From Nina Ricci to Nanette Lepore, designers are telling us that this season, the lady is back. Feminine silhouettes, frilly blouses, and ladylike accents give a basic wardrobe a softer and more romantic stance. To avoid looking like an old maiden, stick to one or two ladylike pieces while incorporating edgy accents like lacy tights or avant-garde shoes. Here are 9 ways to get the ladylike look.
Elegant accents like a twisted knot gathered on the front-keyhole and subtle knife pleats that billow at the bottom give this chartreuse dress a very lady-like stance. Pair this delicate dress from Nanette Lepore's fall collection with oxblood Mary-Jane pumps and minimal jewelry for a spot-on winter look.
Leather bows lend just the right amount of edge to this uber-feminine top from Milly. A shocking pink hue gives this scalloped wool top a vibrant look that will brighten up just about any winter wardrobe.
Dare to be feminine? If the answer is yes, then step into this sultry scarlet hued-celebration of femininity that should be reserved only in the most seductive of occasions. Lady-like details come hither in a sweet bowed neckline and soft romantic pleats.
Upgrade your basic all year-round staples by introducing more feminine styles like this Zara blouse. The lady-like tie and silk fabric give this practical separate a refined feel that work in both personal and professional settings.
Oversized ruffles take an asymmetrical turn giving this sleek pencil skirt a unique and fashion-forward twist. Not only are the frills lady-like and sophisticated, they are also figure flattering as they tend to hide any unwanted bumps from sight.
The Vintage Touch
Add a hint of vintage inspiration to any outfit by adding this elegant Cameo necklace. Intricate detailing including delicate gold etchings surrounding a refined Victorian silhouette give this unique design a romantic and womanly touch.
Playful over-sized bows adorn these lady-like pumps from Carven. The sumptuous suede fabric and powder-blue hue make for a refreshingly winter appropriate accessory.
Hands down, one of this season's most opulent accessories belongs to Stella McCartney. Featuring oh-so-pretty lace, sumptuous satin, and a gleaming gold chain, this structured clutch will lend a luxe and structured touch to any occasion.
Ladies Keep Warm
Give your outwear a softer and more feminine look by opting for lady-like hues like this rose version from Moschino Cheap and Chic's Fall collection.Its 50s-inspired silhouette and thigh-grazing skirt give this delectable topper a playful feel that is perfectly in-tune with this season's lady-like trend.