A hot trend for the spring/summer season this year, a pintuck blouse is a design that features a tight fold or tuck detail that typically runs vertically down the front of a shirt. This styling choice adds soft texture and is most commonly used with lightweight fabrics, such as cotton and linen. Not sure how to rock this one? We’ve got you covered! Read on for some tips on how to wear this trend, and some hot picks for styles available now.
Keep it simple
Tip: Stick to a soft or neutral colour family for the look, to keep it streamlined and flattering. We like this pretty pink number from H&M.
Make it monochrome
Tip: Grab a size up in the blouse to keep some movement and flow in the fit, and pair with wide or straight-leg pants in the same colour group. The monochrome styling and breezy fit will make for an instantly-luxe look.
Go hard with the pleats
Tip: Go all out with the pleats and opt for pants that also feature the style. The vertically-running detail will elongate your frame and keep the look cohesive.
Mix it up
Tip: Mix it up and pair a chic satin blouse like this one with something unexpected, like denim cutoffs (as styled here). Complete the look with heeled sandals to add length and keep the overall look streamlined.
Pintuck pleats, please
Tip: Dress this one up or down, tucked into a high-rise skirt or paired more casually with a half-tuck into some straight-leg denim.
Look for interesting design details
Tip: When the blouse has so much going on, keep it simple on the bottom. Pair it with a crisp pair of slim-fit white denim for a look that’s chic and easy.
Amp up the volume with puffy sleeves
Tip: With so much volume and detail up top, keep it simple below. Pair this style blouse with denim shorts and strappy flat sandals for a fun, bohemian-inspired look.
Double-up on trends
Tip: When wearing small-pattern designs like this one, opt for solids in neutral hues on the bottom to avoid looking overwhelmed by prints.
Keep it short (sleeved)
Tip: Leave a few buttons undone toward the bottom, as styled here, and pair over wide-leg denim with heeled sandals for a cute and on-trend date-night look – even if “date night” translates to “DIY pitchers of mojito in the backyard”.
Our top pick for the season: the pintuck wrap-over
Tip: The sky’s the limit with this semi-cropped wrap-over style. Try it with mini skirts, slim denim or tailored shorts for a variety of easy outfits in a flash.