Divine Inspiration: Fall's Unlikely Nun Trend

When fall rolls around again, it's inevitable that dressing tends to veer a little modest, with colder weather forcing us to tug on our hemlines and pull on additional layers. But this new nun trend brings a level of asceticism that even Sister Wendy wouldn't object to. Floor-kissing dresses, crisp white blouses, and more religious iconography than you can shake a pastoral staff at...oh yes, trendy girls are jumping back into the pews, even though we expect them to compliment their white blouses with a whiskey on the rocks. YSL showed us how we might rock the pulpit ourselves, pairing pencil skirts and pumps with a hefty rosary and black habit. Check out some of this season's most divine styles that'll help you rock your Sunday best every day of the week.
Above, from left: Jeremy Scott fall '10, image via Style.com; Yves Saint Laurent fall '10, image via Style.com; Bess Alpaca Wool Hooded Cape, $795, available at Net-A-Porter; Emanuele Biocchi Assorted Links And Crosses Bracelet, $574, available at Far Fetch.
Above, from left: ASOS Thin Ties Obi Belt, $20.51, available at Asos; Guess Pyramid Studded Belt Buckle, $10, available at G by Guess; Lars Andersson fall '10, image via Refinery29; The Row fall '10, image via Style.com.
Above, from left: Dolce & Gabbana Silk Blend Dress, $964.62, available at My Theresa; Bottega Veneta fall '10, image via Style.com; Elie Tahari fall '10, image via Style.com; Kaya Cross Necklace, $70, available at All Saints.
Above, from left: Lara Stone in Vogue Paris; Matthew Harding for Central Saint Martins fall '10, image via Style.com; Lucky Cowgirls Get The Blues-Bonanza Cross Charm Bracelet, $72, available at Zappos; Yves Saint Laurent Detailed Sleeve Cotton Blouse, $814.20, available at My Theresa.
Above, from left: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fall '10, image via Elle; Azzaro fall '10, image via Style.com; Assad Mounser Starman Collar in Black, $495, available at Zoe; Rachel Pally Long Full Skirt, $190, available at Shopbop; Repetto Lambskin Ballet Flats, $235, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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