There's just something about Elizabeth Taylor in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" that has totally stuck with me. Not only did her acting shine throughout the film, but her three or so wardrobe changes show off the elegance and good taste of the 50's aesthetic. By today's standards Maggie the Cat's pencil skirt ensemble could be considered quite conservative because walking around in one's undies has become the norm. However, the silhouette skimming skirt, cinched at the waist, paired with a crisp white blouse and minimal jewelry prove that you don't have to bare all to look appealing. This look is truly the ultimate in femininity-- it is not overly revealing and yet it so beautifully enhances the female figure, unlike most of today's clothing which seems to be made for the body of a 12 year old. While this outfit may not have been the most comfortable thing I have ever worn, I can definitely say that I will be gravitating toward this vintage look very often throughout the fall alternating in some longer-sleeved patterned blouses and sweaters to keep things exciting. I strongly suggest that you too try to add some retro flare to your personal style repertoire... you never know, it may end up being your signature look.
Top: Lacoste. Skirt: Zara. Belt: Hermes. Sunnies: Karen Walker. Bracelet: J. Crew. Earrings: J.Crew. Shoes: Coach.