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7 Party Blouses Under-$75

What is a “party blouse?”  It’s a blouse in a fun fabric or cool print that can be worn to work or to a holiday party.  Essentially, you lose the blazer/cardigan, add some statement jewelry, smear on more eyeliner and a little lipstick, and voila!  Party blouse becomes party outfit.

Topshop Spot Satin Blouse ($68)

*Add these Earrings and this Lipstick in Abstract Burgundy

Halogen Lace Sleeve Blouse ($29)

*Add Stacked Rings and Shimmer Highlighter

Alfani Embellished Sleeve Plus Size Blouse ($58)

*Add this Necklace and this Lip Gloss

& Other Stories Butterfly Blouse ($55)

*Add two of this Bracelet and this Lipstick

City Chic Plus Size Blouse ($75)

*Add these Earrings and this Nail Polish

Topshop Spot Jacquard Wrap Top ($68)

*Add these Earrings and this Eyeliner

H&M Sequin Blouse ($35)

*Add this Bracelet and this Nail Polish

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    4 comments

  1. kk says:

    I believe these are what we used to call “going out tops”

    December 4, 2018/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Most of my old going out tops aren’t work appropriate. But that is a throwback.

      December 5, 2018/Reply
    • erin says:

      That makes me think of this article from the Cut a few years back,
      “Khaleesi Is the Queen of Going-Out Tops.” Highly recommend for a quick laugh!

      A excerpt caption for a photo of Khaleesi in a super not work appropriate going out top look:
      “Khaleesi at her first-ever office holiday party. For her company’s holiday party, Khaleesi adapted a going-out top to serve as “day-to-night” attire. With this festive gold detailing, it’s like Khaleesi herself is an ornament on a tree — but she has a blazer she can wear over it to keep things “office-appropriate.”

      https://www.thecut.com/2015/04/khaleesi-is-the-queen-of-going-out-tops.html

      December 7, 2018/Reply
  2. Colleen says:

    I haven’t heard “going out tops” in a long time! These are all lovely and several notches above the ubiquitous camis and halters that dominated my “going out” wardrobe in college. Ah, misguided youth.

    December 4, 2018/Reply