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How To Dress Like a Southern Belle

There’s nothing more American than a little Southern Hospitality. After visiting Savannah at age 12, I became obsessed with the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, picked out a white-columned house on Oglethorpe Street, sneaked a weekly brandy from my parents liquor cabinet and convinced half my high school class I was born and raised in the historic city until age 5 when my parents dragged me against my will to the Midwest. Needless to say, becoming a Southern Belle in my own mind was an compulsion. Anyway, our rockstar intern Hannah actually was born, raised and attends university in the South, so I immediately asked her for tips on what to wear while you’re sipping on sweet southern cocktails. So if you too are wondering how to dress like a Southern Belle, check out our guide and start mixing the spiked sweet tea.

How To Dress Like a Southern Belle

How To Dress Like a Southern Belle

 Jason Wu Cream Lace Detailing Flounce Dress With Belt $1,700 – A-line, cream, lace -  need we say more?

Borsalino Black Ribbon Straw Hat $160 – Every Southern lady needs a handsome sun hat.

Valentino Couture Bow d’Orsay Pump $645 – Coral patent leather revs this classic shoe.

Kate Spade Bixby Bag $495 – Delightful golden leather brings the sun to rainy days too.

ASOS Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses $20.69 – This classic paring of tortoise and cat-eye won’t wreck your wallet.

Recommended Cocktail: Sazerac Reborn

Written by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.