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Reviled by Feminists, Tie-Neck Blouses Are Hip for Millennials

From fast-fashion to luxury retailers, the “dress-for-success” staple finally has its moment.
A tie-neck blouse on the runway at Tory Burch’s fall/winter 2015 show.

A tie-neck blouse on the runway at Tory Burch’s fall/winter 2015 show.

Photographer: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Tory Burch

Tie-neck blouses, the centerpiece of the dress-for-success uniform that the first generation of women managers donned and often loathed in the 1970s, are a hot item for millennials.

Retailers from Express to Tory Burch and Macy’s to Kering’s Gucci are offering the blouses in an array of colors and say they’re among this fall’s best-selling items. The style is even making appearances on many menswear runways this year, with Gucci featuring the blouse in its fall 2015 men’s show as both sexes crave newness in their outfitting.