Hi, I’m Terri Turco with Expert Village and
this is Wardrobe for Women Over 30. Basically, I’m showing you how to build a wardrobe that
really works. That’s what’s important once we’re over 30. We really want to start buying
pieces that we’re going to keep in our wardrobe for a number of years. These are the pieces
that I say “Buy well, Buy once!” Got it! Because we’re going to spend the cash. But, we’ll
get to the trendy items later. The next item after we’ve got a basic suit, we’ve got a
good pair of pants, a nice skirt, you need a basic white. Yes, the white blouse. And,
why is that? Because white goes with everything. Of course it does. Now, a good basic white
blouse has a very classic shape. And what I want you to look for is it has a very simple
button closure; there’s no gapping at the buttons. It’s really a princess line blouse.
Now, the way that you tell a princess line blouse is you see these lines right here.
That is going to shape to your body and it’s going to give you a real princess line fit.
You also want a collar that’s not oversized or undersized–a nice, just real basic small
collar. And a nice set of cuffs is good. Alright? You do want to look at the stitching. The
stitching should be a smaller stitching. And you can’t see it on the camera, I know, but
just look at the fabric when you’re in the store and the stitches should be smaller.
Now, the big thing about a white blouse…this is a tip I want to give you…it’s really
good to have a princess line white blouse. It’s going to hit you right below your waist
so that when you tuck in it just stays there but it’s not too much fabric to add bulk.
So that’s a really good length. If it comes really, really long, but it fits you well
up top, then what you want to do is just get it cut off and hemmed. Another thing you want
to do is look at the shoulders. It should fit you perfectly at the shoulder. It’s not
a drop sleeve. You want to make sure that the fit really really is well. Now, another
great hint is to have the white blouse in a wrap form. Now, the wrap dress by Don van
Vurstenberg was so popular and still is because wrap anything looks good on every single woman.
It’s very slimming. Now, I just put a little bracelet on there to jazz that up. But, as
you see, this wrap blouse has really nice cuffs, length of sleeves. It has a beautiful
sleeve line. And it’s just basically a wrap. You can put it inside your skirt, your pants
and look really, really elegant. Now, my last tip about the white blouse is that many, many
times white blouses yellow before their time. That’s because if you get dry cleaned, the
dry clean solvent yellows the white. So, here’s a tip, wash it at home. Send to the dry cleaners
to have them press it. Wash it at home, air dry it when it comes out and send it to the
dry cleaners to press and it will last a whole lot longer. Alrighty. So, that’s your basic
white blouse. Come on back and we’re going to go to the next fashion forward item.