10 French Silk Pussy Bow Shirts

Silk pussy bow shirts are a must-have in the French girl wardrobe. These chic French button-up shirts work for days at the office, and cocktails after work.

In French, they are called lavallière shirts.

The ‘pussycat bow’ name comes from the reference to the bows that were often tied around the necks of cats and kittens in the 20th century.

However, tying a bow at the neck of the woman is a fashion trend that dates back to the 19th century in France when cravats, similar to bow ties, were popular among men. The women’s version was much larger and the bow folds fell to the side.

These shirts are still fashionable thanks to French designer Yves Saint Laurent who created several luxurious French silk pussy bow shirts in the 70s.

British politician Margaret Thatcher had a penchant for pussy bow blouses and wore them often in the 80s.

The trend has lived on and today many chic French women don these iconic shirts for business and upscale occasions.

They are perfect for getting French girl style at work!

Silk Pussy Bow Shirts

Silk pussy bow button-up shirts can take you from day to night seamlessly. They have become a French girl style essential. The ideal shirt is well-fitting, but a little bit loose, not too transparent, and made from high-quality silk.

Here are my top picks for a French girl silk pussy bow shirt.

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