At the Paris Salon
was presented a picture, signed by the renowned painter Elisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, who portraied Queen Maria Antonietta wearing a simple muslin dress..
A kind of clothing far away from the standards imposed by the good taste of the time.
Shirts were considered as working clothes or underwear and certainly not as a garment suitable for being worn with ease.
This can be considered the first appearance of a white woman shirt.
From here on, passing from the years of 1800 with laces, to 1900, when Coco Chanel started the use of this clothing, making it an indispensable element in the ladies' wardrobe, and the white shirt became a must of elegance.
This caused great changes in fashion, so much that Dior proposed his blouses in his post-war fashion shows. Actresses of the 1940s fell in love with them, such as Audrey Hepburn, who will wear her shirt with rolled up sleeves, during the filming in 1953 of the movie "Roman Holiday".
Women's shirts are now synonymous of femininity and freedom. When unbuttoned, it highlights the neckline, while if buttoned highlights the slim waistline. Combined with comfortable pants, high waisted skirts, short jeans pants or even leather jackets, the shirt has become a versatile, absolutely indispensable clothing item in any woman’s wardrobe.
In a world of excess, the blouse, with its sober and elegant simplicity, represents the real being transgressive, the refusal to be conform to the rules of a fashion that is too brilliant and flashy. It is therefore the starting point and the choice of a goal, in the journey of discovery one's femininity.