In the mood for tie-neck blouses

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I used to seriously dislike this category of top—too prissy, I felt—but these days I’m thinking tie-neck tops are rather put-together and sexy secretary at the same time, and what is not to adore about that? I like them best untied or tied low, like the woman in the picture here (who I think looks very cute even though I don’t think I could ever attempt ankle socks with a skirt).

It’s a rare polka-dotted top that comes off as office-worthy, but this one does.

The tie on this blouse is so thin it almost doesn’t qualify to be in this category, but I couldn’t pass up that floral.

 

Another truly gorgeous floral.

A very appealingly priced swiss dot number for throwing on under a blazer or cardigan.

A nicely casual take on the trend.

The crazy stripes here are nicely graphic.

Just a really feminine choice.

I fully approve of pre-styled pieces, and like how this looks like you just threw on a cute top with the perfect matchy-clashy scarf.

A gorgeous blue on a well-tailored shirt.

I like the layered sleeves here.

This costs a fortune, but I’m a sucker for a star print.

A fun, retroish option.

I like that the neckline here dips kind of low.

A cool, deconstructed take.

I typically don’t like high-neck tops, but the leopard print here is just so excellent.

A pretty and very versatile top.

A silk blouse at a decent price (for silk).

I dig the tuxedo-ish feel of this.

 

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13 Thoughts on In the mood for tie-neck blouses
    Mae
    16 Oct 2018
    3:46pm

    Any time I get a bee in my bonnet about going back to the corporate world, I just try on office apparel (including tie-neck blouses) and quickly think, “No fucking way.”

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    c.w.
    16 Oct 2018
    9:09am

    I wish I could embrace a tie-neck blouse, but the tie merely acts as a conveyance to spread food over more of my body. argh. Having said all that, I do love the Lucky Brand one!

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    Anne
    16 Oct 2018
    9:15am

    It makes my entire day when something I already own is deemed GOACA-worthy! Lucky Brand casual tie-neck for the win! I sized up for extra slouch.

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    Belinda
    16 Oct 2018
    10:00am

    Thanks for the great selection, tie-neck blouses are just so pretty!

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    Eloise
    16 Oct 2018
    10:44am

    The fact that you so love tie neck blouses is almost enough to make me want to try them again, but I just can’t. On me, tied looks too “prissy” and un, or loosely, tied looks like it unintentionally came undone. Yay for those who can pull it off, though!

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    Carol
    16 Oct 2018
    11:12am

    The Trump association is too strong.

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    Dana
    16 Oct 2018
    11:40am

    Pass. They always end up in my meal.

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    LisaC
    16 Oct 2018
    12:00pm

    Love the blue Theory blouse – I need something for interviews to offset the boring black suit and that’s the ticket.

    Also, socks with loafers and a skirt? Ugliest trend ever IMO. It needs to die.

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    shelly
    16 Oct 2018
    12:09pm

    I had a hilarious moment this morning reading this on the train on my way to work, wearing an Equipment silk shirt in dark navy with dime-sized pinky beige polka dots, thinking I was making a decent attempt to dress in an office-worthy way (which is often a struggle for me). Your comments about the first top in your list made me laugh (at myself mostly). Kim would not approve of my shirt for the office today, lol! 🙂

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      Kim France
      16 Oct 2018
      12:57pm

      Oh, what the hell do I know.

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        16 Oct 2018
        2:09pm

        You know more than enough to keep many of us reading and looking forward to your posts (and you are iconic to many). I often teeter on the edges of dressing acceptably for work even as a women of a certain age with a relatively fancy corporate job, so I’m sure whatever judgment you might pass on my shirt would be warranted (though you’d probably like it for evenings/weekends)! 🙂

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    Lori
    16 Oct 2018
    9:45pm

    I’ve been feeling these for a few years, since Keri Russell broke out her 80s wardrobe in The Americans.
    Sadly, as a big-boobed slob (in a good way!) I will continue to admire them from afar…

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    Mimi
    17 Oct 2018
    10:45am

    Just shoot me, but I’ve saved two street style photos featuring socks, loafers or oxfords and a midi skirt to my Style Crush Pinterest board, the place I store styling tricks to remember to try (and I have), Why all the hate? The slenderest part of the leg is exposed above the socks and the visual effect isn’t very different from that of an ankle boot. My favorite iteration employs a long, full black leather skirt and fair isle socks. Each to her own.
    I’m not big on blouses with bows, especially droopy ones, but I do like high necklines sometimes. So instead of tying a bow on the blouses I have with ties at the neck I wrap the ties around and around my neck, tie them in a little knot in the front and wind up with almost a snug turtleneck look. Maybe add a brooch. Here’s to customizing our clothes, ladies.

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