13 Celebrities Show How To Dress Girly and Feminine

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There’s more to fashion than a Kardashian in a skin-tight frock. Even though plenty of celebrities expose every nook and cranny of the body in clingy clothes, plenty of celebrities still exude class with a timeless style.

We can always count on these celebrities to wear the prettiest frocks and set the bar high for the rest of us.

1. Blake Lively’s Feminine Lace Dreses

With a body as sexy as Blake’s, you would think she would go out of her way to flaunt her assets.

Blake Lively at the 2016 amfAR New York GalaBlake Lively at the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on February 10, 2016

But no. The “Age of Adeline” actress usually opts for fine lace dresses, often going for feminine frocks with interesting texture and juxtaposition of materials and colors.

Blake Lively leaves her hotel in a long embroidered coat with a matching dressBlake Lively leaves her hotel in a long embroidered coat with a matching dress in New York City on April 22, 2015

Blake Lively leaving her hotel in a red dress in ManhattanBlake Lively leaving her hotel in a red dress in Manhattan on February 17, 2016

2. Keira Knightley’s Immaculate Style

The 31-year-old has the feminine look down pat.

Keira Knightley flaunts her legs in a feminine dress in New York CityKeira Knightley flaunts her legs in a feminine dress in New York City on June 26, 2014

Whether she’s swinging in a tea-length dress or doing errands in a collared fit-and-flare dress, she looks like everyone’s style inspiration.

Keira Knightley wears a feminine polka-dot dress outside ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ in Los AngelesKeira Knightley wears a feminine polka-dot dress outside ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ in Los Angeles on November 13, 2014

Keira Knightley wears a pretty pink gold-printed dress at the premiere of ‘The Imitation Game’Keira Knightley wears a pretty pink gold-printed dress at the premiere of ‘The Imitation Game’ at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on November 11, 2014

3. Kerry Washington Exudes Femininity

While the ‘Scandal’ actress has occasionally forayed into edgy style, her overall look tends to exude femininity.

Kerry Washington attends the 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles ‘Scandal’ at The Dolby Theater in Los AngelesKerry Washington attends the 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles ‘Scandal’ at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 15, 2016

She loves the fit-and-flare silhouette a lot and does not shy away from bold patterns and prints.

Kerry Washington at the WWD and Variety Inaugural Stylemaker’s EventKerry Washington at the WWD and Variety Inaugural Stylemaker’s Event in Culver City on November 19, 2015

4. Alexa Chung Is Vintage Girl

The MTV host is the quintessential vintage girl. She is one of the few celebrities who can pull off wearing a velvet dress.

Alexa Chung at the LOVE Magazine London Fashion Week partyAlexa Chung at the LOVE Magazine London Fashion Week party held at Lulu’s in London on September 22, 2015

Alexa Chung mixes her vintage-inspired dresses with edgier accessories such as ankle boots to keep from looking dated.

Alexa Chung at Selfridges Trafford Centre launches Nails Inc’s new spray-on Paint Can nail polishAlexa Chung at Selfridges Trafford Centre launches Nails Inc’s new spray-on Paint Can nail polish in Manchester on November 11, 2015

Alexa Chung in a strapless black dress at The Brit Awards 2016Alexa Chung in a strapless black dress at The Brit Awards 2016 held at the O2 in London on February 24, 2016

5. Diane Kruger Is Glamorous

The 39-year-old always looks glamorous. We can’t recall having seen Diane looking dowdy even once.

Diane Kruger at the ‘Maryland’ Paris premiere at Mk2 Bibliotheque in ParisDiane Kruger at the ‘Maryland’ Paris premiere at Mk2 Bibliotheque in Paris on September 24, 2015

And her dress choices? Totally enviable!

Diane Kruger at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – ‘Sky’ premiereDiane Kruger at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – ‘Sky’ premiere at the Elgin Theatre in Canada on September 16, 2015

Diane Kruger arrives at Venice airport to attend the 72nd Venice Film FestivalDiane Kruger arrives at Venice airport to attend the 72nd Venice Film Festival in Italy on September 1, 2015

6. Elle Fanning Loves Pastel Colors

In her past life, Elle Fanning might have been a fairy.

Elle Fanning at the U.S. Premiere of ‘Trumbo’ at Samuel Goldwyn TheaterElle Fanning at the U.S. Premiere of ‘Trumbo’ at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on October 27, 2015

How else would we explain her love for floral appliqués on her dress, billowy frock silhouettes, and pastel colors?

Elle Fanning arrives for the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in New York CityElle Fanning arrives for the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in New York City on October 9, 2014

Elle Fanning outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for their taping on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’Elle Fanning outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for their taping on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in New York on October 9, 2014

7. Emmy Rossum Is Classic and Romantic

Emmy is the most consistent when it comes to her style. Even off the red carpet, she still gravitates toward the feminine and classy romantic pieces.

Emmy Rossum holding a Betty Dumoulin bag from her childhood in Los AngelesEmmy Rossum holding a Betty Dumoulin bag from her childhood in Los Angeles on May 27, 2015

Emmy Rossum at SiriusXM to talk about her new showtime series ‘Shameless’Emmy Rossum at SiriusXM to talk about her new showtime series ‘Shameless’ in New York on January 7, 2016

Emmy Rossum at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016/17 – Dior in ParisEmmy Rossum at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016/17 – Dior in Paris on March 4, 2016

8. Rooney Mara Has Character

Rooney Mara usually sticks to safe color palettes, but her outfits definitely do not lack in character.

Rooney Mara at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit AwardsRooney Mara at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles on February 27, 2016

Interesting detailing — like shoulder cut-outs and big bow detailing — keep her outside the box.

Actress Rooney Mara attends the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los AngelesActress Rooney Mara attends the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2016, in Los Angeles, California

Rooney Mara attends the 88th Oscars Nominees Luncheon in the Grand BallroomRooney Mara attends the 88th Oscars Nominees Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on February 8, 2016

9. Emma Stone Always Excites

We can’t help but get excited about the red carpet appearance once Emma Stone announces a new movie premiere.

Emma Stone at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit AwardsEmma Stone at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 21, 2015

She never fails to make frilly, feminine frocks look so gorgeous, even though it’s a style we’ve seen her wear time and time again.

Emma Stone at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival – ‘Irrational Man’ PhotocallEmma Stone at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival – ‘Irrational Man’ Photocall in France on May 15, 2015

Emma Stone at the Irrational Man Los Angeles PremiereEmma Stone at the Irrational Man Los Angeles Premiere in California on July 10, 2015

10. Kate Bosworth Is Fail-Safe

The 33-year-old is a style chameleon, but she always turns to fail-safe feminine dresses for formal and special functions. She also makes the best footwear choices.

Kate Bosworth at the Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Naughty Christmas Party’ flagship store launchKate Bosworth at the Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Naughty Christmas Party’ flagship store launch in London on December 4, 2015

Kate Bosworth at the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration at Bryant Park GrillKate Bosworth at the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration at Bryant Park Grill in New York on April 15, 2015

11. Olivia Palermo Sets High Bar

The socialite often sets the bar high with her haute couture dresses, killer heels, and statement accessories.

Olivia Palermo at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe AwardsOlivia Palermo at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on January 10, 2016

She makes all types of feminine dresses look so easy to wear.

Olivia Palermo at Brown Thomas to launch Ciate London brand in DublinOlivia Palermo at Brown Thomas to launch Ciate London brand in Dublin, Ireland on October 9, 2015

Olivia Palermo at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Winter 2015/2016 – SchiaparelliOlivia Palermo at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Winter 2015/2016 – Schiaparelli in France on July 6, 2015

12. Kiernan Shipka Is Fashion-Forward

Kiernan Shipka definitely proves that age doesn’t define styling prowess.

Kiernan Shipka attends the 18th Costume Designers Guild AwardsKiernan Shipka attends the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on February 24, 2016

She’s becoming a force to be reckoned with in the style department, thanks to her amazing sense of style and beautiful dress choices.

Kiernan Shipka at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 –Valentino – in FranceKiernan Shipka at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 –Valentino – in France on October 6, 2105

Kiernan Shipka at the Variety and Women in Film Pre-Emmy Celebration PartyKiernan Shipka at the Variety and Women in Film Pre-Emmy Celebration Party in West Hollywood on September 18, 2015

13. Kate Mara Loves Colors

Kate Mara shares her sister’s love for feminine style.

Kate Mara at the 53rd New York Film Festival –‘The Martian’ premiereKate Mara at the 53rd New York Film Festival –‘The Martian’ premiere in New York on September 27, 2015

But unlike Rooney, she prefers prints, textures, and colors, which make her outfits more interesting in our eyes.

Kate Mara flaunts her legs in a feminine Dior dress in NYCKate Mara flaunts her legs in a feminine Dior dress in NYC on August 4, 2015

Kate Mara at the 2015 Will Rogers Pioneer of the Year Awards Dinner Honoring Jim GianopulosKate Mara at the 2015 Will Rogers Pioneer of the Year Awards Dinner Honoring Jim Gianopulos during CinemaCon at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on April 22, 2015

If you share these celebrities’ love for feminine frocks, you will surely love the following dresses from Farfetch:

1. Simone Rocha Asymmetric Hem Ruched Detail Embroidered Dress, $1710.67

Simone Rocha Asymmetric Hem Ruched Detail Embroidered Dress

2. Etro Floral Print Dress, $1,600.00

Etro Floral Print Dress

3. Alexander McQueen Flared Knit Dress, $2,345.00

Alexander McQueen Flared Knit Dress

4. Dolce & Gabbana Striped Dress, $3,295.00

Dolce & Gabbana Striped Dress

5. Dolce & Gabbana Daisy Print Dress, $2,995.00

Dolce & Gabbana Daisy Print Dress

6. Alexander McQueen Floral Knit Dress, $2,065.00

Alexander McQueen Floral Knit Dress

All these feminine styles offer a wealth of inspiration but which one is your favorite?

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