20 Great Face-Framing Blouses

Make sure all eyes are focussed on your face, with these 20 statement-making blouses. With details like neck ties, pleating and pretty embellishment, you're sure to shine. 

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Stand Up and Deliver

Not sure which is cuter -– a stand-up ruffled collar or a pretty bow? Do both! This soft purple blouse adds instant femininity to your basic business suit.

Lafayette 148 New York Clarissa sleeveless blouse, $148, nordstrom.com


Ruffle Some Feathers

Ready to brighten things up? This ruffle-collared organza blouse brings attention to that gorgeous face –- perfect for an evening out.

J.R. Nites blouse, $90, dillards.com


Cross Your Heart

All eyes will be drawn up when you step out in this flattering sleeveless top. Pleats at the neckline are face-framing, while the dark side panels trim your middle. Win-win!

Vince Camuto Criss Cross Mixed Media top, $79, vincecamuto.com

Vince Camuto

Tie One On

Say ruffles aren’t your thing? How about a soft tie-neck style? This detailed, romantic blouse is still face-framing without being at all froufy. No wonder we’re so smitten.

BCBG Max Azria Cleona blouse, $218, nordstrom.com


Mad About You

The women of Mad Men have plenty of reasons to show off their stunning faces –- just like you. So why not add this bow blouse to your regular work day attire? Joan Holloway would be so pleased.

Banana Republic The Mad Men Collection tie neck top, $89.50, bananarepublic.com

Banana Republic

Pleating Your Case

Pleats meet ruffles in this gorgeous silk blouse. The stand up collar commands attention to your face, while the dots make it of-the-moment-trendy.

Kate Spade New York Antoinette ruffle top, $275, zapposcouture.com


Back in Black

A simple, elegant black pintuck blouse gets a face-framing embellishment with some well-placed beading at the collar.

Top Shop sleeveless blouse, $70, topshop.com


Top Shop

Frill Thrill

We love it when a little bit of menswear style -– in this case, pinstripes -– meets something totally frilly, such as ruffles. This blouse combines the best of both worlds.

New York and Company sleeveless pinstripe ruffle shirt, $20, nyandcompany.com

New York and Company

White Done Right

Show off that end-of-summer tan with a crisp white blouse punctuated with a stand-up ruffled collar and architectural lines.

Go Silk ruffle shirt, $75, neimanmarcus.com


Neiman Marcus

You’ve Been Framed

It’s OK to admit your face is a work of art –- and this blouse gives it a beautiful frame. The ruffled stand-up collar flatters with just the right amount of frill. Museum-worthy, don’t you think?


Lafayette 148 New York Tessa blouse, $248, nordstrom.com


Take a Bow

Wear a sheer purple blouse with a prominent bow at the neckline and consider yourself beautifully framed.


Jones New York plus-size blouse, $88, macys.com



Feminine Flutter

Folks won’t be able to keep their eyes off your face when you wear this flattering blouse with pleated flutter sleeves and a pretty ruffle around the neckline.

Flutter sleeve blouse, $44.99, anntaylorloft.com

Ann Taylor Loft

Stand Up and Deliver

This face-framing stand up collared blouse brings you extra attention with it’s bright poppy hue.

Kate Spade New York Cori top, $78, neimanmarcus.com

Neiman Marcus

Black Beauty

This tailored blouse gets a shot of romance with a crisp spread collar and ruffle trim. The perfect canvas for framing your face.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Aricka shirt, $89.50, bloomingdales.com


Portrait of a Lady

A portrait collar provides a pretty frame for a pretty face. This black and white blouse is a classic paired with a skirt or slacks for an elegant evening out.

Adrianna Papell portrait-collar top, $78, dillards.com


Pretty as a Petal

The soft, simple floral print at the neckline of this billowy cotton T-shirt creates a beautiful face-framing effect.

Stella McCartney floral-print T-shirt, $265, neimanmarcus.com

Neiman Marcus

Wear a Bib

... A bib necklace, that is. It draws all sorts of attention to your neck and face and this one is attached to this fab trapeze-shaped blouse. Talk about your easy accessories.

Bonsui blouse with necklace, $73.18, asos.com


Add a Little Embellishment

This flattering, flowing tunic will hide a multitude of sins around your middle, bringing eyes up to your face with its pretty beaded, faux pearl neckline trim.

Arden B. chiffon embellished tunic, $41.99, ardenb.com

Arden B.

Drama Queen

Looking to add a little something-something to your wardrobe? This dramatic blouse with a bead-strung collar fits the bill and helps make your face the star of the show.

Adam Lippes silk blouse with embellished collar, $138, shopadam.com

Adam Lippes

Just in the Neck of Time

This is the perfect blouse when you want to draw eyes up. The pale golden cream color is the perfect neutral, while the black stones an earthtone beads make an artful “necklace.”  We’re sold.

Chico’s Dahla shell, $27.99, chicos.com

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First Published September 3, 2011

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