Working 9 to 5
In a true holidays-are-over-back-to-work vibe, today we salute the 80s secretary blouse! Whilst you might not buy one to wear in an office, you may still like to channel a slice of style from the ultimate acting trio - Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Long before the Spice Girls were hollering about Girl Power, these 'little ladies' decided they were going to take revenge on their macho boss in ace 80s movie '9 to 5'. They weren't just their to look pretty by the photocopier, oh no siree, they had personalities too!
Other ladies that know a thing or two about how to wear a blouse... Both wives of Blake Carrington in TV show Dynasty, Alexis and Krystle, embraced the 80s blouse with statement shoulder pads in bold block colours.
When not clad in her launderette house coat, Dot Cotton is surely the queen of the pussy bow collar blouse! Often teamed with a classic camel belted trench coat with vintage gold brooch pinned on the lapel and a contrast colour pencil skirt, bright red lips and nails. Someone sound the unlikely style icon klaxon please!
To add a contemporary twist to the classic 80s blouse, here at Rokit our crack team of seamstresses have been cropping them. They'll show just a peek-a-boo of midriff and look fantastic worn with pencil skirts and denim alike. Check out our hundreds of styles here and here are some more top picks from the website...
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