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How to Wear Sheer, Ruffled Blouses Every Day

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Ever since Alessandro Michele took over Gucci in 2015, the brand has been over-the-top romantic. But although his runway shows feel like a fever dream, if you look closely, you’ll find plenty of ideas that work in real life. Like his blouses. Michele definitely has a thing for blouses, and he’s particularly enamored of intricate detailing — ruffles, beading, cutouts, and plenty of sheer fabrics.

To transpose the look to your own closet, try searching for the elaborate silhouettes that Michele loves so much. Instead of going for a simple collared sheer blouse, live a little — find a blouse with some shoulder ruffles, or even one in a surprisingly bright color. Then add a pair of dark jeans to contrast the sheerness of the top, and you’re set. Scroll ahead for ideas on how to get in on the trend at every price point.

The Best Affordable Version

Archie Blouse
$16 at Amazon

Most cheap sheer blouses are unlined, so it’s a pleasant surprise to find one with an attached camisole, not to mention trendy bell sleeves.

The Best Gucci Dupe Under $100

ASOS Blouse
$51 at ASOS

An ASOS version for those who simply must have a Gucci-esque bib and ruffles. Bonus: extended sizing!

The Off-the-Runway Steal

Chloé Blouse
Sale Price: $169 (50% off) at Saks Off Fifth

The chances of you finding another carefree-yet-elegant Chloé blouse like this for under $200 are slim to none, so pounce on it while you can.

Original Price: $375

The Va-Va-Voom Option

Frame Denim Blouse
$295 at Moda Operandi

Just because it’s sheer and has ruffles doesn’t mean it has to look girlish.

The Beyoncé Option (Also Known As the Rihanna Option)

Nicholas Blouse
$395 at Shopbop

For when you can’t decide whether you’d rather look like Beyoncé in Lemonade or Rihanna in the “Wild Thoughts” video.

The Investment Top That’s on Sale

Givenchy Blouse
Sale Price: $430 (75 percent off) at Saks Fifth Avenue

This vibrant Givenchy blouse might seem pricey, but consider this: Before it went on sale, it was $1,790.

Original Price: $1790

If You Want the Real Deal

Gucci Blouse
$1,400 at Orchard Mile

At $1,400, you could buy all the other blouses on this list and still not spend as much, but you have to admit how cool this Gucci blouse is. It’s 100 percent silk, it’s embellished with pearl buttons and a signature Gucci ribbon, and it’s utterly glorious.

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How to Wear Sheer, Ruffled Blouses Every Day