How To Nail The Victorian Trend In Real Life

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Spotted on celebs from It Brit Alexa Chung to the inimitable Beyoncé, Victorian-inspired garments characterized by ruffles, lace and high-neck collars easily inject romantic vibes into an ensemble. While it may seem overtly gaudy and fluffy to some, there are ways to wear these gorgeous old-worldly pieces and still look modern. Ahead, see how to style this über-feminine trend during the day.

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Victorian Flair

For The Office

Make this lacy maxi dress appropriate for work with a tailored coat, daytime tote and black heels.

Penelope Color Block Tote

$760

Longchamp

Marina Felted Wool Coat

$795

Rag & Bone

High Heel Strappy Sandals

$70

Zara

Georgie Guipure and Corded Lace Dress

$4,595

Erdem

Lunching With The Ladies

Team girly scallop details and an A-line silhouette with edgier over-the-knee boots and a flowy trench.

Trench Coat

$145

Yvet Leather Flap Clutch

$198

Louise et Cie

Over the Knee Boot With Tie Back

$146

River Island

Stretch Pointelle-Knit Dress

$2,845

Alexander McQueen