Last summer, floaty, Prairie-style tops began popping up on our fashion radar thanks to model-of-the-moment Bella Hadid.
Soon, the cool kid set of Insta began rocking the puff-sleeve look, offsetting the pastoral girliness with chunky boots and chain belts, but as summer came top a close the blouses also faded in popularity in favour of chunky turtle necks and shearling jackets.
However, the sun has begun to shine again, and milk-maid style tops are re-emerging as a form favourite for the upcoming warmer weeks.
While they may have outdoorsy beginnings, the milk maid top is the perfect addition to a summer work wardrobe – a rare item that works just as well in your office as it does in the fields of a music festival.
The classic look generally involves a ruched bodice, some kind of sweetheart tie at the bust,and voluminous sleeves.
A longer sleeve and squared off neckline is a tad more business-like for incorporation into a work wardrobe.
The girlish capped sleeves can be extended and streamlined, allowing the delicate bust detailing hint at the trend, which blends perfectly well with a pair of jeans and a work blazer.
Longer sleeves also work well in our temperamental climate, and add a more Victorian vibe to the look.
However, the classic short sleeved, plisse bodice style that is living it's best, cow-milking life on Instagram is the perfect summer top.
Paired with denim shorts and boots, it's a stunning festival look. Added to black trousers and heels, it's a night out essential.
As long as we're not expected to participate in agricultural activities, we're buying into the look big time.