Makes Women Glamorous and Men Look Twice
There is nothing more sophisticated than a luxurious fur stole to complement a woman’s ensemble, as it can be defined as elegance. Fur coats, shrugs, and stoles were essential to a woman’s wardrobe in the 1940s, as elegant ladies would garnish them over tailored suits and evening wear. I find women are keen to attempt such a trend, but hesitate for a number of reasons, ranging from animal safety to the controversy of wearing real fur. Trying synthetic man-made materials today is a way of bringing back a luxe material from an era gone by.
Styling your wardrobe with the accent of fur is alluring, which in return brings originality to your appearance. I’ve discovered draping a fur stole over one shoulder to the simple placement in hand, presents such a classic physique, all the while staying within a modern aesthetic. A 1957 magazine ad from Hollywood designer, Dorothy O’ Hara, with the slogan, “Makes women look nice and men look twice,” stands as a lasting impression of how a woman could potentially sculpt their figure with fabrics and fur accents.
With a satin side sash, accented with a larger than life bow, complemented by a slim waist, and the beauty of a pair of Rich’s mother’s delicate pearl earrings, a fur shrug completes a 1950s inspired dress by Lady V London. From their newest bridal collection, which displays an array of both bridal and bridesmaid designs, the ‘Loretta’ features a design that sits below the knee providing an extremely classic and elegant style for all occasions.
“Loretta” Bridal Dress c/o Lady V London // Vintage Mink Fur Shrug // White Satin Gloves, Pearl Earrings & Bracelet (Theresa Fisher), Peridot Rhinestone Brooch // 1930s Crochet Bag (Doris Alexander) // Donna Karen Hosiery // Brian atwood Patent Pumps // Red Lipstick “Really Red” c/o Marykay