The pussybow revival of late has turned the ribboned blouse into a runway staple, but the style’s roots are heavily entrenched in second-wave feminism. When women first broke into the working world, there were few guides on how exactly they were supposed to dress. Instead of bow ties, pussybow blouses became the officewear de rigeur for women of the period.
Now, brands like Prada, Miu Miu and Gucci have adopted the effeminate silhouette and reworked it with prints, different ribbons, textures and more. Pussybow blouses pack more of a sartorial punch than ever, making them a worthy inclusion into your working wardrobe. Pair them with A-line midi skirts to go full vintage, or wide-legged trousers and pumps for a more polished look with the ribbon knotted or deliberately undone; the possibilities are endless.
Here are six of our favourite renditions.