Wanna try the ‘romantic chic’ trend? Here’s how! | All images: Me-In.kr

The Koreans are obsessed with looking like the French apparently.

They’re poles apart when it comes to beauty of course – French people love wearing as little makeup as possible – but when it comes to fashion, the minimalist and sophisticated French aesthetic is so popular among the Koreans that they have invented an offshoot style called “romantic chic”.

Korean women, whose petite frames are not always suitable for pulling off the tomboyish “French chic” consisting of a simple white shirt and jeans, prefer to give the illusion of elongated height, longer legs and a more feminine yet sophisticated vibe.

Wanna look like them? Here are 9 easy ways to nail the look.

TIP #1. Judicious use of sheer

Use sheer sparingly on strategic body parts to create the illusion of a longer body

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Shop the blouse here, and the skirts here and here

TIP #2. Lace, lace, lots of lace!

Nothing screams “feminine” louder than this delicate lightweight material

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Shop the skirt here, the shorts here and the cropped top here

TIP #3. Go for above-the-knee skirts

Show off more legs to give the illusion of added height

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Shop the blue skirt here and the white skirt here

TIP #4. Keep an eye out for delicate fabric

These soft pieces go with almost anything in your wardrobe

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Shop the blouse here and the skirt here


TIP #5. Be discreet about ribbons and ruffles

Don’t go crazy with them, the point of adding ribbons and ruffles is to subtly enhance to your outfit, not turn it into a Lolita look

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Shop the white dress here and the black dress here

TIP #6. Make the feminine blouse do double duty

Wear these with jeans, shorts or pencil skirts – they’re perfect for the office and on weekends

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Shop the white blouse here and the black blouse here


TIP #7. An easy fuss-free day bag

Think like the French: Carry ONLY the essentials

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Shop the black bag here and the grey bag here


TIP #8. Don minimalist heels for added height

Showing off more skin in the feet area helps to add more height

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Shop the heels here


TIP #9. Finish off with feminine flats

The same rules apply: Simple straps or bows add a casual and dainty touch


Shop the pointy shoes here

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