9th January 2017

INSTA TREND | Where to buy the blouse that’s all over your feed

By Ellen Kerry

When we first spied this lacy Victoriana blouse on Instagram, we thought, “Pah! Another amazing vintage buy we can only dream of owning.” Then another stylish lady popped up wearing it. And another, and another…

Before we could say “frilly cuff” a brand new Insta star was born.

Getting your hands on this frilly masterpiece is easier than we thought it would be. It’s not a can-only-buy-it-in-the-South-of-France special. This pretty white blouse is a Monsoon original. Yes, it might look like it’s been handmade by a French seamstress to be sold in a rustic but chic market but it’s actually Monsoon. Be still our beating hearts!

Modern Victoriana is a regular on the fashion scene. For Autumn Winter 2016, designers like Simone Rocha and Erdem embraced the trend, hiking up necklines on super sheer dresses and blouses.

There’s something about a Victoriana blouse that gets the pulse racing. The clash of innocent white ruffles and sultry see-through lace is a thing of dreams. Who needs Pamela Anderson-style cleavage when you can get even more kicks from a lacy high-necked blouse? It’s the ultimate in sexy-prim, the perfect day-to-date blouse and now the good ol’ British high street has nailed the ideal one.

SHOP NOW: THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE TOPS

Monsoon’s Broderie Anglaise blouse with its pie-crust collar and flouncy cuffs is one of the loveliest designs we’ve seen on the high street this autumn. It’s little wonder it’s fast become a blogger fave.

Monsoon’s all-knowing PR babe Kelle Crisp told us the highly ‘grammable top was “inspired by a vintage lace blouse [and] has become Monsoon’s fastest selling piece for the season.” Score!

And no need to worry about it selling out because, according to Kelle, “[Monsoon] has just booked a second quantity to fulfil demand and will also be releasing a black version very soon too.” A black version to fulfil all of our noir winter Goth dreams? Sign. Us. Up.

In need of styling inspo? This blouse is super versatile and can be easily dressed up or down. Fashion influencer Katherine Ormerod added sassy leather ‘n’ leopard to take the lace wonder from day to party while Fran Bacon (aka: The Fashion Lift) shows how the frothy piece can easily feel more laid-back with jeans and trainers. For extra sass, add a slick of statement lipstick to ramp up the style.

Get more Insta’spiration via the gallery above and shop on to nail the look…


WE DO THE SCROLLING. YOU DO THE SHOPPING.

Love shopping? Hate scrolling? No problem! I’ve done the hard work for you and found where you can shop the selfies of Instagram’s biggest stars. Thanks to my hand-picked edit, it’s never been easier to get the fashioninsta look directly from the ‘gram. Go on, you know you wanna…

P.S. Let’s be Instagram friends! Follow @Dressr here or find Ellen at @ellenkerry

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