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What are the Various Types of Fashion Blouses or Tops Available in the Market : An A-Z List

Updated on May 22, 2017

What is a Blouse?

In the fashion terminology, the blouse is an item of clothing that is often paired with skirts or trousers by women and girls. It is a loose and soft garment for the upper body.

There are a large variety of blouse styles. What distinguishes these styles from each other are the different features such as the collar, length, neckline, material etc.

The various fashion blouse styles available in the market are as follows:

Various Blouse Style
Various Blouse Style
Blouson Blouse
Camisole Blouse
Cap Sleeve Blouse
Carmen Blouse
Cossack Tunic Blouse
Peplum Blouse
Polo Shirt Blouse
Revere Collar and Stand Collar Blouse
Safari Style Blouse
Shirt Style Blouse
Slip-On Blouse
Tie Neck Blouse
Traditional Style Blouse
Wrap-Over Blouse

Blouson Blouse

This is a type of blouse, which has a full bodice and a close fitting waistband, which gives a fuller look on the upper portion (the chest, and arms). It is very loose fitting on the top but very constricted on the waist creating an illusion of a smaller waist.

Camisole Blouse

This light blouse resembles the top half of an under slip, that is worn underneath sheer clothing items.

Cap Sleeve Blouse

It is a casual style blouse that has cap sleeves. It is usually made up of thin materials (woven or knitted) to give extreme comfort to the wearer.

Carmen Blouse

A carmen blouse is an off-shoulder blouse with a low neckline. It may have frills and other flounced trims.

Cossack Tunic Blouse

This type of blouse is a long, straight blouse often has side slits. A belt can be tied around a waist to create an illusion of a smaller waist. It gives a very flattering look.


Generally constructed from knitted fabric, it is a casual outerwear piece of fashion clothing. It is slip-on and often has a waistband to give form at the waist.

Peplum Blouse

This type of a blouse is basically a top with a short skirt called peplum which is either sown on to the top or shaped using a full circle of fabric.

Polo Shirt Blouse

A polo shirt blouse is a casual blouse that is generally made of knitted fabric with an open collar and a short button placket.

Revere collar and Stand collar Blouse

These types of blouses are characterized by a wide array of different collars and necklines. They too like shirt style blouse have button plackets. The buttons may be visible or covered.

Safari Style Blouse

This is a casual type of blouse that has large breast pockets, rolled-up sleeves and epaulette (an ornamental shoulder piece on an item of clothing, especially on the coat or jacket of a military uniform). This may be tied with a fabric belt at the waist.

Shirt Style Blouse

This type of blouse draws its style inspiration from the men’s shirt style. The characteristics are

  • Straight cut
  • Cuffed sleeves
  • Button placket

Slip-on Blouse

As the name suggests, a slip-on Blouse has a short opening at the neck that makes it easier to put it on over the head. Generally, it does not have any other opening to put it on.

Tie neck Blouse

Very trendy these days, this type of blouse has fabric bands on the neckline that can be loosely knotted or tied into a bow. It gives a very flattering as well as a professional look to a wearer and gives a sense of a unique design on the neckline.

Traditional Style Blouse

Giving a very country look, a traditional style blouse is the one, which has one, or more of the following stitched as design components to the blouse (on necklines, sleeves, waist, etc.):

  • Frills
  • Embroidery
  • Border trimmings
  • Lace insets
  • Small pleats
  • Flowers


This type of blouse is very long and can be either worn with a belt or loose over pants or leggings.

Wrap-over Blouse

A wrap-on blouse is the one in which the front section is loosely overlapped and tied at the side of the blouse, just as in the wrap-around skirt.

There can be fashion items that are a combination of many elements from the list. But these are the main types of blouses that you can find the clothing stores and other markets today. Hope you like the article.

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