Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey wearing a pussybow blouse


When I have a sartorial crisis, as I have been in the last few weeks, I find it helps me to look to the past for inspiration. My go-to style inspirations are Marianne Faithful and Anita Pallenberg; the original Party Animals. I love the way they looked a little dishevelled and undone, but always in a particularly glamorous way. The item they wore often, and that I have suddenly decided I immediately need to invest in, is the classic pussybow blouse. It’s a very versatile piece: wear tucked in to an A-line mini (with the bow done up to balance out the sexiness). Or wear with high waisted jeans (preferably cropped flares) and then leave slightly unbuttoned and the bow undone.

It also works really well layered under a round neck fitted sweater with the bow peeping out. This style of blouse is an instant game changer, because it immediately makes everything else you’re wearing look a bit more glamorous, and who doesn’t need that on a cold winter’s morning?

Here is my pick of the best pussybow blouses available to buy right now...


Saint Laurent at Tessabit £1325.00


Left: Derek Lam £590 at Matches, right: New Look £17.99




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Left: Valentino at MyTheresa £1385, right: Jigsaw from John Lewis £129