Women moved into men’s closets several decades ago. It is believed that sometime in 1919, Luisa Capetillo was the first woman in Puerto Rico to wear trousers in public. If trousers go the feminine way, then so must the shirt, since the duo is perfect together and cannot be too far apart.
So the shirt is now a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, right from the crisp white long-sleeved version with the conventional two-piece collar, to the more stylised ones that have evolved over the years. However in the 21st century there seems to be a very thin line between the women’s shirts and the blouses, which are fussy, frothy and totally feminine.
What makes a shirt such a hot favourite is the fact that it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and the mood of the wearer.
So a simple classic shirt when teamed with a rich shimmering long skirt can be the perfect choice for a formal evening. But the same shirt when teamed with jeans for a quick visit to the supermarket makes it the ideal option. It’s the versatility and the image of a shirt that has pushed it up the fashion charts and turned it into an iconic garment that will never go out of style.