Under $100: Tie Neck Blouses for Work or Play

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 • Permalink • 

The tie neck blouse, more commonly known in fashion circles as the “pussy bow blouse,” is hugely popular for fall and winter. Not only did the blouse make a big splash on the fall runways, it was quickly adopted by both street style stars and the red carpet set.


The great thing about the tie neck blouse is that it fits well with a couple of the big trends for fall, and it is proving to be just as popular in the spring 2016 shows. Wear your pussy bow with wide leg or flare pants to embrace the ‘70s aesthetic, or pair your blouse with a midi skirt and Mary Jane pumps to show off a ladylike look. A tie neck shirt can even go casual by adding denim to the mix. It really is as versatile as any of your wardrobe basics…at least for the next couple seasons.

I wouldn’t blame you for not wanting to throw down several hundred dollars for the straight-off-the-runway Chloe or Gucci versions of the tie neck blouse. It’s unlikely this look will be popular for more than a calendar year, maybe two. Not exactly the kind of staying power that would warrant an investment. Luckily there are plenty of affordable options to choose from. I’ve rounded up a handful of my favorites here.

This semi-sheer, relaxed blouse is just plain pretty. Wear a camisole underneath, or layer a sweater over top, to up the work-appropriate factor.

Kimchi Blue Olivia Tie Neck Blouse


→ Buy the Kimchi Blue Olivia Tie Neck Blouse, $59.00, at urbanoutfitters.com.


Skinny stripes make this blouse feel more relaxed than its flowy counterparts.

River Island Blue Stripe Tie Neck Blouse


→ Buy the River Island Blue Stripe Tie Neck Blouse, $56.00, at riverisland.com.


This bird print feels vintage in all the best ways.

Oat + Fawn Print Tie Neck Blouse


→ Buy the Oat + Fawn Print Tie Neck Blouse, $78.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


The deep v neck and ¾ length sleeves add a lot of style. This cut, also made in black and white colors, is ideal for wearing with wide leg denim. For you little ladies, it’s also available in petite fit.

HD in Paris Astral Tie-Neck Blouse


→ Buy the HD in Paris Astral Tie-Neck Blouse, $88.00, at anthropologie.com.


Prefer a short sleeve with your pussy bow? Jump on this rare blouse find.

Sanctuary Katie Tie Neck Blouse


→ Buy the Sanctuary Katie Tie Neck Blouse, $79.00, at bloomingdales.com.


The button-free front and sumptuous color make this shirt stand out from the pack. It’s also available in petite fit.

LOFT Tie V-Neck Blouse


→ Buy the LOFT Tie V-Neck Blouse, $54.50, at loft.com.


I searched high and low for a silk tie neck for less than $100, and am happy to have found it. This classic blouse is available in four colors and regular, petite, and tall fits.

Ann Taylor Silk Tie Neck Blouse


→ Buy the Ann Taylor Silk Tie Neck Blouse, $98.00, at anntaylor.com.


I’m a huge fan of this very ‘70s rusted orange color. For those of you less orange-inclined, it’s also available in black and white.

Vince Camuto Bow Neck Blouse


→ Buy the Vince Camuto Bow Neck Blouse, $99.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


This polka dot pattern is perfect for creating a ladylike office look.

Mango Tie-Neck Blouse


→ Buy the Mango Tie-Neck Blouse, $59.99, at shop.mango.com.


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