse to the designer ramp.

It later became a must-have item for power dressing and has been a staple for many fashion conscious women who have found the blouse in itself a fashionably forward accessory.

It was also inspired by the lavalliere in French – known better as a cravat which was popular during the 19th century as a women’s accessory. It was worn by women at this time as a signature look of smart elegance and of course, independence.

pussy bow blouse as a classic

 A combination of formality and style –

The blouse,  made famous by the power dressing women on Mad Men, combines formal elegance with on point style – giving the wearer instant glamour.

It is ideal for office but is also a great choice for evening functions.

A classic pussy bow blouse in silk would be the best staple in any fashionable woman’s wardrobe.

In the Sixties and the Seventies, the blouse was a must-have for women who were discovering the freedom and financial independence going to work brought.

The office atmosphere at the time was also more formal, giving the women the option to wear the blouse which needed no extra frills to make the wearer look professional.

A symbol of female solidarity –

Sweden’s First Minister of Democracy Alice Bah Kunkhe led the protest of women wearing pussy bow blouses against the sacking of the head of Swedish Academy (which awards Nobel Prize in Literature)  Sara Danius who had been forced to quit her her job after accusing a man with powerful connections, of sexual misconduct.

Margaret Thatcher wore her pussy bow blouses with aplomb – so did many boss ladies during the Eighties in corporate America and elsewhere in the world.

A timeless staple –

Every woman’s wardrobe needs timeless staples that never go out of fashion – a white silk shirt, a black silk shirt, the classic navy pencil skirt, the white linen tops that can be worn to any occasion.

The pussy bow blouse is definitely one such wardrobe staple you can easily carry from formal to informal without batting an eyelid.

 

The famous wearers of pussy bow blouse –

While Margaret Thatcher was one of its most well known wearers, the recent wearing of the pussy bow blouse by Melania Trump during the 2016 presidential debates, caused a stir – but then, almost everything she wore was scrutinized and dissected for various reasons.

But she was one woman who could wear anything and look exceptionally good in it.

So next time you go clothes shopping, don’t forget to pick up a pussy bow blouse – it will be a great choice for your wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

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