Hawes And Curtis Shirts For Work Or Play

I have long been a fan of a loud and patterned shirt …..

Hawes And Curtis are famed for their men’s and women’s tailored shirts for workwear. But these shirts are too good to be just for work. My OH often buys a shirt from Hawes and Curtis, they are very well cut, well finished and the materials that are available are by no means boring.

I was delighted when the Hawes and Curtis team asked if I would like to style a shirt for my readers. I very nearly chose a plain Pussy bow  shirt but decided to push the boat out for something more colourful.
I love the colours of this shirt. Orange and deep blue, this shirt is a light as a feather on and has a silky feel to it.
The bow can be worn high on the neck or lower down, or just floating ( all three ways look nice)

Meeting friends at Chiswick House today for a girls catch up,the grounds here are beautiful and I decided to wear my deep blue trousers, and I tied in the white of the shirt with my white bag. I think this shirt would also look great with white trousers or blue jeans. I have chosen semi-fitted here, there are also fitted styles available.

Do you like to wear wacky bright prints ? Let me show you  some other shirts Hawes and Curtis offer

              Taupe Satin Pussy Bow Here


Turquoise and Pink Satin Pussy Bow Here

     Blue and Orange Paisley as worn Here

Do take a look at the Hawes And Curtis website . Which would you go for ? Plain Or Patterned ?

Have a fantastic week XO Laurie

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  1. March 10, 2017 / 5:43 am

    Hello! The shirt looks great on you! Can you comment on the size and fit? I'm about to make my first H&C purchase, but I can't decide if I should get a UK 8 or 10. The size guide on their website shows that I should go with an 8, but I don't want them to be too tight and then have to go through the process of exchanging or returning. Any input you have on fit would be appreciated, and if you have the actual shirt measurements to share that would be great too. Thanks!

    • March 10, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Hi Jessica.It depends on the shape of the shirt I think. The one above is a size 10 and it is roomy. I am normally a size 10. Iv'e measured under armpit to armpit and it's 50cm I am a 34dd bust and it isn't tight. Like I say this isn't from their fitted range, but I would say they don't scrimp on their sizes. Good quality too. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come back and I hope this helps xx

  2. September 10, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Wow, that's a great shirt! I love the plain ones, I think the patterned ones are a bit too busy for me. 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo (sorry for the late comment). xx

  3. August 31, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    What a gorgeous shirt. Normally I wld choose a plains hire but I live how vibrant and alive this blouse looks on you. I wouldn't mind having the centre one. Cheers

  4. August 27, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Love that shirt- and agree they're a great brand. And I'd always go for patterned, which often leave me with a headache as I don't have the staples to match them with! Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  5. August 27, 2016 / 12:00 am

    Those colors are a knockout and the blouse would certainly add a punch to any outfit. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


  6. August 25, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Those are great colours, though I love the plain taupe one too. It looks great – so glamorous! #PoCoLo

  7. August 24, 2016 / 12:19 am

    I really love the shirt that you chose. This color of blue is my favorite color in fact I have a wall that runs through my dining room and kitchen that is this exact electric cobalt blue. The shirt that you chose is my favorite and I love that it is accented with orange. You wear it beautifully I love how you paired it with the blue pants and the White purse. I would definitely wear this top and I would choose the exact same color that you did. I love it.

    • August 24, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      Nikki That is such a great compliment to me. Thank you so much xx

  8. Sally
    August 22, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Gorgeous blouse – you've inspired me to add some pussybow blouses to my autumn/winter wardrobe!

    • August 24, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you Sally. If I have inspired you in any way, that's made my day xx

  9. August 22, 2016 / 3:15 am

    Love the shirts, very classy and you look fabulous as always!

  10. August 22, 2016 / 3:15 am

    Love the shirts, very classy and you look fabulous as always!

    • August 24, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you Maria.Thanks for stopping by xx

  11. August 21, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    You are super stylish!! Love your blog..thank you so much for linking up with my No Rules Weekend Blog Party otherwise I may have never found you. Have a great week 🙂

    • August 24, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much Paula.Good to meet you in blogosphere ! x

  12. August 20, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Hi Mithra ! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I hope you stop by again x

  13. August 20, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I'm new to this line of clothing, which I love, and new to your blog, which I love! Nice to meet you! I found you via Women of Midlife. I dig your style!

  14. Anonymous
    August 20, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    wow lovely blouses, love the pattern but also love the taupe one too (might have to get it!) Great post.


    • August 20, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Em. I'm glad you like the post. I hope you visit again x

  15. August 20, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    That really is a fabulous print! I like the silky taupe blouse, too, but I really like crazy loud patterns as well! Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week! I will see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend!


    • August 20, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you Shelbee x I hope you enjoy yours too x

  16. August 19, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    That looks lovely on you Laurie, you wear it well as always. I also love the other pattern and the plain. Really current styles aren't they. #PoCoLo

    • August 20, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much Nicky. Good to hear from you xx

  17. August 19, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Wow what lovely shirts. I really need to explore more with colours and patterens. #bestandworst

    • August 20, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you Tara. Thanks for stopping by x

  18. August 19, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    It really suits you with the high waisted trousers! Glad you picked the bright, colourful one as a real statement! Lovely pics and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  19. August 19, 2016 / 6:51 am

    Fabulous shirt! It reminds me of the 70's and I'm really getting into 70's fashion at the moment. Tor x #PoCoLo

    • August 20, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you Tea Cup . A bit of an Austin Powers moment ! Thanks for stopping by x

    • August 20, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Anaivilo. Thank you for stopping by xx

  20. August 18, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    You look fab & I too am a fan of loud and patterned clothing… I will be looking into this as I have a cool pinafore it would look good under. So glad I found your blog on #bestandworst x

  21. August 18, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    You look fab & I too am a fan of loud and patterned clothing… I will be looking into this as I have a cool pinafore it would look good under. So glad I found your blog on #bestandworst x

    • August 20, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you Mary! I'm glad it's inspired you. I love the new pinafore's that are in the shops too. Thank you for stopping by x

  22. August 18, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    what a beautiful and chic outfit!

    • August 20, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Rose.thank you for stopping by xx

  23. August 17, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Hi Laurie, I always say this but I just love and adore your posts- was so excited to see this one on the link up. The shirt looks effortlessly classy and I loved your trousers- the waistline and detailing. The aqua shirt would be my favourite. You chose a beautiful setting for the photos- glad to hear you had a catch up at the same time! X Lou #brillblogposts

    • August 20, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Aw Lou ! you are way too kind ! The Aqua shirt was actually featured on one of the news women on GMTV the other day. My thought was- I need that one too ! xx

  24. August 17, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Hi Laurie, I love bold bright prints. They make me feel happy. That blouse looks like it would be so cool and comfortable. Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays! Pinned, Tweeted, Shared

    Carla a.k.a Mrs. R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

    • August 20, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you so much Carla, I'm so pleased you like it. And thank you for sharing, that means a lot xx

  25. August 17, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Nice. So elegant looking top.

  26. August 17, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Oh WOW I LOVE that shirt!! I'm often attracted to loud, bright patterns so this is just perfect in my eyes and it looks absolutely stunning on you. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!
    Suzy x

  27. August 17, 2016 / 7:53 am

    I love the bright pattern! It was a fantastic choice #bestandworst

    • August 20, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thank you Kim. Thank you for stopping by x

    • August 17, 2016 / 6:28 am

      Thank you Jaqcqui. Yes I'm good thanks – really busy, just trying to catch up on everything. A mother and mother in law in hospital has set me back, but at least they are ok xx

  28. August 16, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    That blouse is so beautiful! I love the pattern and the bow!

    • August 17, 2016 / 6:30 am

      Thank you Laura. This Pussy bow trend is here for another year at least I think. Thank's for stopping by xx

  29. August 16, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I'm glad you chose this shirt Laurie—it's absolutely a show stopper!! The colors are beautiful and the print is lovely!!
    It's a perfect piece to say "look at me"—which I believe we should all do lots!!

    • August 17, 2016 / 6:35 am

      Thank you Jodi. Us small people definitely need something loud to be seen ! Stand out in the crowd loud and proud ! that's my motto ! xx

  30. August 15, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    And I second you, Laurie. I love a loud and patterned shirt too and yours is fabulous. The colours are so striking the the bow adds just the right touch of feminine to the shirt.
    We must meet up soon for that long overdue coffee we said we'd do back in May!


    • August 17, 2016 / 6:36 am

      Thank you Jacqui, and yes I will be in touch about that coffee x

  31. August 15, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    This shirt is definitely a statement piece, so chic! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

  32. August 15, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    LOVE this top, Laurie!!! I may have to splurge for international shipping. It's a perfect look for a day out with the ladies. And what a day it seemed–so beautiful! Hope you had a great time.


    • August 17, 2016 / 6:39 am

      Thank you Sherry. Their site has many different prints to choose too. I recommend. xx

    • August 17, 2016 / 6:40 am

      Thank you so much Jaymie Thank you for stopping by, I know your a busy lady, so that means a lot x

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