Monday, July 17, 2017

On white blouses

White blouses are a staple for every woman’s wardrobe, even book characters. If you were to be transported into your favorite book, which white blouse would you choose to wear? Hopefully, this quick guide will help you make that decision.
This blouse would be perfect in a pirate novel, such as Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller or Pirates! by Celia Rees. Pirate blouses need ruffles on the front, noticeable buttons, and flowing sleeves. It should be comfortable enough to battle in, but stylish enough to catch pirate-y lover’s eye.

This blouse would work well in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. The blouse is much tighter, the necks are much higher, and there are frills along the front. Such tops inhibit ladies from fighting vampires or running from a robot army. Perhaps that’s why this works for a sitting room, but should be discarded immediately if danger comes your way.

If you want to be transported into a Scottish novel, such as Sealskin by Su Bristow, than this blouse is probably your best choice. The high square neck, flouncy sleeves, and lace would work well in a book in such a setting. It’s both modest and comfortable.

What other books could use a good white blouse?

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