There are a few things that heralded the return of the lady like dress. There’s Carey Mulligan, our 2010 Sugar Award Winner for Best Dressed New Kid on the Block who proved that hot young things don’t need to wear tight, sexy dresses to get attention. There’s our obsession with Mad Men, which people watch as much for the retro styling as for the actual show. And back in February some of the world’s most influential designers, specifically Louis Vuitton and Prada, sent demure silhouettes, longer hemlines and more-conservative-than-usual ensembles down their A/W ’10 runways. Before we knew it, celebs had caught on and started swapping their minis for anything that fell below-the-knee.
It’s for all of the above that we’ve embraced the lady like trend with open arms. Style influencers have shown that there’s nothing boring or mumsy about a modest, feminine look — even modern dressers like Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson and Alexa Chung have participated in the lady like movement. So trust us when we say the Most Welcome Return of 2010 goes to the lady like dress. The style points you score from Nan are just a bonus.