I bought this fabulous retro blouse on a charity shopping trip to Bolton last autumn. Unfortunately the swing tag is missing, but if I remember correctly, it came from the Marie Curie shop as part of a 3-for-£10 offer they were running at the time. The label is marked “DI TARDO – FIRENZE”. It’s marked size 12 but the waist is only just big enough for me. The blouse has a fantastic rather retro shaped peplum which I am keen to copy in a future garment! The sleeves are huge, big and blousy. The buttons are big black plastic and they are that type that look like a monkey’s fist knot.
Speaking of buttons, one or two were hanging off; so there was a little sewing required but not enough to call this a refashion.
The blouse can be worn with all the buttons done up – which looks fierce, but it feels like one is being strangled after a few hours. So I’ve opted to wear this with the first few buttons undone, which gives it a slightly different look. See what you think below.