Monday, May 24, 2010

A Nice White Blouse Is a Versatile Addition to Any Wardrobe

A white blouse is a versatile wardrobe essential worth every penny you pay for it.

Today's fabric blends ensure that a white blouse will look fresh and wrinkle-free throughout the day and evening.

A dash of Spandex or Dacron is the key. I can't wait until more the stain-resistant and even self-cleaning textiles become common.

It's tempting to believe large clothing hides figure flaws, but this is not the case. Tuck in a white blouse for a trim, professional look.

This means making sure the tails are long enough to stay in and short enough not to bulk up under the skirt or slacks.

An exception to the not-too-large rule is the Big Shirt or poet's shirt. These are cut full in the body and have long tails. They are meant to be worn outside of slacks and may serve as a jacket.

The shoulder seam should fit at the rounded edge of your shoulder, no matter how full the body. This will avoid sleeves that are too long.

Here are some more tips for fitting and buying a white blouse -- more than one -- as a versatile wardrobe purchase.

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