Autumn/Winter Trend: Ladylike
The ladylike style of yesteryear is one of the major trends of the coming autumn/winter season courtesy of Westfield. This look is a return to the pretty, feminine cuts that have absent for several seasons in light of the androgynous trend that had dominated our wardrobes - but now the lady of the house has returned home.
This trend takes inspiration from the Stepford Wives and from the Chanel suit that was a staple outfit of every high society woman. Think pencil and ballerina skirts, twin sets and pearl necklaces, lace, floral and cinched in waists.
Victoria Beckham, the ultimate femme fatale, graced New York Fashion Week earlier this year with her latest collection of classic, ladylike looks above.
We took a look around the stores to see how the trend was being interpretted by the Australian market. Below are our picks of Ladylike!
How To Wear: The Ladylike Trend
The ladylike look has been long awaited and its return has definitely been embraced on the street and by celebrities alike. The trend is easy to do and ultimately consists of basics that most of us already own. A black pencil skirt, a button-down shirt in any colour (tucked in at the waist) and a pair of heels (without the platform) is the uniform of the feminine lady.
Taking inspiration from Jayma Mays (below) from Glee, it is clear to see how this trend can work on different levels - for work, for play and for big events. Bring clutches and fuller, bowling-style bags into the mix, along with diamond (or cubic zirconia-encrusted) jewellery and you have yourself a complete ensemble.
In terms of beauty for this trend, minimal is best - particularly with the eyes - so clear eyes with mascara and well-defined brows are a must. Gorgeous, rosy cheeks and a slick of lip gloss complete the look.
1. Lovisa earrings
2. Betts clutch $59.95
3. Gorman Eliza shirt $229.00
4. Gorman tweed jacket