French women are associated with having perfect taste, great style, and extraordinary chicness inherent only to them. One of the main principles in their image is in the amount of everything they wear from their footwear to their makeup. And there’s a lot we can learn from them!
We invite you to take a look at what concepts and principles you’re better off not following, especially if you’re inspired by the styles of Sophie Marceau and Marion Cotillard.
1. Stockings and tights of a nude color
There are many notes and advice from stylists that refer to nude tights as a must-have. However, wearing them to walk along Champs-Élysées is not always a good thing to do. Your legs should either be nak#d, in trousers, or in tights or stockings in black or other dark colors. Imitating open skin in places where it’s not open is a sign of bad taste, according to French ladies.
2. Push-up bras
The heroine of Charlotte Gainsbourg in Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier has started a fashion boom for small-breasted women in France. Having smaller breasts has never been considered a disadvantage in France but today, pushing the breasts up artificially and making them look larger is considered bad taste. French women prove that true “oomph” doesn’t depend on the size of breasts, but rather, in the energy that the person has. That’s why you should stay away from constrictive bras or push-up bras when choosing lingerie. To convey a more French vibe, opt for soft, feminine lace.