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Sunday, 9 August 2009

Romantic Dress's Ksenia Loves

What does it mean to be a Romantic fashionista?

Your look is feminine, and you prefer feminine details on clothing and soft, flowing fabrics.
Ruffles, lace, and velvet attract you. You view the past as a more romantic time and can picture yourself as the heroine in a historical romance. The Victorian Era appeals to you as part of a romantic past when women always wore long skirts, hats, and gloves. You are likely to be a collector of beautiful objects, perhaps antique hatpins or china with floral motifs.Your jewelry may be antique or vintage, but if it isn't, it still reflects a vintage fashion sensibility.

What does 'Romantic fashion' mean?
Surfeits of ruffles, flounces, lace, and classical draping. There are chin-grazing collars, floor-grazing skirts and voluminous sleeves.

Romantic looks:
~If you want the focus to be on the blouse, pair tops with streamlined skirts.
~Tuck voluminous sleeve versions into slim fitting pants or jeans.
~For chilly days, wear tops with fitted cardigans or 3/4- length-sleeve jackets.
~Wear cameo or layered necklaces with a half-open top or dress for Edwardian perfection.
~Wear sexy shoes that tie around the ankle.

Whether it's a sexy stiletto embellished with a bow on the back, a tie-front blouse or a sequined bow belt, these sweet details lighten up fall's otherwise somber mood. For once, it's a good thing to be fit to be tied. Here's how to pull off this ladylike look:
~Wear a slim, bow-front belt over a cardigan or
fitted jacket.
~Tie a satin ribbon under your bust to give tops and dresses an
instant empire style.
~Pair a tie front blouse with a full cinched waist skirt for a look that's prim in proportion.
~Add punch to a black outfit by putting a crimson bow in your ponytail or looping it through your jacket or coat buttonhole.

Roses are red... and brown, and black, and green and purple this season. These sweet flowers are emblazoned on just about everything, from blouses to boots to bracelets. Appropriate for day, evening or day into evening, pick your favorite styles and wear them with flourish. After all, life is just a bed of roses.

~Shop vintage stores for antique-rosette-embellished handbags and tops
~Mix it up... a bit. You can wear a rosette belt with a ruffle-front skirt. But don't over-rose it by pairing a rosette dress with rosette boots.
~Make small statements with floral decorated hair accessories and jewelry.
~Tailored suits need softening. Wear a romantic rosette blouse with them.


Gauzy lace pieces can be richly romantic, but they can also be subtly sexy.
The translucency of this fabric gives a hint of what is hidden beneath your dainty dresses or tops without being obvious. Basic black and vanilla colored lace pieces are fab, but keep an eye out for deep plums and lavish golds as well.

~Be a Victorian vixen and wear a pretty lace bra under a sheer lace top.
~Look for lace trim bags and shoes.
~Wear a lace pencil skirt
with a chiffon elastic waist top.
~Spice up your lovely lace look with modern metallic shoes and accessories.

The pretty, ultrafeminine fabric has come a long way since its boudoir reign. Lace is adorns everything from blouses to handbags. It’s all part of the ladylike looks dominating the fashion scene, so it makes sense that the fabric once found only on camis (and doilies) would turn up on the fashion radar. The most work-appropriate intimates are sophisticated and sharp—not dainty and delicate. To balance the sweetness of beautiful lace dresses add architectural heels. Layered lace tops with a bold black skirt and ankle boots are an outfit. While you may not be able to waltz into the office with this chic little ensemble, a more opaque lace blouse with a black pencil skirt is instantly boardroom-ready.

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