Slip into something more comfortable with our choice of the best blouses

Topshop - £20

Here’s a flirty shirt full of retro charm thanks to its polka dots and white piping. Wear it with a pencil skirt and a wide belt for work, or with denim shorts for a fresh weekend look.; 0845 121 4519

Dorothy Perkins - £28

If you’ve yet to find a floral frock that works for you, why not try a flower print shirt instead? Great with jeans and a biker jacket for the evening.; 0844 984 0261

Mod Cloth - £30

A girly take on the checked shirt, this plaid number is feminine without being too revealing. It’s available from US outfitters Mod Cloth, so you won’t see it all over the British high street.

See by Chloe - £155

Made from floating cream silk, this romantic take on the blouse is a real keeper. Light enough to keep you cool inwarmer weather, come autumn it can be layered under a shift dress too.; 020-7514 0039

French Connection - £30

A sale snip from French Connection. Get a third off the price of this mauve marvel. Perfect for those who prefer to keep their upper arms under wraps.; 0844 557 3285

Oli - £40

Made from silk, this bow-fronted blouse is a candy-coloured delight. If it’s a little too rose-hued for you, check out the wide variety of other shirts on this easy-to-navigate fashion website.

Joules - £39

Although it looks crisp and sleek, this blouse ismade from wonderfully soft cotton. Smart without being too formal, it willwork well in the office or beside the seaside.; 0845 606 6871

Miu Miu - £159.50

Now is the perfect time to snap up some bargains in the summer sales and they don’t come much better than this smock blouse, reduced from £230. It’s funky, fresh and bright.; 020-7739 8071

Designers for - Debenhams £35

Smudgy paint prints have been gracing garments all season. I love Betty Jackson’s take on the trend even if it makes the wearer look like they’ve had a fight with a bottle of ink.; 0844 561 6161

Warehouse -£35

Blouses don’t have to be formal, as this pretty version proves. With a plunging neck, gathered sleeves and a tie-back, there’s plenty going on here, but all of it’s good.; 0870 122 8813