Featuring ruffles, balloon sleeves and super-sized collars, this season’s blouse selection is bigger and bolder than ever.

Thanks to the Zoom revolution, tops are the unexpected centrepiece of this year’s outfits. While jersey joggers and stretchy leggings will suffice from the waist down, the upper half is where we can have fun and let our personalities shine on those virtual meet-ups. Intricate necklines, artful embroidery and dramatic sleeves of dreams are dominating our shopping baskets. Playful trends like cottagecore and the ’80s power shoulder have ensured no style is too out-there. But with this ‘anything goes’ attitude, how can we know which iterations are worth investing in?

Well, we’ve whittled down the brigade of blouses into three key categories to make shopping – and styling – this season’s talking piece an easy task.