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If you’re a fan of clothing and styles from the ’70s, one garment that definitely says represents the era is the gypsy blouse. The name sounds a bit obvious, but you are probably envisioning a gypsy character wearing a costume, and you’re not off base at all. But for a less costume-like vision, a gypsy-style blouse or top is basically a peasant blouse with elastic or cording through the neckline so it can be worn on or off the shoulder, which is called, surprise, “gypsy style.” Fashionistas, take note: If you go on the prowl for one of these tops, a gypsy blouse can be a peasant blouse, but a peasant blouse can only pass as a gypsy blouse if you can wear it off the shoulder.
Because it has the ability to conjure up visions of characters from the past that are both real and make believe, the gypsy blouse obviously goes back a little further than the ’70s, but it was very popular fashion item during that era. Although I think this blouse style is lovely, like the peasant blouse, I don’t think it’s flattering on me or my style.
The gypsy blouse is a big favorite on the high fashion catwalks and magazine pages because it creates soft, ultra-feminine looks. You might not want to wear this type of top to work, but it’s the perfect choice for a sexy nighttime look, and it’s a fabulous choice for warm weather vacations. If you find one that is long enough, one of these billowy blouses could easily pull double duty as a swimsuit cover-up.
Both peasant and gypsy blouses look great worked into contemporary looks, but both of these blouses definitely say “the ’70s.” They both look lovely when paired with a maxi skirt, full trousers or even a great pair of well-worn jeans. Just a side note to keep in mind when you’re putting together outfits: Like the peasant blouse, the gypsy blouse is often considered part of a costume, but it can be part of its charm; it’s almost traditional when done in white for both theatrics and the fashion world.
One thing that I really do like about this blouse style is that while it’s ultra-feminine and pretty in white, it can be just as stunning in all colors and prints. A gorgeous white in any fabric is a no-brainer, but I suggest checking out this blouse in a floral print. The gypsy blouse has also been translated into dresses and jumpsuits. If you’re headed for a warm weather vacation spot, you might want to add one or two of these to your wardrobe.