Celebrate Southern Style

In Fashion, Lola Shreveport, Louisiana Ladies, Madeline DeBlieux, Wallace Lee by Lola Magazine

Recently I read an article concerning the evolving of Southern fashion; it’s no longer just boots, monograms, pearls, and jeans. Just as the South has evolved, so has our fashion. Yes, we still love a good Luchese boot and Mikimoto pearls; however, we have added modern touches to our repertoire. As Southern girls, one will always find us ‘dressed’ even if roaming about in our leggings and sneakers! Any excuse to get ‘dolled-up’, we’ll take it! Think back to Scarlett, bless her heart, she still looked like a million bucks with Atlanta burning. Thankfully, the days of hoop skirts and corsets are gone for today’s fashion brings us Spanx…can I get an Amen?!

Southern fashion has really been brought to the forefront with brands like Draper James. Whimsical prints and florals to full skirts and ruffles, we Southern girls love it all. We gravitate towards traditional classic styles with a modern flair. This Spring, you can find Southern inspiration in several trends, including Spring’s hot color, pink. A sweet color, pink takes a nod to azaleas and knock-out roses. Another trend quite Southern is the explosion of ruffles. I have seen ruffles on just about everything from maxi dresses, to camisoles and rompers. Lace has been modernized from your grandmother’s closet this Spring. Today’s lace is larger and easier to wear, whether on a blouse lining the sleeve or an all lace dress with faux leather detail.

In just a few weeks on May 13th, Shreveport will be celebrating “Louisiana Saturday Night” at 421 Texas Street. An affair where Southern girls will be ‘dressed to the nine’s’ and we know our gents will be looking quite dapper themselves! I’m planning my wardrobe as I write, and I cannot wait to see what you will be donning! See you there!

Madeline DeBlieux, Stella & Dot Stylist and Blogger @ Hibiscus Honey

  • Left to right:
    The House of Red Boutique
    White one piece romper
    Paper Tulip
    White shift dress by Gretchen Scott
    Imeldas
    White detailed Delphine

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  • Imelda’s
    Black two-piece outfit by Velvet

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  • Favorite Sisters Boutique
    Pink ruffle dress by Favorite Sister
    Lace up shoes by Very Volatile
    Paper Tulip
    Two piece dress by Lilly Pulitzer

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  • The Place Off Line
    One piece fitted dress by Byron Lars

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  • Harper House
    Seafoam maxi dress by Karina Grimaldi

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    White crop top and bright drawstring pants by Lilly Pulitzer

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  • Absolutely Abigail’s
    Green geometric tee and white midi skirt by CHALET

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  • Imeldas
    Floral shift dress Donna Morgan, nude shoes Schutz

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  • The Place Off Line
    One piece fitted dress by Byron Lars


  • Dress from Harper House

  • The Place Off Line
    Black tulle skirt and top by L_ _ _ NK

  • Harper House
    Flowy pink dress by Laundry

  • The Place Off Line
    High-low dress by Laura Siegel

  • Krush
    White short and maxi combo with matching top by Let Them Eat Cake

  • Paper Tulip
    Two piece dress by Lilly Pulitzer