Focus: Burda Style Issue 03/2021: French Chic

French chic is a timeless trend. What is more elegant than a bouclé jacket or a perfectly cut little black dress? Live life to its fullest while following these classic styles that flatter at any age!

Pretty in Pink

En rose tendre

A plunging neckline, pleats on the sleeves, and a casing with sash drawstring blend together dainty femininity and smart details for a blouse that is as sweet as it is smart. The posh jacket to the right is easy to sew and will delight Mademoiselle! The little lapels, pretty buttons, and flouncy peplum make this piece so charming.

Plumetis and Jacquard

Plumetis et jacquard

Royal teatime calls for an outfit fit for a princess! This stunning top in soft plumetis will send your little one’s imagination to faraway lands and magical castles thanks to its pretty frills and tiny golden buttons. She will be the belle of the ball! And did we mention how the trousers in jacquard to the right are making us swoon? This model with slightly cropped and flared legs and a waistband made from grosgrain would also look fresh in a solid-colored fabric, but the effect is even more chic in a pattern.

Trench Coat and Delicate Peter Pan Collar

Trench et batiste

This trench with tiny frills along the front edge is sure to catch an eye or two. Inspired by the classic coat, this piece incorporates a storm flap at the back, a fabric belt, and a hook at the collar for a posh yet timeless style. The lovely striped top in soft pink jersey is practical and fun to wear. Plus, it comes with a zip fastener to make pulling on the top easy as can be despite the delicate peter pan collar.


Golden Details

Détails dorés

Oh, là là! This model in flocked chiffon is straight from the leading French fashion houses. The wide neck is gathered at the front, overlapped, and sewn to create a gorgeous volume effect. The further fold is held in place with precious buttons. Who said that comfort and elegance have to be separate? These trousers reveal how well the two concepts come together! This model is made sans waistband (the closure is only decorative) and the wide legs with a row of shiny poppers are guaranteed to give plenty of room.


Little Black Dress or Romantic Gown?

Plutôt petite robe noire, ou robe romantique ?

This little black dress with fitted bodice and wide flounce at the hem combines an austere cut with flirty details for a look that is both regal and posh. Plus, the scuba fabric gives the dress its couture-like drape. Or opt for the marvelously retro piece that blends soft details like the dainty gathers along the Empire waist and the flared skirt for a romantic and figure-flattering look. This piece is enchanting and can be worn for various special occasions.


All these models and many more can be found in the March 2021 issue of Burda Style, which can be found in shops or on

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