Was it intentional, not at first. Was I confused, most definitely! I found myself in Zara changing room trying on this red blouse but not sure as to which way I was to wear it – it didn’t help that in store they displayed them as pussy-bow blouses, which is what I was looking for, but the neck label was there?!

So I thought wear it how you want to and we’ll take it from there, the v-neckline works really well for a larger bust and the bow just looked fabulous – after checking the sleeves it made no difference which way it could be worn, and down the back (which is really the front) it was all buttoned – a look I could not pull off, I would need to undo a couple of them at the top and then the neck tie would not work.


And so my lovely readers, if you love this blouse my advice to you is – if you have a small bust and you like a tie-back style blouse then this is perfect for you. And if you have a larger bust and need a v-neckline for balance, and you love a bow at the front, then this is perfect for you too (just remove the neck label ūüėČ ).

And if you can get away with both… you are one lucky chick! A good one to do a day-to-night trick on.

Red Blouse

Sizing is true to fit, I need around a 12 and I bought a Medium. The sleeves are lovely and floaty and they finish just passed the elbow. I would have preferred for an extra inch or two in length but that said it fits nicely over jeans too without tucking in – so again very versatile.

And here’s my overall look which I wore today for Mothering Sunday, Mum and I popped into central Oxford and I have to say I was very impressed with the new Westgate Shopping Centre, I shall certainly be returning.

red blouse
@Loved by Lizzi

Outfit details:

  • Iconic Ted Baker Coat – I’ve had this three years and still loving!
  • Red blouse – Zara (this season)
  • Leopard print belt – Biba at House of Fraser – I’ve had this three years or more
  • Black jeans – Next 
  • Red boots – New Look (last season)
  • Red Tote Bag – Topshop (this season but only in store)
Lizzi Richardson
@Loved by Lizzi

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