The 'sexy secretary' look has been floating around for a long time now, and with last season's pencil skirts, waist belts and starlet curves it was much easier to dress smart without looking like you'd tried to hard. However, now it's time to pare things down a bit. If the young and girlish 60s looks don't float your boat, there are still plenty of options that allow you to dress like a woman, but in a softer and less overt way than last Winter. Look for printed silks, ruffles and round-toe court shoes in muted colours (go for grey if you dare) and don't forget your red lipstick!

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