What would you think of when you hear the word “femininity”? For me, I would think about lady-like manners; grace, demure, flowers (especially white roses), the colour white, maxi dresses, high heels, natural/nude make-up, Nicole Kidman, Audrey Hepburn, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Ah Joong… … and the list goes on.
If you look at the dictionary, feminine means “of, like, or traditionally considered suitable for women.”
Feminine is woman’s nature and no matter how you deny the fact, you will have a part of femininity in you. When I was posed a challenge to dress ‘lady-like’, it’s a nightmare for me – believe me when I only use one word to describe my wardrobe: TOM-BOY.
At the beginning, I was clueless on how to dress up like those beautiful ladies we see online, but I realized it’s not so daunting after all. Take this korean skirt (‘Double Layered Skirt’) for example:
I can create different looks with just 1 skirt (playing around with my hairstyle, as well):
If you want to have a simple yet versatile look, just match it with a formal blouse. Or if you want a sweet demure look, you can just match it with a nice tee or cardigan (and not forgetting your accessories). Lastly, I personally love simple yet sophisticated look. Just wear a white shirt and pair it up with a knitted sweater. Not forgetting about hair style, I will bun my hair up or if I want to let down my hair, I’ll just wear a hat.
Korean dresses are my all time favorites, I’ll never get tired of wearing them and the best thing is you can match it with heels/sneakers, depending on what style you want. (Sweet school girl/valentine.) Take a look at the pictures below, I simple love the White Lady Duo dress as it gives a sense of feminine cum boyish style, and I love to pair it up with sweet soft colours.
I love to match it with a dark brown belt and a milky white headband.
Another best thing about Korean dresses is that they never run of out trend. Pick neutral colours such as white/brown/black and you’ll never go wrong. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose red/peach/pastel pink/jade.
Ever since then, I can’t stop my eyes from viewing Korean clothing. Be it shirt, blouse, jacket/coat, sweaters, shirtdresses, I LOVE THEM ALL! I would get very frustrated if I were to spend a long time thinking what to wear and how to match them. However, Korean clothing has made it such that no matter how you wear or match, you will always look good and feel great.
Let me give you another example using Femme Cardigan:
Since it is winter season, cardigan is a must in my wardrobe. Cardigan are not only easy to mix and match with other clothes especially korean dresses, it can be worn by itself too. Nevertheless, I love to match earth colour cardigan to colourful top/dresses.
Let’s not forget about feminine clothing, I am referring to blouse/tops. They are essential to our day to day life and they are in my top list. Nowadays, corporate wear is becoming more “relax” in a sense that you can have feminine patterns on them. Just look at how they make use of pearls and roses on Celebratory Tunic and Pearl Drops Blouse.
Won’t you agree that it make us look even more feminine? I love the cutting and how korean fashion designer experiments to create versatile pieces that enhances our feminine side.