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Ladies Blouses for All Weathers and Seasons

When it comes to wardrobe essentials, a ladies cotton shirt or classic blouse is a must-have staple. It can sometimes be hard to tell a blouse and a shirt apart, and many times we may refer to each as meaning the same thing. There is no definitive definition for a shirt and or a blouse. There have been many theories to determine their differences. Here are some of those theories: A blouse can be defined as a loose-fitting upper garment worn by women, workmen, artists, and children. It gathers at the waist or hips so that it hangs loosely over the body. The term has been used, over time to refer to a shirt that has an unmistakably feminine appearance. 

A shirt is commonly known as a garment usually worn by men to wear to work and a blouse is the shirt version for women. Some also define a shirt as the general term for anything from a polo top to a t-shirt. A shirt doesn't necessarily have to be labelled as short or long-sleeved. Shirts may or may not have buttons or zips, can be made of different fabrics like cotton, silk, or satin. A shirt can also be referred to as more of a formal garment. Shirts tend to have buttons, cuffs and collars and are usually buttoned at the front which is why some refer to shirts as formal wear. Here in the UK, a shirt is defined as a garment with buttons at the front whilst a blouse can be worn with or without buttons. 

Here is a short guide to help you choose the perfect blouse.


Long Sleeved Ladies Blouse  

The blouses long sleeve offers the most classic and elegant look. Available in a variety of styles, James Meade blouses offer classic collar styles all available in sizes 8 to 24 in a selection of plain, checked, Liberty print, floral, patterned, or striped. When looking for the long sleeved ladies blouses, long sleeve country casual shirts for women or elegant ladies white blouse, you can rest assured James Meade have your perfect blouse for you.

Long Sleeved Ladies Blouse
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Short Sleeve Blouses for Ladies  

Short sleeve blouses are your best option during the warmer weather. James Meade offer a wide range of short sleeve blouses womens made using only quality fabrics such as soft viscose, Tana Lawn™, cotton blend and pure cotton. The shorter sleeve and lighter soft fabrics, make perfect ladies summer blouses. All James Meade ladies blouses are machine washable. 

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3/4 Sleeve Blouses

Having to roll your sleeves can be a tedious task in unpredictable British weather. 3/4 sleeve blouses are ideal for any day and any season. You can simply add a layer for extra warmth when required, but generally, the 3/4 sleeve blouse is such a versatile staple for any time or event. James Meade 3/4 sleeve blouses are cut for comfort and easy to wear making them the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

3/4 sleeve blouses
cotton blouses for older ladies
cotton blouses for older ladies

How to Wear the Perfect Fitting Blouse: 

The cuffs on your blouse should be tight enough so they cannot be undone without opening the buttons. The sleeve length should end slightly below your wrist. Your blouse should sit close enough under your armpits but not touching. When you cross your arms, your blouse should not feel too tight or pull in the back. If when you breathe in deeply you feel uncomfortable, it’s not the right fit, and the trick is to go a size up. 

At James Meade, we understand that comfort is key which is why all garments are generously sized. A proper fitting blouse should generally be longer than your regular tops if you intend to tuck into your trousers or skirts. When you raise your arms fully, the blouse should not come out or show skin.


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