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These days, looking ladylike has very little to do with how much pink you're wearing or whether or not your bustle has bows — thank goodness. Girly shouldn't be synonymous with stodgy; there's a lot of imagination and wit that go into dressing up with femininity in mind. Case in point: the following five women showing off five stellar looks that are delicate and demure, but also daring — big shapes, boxy jackets, and badass boots all included.
Photographed by Christian Vierig