Move over LBD! The little white dress is taking the stage as your go-to wardrobe staple. Not only does it instantly offer a fresh, chic look, but it’s incredibly versatile, too. If you’re still not convinced, watch our video for some outfit inspiration. From tribal touches to neon accents to dressing it up for a cocktail affair, here are 10 killer ways to wear this easy, breezy piece!
It doesn't take a lot to make us happy; sometimes, all it takes is a really great dress. That must be why we're so fond of Spring's ladylike trend — all it takes is a pretty frock or a figure-flaunting skirt to achieve the same comely looks we saw on Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana's catwalks. Now we're making it even easier with a crop of ladylike finds that all come in under budget. Whether it's a flash of garden-variety print you're after or a retro-feeling pleated skirt or bow-tied blouse, we've zeroed in on the season's call to ladylike fits with 30 utterly lovely finds — and nothing over $100. Click on to see and shop the pieces we're loving — and channel Spring's sweetest trend.
When all is said and done, 2011 was a great year for trends — we saw scores of stylish looks hitting the runways, from ladylike, feminine hemlines to bold brights, funky allover prints, and hypersexual boudoir and fetish ensembles. In order to give 2011's trends a proper highlight, we're looking back on five of our absolute favorites. Here's to 2012 — and many more fabulous trends!
Mastering the perfect office chic ensemble can be tricky, but thanks to Fall's ladylike trend, we have a bevy of stylish options to choose from this season. Instead of a regular black pencil skirt, we suggest you experiment with a textural tweed option. Louche, bow-embellished blouses can also add a feminine, yet appropriate, touch to your look. You too can look like the beautiful Lauren Santo Domingo. Listen up to our three smart styling tips below, then shop our top 10 office chic game-changers in the slideshow.
- A pencil skirt adds instant polish to any office look. Don't forget to finish off the look with ankle-wrap pumps for the perfect office-appropriate ensemble.
- Don't be afraid to wear leather to the office; just make sure to incorporate the trend in small doses. We love the idea of wearing a leather-inset sheath dress.
- Invest in a snazzy satchel bag. This bigger silhouette will simultaneously hold all of your daily essentials and add a refined touch to your look.
Photo courtesy of Greg Kessler
It's the way model Charlotte Cordes appears both impeccably — and effortlessly — attired all at once in this shot from Vogue Hellas; when we say elegance, this is what we're hoping to achieve. Think grace and sophistication along the lines of style icons Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly, but with a modern twist. Fall runways were alive with polished looks, but we needn't spend runway-worthy prices to get the look. Modern elegance is all about finding key pieces with clean lines, classic structure, and then just a hint of sexy, some risk factor. We're helping to hit that perfect note with the essential pieces to craft your own elegant staples. Click through to shop our editors' picks.
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We're smitten with the season's soft fabrics — chiffon layers, silk, delicate lace — and how softly romantic they feel in ladylike silhouettes. Editorials, including these from Vanity Fair Italia, Marie Claire UK, and Elle Ukraine, highlight just how beautiful a feminine look can be. We want to see how you would style a feminine Spring outfit, using soft colors, fabrics, and prints. It's super easy and fun to style a look. Here's how:
1. Go to ShopStyle and sign up for a free account. If you already have a PopSugar account, no need to sign up.
2. Shop away. Hover over the item you want and click "Favorite" so it goes into your Stylebook.
3. Ready to style? Go to your Stylebook and click "Create a Look." Drag and drop the pieces you want. Make it look pretty.
4. Save it, then click "Share Look," then "Blog It."
5. Copy the code provided at the bottom of the page and paste it into a "New Post" while in raw html mode, not rich text, in the Fab Stylist of the Week group. Include the name of the challenge in your post's title so we can see it.
Fab readers, let's see what you've got. Submit your look, and you may win our Fab Stylist of the Week!
When Audrey Tautou brought the spark and sophisticated Parisian style of Coco Chanel to brazen life in the flick Coco Before Chanel, we got hooked on the iconic designer in her earlier years. How to adopt Coco's youthful vitality and style? It's about a smart jacket, a string of pearls, the ubiquitous striped top, and lots of menswear elements: wide trousers, vests, a hat. To make it modern, add casual elements to these more tailored, classic pieces. For example, mix a boucle jacket with a t-shirt, skinny jeans, and brogues. Or try wide-leg trousers with a slouchy silk shirt and tons of bracelets. We've gathered the best elements for a chic, ladylike wardrobe that is just a little smart 'n' sassy. Coco, we hope you would approve.
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2011 proved that Spring's ladylike trend is continuing on next season with vintage flair. Lady retro looks were seen at Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, and Alberta Ferretti. Brilliant, bold colors, mod shapes, and bold contrasting patterns gave these polished ‘60s and ‘70s looks a hint of downtown edge. Watch to see our entire trend report from Milan! On Allison: Elizabeth and James jacket
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2011 proved that Spring's ladylike trend is continuing on next season with a vintage flair. Lady retro looks were seen at Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, and Alberta Ferretti. Brilliant, bold colors, mod shapes, and bold contrasting patterns gave these polished ‘60s and ‘70s looks a hint of downtown edge. Watch to see our entire trend report from Milan! On Allison: Elizabeth and James jacket