The white oxford shirt is a staple in most every woman’s closet, particularly those who dress in professional attire on a regular basis. When former lobbyist Rochelle Behrens of Washington, D.C. began working in politics, she quickly realized the popular go-to top either revealed more than it should or covered up every inch of skin. To solve this wardrobe indecision she designed the The Shirt: an oxford-style button down blouse for women that neither shows too little nor too much of the decolletage.
So how does this miracle top work? Behrens patented a hidden button panel to close the gap often left along the opening of a button down shirt. She began shopping for fabrics and working with a pattern maker in New York to help bring her vision to life and in 2010 the Shirt was born.
The utlimate seal of approval came when Oprah herself featured the Shirt on her list of 5 Things to Have in 2011. At around $90, the Shirt can be purchased at select Bloomingdales, Fred Segal, and Von Maur department stores or online at The-Shirt.com. The online store also offers different variations of the classic, including The Skinny Shirt, The Tie In A Bow Shirt, and The Ruffled Shirt.
The Shirt is the first compromise to come out of Washington in quite a while…now if only our leaders can be so smart.