A Frenchman likes lots of things but he likes them simple.
Here are a few tips for women wondering how to dress to a Frenchman’s tastes:
1) Well-cut jeans. Skinny or straight-legged. Must show off the butt to its advantage. Have a collection of these in your base colours: navy blue, white, red, pink.
2) Heels, lots of them. Can be boots, ankle or knee. And shoes. Mine are all black but I also have some cream and red t-bars and some white sandals.
3) Classy tops. All one colour. In silk, satin or fine cotton. Loose but not too loose. Should have plunging V-neck or wide scooped neck to show off collar bones. Do not tuck into jeans or if do, just the front.
4) Fitted blouses. For eg, in white, pink, blue, small check. Wear on own. Or under block colour sweater. Again, do not tuck in.
5) Sweaters. No print, unless stripes. In your base colours: beige, navy blue, pink, soft blue, green. Tight-ish for wearing on own, looser for wearing on top of a blouse.
6) Dresses. Short enough to show off your legs if you have nice legs. Not too much excess material. Block colour again. Should show off your waist too. Structured or a bit floaty.
7) Fitted jackets. Should be tight, show off your waist. Not too long so as to show off your butt.
8) Fitted coat. Raincoat with belt tied tight or warmer coat that’s fitted and not a parka.
9) Accessories. Can be flashy, stand out pieces.
Absolutely no to:
– Anything with print on it, like big flowers
– Vintage style dresses
– Whimsical shoes
– Winter clothes that make you look like a Michelin man
These are some classic rules to go by. To my knowledge anyway.