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5 of the best: Silk shirts

The silk shirt. It’s been through some tough times hasn’t it, trend-wise? Remember those wide-collared shiny Seventies throwbacks that everyone wore with black bootcut trousers in the Nineties for example? But with the advent of the Peter Pan collared shirt as a staple over the last couple of years, the silk shirt has had a bit of a resurgence, in a much chicer guise. Here are five sweet silk shirts to slip into your wardrobe.

1. Whistles excels at this sort of thing. The Polly Foulard print blouse (£60, reduced from £110) can be paired with its counterpart trousers for the full-on pajama look, or tucked into a high-waisted skater skirt for something a bit more girly.

Whistles navy silk shirt

2. Seeing as they’re made of a rare commodity, silk shirts aren’t ever going to be cheap, but this H&M silk blouse, at £39.99, is about as affordable as you’re going to get. It’s a gorgeous saturated shade, somewhere between tangerine and mustard, that will go beautifully with indigo skinny jeans.

h&M silk blouse

3. NYC designer Alexander Wang knows a thing or two about making monochrome sexy (check out his last catwalk collection if you don’t believe me) and this white diaphanous T by Alexander Wang shirt (£99, reduced from £220) is no exception. Wear it bra-less if you dare.

T by Alexander Wang at the Outnet silk shirt

4. At first glance this Topshop Boutique black silk shirt (£65) looks a bit severe, until you spot the cheeky cutouts on the neck and back. You could still wear it to work with a blazer on top and no one would be any the wiser.

Topshop black silk shirt

Topshop black silk shirt

5. There’s something so much cooler, and way less fussy, about a plain white shirt when it’s silk rather than cotton. This Jaeger washed silk shirt (£99, reduced from £140 at John Lewis) has got cute contrast buttons and rolled up sleeves that give it a neat preppy feel.

Jaeger white silk shirt at John Lewis

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3 comments on “5 of the best: Silk shirts

  1. Helen Coakley
    February 7, 2013

    Aw I love the first and last ones!

  2. joannaknowles
    February 8, 2013

    Equipment do beautiful washed-silk shirts and I’ve coveted one for ages but at over £200 they’re not cheap. Luckily I found a near-match in French Connection for a quarter of the price.

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