1. The 90s Are Cool Again
Mixing leather with silk and crochet with skin, today’s Isabel Marant girl looks like she’s straight out of a Corinne Day editorial. Chiffon silk tops were covered in shimmering metallic embroidery while slip dresses flirted with baggy cargo pants. Also seen on her runway were low-rise bottoms and a faded camo print reminiscent of the Y2K era.
2. Bras Are Totally Optional
The French are famous for being somewhat anti-bra – it's all about a subtle hint of sexuality that adds just a little bit of cheeky sex appeal to relaxed, casual outfits. If you're not that brave, a flash of beautiful lace lingerie will work too.
3. Thin Straps Balance Floaty Shapes
A sense of extreme lightness radiates from French girls. They love a floaty, feminine blouse that’s barely there yet big on ruffles. The key to not being swamped by these shapes appears to be a return to delicate spaghetti straps – at least on Isabel’s catwalk.
4. Sizing Up Is Sexy
For the French, sexy comes in all shapes and sizes – and it doesn't necessarily require a lot of bare skin either. Slouchy pants and the ubiquitous killer heel make for a fresh look that’s sizzling hot and high on cool factor.
5. A Leather Jacket Is A Worthy Investment
A good leather jacket is a purchase you’ll never regret – it’s perfect in winter with biker boots and jeans or thrown over a summer dress for a tougher take on date-night dressing.
6. Basic Black Is Anything But
Black will always be the French girl’s non-colour of choice. In a world of dopamine dressing, an all-black ensemble suddenly seems so grown up and just right.
7. So Sheer, So Chic
Cover and uncover, reveal and conceal: for the French, seduction is a game best played subtle, transparent and lined with lace – cue Marant's see-through specials, the best complement for suede heels, bronzed skin and delicate lingerie.
8. Anyone Can Wear Short
You heard it first here – above-the-knee hemlines are back and stronger than ever. It’s time to free the legs with dresses and skirts gently ruffled at the hips as per Isabel Marant’s signature aesthetic.