Gentlewoman style: the big striped shirt

Studio Nicholson Bissett stripe shirt

Someone on Twitter kicked off about the myth of the ‘crisp white shirt’. “It’s impractical, doesn’t suit everyone and doesn’t stay white”, they complained. To them I offer: the big striped shirt.

Specifically, this example from Studio Nicholson pre-fall 22, the ‘Bissett stripe shirt’. I remember going through a phase of buying men’s striped office shirts from charity shops to wear open over cotton Hanro camisoles or tied round my waist. It’s a look that served me well. But the Bissett is far superior. It has the menswear hallmarks (Studio Nicholson designer Nick Wakeman is a menswear scholar at heart), but has subtle tweaks for a female shape too – think rear side pleats and a curved hem with a drop at the back.

The Bissett shirt comes in a sage-calico stripe (above) or a nude-cocoa stripe and for the non white shirt haters, there’s a plain ‘ice’ version here. For sale shoppers, there are similar supersized shirts from Studio Nicholson here and here.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Studio Nicholson
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