Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Ladylike Glamour

February 20th, 2009

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Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Ladylike Glamour at DKNY, Luca Luca, and Monique Lhuillier.


Style tip?  Maybe it’s the effect of the depressed economy, maybe it’s the influence of elegant Michelle Obama–but restrained, ladylike fashion is fully in style.  So don your gloves, pull on a polished skirt suit, or slip into a sophisticated ball gown.

What do you think?  Would you wear ladylike glamour?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Trend, Trend Predictives, What's In and What's Out, Women

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nila  |  February 20th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I love it! I’ve been really excited by the gorgeous, ladylike dresses that are becoming so popular. I love the blue skirt on the Luca Luca model and the entire DKNY outfit. The dress by Lhuillier although beautiful is a little too much for me (even at a ball!).

  • 2. Jo  |  February 20th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    i also think it’s because of Mad Men’s style! i totally recognize Betty Draper’s influence on these models! so glamorous.

  • 3. suzy  |  February 20th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I would wear it! Looks great.

  • 4. Cafe Fashionista  |  February 20th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I absolutely adore the first look.

  • 5. Julia  |  February 21st, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Lovely. I love all three. I’m so excited!

  • 6. candy  |  February 21st, 2009 at 6:19 am

    i am short and a little fat.

  • 7. iz  |  February 21st, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I looooove the Luca Luca outfit, but the DKNY outfit looks super frumpy.

  • 8. Jolie Musick  |  February 21st, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I only wear ladylike glamor! It keeps me feeling pretty <3

  • 9. Penny Black  |  February 23rd, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Love the Luca Lucca outfit…the dress is overdone - forget the sleeves and Monique might have a winner.

  • 10. Lancier  |  February 26th, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I would wear it if I knew the best way to pull it off. I would love to wear it everyday, but its not so realistic when you trek back and forth to classes with a messanger bag.

  • 11. Trisha  |  February 26th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    You can evoke the essence of Ladylike Glamour without donning silks and pearls. Instead of going Glam head to toe, try one or two items. For instance, buy a ladylike coat like the black one featured in the leftmost picture. Instead of wearing it with a pencil skirt, tights, and heels, try it with a pair of dark rinse jeans and a day blouse. You can even try wearing a brooch to give your outfit an extra spark of Ladylike Glamour.

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