Many types of clothing articles exist in the world, from dresses to tank tops, crop tops and halters to jumpsuits. However one of the most common, well known, and easy to wear articles of clothing is the blouse. Ask any girl how many blouses she has in her cupboard, you’ll probably receive a response of around 5-10 pieces of clothing. A blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that is typically gathered at the waist so that it hangs loosely over the wearer’s body. It can be worn in a variety of fashions and can be paired with other garments or articles of clothing. A blouse is a flexible choice of clothing, so it may be worn at a house party, summer event, or trip to the mall. Most women do combine a blouse with another piece of clothing in order to accentuate the overall design and also ensure that the colors match. Different types of blouses include dressy blouses, vintage blouses, blouses for work, etc.

Blouses come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns. A blouse can be either long-sleeved or short-sleeved. It can also be worn in the work-place, as long as it is paired with a jacket and perhaps a skirt to match. The history of the blouse is shrouded in mystery; however some historians believe that its origin is traced back to the late 1800s, wherein tailors taught other tailors in formal settings but home dressmakers learned to sew from their mothers. The theory is that women who were dressing for work in the male world needed something which was just formal enough, but not too much.  The difference between a shirt and a blouse is one hot topic which has been debated at many social gatherings and events.

When picking out a blouse, first make sure the color is pleasing and suits your taste. You will also want to make sure, as with all articles of clothing, that it fits your personality as well. Think about what other clothing items comprise your wardrobe and pick something in a style and color which will match well and go nicely when worn in conjunction with another piece of clothing. A blouse is a very flexible and dynamic piece of work, and you’ll find that you can’t go wrong with it no matter what the situation calls for, and it’s very widely accepted as casual-wear or formal-wear.