White Shirts..


When I first saw these, I knew they were not your average shirts.


7 shirts, one for each day of the week, inspired by Victorian and vintage blouses and made from a very specific fabric made of cotton and linen with a soft texture that holds volume.  Designed by the Parisienne designer Atlantique Ascoli they scream style and understated cool.


What appeals is the need to take a second look: The different lines, curves where straight ones should be, the impeccable tailoring, the unexpected twists like attention to the back all wrapped up with a traditional bow.

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I am far away from this kind of life but it’s a clever and remarkably simple idea..seven outfits for seven days – do we really need any more? Maybe this needs to be the guiding factor at the core of summer wardrobe planning….rich food for thought…

Laters, Kate x


  1. Endlessensation

    Utterly amazing. I am in love with this post. These white shirts are not your average shirts. The designs are what really interest me. Once again amazing post keep it up.

    • Maison Bentley Style

      I’m rather there with the boxy at the moment – it’s like the shirt equivalent of the sweatshirt? although I do worry about the boob effect..would definitely need trying on! xxx

  2. fingknitcoolgal

    I love all the shirts. The only thing worries me about a white shirt is me being such a messy eater. I am terrified if I stain it. No wonder I always end up picking up dark coloured ones instead… (^-^;) xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      A-ha! Until children I thought this..but I’ve learnt..white – pure white cotton – is the easiest to get clean..hence all our sofas are white! it’s called bleach….I have seen the light! xxx

  3. Fashion Mayann

    So simple and yet so unique ! I adore the idea of spending a whole season with only 7 shirts (endless styling possibilities but, probably, a huge cleaning bill) ! xxxxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      It’s really made me think..I adore the idea as well..wish I had the money to give it a go with this Collection..but I am thinking along these lines now for summer..a cheaper version! I did buy a man’s vintage dress shirt today..loving it xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      They are a wardrobe staple must really..the truth is until today I didn’t have a white one..cream yes, but no white..am delighted with my vintage mens shirt purchase as well!! x

  4. KerryCan

    Now, this is a fashion idea I can get behind! I love this idea and love the first shirt the best (the most conservative–no surprise there)!

  5. Laura Lynn

    The best one was the one you designed with Anna. Still my favorite white shirt EVER! I didn’t care for the pillow case shirt. And the narrow shoulder, riding high on the wrist one either. Boy, all this ‘love’ and then there’s me…as usual, the wet blanket, not being able to ‘SEE’ what’s so great….{sigh} so sad.