How to Steal the Southern Style of The Beguiled

Who’s ready to steal The Beguiled style, with all it’s Southern charm? I perused all the summer sales, pulling together a selection of looks to have you looking like a Southern Belle immediately – at bargain prices.

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Hello there, dreamers! First off, you may have noticed I took a much-needed week off from posting. After couture week, I was a bit tuckered out and took the week to enjoy the summer weather and hit the ground running on some behind-the-scenes admin tasks. It was a very relaxing break and I feel totally recharged with a list of exciting posts on their way to Dream in Lace very soon.

But before I could talk about anything else, I simply had to talk about The Beguiled — and summer sales!!

Truth is, as soon as I got word of Sofia Coppola‘s remake starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and my Dolce Gabbana husband Colin Farrell – I was pretty much all in. Then, the cast made a stellar appearance at the Cannes Film Festival and my excitement skyrocketed straight through the roof. 

Needless to say, I’ve been PUMPED for The Beguiled.

It’s not often ‘Oh, I’ll wait till its on iTunes or HBO’ me is motivated enough to drag her lazy self to the theater on a film’s opening weekend – but by golly, I was THERE! Under Sofia’s careful direction, the film promised to make good on the eeriness of the original – with top notch acting, the dreamiest of costumes and a concise female point of view. (Something film generally lacks, all around.)

I know. 

We could all gather round in a circle like 9th grade English class to discuss the film’s scenery, dialogue, tension, directorial decisions, the overt repression of the characters, Colin Farrell’s accent and so on. But, I know what we’re really all here for and that is the fashion. So, let’s get on with it!

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The Beguiled Style I Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst at the Cannes Film Festival 'The Beguiled' photocall

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst at Cannes Film Festival’s The Beguiled Photo Call

How to Steal The Beguiled Style!

It goes with out saying The Beguiled is a rather stylish film, both in its direction and costuming.

While I by no means wish to travel back in time to the Civil War south, I did come away from the film itching to put together a little style post for you. Even better? I wanted to take advantage of all the incredible summer sales going on right now. Fortunately for us all, the summer season featured a lot of stylish details in line with The Beguiled aesthetic.

Take for example ruffles, prim necklines, an array of white blouses and floral prints.

Quite honestly, stealing The Beguiled style is pretty darn easy with the flowing silhouettes and ladylike detailing of today’s summer styles. I dare say, you can pop into any shop and find yourself a great blouse on clearance that will have you feeling just like Elle Fanning. 

But, to help you out, I went ahead and did that for you!

Stealing The Beguiled Style with Summer Sales

As I’m sure you’re WELL aware – just about every retailer under the sun has a summer sale going down at the moment. Taking advantage of the great deals, I pulled together a selection of Southern charm pieces – ALL on sale!

From Velvet by Graham & Spencer, to ASOS and even the Nordstrom anniversary sale…there’s lots to feast your eyes on and hopefully spark your interest in dressing like a Southern belle yourself. While we might not be Nicole Kidman, we can certainly dress like her as best we can – right? Right.

The Beguiled Style I

The Beguiled Style I

How to Steal The Beguiled Style

1. Miss Selfridge White Dobby Cold Shoulder Blouse
2. Miss Selfridge Ivory Dobby Flute Sleeve Blouse
3. Miss Selfridge Victorian Lace Frill Blouse
4. Pleione Tie Sleeve Poplin Blouse (Also in Black, White & Burgundy)
5. Velvet by Graham & Spencer Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Top
6. Cece Pleated Peter Pan Blouse (Also Available in Berry & Black)
7. Veronica Beard Claire Embroidered Blouse
8. Veronica Beard Mia Ruffle Blouse (Also Available in Terracotta & Black)
9. Veronica Beard Winona Ruffle Blouse (Also Available in White & Black) 

The Beguiled Style I Ann Taylor Summer Sale

How to Steal The Beguiled Style with Ann Taylor

1. Ann Taylor Striped Lacey Cold Shoulder Blouse
2. Ann Taylor Off-the-Shoulder Tie Sleeve Top
3. Ann Taylor Paradise Lantern Top
4. Ann Taylor Fluted Sleeve Poplin Shirt Dress
5. Ann Taylor Off-the-Shoulder Scallop Top
6. Ann Taylor Striped Fluted Sleeve Poplin Shirt Dress

The Beguiled Style I ASOS Summer Sale

How to Steal The Beguiled Style with ASOS

1. ASOS Pleated Double Layer Dress with Ruffle
2. ASOS Buttoned Lace Blouse with Peplum Hem
3. ASOS Truly You Ruffle Dress in Ditsy Floral
4. ASOS Vila Lace Bardot Dress

The Beguiled Style I Miss Selfridge Pink Embroidered Dress

Miss Selfridge Pink Embellished Midi Dress (Was $235, now $70)


The Beguiled Style I Rebecca Taylor Floral Dress

Rebecca Taylor Floral Dress (Was $595, Now $319)

The Beguiled Style I Rebecca Taylor White Eyelit Dress

Rebecca Taylor White Eyelit Dress (Was $295, Now $159)

The Beguiled Style I Velvet by Graham and Spencer Viscose Dress

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Viscose Dress (Was $198, Now $99)

Also available in Navy, here!


Thank You for Reading!

Well, are you now feeling inspired to dress with a little Southern charm during the dog days of summer? Me. Too.

I think there’s something we can all gleam from the stylish and ladylike Southern belles. Hats off to them for looking so put together in the sweltering heat and humidity of the south without central air. I mean, iconic!

Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your day with me, to swoon over the stylish costumes of The Beguiled and scale the summer sales to find similar looks! Stay tuned, because I have lots of new posts hanging up my sleeves. 

Oh – AND, if you have seen The Beguiled yet – be sure to let me know who your favorite gal was! They were all so fabulous I’m kind of torn, but I think Kirsten Dunst hit it out of the park as Edwina. Awards season potential? Possibly! (Or at the very least, for Sofia for directing and writing.) 

As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!