We second that for the iconic silhouettes of the '50s. Donna Karan's glamorous hourglass shape screams siren and would look appropriate on any of today's startlets.
February 2012Retro essentials like the car coat, midi skirt, and super structured bustier still matter for spring. A mix of Marni, Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane, Alberta Ferretti, and more achieve the style here.
February 2012Lady-like styling is never a wrong choice. ELLE's February issue shows that prim and proper still feel current when done by forever-chic labels like Dior, Emporio Armani, and Jason Wu.
March 2012Fashion's still fun, with cheeky prints like the retro Prada cars shot for ELLE's March issue serving as the perfect reminder.
April 2012The marriage of fairytale fantasy and architectural modernism is a gorgeous sight to behold. Bold curves lend this frilly, ultra-feminine Meadham Kirchhoff dress a strong vibe.
May 2012Modern American prep is achieved with spot-on tailoring, skinny-sleeved blazers, and a button-up done to the throat. Bottega Veneta, Carven, and Fendi combine for the win in the May issue.
May 2012Minimalism is perpetually refreshing to a sometimes over-stimulated fashion palette. Add in a sheer shirt, like this T by Alexander Wang silk pick, and the often androgynous style gets sexier.
June 2012Try setting the busy bikini aside for something with more elegance. Basic colors and extra coverage, from American Apparel and Volcom, still look sexy in ELLE's June issue.
June 2012The gym is in. Sportswear influences things literally, with court-ready jerseys and wedge sneakers popping up everywhere (both Isabel Marant here and styled with Salvatore Ferragamo and Chanel).
July 2012You don't have to shop vintage to achieve the same look, as evidenced by this very '20s silk georgette dress from Chloé.
July 2012Leather looks strong, sexy, and super stylish worn everywhere and every way. The combination of Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, and Alexander Wang seen on July's pages proved it.
August 2012Ornate lovers, rejoice: You can embellish anything. The fall collections saw a whole slew of styles paraded out with extra beads and sequins, like these Oscar de la Renta pieces.
August 2012It's time to have fun with your sweaters. The wardrobe basics are anything but when done with cheeky accents like Céline's swipe of fur.
September 2012Mimic the power-suits of decades past with impeccably tailored pieces in the same color palette, perfected in ELLE's September issue courtesy of Proenza Schouler.
September 2012Anyone still afraid of mixing prints should relax and proceed. The quirky-cool effect, seen here with a mix of Proenza Schouler, Missoni, and Miu Miu, is completely worth it.