Raglan Blouse

Blouse: Vivien of Holloway

Raglan Blouse in Regency Vintage by Vivien of Holloway

The Raglan Blouse is a crisp, collared 100% cotton shirt in a relaxed yet neat style popular in the 1950s. This is my first Vivien of Holloway blouse, in fact, it’s my first item that isn’t a pair of my ever faithful Katharine Trousers. When Vivien of Holloway invited me to try their blouses, I was overwhelmed; they offer so many styles alone – not to mention the endless colour and print possibilities!

I couldn’t go past the Raglan Blouse. While it’s an iconically 1950s style and therefore a little later than other styles I wear, I love the casual daytime look of the Raglan paired with matching 1940s style Katharine Trousers. I can just picture silver screen stars and best friends Katie Hepburn and Betty Bacall at my age – sitting in 1950s Californian lounge rooms, laughing the days away in their collared 3/4 sleeved blouses and high-waisted slacks!

There are so many beautiful options in Vivien of Holloway’s Raglan Blouse range, from solid colours to novelty prints, season specific themes, and my personal favourites – the Regency collection. The Regency prints are soft, dreamy florals in nostalgic colour palettes, all with multiple matching trouser and skirt colour options across Vivien of Holloway’s extensive designs. I love versatile separates!

Darts shape the blouse in towards the waist, creating a flattering ‘nipped in’ appearance, achieving a silhouette that is both comfortably billowy but also neat, free of bunched up fabric around the waist underneath the trousers. I am wearing the same size in this blouse as I do in my Katharine trousers – a Waist 24″ – and the fit is spot on.

Aside from my collection of Katharine Trousers, I’m looking forward to pairing this blouse over my olive green cigarette pants for the odd sartorial day trip into the 1950s. I’ll add future outfits featuring the Raglan Blouse to the gallery below. BB x

I am thrilled to say Vivien of Holloway would like to offer you all a 10% discount on their whole website filled with beautiful pieces like these with the code ‘BACALL’ – it’s valid until the 20th of September 2021, perfect timing for the change of seasons!

Explore my Raglan Blouse Style Gallery:

I am wearing the Raglan Blouse in size ‘B32 W 24’ with the following body measurements:

Bust: 33″ / Waist: 26″ / Hips: 38″ / Height: 5’8″

Any questions? Leave me a comment below and I will get back to you!

Explore Raglan Blouses on the Vivien of Holloway website

I am honoured to have been invited to shoot a selection of pieces for Vivien of Holloway. This blouse was kindly gifted. The above review is my own honest review of the garment, with links provided for the convenience of the reader.

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