Trend alert: Pussy-bow blouse

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One of the must-have trends this season is the pussy-bow, or secretary’s blouse. Glamour Magazine wants to call it the “CEO Bow”. I, like Bravo’s Lisa Vanderpump, prefer pussy-bow. If you want to combine two trends in one – and make this secretary staple edgier – try it in an animal print.

 

DolceDolce tip:

If you have a full-bust a blouse with a V-neck line or buttons and a separate tie will be more flattering. Also avoid blouses with too much fabric. A more tailored blouse with long darts will show off your figure.

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A high-neck and flowing bow will make the most of a slim figure.

Roberto Cavalli Leopard-print silk-chiffon pussy-bow blouse$1,395

Marciano Carnaby Calla Blouse $138

 

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This fall it’s all about tights!

Marc Jacobs runway look is head to toe lace--try just adding the hose or a blouse for femme fatale appeal.This fall you can revive your wardrobe with new hosiery. Tights are back in a big way. Kate Middleton caused a stir by wearing sheer tights on her recent Canadian and U.S. tour. 

For years sheer hose have been banned by fashionistas as boring and bourgeois. I have always worn them in subzero weather. I think ultra-sheer nude hose worn with closed-toed pumps are more chic than goose bumps in sub-zero weather. For the young Duchess of Cambridge, her gossamer light hose lent her ensembles an air of formality for state occasions, and looked chic on her long fabulous legs. If you elect to wear sheer nude hose, match them exactly to your skin tone and never wear them with open shoes or in very hot weather.

 
This fall stock up on tights. Get a pair of sleek black tights with slight sheen for every day. They will make your legs look fabulous. You’ll also feel cozy when the mercury drops.
 
Heavy lacy tights can jazz up a plain black skirt and sweater, or a dull suit.
 
And don’t forget sheet lacy black tights to add a touch of the femme fatale to your favourite little black dress.
 
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