Never boring, Karen Walker tops and shirts are an ode to playful prints; polka dots a-plenty, Breton stripes, baroque jacquard, paisley and whimsical dusty florals. 100% silk crêpe de Chine is a staple, breezy linens are a summery dream and cottons and voiles provide buoyancy and lightness. A Karen Walker trademark, ruffles and frills are always a fixture, trimming the sleeves, cuffs, and high collars decorated to the divine. Ever polished, a pussy-bow blouse wraps this gift up, while collars sit high and starched or sweep low to an elegant V neckline. Primped puffed shoulders mark the occasion, long sleeves can be fitted and formal, or buoyant draping loosely to nipped in cuffs and ruffled trimmings. A finger-pricking pointed collar and classically cut shirt is available for those who need it. Boxy fits are a fixture, favouring generous use of fabric over restraint. Excess a plenty, bountiful sleeves and bell cuffs aren’t uncommon, nor is a draping attaché neck scarf trimmed by fringe.