Until the Victorian era, women wore mostly dresses, gowns and long garments. In the Victorian era, the wardrobe changed to incorporate blouses with long skirts as well as jackets. Blouses became popular, and a staple in women's clothing, The blouse could also be washed separately from the skirt. Even today, the blouse remains popular. When buying a ladies blouse, the question remains: which one looks good with your body shape?