Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Vintage Secretary Blouses

Fashion has reached the point in its current cycle where showing lots of skin has become banal. So now the pendulum is swinging the other way.

Covered up is cutting edge. Ladylike is the new sexy.

What’s more covered up and ladylike than a vintage secretary blouse? The allure here comes from what is implied, not stated. Wearing it is easy. As with most vintage pieces, add one of these pretty shirts to an otherwise modern outfit for a look that is cool, not costume-y. Pair it with jeans, tucked in, with a belt. Top a high waisted pencil skirt with one. Keep your accessories minimal and your hair modern. Here is a little inspiration:

vintage secretary blouses

And now, in homage to the patron saint of vintage bow blouses, the geek chic lifetime achievement award winner, one half of the cutest sibling duo ever to grace the silver screen, I give you Maggie Gyllenhaal:

vintage secretary blouses

Maggie, if you happen to be in central Florida shopping for vintage secretary blouses, come and visit me. I have what you’re looking for:

vintage secretary blouses

Just a few of the vintage pussy bow blouses currently available at Winters Past

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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