Things you don’t have to do this season: Act like a girl, think like a girl, play like a girl (whatever that means). But one you might consider: Dress like a girl! These super-femme pieces are just the ticket. Here are ten easy ways to pull off winter's ladylike trend.
Choose a bubble shape
What keeps these dresses from OD’ing on sugar? The crisp black and slate grey color schemes.
Load up on girly details
You’ll feel sweet in pastels, ruffles, fur and metallic belts. Do them all or just one; you can’t go wrong!
Fake an hourglass
Only about, oh, .001 percent of women have a perfect, natural one. My trick: a dress or overcoat that cinches at the waist and poufs softly at the hips.
Play with your silhouette
A fuller skirt with low heels is a nice change from the usual pencil-skirt-‘n’-heels combo.
Accent your rear
A pencil shape hugs in exactly the right places. Hello, curves.
Do a million ruffles
Anything 3-D like this will make you feel like it’s your party (even when it’s not)!
Be all Audrey Hepburn
The sixties gamine’s skinny ankle trouser is charming with a wicked-high heel, tucked in turtleneck and structured tote.
Try some sheer bits
Peekaboo fabric on a top or skirt feels all dressed up when mixed with impact prints in sleek silhouettes.
Wear the “lady tie”
This kind of seventies secretary look isn’t one bit prissy—just pretty!