"The Lady Like Trend"- In 1947, French Designer Christian Dior ushered in the lavishly feminine new look with a nippled-in waist and a full skirt. Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy gave it mass appeal in the 1950's, making it a silhouette of choice for well-dressed women.
It keeps coming back because it complements curves and looks polished, but never over-the-top, says Patricia Mears, Deputy Director of the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
To wear it now, try separates rather than the traditional fit and flare dress or a blouse and skirt combo which looks even more modern, says Brooke Jaffe, Fashion Director of Women's Accessories for Bloomingdales (Real Simple, September 2013).
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