It seems that the romantic pretty victorian style blouses we all adore FW05/06 are going to be with us for SS06 as well. The lace, the sheerness and the shape of these blouses just makes it perfect for next season's structure and really much more ladylike atmosphere. The trick to this continuing trend? White of course!

Dolce and Gabanna obviously agrees, judging from what we see on both their Dolce & Gabanna and D&G catwalks.

The qualities of the ideal SS06 blouse is perfectly demonstrated on the Chloe and Moschino catwalk. Whether loose or fitted, both have a very definite shape.

My favourite pick of next season's offering is this gorgeous sheer blouse by Alice + Olivia. Its a victorian blouse sans the ruffles and laces. And the black stripes gives it an extra modern touch.

More traditionally, there is this lacy white blouse from Calvin Klein. I love the detail of the sleeves.

For those very hot summer days (oh how I long for those right now) there is this very lacy white blouse from Anthropologie. So good to know that our recent investments are going to last for another season.