I am extremely grateful to all of you who read my posts regularly, and to those who have read my style tips in "How To Be Chic & Elegant". You have learned that French style is all about understatement and 'less is more'.
Chic and elegant French women don't really like to stand out in the crowd due to outlandish outfits, neon colours and short skirts up to there. If you do, you will be viewed in a negative way quicker than you can say Oh la la. It may not be to everyone's taste but French people are traditional on the whole, and even more so when it comes to fashion and style. Classics are preferred, with a trendy twist to keep things up to date. This is the norm in most parts of France, although there are subtle differences between some regions. For instance, in the South of France, we prefer brighter colours than in the North.
In Paris, the fashion capital of the world, women tend to be better dressed than in the province, but this can be said of every capital city in the world, n'est-ce pas? However, you will seldom see French women in sequins, long dresses and caked in thick makeup in daytime. This is an absolute non-non!