The following is a guest post from our sponsor, JCPenney.
One of this season's most exciting fashion developments is the return of feminine silhouettes. Think vintage-inspired glamour, updated with modern twists.
JCPenney's style videos at jcp.com are full of expert tips for making the ladylike look work for you. It all starts with creating an hourglass shape through higher waistlines, cinched tops, and peplum dresses and jackets.
The result is extremely flattering to all body types -- this look plays up naturally curvy figures and helps straighter types create a more defined shape.
The pencil skirt is the key piece for giving your wardrobe a ladylike update. Take it to the office with tights and pumps, or pair with booties for an unexpected dose of urban chic. Add layers of chain and pearl necklaces or bracelets, along with a dash of red lipstick, to complete the vintage-modern mix.
In addition to a range of pencil skirts and other ladylike pieces, JCPenney offers mix-and-match tools for creating outfits that are perfectly on trend and on budget. See JCPenney's Little Red Book.