France is home to some of the most talented fashion designers in the world. The French people have long been known as trendsetters. In fact, the French country style is one of the most popular clothing styles today. It is inspired by the textures, colors, and freshness of the French countryside.
French country style is charming and romantic. A traditional fabric used for French country style is toile. It depicts picnic, animal scenes that are silhouetted against a background of neutral color, and small courting. You can pair this fabric with checks, stripes, faded floral fabrics, and plaids. You may also add lace for an elegant and feminine touch.
To achieve a French country style look, you have to keep your outfit simple yet elegant. Although you can have ruffles, your clothing must not have too much frills. In addition, you have to keep your wardrobe neat and clean. A typical French country style dress is long. It has cap sleeves and tucks in waist.
It may or may not have pockets and extra fabrics in its front skirt panel. Usually, it is made from rayon, lightweight wool, silk, velvet, fine knits, chiffon, burnout velvet, lace, and microfiber. If you want a more versatile dress, you can get something in contrasting fabrics.
The French country style is prominent in fashion shows these days. In fact, Sophie Theallet, the Vogue Fashion Fund winner held the Fall 2010 show in New York City with the French country style theme. The fashion show was actually a tribute to country-girl chic and feminine French dresses.
Her fall collection was inspired by folklore and princess dresses. Some of her designs were long and flowing. Others were knee-length. Her strongest pieces presented countryside women with peasant blousy frocks, minis and cardigans, and off-shoulder loose dresses. Sophie Theallet presented flattering and feminine pieces that any woman can grab from her closet and wear everyday.
As for the hairdo, there are actually two versions of the classic French hairstyle. If you have short hair, have it cut and bobbed. On the other hand, if your hair is long, wear it in a twist. Then, for your makeup, do not forget the red lipstick. Red works well on almost any woman.
You can also wear mascara, but do not wear it with eye shadow. Nonetheless, you may wear mascara with eye shadow during evening events. Furthermore, always keep a scarf and a purse to complete your French country style getup. If you are having trouble when looking for the right pieces, you can surf the Internet and buy in online stores. Lots of good stuff can be found online. If you know how to mix and match, you may even get great finds for less.