As a side topic, has anyone thought of why women afraid to look 'dated' and refrain from the 'elegant/sophisticated' look.
I will have thought a good looking female in her early years, dressing in flawless tailored garment (not peacocky), will be subline and better than a typical 'trendy' look
No love on the 1st generation designer? e.g. Christian DiorI am not sure an adequate padding on women's garment should be considered 'manly'In fact I think most of the time a shoulder pad will really helps to prefect the look.While I agree very strong shoulder is masculine, in most cases women looks better in padded coat.
In my opinion, women in menswear is not right (also the vice versa)
Things such my last picture illustrate the best of both words, combinded the precision of tailoring and the femine cut of women's wear.
Those outfits from the eidtors of the Rake are just tacky and lacks refinement.
I am quiet surprised that no one has posted the good-old days designer women's daywear. They really are the prima of women's tailoring.
If people are keen on classic women's tailoring, I do have a small collection on my tumblr.