Best in Class: The Tops that Put DENNIS at the Top

February 26, 2021

When you think of a proper school uniform, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Some might say a sharp blazer or sweater vest, emblazoned with the school logo. Others might think of a pleated skirt in a plaid that boasts the school colors. Here at DENNIS, we tend to think of the heroes in the background - Oxfords and blouses are the subtle-yet-strong foundation of so many great uniform wardrobes.


Best in Class Oxfords: The Crisp & Classic DENNIS Staple

It’s no wonder they’re named after the ivy-league school: sophisticated Oxford shirts have been around even longer than DENNIS, worn by men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Oxford cloth dress shirts are a staple in so many school uniform programs – worn in the everyday classroom, in recitals, to chapel or to mass on formal days.

These days, DENNIS takes a more modern approach to the Oxford, using innovative cotton-rich fabric that releases wrinkles and resists stains for easy care, while still preserving that classic style. Go with the classic cut or the feminine fit, with a neat hourglass shape for girls. Button up your look or wear it with the collar open – all our Oxford collars have long-lasting interfacing that keeps the edges crisp. Tuck it in properly or leave it untucked for an effortless style – DENNIS Oxford shirts have a flattering fit throughout the body with enough room to make moving easy. Wear it under a neat sweater vest or add a sharp tie and a blazer – there is endless versatility in the Oxford shirt.


Best in Class Blouses: Where Style Meets Standard

More feminine than an Oxford, more formal than a polo, DENNIS blouses for girls and women are that perfect middle ground for school uniforms, from formal day to everyday. Worn under a jumper, with a pleated plaid or a clean pair of khakis, blouses add a soft, feminine touch to every uniform program for girls.

Many of our school partners opt for our rounded Peter Pan collar blouses in their girls’ school uniform programs. Peter Pan collars debuted in 1905, and they have been flattering outfits and remaining in fashion for girls and young women ever since. Made with the same rigorous construction standards as our Oxfords, DENNIS blouses have every girl looking sharp and ready to take on the day.


At DENNIS, every button-front Oxford shirt and blouse boasts best-in-class features including dense cross-stitched buttons, spare buttons attached to the side seams, double-needle topstitching at the shoulders for extra strength and a separate shoulder-yoke that rolls forward on the body, giving the garment a flattering drape. Expertly cut, sewn and constructed, DENNIS Oxfords and blouses are best in class and built to last. CLICK HERE to shop BASICS and see some of our best-in-class products.