This season, lace, chiffon and even frills needn't make you look girlie. Instead, wear these traditionally most feminine of fabrics with a whole heap of attitude. Styling by Lucy Ewing. Photographs by Robert Wyatt
Left Striped net skirt, pounds 38, from Sheila Cook, 184 Westbourne Grove, London W11, enquiries 0171-792 8001; vest, pounds 75, by Helmut Lang, from Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-491 7833; shoes, pounds 180, by Gucci, 18 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171-235 2707; `Jumbo' bracelet, pounds 90, by Hermes, 179 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171-823 1014 and 31 King Street, Manchester, enquiries 0161 834 5331

Right Sheer top, pounds 260, by Balenciaga, from Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1, enquiries 0171-235 5000; knickers, pounds 50 (as part of set), by Hysteric Glamour, from Shop, 4 Brewer Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-437 1259, Dr Jives, 4 Candleriggs, Glasgow, enquiries 0141 552 5451; ring, pounds 3,370, by Chanel Fine Jewellery, 173 New Bond Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-499 0005; shoes, to order, by Alexander McQueen, enquiries 0171-278 4333

Below Cotton gauze top, pounds 75, by Helmut Lang, from Browns, as before; lace hipster trousers, pounds 159, by Alexander McQueen, as before; `Love' bangle, pounds 1,975, by Cartier, 175-176 New Bond Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-408 5700

Right Natural mesh silk dress, pounds 420, by Robert Carey-Williams, from The Pineal Eye, 49 Broadwick Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-434 2567; knickers, pounds 15, by Calvin Klein, 55 Bond Street, London W1, enquires 0171-491 9696, Selfridges, 1 The Dome, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, enquiries 0161 629 1234

Stylist's assistant Justine Gilbert

Photographer's assistant Danny Glasser

Make-up Liz Daxaeur using Origins

Hair Liz Daxaeur using Fudge haircare

Model Vicky Brown at Premier