We might have suppressed her for a few seasons, but it’s time to embrace the lady within

Its time to embrace the lady within. Think pencil skirts, peplum waists 
and modest hemlines. Picture: Pinterest

IT’S a new year and almost a new season, so its time for a new you.  

With the awards season in full swing and the global circus that is fashion week taking place at this time of the year, its also time to embrace new styles and, quite possibly, a wardrobe rethink.

Recent seasons have seen the return of a retro ladylike aesthetic, but with a more modern feel. We might have suppressed her for a few seasons, but shes made an appearance of late. A real favourite of mine, the ladylike trend means you have no excuse not to look – and feel – good every day. 

So its time to embrace the woman within and express her femininity. She is seductive yet demure, confident yet controlled. Think peplum waists and modest hemlines. 

Coco Chanel once said that “a woman should look classy and fabulous.  I agree, but Id like to add at all times. Yes … even if youre just  “popping out to the supermarket. 

However, being ladylike is so much more than just dressing like a lady. As the legendary Spanish designer Cristobel Balenciaga once said: No woman can make herself chic if she is not chic herself”.

Yes, money will buy you lots of gorgeous things, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to look polished and stylish. And you dont need to go to finishing school to act like a lady. Dressing the part is half the equation, the rest is up to you. 

Here’s what every woman needs to play the leading lady.


 Are you also celebrating the return of the lady? 
How do you think a lady should dress and behave? Like to add a few points of your own? 
Would love to hear from you.

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