Regular Price $98.99, ON SALE for $59.99
"Pearly Dot" in Royal Blue
Our Ruthie Blouse is the perfect classic tailored blouse inspired by the women of WWII. Made of a fabulous lightweight cotton chambray with cute little woven dots that is not only beautiful to look at but so comfy to wear. Perfect for everyday, a night out dancing or just hanging out with your favorite book. Whether doing their bit over seas or on the homefront in factories, at home, in the field, flying the mail, behind a typewriter or portraying them on screen; the women of WWII were a strong generation that we must never forget. We not only want to help keep their spirit alive, but their style as well. This blouse features:
- Short, slightly gathered sleeves
- White Art Deco German made buttons, reminiscent of vintage bakelite buttons.
- A lovely woven dot chambray fabric in royal blue
- A fun, pointed collar
- Suitable for wear with skirts or trousers- it can be dressed up or down easily
- Designed to be worn tucked in for a very vintage look!
Posted by Lauren S Again on Apr 18th 2016
I know I already left a review for this blouse, but I wanted to leave another with a picture.
It fits great, is made of nice fabric that is sewn well (the hems are double turned instead of just serged on the edges; the buttonholes are horizontal, so they don’t pull), and the styling is incredibly flattering. I love the little bit of puff at the sleeves, and I don’t usually go for that, but it just gives the perfect vintage look.
You can wear the shirt tail tucked in or out. I wore it out over a pair of white capri pants. I have a hard time matching the blue of the blouse to an appropriate bottom, though – I think I need to make some white or khaki wide legged “Smooth Sailing” trousers from the WH pattern, because I’d really like to wear this blouse more!
At any rate, I highly recommend it, or future versions made in other fabrics. I’ll buy them ALL!
(Lauren's image is included in the image gallery)
Posted by Rick Callender on Apr 18th 2016
My wife recently purchased the Ruthie Blouse from Wearing History and I couldn’t be happier with it. Not only is the styling classic vintage, but the fabric and local craftsmanship is of exceptional quality. It’s like I pulled this blouse out of my grandmother’s closet! What’s more, I find the Ruthie Blouse very comfortable and flattering, especially on those days I feel like channeling my inner vintage feminine side. I would recommend this to all my friends who feel like occasionally trying on their wives’ clothing while making a special delicious supper for their loving and understanding wives.
(Rick's photo is included in the image gallery)
A PERFECT BASIC
Posted by Stephanie T. on Apr 18th 2016
I love this blouse! The fit is spot on and oh so flattering. And the fabric is dreamy! I get loads of compliments when wearing it (which is often). I hope there are more versions of this blouse in other colors in the future.
ADORABLE AND SO COMFORTABLE!
Posted by Amy Calcote on Apr 18th 2016
This blouse fits like a dream, and I absolutely LOVE those buttons! I feel so polished wearing it, and it looks fantastic with my Smooth Sailing Trousers. I can hardly wait to pair those two together and be the talk of the party!!
EXCELLENT FIT AND QUALITY
Posted by Lauren S. on Apr 18th 2016
I was pleasantly surprised at how well this blouse fit – almost like it was made just for me. Everything hangs as it should and there wasn’t any gapping in the buttons across the chest, which is my usual problem. I was happy to see that the buttonholes were horizontal instead of vertical – the reason for the good fitment, but also attention to detail that lets me know, among so many other things, that Lauren, the designer, really puts a lot of thought into her garments. I’m absolutely thrilled with the blouse and would buy this cut in other fabrics, too.
I LOVE MY BLOUSE!
Posted by Kathryn Ziebell on Apr 18th 2016
I don’t know where to begin my praise. The material is very soft. I was shocked that it fit me! Really, who orders clothing online that fits so beautifully! The style is perfectly feminine. I have paid more than this for a blouse many times, and the quality of workmanship and detail are amazing. I also bought the trousers which fit perfectly as well. I’m the person who goes shopping and am hard to find things to fit. i wish I could send my photo, I looked like I like a woman in an old movie:-) I am so happy I bought this set! Please make more forties clothing Lauren! Especially for those of us who can’t sew! I would love more tops to wear with my trousers, and a couple of skirts to match as well.
Thanks so much!
Posted by Keriann on Apr 18th 2016
Just tried the Ruthie Blouse on and couldn’t be more pleased. The fabric is fantastic (super soft). The workmanship is suberb. Best of all, I can move in the sleeves! Every vintage blouse I have bought or sewn is always a bit restrictive in the sleeves/armhole. I’m pretty sure I could take a ballet class with the Ruthie Blouse on! What is your sleeve secret Lauren!?
OUTSTANDING QUALITY & WORKMANSHIP
Posted by Yvette Callender on Apr 18th 2016
Imagine my delight as I opened my package from Wearing History to find my brand-new Ruthie blouse! First off, it was packed nicely in a clear-plastic protective sleeve and folded perfectly so as not to wrinkle unduly. Second, NEW GARMENT SMELL. Oh dear God, I haven’t smelled that in ages. But above and beyond these little things – the BIG thing is the quality of the blouse. The fabric is pre-shrunk, the quality of the weave is beautiful. The well thought-out aspects of the blouse are really impressive, specifically the beautifully, cleanly sewn seams, the finish work on all edges on the inside of the garment, the way the collar lays, and the way the lapel drapes. The facing, the yoke, everything lays together cleanly, in a complimentary fashion to every component. Those lovely Art Deco German buttons are a perfect compliment to the composition of the design. The over all cut is smart, tailored looking, and flattering.
I don’t consider myself a, “plus,” size, but often vintage & vintage-inspired clothing is too small for me, so the XL size worked out great. Mind Lauren’s sizing chart very carefully – as with such a quality fitted blouse, there’s no elastic or spandex to be had here! In conventional clothing I typically get a lady’s large, depending upon the cut, and this fits me perfect.
Add to it that I’ve already received numerous compliments on the blouse is such a delight! I’m proud to support Lauren & her company and I look forward to proudly wearing many more from her collection! Thank you, thank you, thank you!