Blouses for Women – a gift for ladies from Coco Chanel
Derived from an ancient garment – the long, airy tunic, worn by knights and later treated by kings as underwear. Later, this item became a measure of elegance and social status. We are of course referring to the white shirt – until recently the preserve of gentlemen.
Borrowed from the men’s wardrobe
The well-known design for white blouses for women was created in Paris. His name derives from the French word blouse, which translates as a coat resting lightly on the shoulders. The name is not coincidence, because blouses for women made of silk or cotton actually cling to the female form like a second skin. The woman who first borrowed a white shirt from a men’s wardrobe was Coco Chanel. This French designer decided to liberate ladies from tight corsets, stiff petticoats and over-elaborate dresses for women. Simple, androgynous forms in a sporty cut and bearing the Chanel mark launched a new chapter in women’s fashion.