I love a shirt, easy fit, always stylish and the ability to wow people quite simply. Out of choice I would pick a 100% silk, purely for the richness, comfort and ability to machine wash. But there are some great man-mades out there that are too gorgeous to ignore. Shirts are the perfect item for Christmas Day, teamed with jeans or classic black trousers.

Delicate lace number from Zara, it’s a sheer poly, but with pretty side gathers, frill cuffs, and tiny sparkles, this would look stunning layered over a skin tone cami to show all the detail.

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Zara Victorian inspiration lace

For another Victorian style Monsoon have also mastered it, light weight viscose, with little seed pearls, washable (smaller sizes out of stock on-line but try the stores)

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Monsoon lace and pearl blouse

Jigsaw khaki silk shirt, loose fit, to wear over a lace cami, left loose or tuck in the front to show your waist, gentle machine wash.

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Jigsaw silk classic

Another classic shirt, Equipment have all the colours in styles with or without pockets, a high quality garment, and dry clean suggested.

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Equipment silk shirt

Or this Reiss silk chiffon and metallic threads shirt, a beautiful lux sheen, to button up or leave open, tuck in or left loose. This is a dry-clean due to the delicate threads.

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Reiss silk and metallic thread shirt

I love love love these lace inserts from The Kooples. There are made from a polyester with cotton blend lace, but so pretty I can live with that. This one also comes in a a stunning navy/black.

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Kooples blouse colour Green Woody

This pretty style with French lace inserts, looks amazing toughened up with a leather skirt or a dark denim jean. Kooples sizing goes from 0-4, and generally that represents, 0=6, and 4=14, I have found they are quite small in the past, so size up.

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Kooples French lace shirt

For a little more boho attitude Anthropologie have divine choices, I love this one, gorgeous for winter or summer. It does state dry clean but for pure silk I might risk a careful machine wash.

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Anthropologie silk shirt

Such an easy shape to make an impact, and room enough to fit in all the festive pies!

Kirstie x