French film actress Anouk Aimée plays a lovelorn waterfront cabaret dancer frustrated by fate in Jacques Demy's 1962 "musical without music" LOLA. As she pines for love, Lola's life becomes a heartbreaking ode to missed opportunities and lost youth. But to her benefit, Lola can really shake it in our preferred New Years Eve outfit of fancy knickers and a top hat. While entertaining sailors in a sleazy seaside dance hall, Lola smokes with an elongated cigarette holder, wears a serious lacy, strapless boned corset, bed hair, black seamed stockings, and kitten heels. Donning the uniform of a beau, she sits bedside, nibbling bread during a sexy afternoon tête-à-tête, and when the fun's over Lola strolls back to her métier with a draped coat barely concealing her seductive underpinnings.
Lola's allure is bittersweet with her face showing the strain of heartache and regret, but she's still a cute coquettish-kittenish-tart. Connect with your inner coquette this New Year's in a sheer lace triangle bra, the Silence & Noise hi-waist lace boyshort or black sequin shorts all from Urban Outfitters. We love the Rock 'n' Roll underwire bra and Boogie Briefs by Wundervoll and Camilla Staerk's corset belt. Try Topshop for a Cabaret Bowler Hat or check out the Arth Hat for a Nine By Four soft felt bowler hat or an Override Top Hat to complete the look. Try to concentrate on fun fancy duds and party pants rather than bummer twists of fate, missed opportunities and lost youth this New Years Eve.