Channel your inner Femme Fatale with the Forties . . .

Conservative and very alluring, beware the pencil skirt is back with a vengeance! The empowerment of women has never been so glamourous and designers graced the runways with their own take on this sexy trend. Gucci, Prada, Donna Karen and Jean Paul Gaultier all based their Autumn collections around this decadent decade. Here are some of the looks:

Donna Karen

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear 

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Prada

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Prada Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

As you can see it’s smart, sassy and extremely sexy. I love the glamour of this trend which is enhanced by the fur, pearls and of course the heels. I think whats important here is to take inspiration from this trend and inject a little Forties into your wardrobe with, a pencil skirt and heels, or a fur trim for your fitted jacket. One of the accessories which I love the most are the long gloves – not that I have anything to go with them but they look fun! I might invest in a fur trim ‘faux’ of course and there are great representations of this trend available, here are some options:

River Island – www.riverisland.com

  

£35                                                                 £29.99                                                    £30

  

£22                                                               £65                                                                   £69.99

Boo Hoo – www.boohoo.com

Jessie Pontaroma Split Front Pencil Skirt  Kira Paisley Print Statement Sleeve Blouse Gemma Faux Fur Trim Jacket

Skirt – £15                                      Blouse – £20                                   Jacket – £60

Chelsea Two Tone Faux Fur Coat Marcia Patterned Jaquard Belted Coat ESME HEELED FUR CUFF KNEE HIGH BOOTS

£80                                                   £40                                                   £35

Hope you take some fashion inspiration for your wardrobe this winter and remember to channel your inner femme fatale! XOXO

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9 thoughts on “Channel your inner Femme Fatale with the Forties . . .

  1. I love the Forties look! Elegant and feminine are words that come to mind. Your choices are beautiful, and I’m actually excited to pull out my fall sweaters and shop for the perfect pencil skirt. I may have to find a colorful fur to add some glamor to my look.

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