Creating the Alluring, Feminine Look

There are many styles of dressing and the mannish look that we see in the tomboy and military styles are OK,, but for most of us, creating the feminine look is our ultimate goal. Sometimes it’s just nice to  get in touch with our feminine side, think: lace, miniskirts,  sheer stockings and much more.

As such, we looked to our favorite ladies with a capital “L”, from Alexa Chung (master of the gamine shtick) to Scarlett Johansson (a sultry siren of the highest order) to see how they pull off a softer look. So follow us now for our tips to master dressing like the fairer sex.

Tie a bow in your hair.

feminine head bands

If you’ve been following along with the past few New York Fashion Weeks that bows have actually been slowly coming back into style. From Chanel’s show last winter to what we’ve seen this past winter, we can truly say that bows are BACK! And, better yet, there’s a way to go about wearing them so that you don’t have to look like a kid again (it can be a very difficult balance!).

Try delicate jewelry

feminine delicate jewelry

While statement jewelry has its place, we love the subtle appeal of dainty adornments, Think of delicate bracelets or drop or girly stud earrings to dress up casual looks. You can easily get some cute and on-trend pieces from discount stores to pair with everyday looks that can transform even the plainest outfit.

Form-fitting is your friend.

feminine form fitting dressStrike a balance between skin-tight and baggy with pieces that flaunt your body in just the right way.  The draped wrap detail is flattering on every form.

Use hosiery to your advantage.

feminine hosiery

Left – PHOTO: Chic Muse

Whether it’s a pair of sheer Swiss dot tights or a pair of Max Mara knee socks, as seen on blogger Deni Elias, the right hosiery can be like lingerie for your legs.

Exercise your right to ruffles.

feminine ruffles

Something about a frilled detail is inherently girly

Lay on the lace

feminine lace outfits

Right – PHOTO: Tuula Vintage

Is there anything more feminine than lace? Extra points if your top has a girly peplum like blogger Jessica Stein’s. A mix of different lace patterns makes this top a standout pick.

Harness the power of pink.

feminine pink outfits

Left – PHOTO: Pablo/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

You may think pink feels like a painfully obvious way to show off your feminine side, but as Reese Witherspoon showed in her bright Burberry sweater, the color can actually be quite charming.

Belt it.

feminine outfits with leather and metal belts

Left – PHOTO: Christophe Guibbaud/Abaca/startraksphoto.com

Here’s the thing about being a girl: you’ve likely got some curves, so why not show them off? A belt at your natural waist is a no-brainer solution. A tunic-length number like Allison Williams’ Dior top makes a flattering peplum effect when cinched at the waist. .A metal belt feels like a sophisticated upgrade from a leather version. Check out the Benefit of Belts by Nadine Spirit here in the Dressing Room

Add a touch of embellishment.

feminine outfits with embellishments

A bit of embellishment on a top or skirt is a ladylike touch that can stand in for jewelry.

Flip out (with your skirt, that is).

flippy feminine miniskirt outfits

Left – PHOTO: Sincerely Jules

A flippy miniskirt like blogger Julie Sarinana’s polkadot Mango version (left) is the calling card of an ultra feminine girl.

Opt for a waist-cinching coat.

feminine waist-chinching coat

PHOTO: Girlie/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

Scarlett Johansson knows a thing or two about playing up her curves, so we’ll take her lead by copying her Max Mara figure-enhancing belted coat.

This short video sums it up

Source:  WhoWhatWear

 

 

 

 

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