As we were considering the idea of ladylike style, a handful of associations immediately came to mind. Some referenced history (pristine white gloves, restricting undergarments, slim-silhouettes and modest hemlines) and others the most talked about TV shows (Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey). Meanwhile on the spring runways we saw Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabanna channel their ladylike interpretations with a colour scheme of sweet peachy hues, pretty pinks and champagnes. Inspire your own wardrobe with handbags, cardigans, dresses and pumps finished with girly trims of bows, lace, peplums and ruffles.
1. Dolce & Gabanna S/S12
2. Alexander McQueen S/S12
3. Bow Bridge Kennedy Bag US $445 Katespade.com
4. Milly Wool Cardigan US $275 Net-a-porter.com
5. Hybrid Frill Sleeve Dress $155 ASOS
6. Rosale Patent Pumps US $160 Steve Madden
7. Lace Top $22 Forever 21
8. Pearl Earrings US $84 J. Crew
By: Daniela DiStefano, Toronto
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