Man Vs Woman
- Saturday, 07 July 2012
- Written by Charlotte Cole
Ever since the eighties power dressing has been considered the strongest way to dress, with mannish trousers and shoulder padded dresses leading to women being taken more seriously in the work place.
But in recent years a style revolution has occurred. It's no longer a faux pas to wear your femininity on your sleeve and frills, lace and tulle are fighting back against their harder counterparts. So whether you're a girly girl or a true to heart tomboy, there's a style that's right on trend, right from the highstreet.
For the perfect androgynous look, look to the past for inspiration. 50s turn up trousers and brogues are great for a contemporary way to work office wear, whilst a fitted shirt and a trilby bring some swing time cool to any look. If you're really committing to the look, keep accessories to an all time low. Less is more for this boyish trend.
If the summer weather has gone to your head and you've once again fallen in love with the girlish delights of tea dresses, lacy skirts and super high heels, then look no further than the lady like trend that swept the ss12 catwalks. Pair your most demure LWD (little white dress) with your best pearls and must have quilted It Bag for instant chic appeal. Ballet pumps are wonderfully office appropriate, but when the sun falls trade them in for a pair of sky scraper heels with as much feminine detailing as you can handle.
So when it comes to the age old fight of man v woman, pick your side and be ready to fight, because both teams pack a serious fashion punch.
Accessorize pink lady handbag £35 www.accessorize.co.uk
H&M girlish collared blouse £29.99 www.handm.com
House of Fraser ss12 look book www.hof.com
Miss Selfridge ss12 look book www.missselfridge.co.uk
M&Co straw trilby £12 www.mandco.com
Marks and Spencer white tuxedo jacket £59 www.marksandspencer.com
Topshop embellished prom dress £150 www.topshop.com
Head Over Heels blue brogue £39 www.shoestudio.com
Dorothy Perkins quilted cream and black stiletto £35 www.dorothyperkins.co.uk
Very.co.uk love life zip peg leg trousrer £25 www.very.co.uk
Asos striped shirt £32 www.asos.com
Asos peplum lace top £50 www.asos.com
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