While it's hard to imagine anything but chaos when thinking of the house of Dior during the period between the reign of designers John Galliano and Raf Simons, Creative Director Bill Gaytten's final collection for Fall 2012 was one of beauty and romance. Demure 40s- and 50s-inspired silhouettes included full midi length skirts, cashmere wrap tops, and a muted color palette of taupe, blush, and burgundy that evoked classic ballet style. To capture this soft romantic trend, look for ballerina silhouettes, cinched jackets, and soft colors. Get a head start by shopping these 8 timeless pieces that will remain classic and iconic staples, just like the house itself.
Bold and Full
Give your winter wardrobe a feminine touch by incorporating a ballerina-inspired silhouette like this midi-length skirt with pleating at the waist. If you are more a proponent of modern than classic, when it comes to fashion, pair this dramatic separate with a sexy fitted tank for an edgy yet ladylike combination.
The Carrie Skirt
The light gathering and tiered style on this taupe mesh skirt from ASOS gives this feminine silhouette an edgy flair that is more punk-chic than sweet. Pair with a graphic sweater for a contemporary combination.
The Chic Ballerina
Jacquard and chiffon fabric, cross satin ribbon straps, and a pinkish nude hue give this full-skirted dress the most refined ballerina style ever. Pair this gorgeous frock with brown leather booties and a textured oversized clutch for a more fashion-forward style.
The Coziest Wrap
This luxe cashmere separate feels so yummy and looks so gorgeous that it will make your other sweaters green with envy. Playful two-tone buttons close the cuffs on the long sleeves for a special detailed touch.
A staggering heel and signature brass studs give this pretty-in-pink Valentino pump an edgier attitude. Pair these sexy shoes with a romantic ensemble for an alluring contrast.
Treat Your Feet
Give your feet a rest with these low-heeled patent Mary Janes from Manolo Blahnik. Ladylike and sensible, these neutral colored pumps will become a constant in your wardrobe, no matter the season.
The Prettiest Beret
Give this feminine trend a full look by incorporating a slouchy knit beret like this one from Portalano. The embellished detail gives this winter staple a glamorous touch that works perfectly with this romantic-inspired trend.
The Dramatic Touch
Pair your romantic ensemble with this theatrical art deco-inspired necklace from Alexis Bittar. This dramatic piece sparkles thanks to crystal covered settings and angular resin links. Make this stunning bijou your go-to statement this holiday season.