Three cheers for historical revival fashion!
We all know that fashion is cyclical, we just don’t know when what theme will emerge when.
I wasn’t so hot on the 80’s trend (though I did make shiny eyes at all the sparkle everything) but I’m falling over myself to get hold of this seasons ‘trend’ of historical fashion reimagined.
Puff, historical, drop, wide, flared, flute sleeves and tie necks can all be found on this seasons fun blouses, with some Jacobean ruffs thrown in for good measure (I got two, because hilarity. And The Mighty Boosh.)
Howard Moon : Do you need to pack this Jacobean ruff?
Vince Noir : Listen, I’ve got a strong feeling the Tudor look’s gonna come back in while we’re away.
I’ve created an entire Pinterest section of ‘Historical Inspiration’ –> ‘BLOUSES’ compiling all the historical styles on ASOS that stand out to me as being rather fabulous, or at the least gold star for effort.
Yes, it took me ages and I ended up falling completely in love with the French Connection Lassia Lace Tie Blouse, which for some reason I think is utterly scandalous because it looks like an extremely sexy Victorian nightdress. Or something ethereal; out of Angela Carters The Bloody Chamber or Dracula – when the innocent young girl wanders out into the dark moonlit night where danger awaits… eek. Anyhoo, my belly actually does little flip flops when I think about wearing it out. SCANDALOUS.
Find my curation of blouses on PINTEREST with links and names.
A few blouses are simply exquisite, like the high neck floaty blouses and delectable peasant smocks that make me think of Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring (movie). Some are Victoriana based and say so in the name, or have extremely accentuated sleeves a-la-Henry VIII. Others just make me giggle, but most are visibly historically based in cut and inspiration, just made with modern fabrics and patterns.
Beautiful historical cuts so accessibly styled – and priced.
That’s pretty cool.
The mix is also very fun – from peasant smocks to modest high necked Victorian lace blouses and myriad styles in between, there’s guaranteed to be something for every Downton (and other historical drama fan) to choose from. I’ve chosen blouses from quite a few different styles in my Pinterest blouses section, making sure that they all fit the requirements of having that historical vibe, even if the fabric patterns are very modern.
Spread the word – like and share! Stock up if this is your soul style, or send to a friend who would love to get their hands on a few pieces before they’re gone.
Paired brilliantly with jeans or plain trousers, these styles of ornate blouse have enough character to simply throw on over a singlet for the day, or throw on with heels (Giuseppe Zanotti’s 2018 Charlston feather boots, anyone?) and head out to dinner. You’ll look super stylish with barely any effort. Such is the joy of flounce.
And just in case you weren’t excited enough, one of my favourite aspects of this style of clothing? Back detailing! So you look super fabulous from every angle. Effortlessly.
As with all wonderful things, this season will come to an end, so I can’t say how long pieces will stay in stock. Rest assured if you see a blouse that you love, snatch it up. The classic styles especially will be elegantly chic for years to come and you’ll get good use out of them.
Just keep them at the front of your wardrobe and wear them in confident knowledge that this style has been vogue-ing for hundreds of years and is still going strong. Can’t beat that.
All the blouses here are on my PINTEREST with names and links, so you can visit there to explore my curation of the hottest historical blouses on ASOS right now.