Listen up ladies, this season is dedicated to you! We’re channeling your demure charm with dropped hemlines, nipped-in waists and ultra-feminine details faster than you can say white-gloved beauty.
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Whether it’s Audrey Hepburn, Charlotte York, or Blair Waldorf that speaks your style, ladylike fashion is coming your way. On the A/W 11 – 12 runways Gucci, Bottega, Veneta, Fendi and Alberta Ferreti amped up the girly appeal with softer fabrics and woman-loving silhouettes. On the red carpet, sexy starlets Jaime King, Carey Mulligan and Eva Mendes chose the ladylike look over its flesh-baring alter ego for a sweet sophistication. And we are loving the results! These ladies showed us how it’s done—a whole lot of proper without too much prim. The new femme fatale, if you will. So to all you ladies in the house, we are stepping out in your honor. Read on to see how we do it.
Take it down a notch. Similar to the stock market these days, hemlines are going up, then dropping down. Up then down. Right now, in the dress department, we’re loving a little length. It gives a modernly modest touch that leaves us elegantly refined. Add panache to your ensemble with this ladylike number by Boutique
. Pair with t-strap heels and white tights for an entirely feminine feel.
Nip it in the bud. A ladylike silhouette often relies on an hourglass figure, but
unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with those curves. Our advice? Fake it! Cinch your waist in this party favorite by Alfred Sung
. Or hug your hips in this haute number by Jovani
. Long gloves and a crisp clutch will bring it home in pure ladylike fashion.
Tie one on. This season, a feminine detail you won’t want to miss is the bow. Whether it’s imported from the 70s workplace as a bow-blouse, or adorned on an accessory for a 40s flair, we’re adding bows to our outfits like the icing on a cake. For a sleek and sexy way to bring on the bow, step into this ladylike frock by Boutique
. All class with a touch of sass!