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Would You Wear… a Tuxedo Blouse?


Celebs wearing the tuxedo top trend
Photo Credits: ELLE, Pacific Coast News, and ELLE

While menswear-inspired fashion for females is nothing new (think Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn), there is a fabulous new fad inspired by the boys. The tuxedo blouse is becoming increasingly popular in women’s fashion. Not to be confused with a traditional oxford shirt, these crisp, white blouses have detailed paneling on the front. Sometimes they even include added embellishments like ruffles and colored piping.

Of course, a tuxedo top adds a touch of traditional formality to any outfit, but there are many ways to wear it. As seen above, Chloƫ Moretz created a red-carpet-worthy menswear-inspired outfit centered around this trend, while Jessica Alba dressed down a tuxedo blouse with jeans and smoking slippers.

Below are our favorite finds from around the ‘net. Although it’s next to impossible to choose a favorite, we are fond of the sleeveless versions. If you’re concerned about being chilly in the fall months that lie ahead, they would look fab with a jacket or blazer thrown over top.

Tuxedo tops under $100
Product Information: Fossil, Lord & Taylor, J. Crew

Would you wear a tuxedo top?

Or is this polished style too prim for your taste? Would you wear it dressed up for a night out, or casually with jeans? Do you like the sleeveless and embellished versions better than the traditional starchy-white style? Leave a comment below and let’s talk about it!

Posted on on August 6, 2013 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , , , , ,

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10 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Tuxedo Blouse?”

  1. 1
    August 6th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I would love to see a post on how to style these! I have a sleeveless one that I dip-dyed purple, so it’s not that sophisticated but I would love ideas for styling it!

  2. 2
    August 6th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I do, but I call them pleated or pintucked blouses.

  3. 3
    August 6th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I need these in my life.

  4. 4
    August 6th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Have had one of these for a long time, love it!

  5. 5
    August 6th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    YES! While I personally find pairing them with blazers is a bit much, these pleated shirts are beautiful and flatter everyone!

  6. 6
    August 6th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Hey! I have a tuxedo top like the third one with the half sleeves and I have no idea how to wear it. It would be great to see a post on how to wear it! anyways… thanks!

  7. 7
    August 7th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I like them but they don’t suit me at all.

  8. 8
    August 7th, 2013 at 9:00 am

    It would be awesome if you all would create a Instagram account and have some of your writers take pictures in trendy outfits so people can recreate them.

  9. 9
    August 8th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I read CF almost every day and I like this style; however a bit sad to see that your 3 suggestions are quite pricey for an average student budget… Please take that into account for the next posts and keep bringing on the great content!

  10. 10
    August 8th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I love menswear. I actually have a couple bow ties that I wear :) Not that I could afford anything you’ve posted for this article. Try to keep individual pieces under $50. That’s the most I could spend on one thing.

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