Blouse is a loanword to English from French: blouse means “dust coat”.
Description and history
Blouses are historically a cask style, mostly mail-like garment[vague], that were rarely part of the fashionable woman’s wardrobe until the 1890s. Before that time, they were occasionally popular for informal wear in styles that echoed peasant or traditional clothing, such as the Garibaldi shirt of the 1860s.
Blouses usually consist of light fabrics such as silk or thin cotton fabrics, until the early 1990s are often made of softly falling synthetic fibers (e.g. polyester). Sometimes they are decorated with frills, embroidery or loops. The classic of the ladies’ blouses is the white shirt blouse (following the classic elegant white men’s shirt). Here the combination possibilities are particularly diverse. The open spade, peter pan, reverse and revere collar is another common type of classic ladies’ blouse.
44, 46, 50