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Welcome to the worlds greatest guide to Women's Dress Shirts.  Are you actually looking for ladies dress shirts?  Well, we hope you are because the reality is that you have found our page on the topic.  In this women's clothing section of the Apparel Search directory, you will find all sorts of interesting information regarding dress shirts for women.

Is a women's dress shirt a blouse?

Traditionally dress shirts were worn by men and boys, whereas women and girls often wore blouses or, sometimes, known as chemises. However, in the mid-1800s, they also became an item of women's clothing and are worn by both sexes today.

Originally a blouse was a loose-fitting upper garment that was formerly worn by workmen, peasants, artists, women, and children.  It is typically gathered at the waist or hips (by a waistband, tight hem, pleats, pearter or belt) so that it hangs loosely ("blouses") over the wearer's body.  Today, the word most commonly refers to a girl's or woman's dress shirt.

A dress shirt, button shirt, button-front, button-front shirt, or button-up shirt is a garment with a collar and a full-length opening at the front, which is fastened using buttons or shirt studs. A button-down or button-up shirt is a dress shirt which has a button-down collar – a collar having the ends fastened to the shirt with buttons.

A ladies dress shirt is typically worn to an office setting or smart casual occasion.  A dress shirt can provide a classy and polished look.

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You can shop for ladies dress shirts at fine retailers such as Nordstrom, Brooks Brothers, LL Bean and others.

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