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 😉 ).

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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