Blouses were rarely part of the fashionable woman’s wardrobe until the 1890s. Blouses are often made of cotton or silk cloth and may or may not include a collar and sleeves. Blouses have buttons reversed from that of mens’ shirts.
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Blouses are often made of cotton or silk cloth and may or may not include a collar and sleeves. The choli is a low-cut short-sleeve blouse which exposes the midriff, and the sari is a long piece of cloth which is draped over one shoulder and covers half of the choli. They extended well beyond the boys hand and were designed to be folded back over the sleeves of the jacket. The full sleeves are finished with narrow wristbands which are concealed by rolling cuffs that are prettily rounded at the outside of the arm. There was even a term for it–shirt-sleeve youngsters. The rolled sleeve was popular, as was monogramming. The soft feminine look of the puff sleeve blouses at right is in keeping with the Fifties idea of womanhood. You can wear this blouse in any season, because the long sleeves are detachable. The sleeves and hem of the blouse are adorned with 4 inch wide lace. The long sleeves can be left in an open bell style, or cinched with ribbon to form a cuff.
Blouses with real lace could be quite expensive. Blouses are in stock and ready to ship. In the 1900s and 1910s, elaborate blouses, such as the “lingerie blouse” (so-called because they were heavily decorated with lace and embroidery in a style formerly restricted to underwear) and the “Gibson Girl blouse” with tucks and pleating, became immensely popular for daywear and even some informal evening wear. Since then, blouses have remained a wardrobe staple. Fauntleroy blouses were often worn with plain knee pants and not always with a complete Fauntleroy velvet suit.