10 Different Shirt Styles for Women: The Classic Shirt Gets a Makeover

Bored of wearing the classic button-down shirt? Now you can create a statement with the different shirt styles. Here’s how to wear them!

A classic button-down shirt has and will always be a wardrobe essential. From Cindy Crawford to Rihanna to Kate Middleton, everyone has embraced this style staple. Whenever you don’t know what to wear, just throw on a well-ironed pair over anything – jeans, skirt, pants or even leggings,and you’re good to go! We’ve worn it to the most formal parties, to boardrooms, to job interviews and even to casual coffee dates.

Cindy Crawford

The versatility of the shirt justifies its overuse, both by men and women. And its overuse calls for unique styles and variations. You probably have a lot of different shirt styles in your wardrobe already – long ones to wear over leggings, striped ones for work-wear, a plain crisp white shirt for those I-don’t-know-what-to-wear days. Perhaps a pussy-bow, bell-sleeved or sheer variety thrown in the mix. Maybe even an oversized one!

But this season, there is more reason than ever to take a second look at this beloved piece of clothing. Because the classic shirt has got a makeover, and now you really have infinite styles to try and an infinite number of ways to wear them! Intrigued? Let’s check them all out!

A lot of brands have introduced many different shirt styles. Chloe came up with a contemporary version of the pussybow, Vetements has asymmetric styles in their latest collection. The American fashion brand, Tibi, introduced a whole new range of creative shirt styles, calling it “Shirting Reimagined”. Here are the top 10 different shirt styles we really wanna try!

#1: Cold-Shoulder Shirts

Off-the-shoulder and shirts with shoulder cut-outs are making waves this season in dresses, tops, sweaters and shirts.The shoulder is the new cleavage. So go ahead and try this shirt style for a retro-inspired look! Off-shoulder bows, ruffles, the opportunities for shopping are endless!

Just Cavalli bare shoulder shirt see through

Just Cavalli bare shoulder shirt

#2: Belted Shirts

This style will soon become your newest wardrobe favorite if you’re a pear-shaped girl. The belt will add some structure to the outfit, and the length will cover the hips, giving a chic, everyday look.

valentino belted poplin shirt

Valentino belted poplin shirt

carolina herrerra puff sleeve blouse off white shirt

Carolina Herrera puff sleeve blouse

#3: Tie, Ruffle and Ruched Sleeves

Wanna add some subtle interest? Try the sleeves with tie-up hems or a ruched sleeve shirt.

tibi satin poplin off the shoulder rouched sleeves shirt

Tibi poplin off-the-shoulder shirt

#4: Asymmetric Shirts

Asymmetric cuts are great for statement outfits – both casual and for night-outs! Try either crop shirts for a cute feminine look, or a half-long-half-short shirt that you can knot or tuck in partially!

christian dior vintage silk blouse shirt

Christian Dior Vintage silk blouse

MAISON MARGIELA sheer bow detail shirt black

Maison Margiela sheer bow detail shirt

SAINT LAURENT pussybow sheer blouse e1489994209414

Saint Laurent pussybow sheer blouse

Crossover Crop Silk Blouse kendall and kylie black

Kendall + Kylie Crossover Crop Silk Blouse

#5: Oversized Shirt with a Twist!

The oversized buttoned shirt is quite a sexy 90s piece of clothing. But for a more contemporary touch, select one with a trendy style – like shorter sleeves, or droopy arm-holes, statement sleeves or boat-neck.

emporio armani black oversized button shirt

Emporio Armani oversized button shirt

givenchy white drop shoulder sheer blouse

Givenchy drop shoulder sheer blouse

#6: Statement Sleeve Shirts

That brings us to statement sleeves. We’re loving this puffy sleeve shirt by Chanel that would make even the simplest of outfits more noticeable!

pretty chanel vintage black puff sleeve sheer blouse

Chanel Vintage puff sleeve sheer blouse

saint laurent black semi sheer cropped shirt

Saint Laurent semi-sheer cropped shirt

red valentino piped trim blouse

Red Valentino piped trim blouse

#7: Shirts with Interesting Necklines

Sure, there are the pussybows and the collars and the Chinese collars, but this season, try a boat-neck, an asymmetric collar, a string-bow-neckline, a tux-shirt-like-ruffle neckline or a funnel neck shirt for a fresh update!

dolce gabbana sheer lace blouse black shirt style

Dolce & Gabbana sheer lace blouse

MAISON MARGIELA black cutout detail shirt

Maison Margiela cut out detail shirt

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI ruffled lomng sleeved blouse black e1489995619785

Giambattista Valli ruffled longsleeved blouse

SAINT LAURENT sheer polka dot blouse

Saint Laurent sheer polka dot blouse

#8: The Trench Shirt

This is a shirt that gives a trench-coat like look! Great for the transition seasons, spring evenings, and for when you just want to try something really unique. But classic!


Long Shirt Dress- Tibi

#9: The Bustier Shirt

Here’s something for the experimental fashionista! Take the shirt from boardroom to nightclub with this bustier-twist! Innit cool?


Satin Poplin Bustier Shirt

#10: The New Shirt-Dress

Try off-shoulder shirt dress styles, or cute strappy necklines, or bell-sleeves! Elevate your shirt-dress look from plain ol’ boring to straight-out-of-the-runway!

YVES SAINT LAURENT VINTAGE ribbed knit shirt black

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage ribbed knit shirt

vera wang pleated shirt gown

Vera Wang pleated shirt gown

So, did you enjoy feasting your eyes on these modern blouses? Which type is your favorite? Lemme know below!

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