Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Claudia Winkleman blouse and many more!

This autumn-winter blouses are a big trend - they are great to wear with skirts, trousers and jeans - No need to save them just for the office, this versatile garment is queen to any kind of event! 

Winter florals, another big trend at the moment, and it lends itself well to this garment. Not everyone likes to be head-to-toe floral so investing in a blouse is a good way to show off this trend without leaving your comfort zone.

A couple of weeks ago, Claudia Winkleman wore this blouse on Strictly and within no time at all I saw it all over Instagram, and that it was from Zara; knowing that I was out searching for blouses for this post, I particularly hunted this one out, and to my delight it was still in store. 



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Zara
Ruffled blouse with contrasting bow
£25.99







Most of my floral finds were all based on black sheer fabric, and one particularly issue I come across was the integral black vest which you would think is very useful, but not if the vest is too tight and the blouse fits perfectly. My advice here, is to get the blouse to fit you right and then if the vest is not, you can easily remove it and substitute it for one does - you can pick them up cheap in Primark or H&M. The reason I say this, you do not want to spend the whole time wearing it uncomfortable, but also if it's too tight on you, you can tell through the sheer fabric. Go the extra mile, and get the fit perfect.



First up is this number from River Island, the front panels are lined however I would recommend to still opt for a light black vest as you could see your bra at the back. I really loved the fit, the blouse is a straight cut so felt slimming enough to not have to tuck it in. I loved the tie neck too I think this is so feminine, I was less keen on the elbow bands this possibly could get a tad uncomfortable - but for £25 I thought it was a great price, and was one of my favourites.


River Island
Black floral print frill long sleeve blouse
£25







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This next one is from Zara, I loved the floral pattern very much, the fabric was quite stiff and no vest needed under this one. Again loved the tie at the top, I felt very glam and I have to say I was very tempted with this one. Fabulous price at £25.99


Zara
Floral Print Blouse with Bow
£25.99






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This blouse grabbed my attention as soon as I walked in store but I was less keen once I got it on. The vest top as I pointed out earlier was not the best fit compared to the actual blouse. The fit of the blouse was lovely at the top, but I found it was very baggy around the waistline making me look bigger than I am, not ideal! And at £45, this one was going back on the shelf, I didn't think it was value for money.


River Island
Black floral embroidered mesh long sleeve top
£45








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My search in House of Fraser led me to this gorgeous cream and gold blouse from Whistles. It was so super soft and felt uber lush to wear. The fit was good a little baggy at the waistline but with the soft fabric it allows you to tuck it in without getting too caught up. I think it's overpriced at £129. I would expect to pay more for this, as I think the quality was much better than the others, but not as much as that.

Whistles
Andrea Gold Dobby Spot Blouse
£129






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This last one was my favourite of them all; River Island and this time it is for out-out! 

I loved the black lace, you pop it on over your head and then you have to fiddle with two small buttons at the back of your neck to get the neckline correct. I think you have to face the fact that if you have one too many sherberts and no one can help you undo them at the end of the night, this may have to double up as a sleepwear!! (LOL) I just warning you.... I wouldn't fight it just go with it!

Since checking it out online I've also found it comes in Dark Green and White both are gorgeous but I personally would have the black. This one is on my list... to buy!


River Island
Black lace high neck long sleeve top
£35





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