Currently Considering: White Blouse, Dramatic Shoulder Not Optional
You know, shoulders are one of those parts of our body that, although oft overlooked, merit closer inspection in our sartorial arsenal. A decidedly potent option is the exposed shoulder, which, done well, can set one up for this kind of a moment:
Nailed it, right? Anyway, when the weather doesn't allow for this kind of shoulder exposure, why not consider doubling down on covering said shoulder (or shoulders) with, well, a ton of fabric? I'm currently considering adding to my closet a dramatic gathered shoulder in white.
Alexander McQueen once said "I want people to be afraid of the women I dress." This shirt would give me the appearance of such massive biceps that I'd certainly help him along in that goal.
The next option, this vintage blouse, takes things to a whole other level in the shoulder department. I love thinking I could bury a scarf (or an entire winter jacket) in there for when I'm cold and nary a soul would notice. Those Victorian-era seamstresses knew what was up and understood that ultimately, when it comes down to it, all we women need is a place to fashionably store our extra layers.
My final option technically isn't a shoulder gathering, but it's in the vicinity of our limbs, and I've been obsessed with it for months, so I am including it for consideration.
With some careful styling, the result of any of these three options could be a dreamy twist on a classic white shirt that's feminine yet forceful. To which I say, sign me up.
But what do you say? Are you compelled? Repelled? With shoulders like these, would you feel like a linebacker or a lady? Let's discuss, preferably soon, because I am contemplating a style reset for the New Year and would welcome your guidance.