14 best silk shirts for women to buy in Australia in 2021
A classic silk shirt is a wardrobe staple, giving everything from denim to office wear a stylish look.
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When it comes to versatile wardrobe staples, the classic silk shirt is in the top ten. Stylish, comfortable and durable, a stunning silk shirt will get you through many wardrobe crises, from everything to wear to the office on a hot day, to creating a chic, casual outfit from your favorite jeans.
It is worth investing in a silk shirt – not satin. While satin shirts have their place, they don’t last as long as silk and will also make you sweat in hot weather. Silk is breathable, and if you take good care of it, it has a long lifespan.
ARE SILK SHIRTS WORTH IT?
If you choose correctly, yes. Think about where you want to wear your silk shirt – do you want to wear it to the office? With jeans? Do you prefer the oversized looks of the other clothes you own? A fine silk shirt fits well with pants, a skirt, and jeans, while oversized shirts look best put aside.
HOW LONG DO SILK SHIRTS LAST?
The lifespan of your silk shirt depends on how you take care of it. When washed according to the directions (which vary by product, but can be found on the label of your silk shirt), you can expect silk to last a lifetime. It also depends on the quality of the stitching, of course.
ARE SILK SHIRTS COMFORTABLE?
Silk is a fantastic fabric for all seasons. Breathable and absorbent, it will keep you cool in summer while regulating body heat in winter. It’s also skin-friendly and luxurious to wear.
HOW TO WASH THE SILK?
It depends on the product you buy, but a rule of thumb is to hand wash in cold water, with a few drops of washing liquid designed for delicate items. Soak, do not rub and rinse with cold water before hanging to dry in a shaded area, ideally on a hanger as the stakes can mark the fabric.
Below are our favorite silk shirts for women.
GINIA RTW SILK POPPY SHIRT, THE ICONIC, $ 199.95
Ginia’s ready-to-wear collection includes essentials that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come, and the brand’s silk shirt collection is beautiful and timeless. We love the Poppy shirt with its slim fit and slightly longer length, which gives it a stylish worn-in look.
MARCS SOFIA SILK SHIRT, MYER, $ 179.95
Another great silk blouse for women is this purchase from Marcs, which is currently offered in a rich burgundy hue as well as a hot poppy pink. It looks great and the colors will breathe new life into your wardrobe.
WOMEN’S WASHABLE SILK RELAXED EVERLANE SHIRT, $ 191
Everlane makes two fantastic silk shirts – this washable version and a minimalist alternative mentioned below. We like the washable version for its ease – you can machine wash this product cold, making your floss easier to care for if you’re in a rush all week.
EVERLANE WOMEN’S CLEAN & RELAXED SILK SHIRT, $ 191
Everlane’s more minimalist style has no pockets and is a great choice for those looking for a tailored silk shirt for the evening. It uses environmentally friendly silk, using dyes that are safer for workers and the environment.
HAUT CIEL REFORMED, $ 228
This one is for curvy girls, with sizes ranging from 1X to 3X. We love the satin look of this silk shirt, which is a great buy if you’re looking for a more retro touch that’s suitable for parties and evenings. It’s a shorter cut that gives it a mid-90s feel. Wear it with a claw clip and chunky hoops.
SIGNATURE EQUIPMENT SLIM SILK SHIRT, $ 500
At $ 500, this is the most expensive silk shirt on our list. But he’s hailed as one of the best – and has been for decades. We love this leopard-print version, but if you’re looking for something cheaper the colourways are often on sale at The Outnet – you’ll just have to be quick.
TRENERY SILK LONG SLEEVE SHIRT, THE ICONIC, $ 179
This silk shirt has a good price and a classic fit. We also love the sunny shade of Marigold, perfect for summer.
THE FABLE SILK SHIRT, THE ICONIC, $ 175
The Fable makes affordable silk shirts, and their product is a nice slim fit that is perfect to tuck into denim and work wear. We love this buttercream shade, a nice alternative to crisp white, but you’ll find other colourways here as well.
WITCHERY RELAXED SILK SHIRT, THE ICONIC, $ 199.95
Witchcraft creates beautifully created fashion, and this silk shirt is no exception. A gorgeous oversized fit that looks great over wide leg pants or jeans, this is a great casual silk shirt option that can be dressed up for the evenings.
NIQUE BOX SILK POCKET SHIRT, THE ICONIC, $ 220
Australian brand Nique makes timeless classics that don’t follow trends, making their Box Pocket silk shirt a great item to invest in. A long style that sits somewhere between relaxed and slim, it’s beautifully crafted with topstitching for details and a crisp collar.
LOVER HENRIETTA SILK SHIRT, THE ICONIC, $ 240
This stunning silk shirt has a 90s edge thanks to flared cuffs and a feminine version of the boyfriend shirt. It’s available in sky blue and cream, which means you can choose the classic shade or something fun to brighten up your wardrobe.
BODEN SILK SHIRT, $ 240
Boden designed this style in so many colourways and patterns because it’s just the perfect fit and fit. Slightly long and featuring a soft collar, we love this bohemian floral pattern the most this season, but expect to find it in cream, black and shiny as well.
SILK SABA SAM SHIRT, $ 299
Saba is almost unmatched when it comes to stylish work clothes that you will own forever. This silk shirt is the perfect staple in a capsule office wardrobe – it’s slim and slips beautifully into work pants, with a crisp, corporate look.
OVERSIZED ST AGNI NICCI SHIRT, $ 349
By far the most edgy silk shirt in the mix, this super long, super oversized piece is a blend of silk, hemp, and tencel, making it soft and draped. It’s a total showtopper with oversized pants!
Looking for other fashion classics? Our favorite denim styles are here if you’re in the market for some new jeans, and you can find all of the best summer sandals here.
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Melissa is news.com.au’s top fashion editor. With over a decade of experience in the Australian media industry, Melissa’s lyrics and opinion pieces have been featured in print and digital publications including ELLE.com.au, Vogue.com.au, mariclaire.com.au, Pedestrian.TV and Mamamia. .