GAMINE FASHION STYLE
The Gamine Style is sweet, childlike, gentle, innocent, and whimsical.
Gamine is the French word for a kid who tends to be energetic and make fun of fashion. It referred to a relatively boyish, youthful, playful, charming, and adorable way of dressing. Thus, the gamine style looks best on a petite and boyish frame as the feminine qualities of the clothing stand out.
Compact, short, sharp designs with crispy material and lots of fun details.
Compact Shapes, Crispy Fabric : Gamines look best in compact, tailored, small-scale designs and shapes. Such as sheath, shirt and baby-doll dresses
Short Hemlines : Lots of straight, sharp, short, cropped, narrow, tapered hemlines with sharp edges. Such as shorts, cropped, fitted pants, jackets and cardigans, mini or knee-length skirts
Boyish Designs : Straight, sharp, and narrow designs rather than rounded and soft. Such as leather biker jackets, dark blue jeans, black denim; capris, ankle-length pants, military pants; dungarees; boy caps; boots etc.
Close, High, Sharp and Angular Necklines : Mandarin, mock neck, crewneck, turtleneck sweaters; button-down shirts, graphic T-shirts; polo shirts, striped sailor shirts etc.
Geometric Shapes and Lines : Small geometrics and angular asymmetric designs, short and broken vertical or horizontal lines etc.
Patterns and Prints : Small scale creative patters. Mixing and matching colours and patterns in unexpected ways shows their creativity
Lots of Details : Lots of outlining (collars, cuffs, waistbands, lapels) with piping of contrasting colours or fabric, braiding, beads, etc., oversized buttons, small crisp ties (ribbon, leather, etc.) or anything that adds extra interest is preferable over plain designs
Style Followers : Emma Watson, Winona Ryder and Natalie Portman