The French chic style is a popular style trend that many French women follow. This aesthetic usually features a natural beauty, effortless style, a wardrobe full of quality basics, and that certain something. French fashion may be mysterious and masterful, but it’s not entirely unattainable. Today we reveal some of the French women’s fashion secrets and give you tips on how to achieve the popular looks yourself!
French chic style is currently very popular
These are the secrets of the French!
French Chic Style: How to master the seductive French look
If you want to dress like a French girl, you need to look neat, casual and clean. French women combine basics with one or two statement pieces to achieve their perfect French chic style look. Look for simple designs, classic t-shirts, button-down shirts, sweaters and well-fitting pants. Here are some key things that guarantee success:
#1. Subtly define your waist
We’re not talking extreme waist-hugging here, but French women always make sure their figures stand out in subtle ways—even when they’re wearing loose-fitting clothes. Add a belt to create an instant hourglass silhouette. Try it with any dress, from fit-and-flare styles to free-flowing layers or shift dresses. You can also define your waistline by wearing a shirt or blouse with a skirt or high-waisted jeans and tucking it in. High-waist pieces are very popular at the moment.
Create an hourglass silhouette
#2. Only wear heels you can walk in
As any well-mannered Frenchman will tell you, there’s nothing quite as appealing as hobbling around in heels. It’s all about looking cool and breezy. No wonder many French women turn to classic brands for classic pieces. For example, Karl Lagerfeld never made sky-high stilettos at Chanel – only clever ones like the toe-cap mules that you can slip on and off and last all day.
French women very rarely wear heels that are too high
#3. If you go for accessories, keep the clothes simple
French women almost never combine a lot of accessories with flashy clothes. To create the effortless French chic look that is so popular, they always pay attention to balance. If you want to wear your new shoes, your bag and your hat at the same time, then you need a simple, super-simple outfit underneath – preferably in a neutral colour. Also look for high-quality fabrics that provide a natural feel.
Be careful not to go overboard with the patterns and accessories
#4. Don’t be afraid of oversized pieces
In general, oversized clothing is a way to stay in the shadows. But that’s not the case for the French, who cleverly combine oversized pieces with classic pieces. One of the most appealing things about plus size fashion trends is effortless comfort. Keep it simple and make the oversized piece the statement piece. Combine wide trousers with a black blouse with stripes or a classic top with collars. Also, try a long-sleeved shirt with white jeans to create a minimalist look.
By wearing your favorite accessories, you give them the opportunity to show off
#5. Always invest in great outerwear
From biker jackets to trench coats, bomber jackets and blazers, French women invest big bucks in great outerwear. Wear trendy tops and statement blouses with ruffles, lace or puff sleeves. Combine them with classic regular fit, boot cut or 7/8 trousers. Add blazers to your collection too. No self-respecting French woman would consider her wardrobe complete without a blazer (or 10!)!
French clothing for women always looks very feminine
#6. Show off your legs
This isn’t about looking naked, it’s more about showing off your femininity. Wear cut out dresses or wide 7/8 jeans to flatter your legs and add a touch of mystery to your French chic outfit. If you’re uncomfortable showing your legs, wear tights. Black tights are particularly popular with French women.
French women love to show off their legs
When you think of “French accessory trends”, basket bags probably spring to mind. Although the French faithfully wear theirs year-round, these are best worn during the summer months. French women also love to adorn their hair with square silk scarves. So add some to your wardrobe.
There are many clichés surrounding French style, but one thing everyone agrees on is that French women know how to put an outfit together!