It made its first public appearance at the Salon in Paris, worn by a queen in a portrait: Marie Antoinette .In the 19th century it was embellished by bouffant details, and by the end of the century it became a symbol of wealth, since it was worn by those who didnâ€™t work, so they couldnâ€™t stain its whiteness.
One of the first ground-breaking moments was in the Twenties. Coco Chanel turned the world of fashion (ruled by corsets) upside down: thanks to her, women started wearing pants, loose white shirt and cardigans, an extremely contemporary outfit.
In the Forties it became a trend thanks to the stars of Hollywood: in 1938 Katharine Hepburn wore it in Holiday; Ava Gardner wore a short-sleeved model with wide shorts and lipstick, followed by Lauren Bacall in Key Largo in 1948: white shirt and ice-cold look.
In the Fifties it took Audrey Hepburn to make the shirt with rolled sleeves and lifted collar iconic: she was a princess hanging around with Gregory Peck.
And it continues to be a fashion iconic piece through the decades, remember Patti Smith and Twiggyâ€™s must haves in the 60â€™s, Julie Robertâ€™s in Pretty Woman in the 90â€™s to todayâ€™sâ€¦ Katie Holmes and Jennifer Annistonâ€™s favorite white shirts each showing their individual style.
To conclude, there’s nothing like a white shirt to show the character of the one who wears it.
Our favorite is our hi-lo oversized stretch white shirt (now also comes in black!).You can wear it is loose over leggings or jeans, belt it to show off your fabulous waistline or wear it as a mini dress! Itâ€™s seasonless, ageless and will be your absolute favorite LWS & LBS!
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