ladies enter an exquisite classical era
--- By G2000_Jessie Cheng
Translated by Mei Lee
Are you still into classic office fashions?
If so, you're in luck, as this year's office wear
focuses on the 20th Century, specifically 1940 to 1960.
Rather than the dark, mature
look, there is a return to the elegant, rakish look
of older times with several lively elements added, including
velvet, silk and lace. Mix them boldly and confidently!
with extreme style
Going to extremes is a focus this season with soft,
pretty bow styles, elegant feminine lotus-leaf fringes
and 3-D creased patterns. Try office wear with a hint
of Victorian-era fashion, or couple it with jeans for
a modern-looking ensemble. Hat-wearing becomes trendy
with lively, able and smart looking rock-and-roll styles,
including peaked hats and army caps.
Jackets styles this season include stand-up collars,
big turndown collars, fur collars, belted overcoats
and wool or nylon mid-length outer garments, which are
all businesslike. This displays the metropolitan woman's
practical, elegant touch. Cut to fit, slender short
jackets are popular this year, distinguishing graceful
and curvaceous figures. Matched with cavalier leather
gloves, hardness and softness unite to restore a vintage
sense of refined beauty.
Being modestly fashionable and extremely practical is
an ideal for office ladies. With a youthful glow, colorful
cardigans are a necessity for each season. Round and
V-shaped collars are already on the market. Coupled
with white shirts and jeans, this style is relaxing
and fresh-looking. Black, bright purple, orange and
vivid red colors are all matchable. For any formal occasions,
you only need to wear simple black skirts and pants
with pearl necklaces or other accessaries to provide
a more serious look.
Among the most popular fashions are leggings, the tights
which prevail among Hollywood stars to express curves
for every figure. Black elastic ones are the top choices.
Exaggerated colors and printed patterns, matched with
high heels, are also excellent for parties. Different
lengths of leggings are all appropriate for matching
with one-piece dresses or "A" shaped skirts.
If you are more conservative, we recommend thick trousers
to express a beautiful, timely style.