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The LITTLE STYLE SECRET That French Women Love Please scroll down for your FREE BODY SHAPE ECOURSE! SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel and click on the little bell for notifications, merci 😁 Dress like a CHIC FRENCH WOMAN https://www.howtobechicandelegant.com In this video, I talk about a little known style tip, the little je ne sais quoi, that French Women love. This sets French women's clothes apart, elevates them from basic, simple or just plain pieces to special ones. Why not use this for your own clothes? Please WATCH this video to learn more. Bonjour, I am Marie-Anne Lecoeur, Amazon best-selling author of 'How to be Chic & Elegant' and 'The Tidy Closet', and founder of The French Chic Academy. FRENCH CHIC ecourses: https://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/ecourses.html A TOUCH OF CLASS-IC (BRAND NEW!) https://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/a-touch-of-class-ic.html FROM FRUMPY TO CHIC https://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/from-frumpy-to-chic.html SHOP LIKE A CHIC FRENCH WOMAN https://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/shop-like-a-chic-french-woman.html DRESS 10LBS THINNER http://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/dress-10-lbs-thinner.html EAT LIKE A FRENCH WOMAN https://www.marieannelecoeur.com/eat-like-a-french-woman.html FRENCH CHIC PLUS SIZE http://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/french-chic-plus-size.html WEAR COLOURS LIKE A FRENCH WOMAN http://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/wear-colours-like-a-french-woman.html HOW TO WEAR PRINTS http://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/how-to-wear-prints.html MINIMISE A BIG TUMMY http://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/minimise-a-big-tummy.html FRENCH CHIC PETITE http://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/french-chic-petite.html BODY SHAPES ecourses https://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/body-shape-ecourses.html FREE Shape Up! ecourse to help you determine which body shape you are: https://www.howtobechicandelegant.com/shape-up-ecourse.html Please SHARE my video, merci 😁 Marie-Anne x
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Paris chic!
Teresa Gueli (11 days ago)
Too many striped pieces for me
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (11 days ago)
I understand that stripes are not for everyone. I always advise women to wear prints that suit them and which they love. This is my own wardrobe and, being French, I absolutely love stripes. :0)
Robin Moore (17 days ago)
I love thrift shops for classic, yet different pieces. And...the prices are amazing!
monjiaitaly (19 days ago)
Very nice and informative video, Merci. :)
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (18 days ago)
Delighted you enjoyed it; please share with your friends :0)
Laura Cates (20 days ago)
This is excellent advice---and you are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!
Jan Mcdonald (22 days ago)
Hi! Do you ever post where you can purchase items or give brand names?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (20 days ago)
Yes, I do this on my newer videos :0)
Candice's Choice (23 days ago)
Your clothes should be like your perfume.
Leilani Overlander (26 days ago)
You are so classy and elegant! I love this video 💖
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (20 days ago)
Thank you :0)
C Mickie (28 days ago)
Attention to detail. Simple and elegant.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (27 days ago)
Thank you :0)
Debbie Mettler (1 month ago)
I wholeheartedly agree! I often try to choose clothing that has some little touch that makes it different or elevates it. Btw, the fabrication of the white blouse with the raised white dots is called, "Dotted Swiss."
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (1 month ago)
Thank you :0)
# (1 month ago)
Madam, you are a very polite and delicate lady for sure. Being classy wherever we are no doubts is pretty good! Cheers from Brésil !
Callista Smydra (1 month ago)
One little recommendation for your videos: Put the camera up a bit. It looks strange, as there is more ceiling I can see than you.
Stephanie Mcbroom (2 months ago)
I love it very classy. But to many stripes I've been to Paris. And I long to go back!!! Great video
Sigute Houldsworth (3 months ago)
Watched your video again ! 👍❤️❤️
sharon mcmann-morelli (3 months ago)
Classic is always stylish. I would rather buy one really special item than ten cheap trendy things. Great video.
ENRIQUE AGUIRRE (3 months ago)
great tips! Merci!
Deborah Sun (3 months ago)
I live in Asia. Would you please suggest some online shops for us ?
Lisa Murphy (3 months ago)
You are just lovely. I love your style.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (3 months ago)
Thank you :0)
Wanda Presley (3 months ago)
How lovely you are & so informative, too. Merci, Marie-Anne!
Sheri Pavelich (3 months ago)
The white blouse is dotted Swiss?
Lynne Pettit (3 months ago)
If you are in copenhagen do visit Arket which is a real find. Well made classic styles for men and women and reasonably priced.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (3 months ago)
Thank you Lynne. I have never visited Copenhagen, I'll put Denmark on my list :0)
Gisa W Slonim (3 months ago)
Could you please stop waving your hands around as you speak? It is considered bad manners in many countries.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (3 months ago)
The French habitually talk with their hands and so I will continue to do so. :0)
Sam Hoffer (3 months ago)
Bonjour Marie-Anne. I enjoyed this video very much. I found it eye-opening as I had not realized how important little details can matter until I watched your video. Merci beaucoup for all of your wonderful tips.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (3 months ago)
You're welcome Sam :0)
Elizabeth Long (4 months ago)
"◔◔¨ * ..stripes ';';;'
Elaine (4 months ago)
Why are there so many stripes?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (4 months ago)
Parfait! Stripes are a very versatile print, very easy to wear :0)
Elaine (4 months ago)
+Marie-Anne Lecoeur I like stripes too with a blazer over it.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (4 months ago)
This is my own wardrobe and French people just love stripes :0)
Michaeline Torres (4 months ago)
What is the best under clothing to wear with sheer blouses such as the white one you show here?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (4 months ago)
Very good question. This blouse is not see-through but with others that are, I wear a camisole in a nude colour, so it can't be seen through the thin material and it hides my bra. Otherwise, a nude bra will do.
Ural Uralie (4 months ago)
Ah lala marinière clothes the real french chic 👌
lou lou Wang (4 months ago)
Je ne sais quoi :)
Elena Markocheva (4 months ago)
A great video thanks!
Zelda V (4 months ago)
I really, really love the sleeveless shirt with the front peephole. I can already see the million ways it ca be styled. I love your videos so much and I look forward to your next one. :)
Corinne Davies (5 months ago)
thank you for invaluable style tips
Rhonda Slishinsky (5 months ago)
I've traveled to France twice and have noticed the simple, but elegant way that French women dress. This was very informative and enjoyable!
Olka Rokendrolka (5 months ago)
I too love the small details that make the pieces that much more special and unique! Loved your video!
chronicreader (5 months ago)
Lovely video. I had never thought about “that little extra” that makes a piece special. Excellent tips.
lucreziia100 (5 months ago)
Marie- Anne has lovely taste and style in her wardrobe choices. She is a great one for details and quality and that's the secret to her style. I like the colours especially - subdued and never loud or garish with a minimum of patterns on the garment.
Michelle Bowler (5 months ago)
I love your videos Marie-Anne...so classy! As a 40 year old woman I appreciate the value of quality classic pieces. Thank you!
Debra Lee May (5 months ago)
Absolutely love your tips and seeing what once was simple has a tiny detail that makes it unique and beautiful. Fabulous video!
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Thank you Debra :0)
Takouhi Mosoian (5 months ago)
At first I thought you were my mom - i was so confused. Hehe Excellent video. Also, you are stunning.
Susan C (5 months ago)
The white blouse is made from dotted swiss fabric, I think.
Margy I Phillips (5 months ago)
Bonjour Marie💛
Patricia Farnan (5 months ago)
Vous êtes très élégant et je souhaite que j’apprendrai beaucoup de vous ! Et j’aime bien votre nom. Le cœur, comme le cœur de cognac peut-être ? The heart of the water of life! Avec vous une channel en Français ?
Patricia Farnan (5 months ago)
Marie-Anne Lecoeur D’accord. No problem ! Thank you for the English videos.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Merci Patricia. Ma chaîne YouTube et mon blog sont en anglais seulement, pas en français non.
AniaBumba (5 months ago)
I loved this video! I have an eye for details and i always look for that in clothes, like one tiny button in a different coulour. You are so elegant and full of enthusiasm. I love how you carry yourself.
Monica Macias (5 months ago)
“We really like that” When you say that, do you mean all French woman like that or is that you who like that? 🤔
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
French women :0)
Teresita Palms (5 months ago)
The details of the wardrobe are beautiful. Love it!
Bichonmommy R (5 months ago)
The pieces are lovely but as a viewer you need to model them.
Frances Dumaliang (5 months ago)
I am very impressed😊😊!...very charming and chic!❤️❤️❤️
lisar915 R (5 months ago)
Great video as always. What are some of your favorite brands and/or designers.
anna valentino (6 months ago)
Love your videos. Where can I find clothes like that in Montreal?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
In the Old Montreal, I found a lovely little boutique in Sept 2016, where I bought a beautiful red wool wrap and a black top and cardigan set with a row of small sequins at the neckline (for the top) and at the edges of the cardigan. :0)
Coffee With Claire (6 months ago)
I just discovered your Chanel and I am already in love. I love everything about French culture and style. I am French at heart! Simple, but always elegant.
justchill okay (6 months ago)
french women are inspirational. They inspire women all over the world. New subscriber here :)
Beverley Roberts (6 months ago)
And I love that if the French ladies wear a vibrant colour, it's red, beautiful! 😄
Beverley Roberts (6 months ago)
Marie - Anne, I love your accent. Your clothes are beautiful, timeless classic pieces that you could have in your wardrobe for many years. I think it's worth investing a little more money into good fabrics and a piece that's a little different. As you would wear them time and time again. I love the black and white, and navy and white stripes and polka dots in your wardrobe, and accessories, just beautiful 😄
Lm S (6 months ago)
Thank you--I have removed all the gaudy items from my wardrobe.
Inessa Inessa (6 months ago)
4:50 the flag of Estonia 🇪🇪😱😅
Shar Roon (6 months ago)
It can be really difficult to find good basic pieces especially in black. Too much of what I find is trendy patterned ect.
Maristella (6 months ago)
These pieces are beautiful! I agree with this type of beauty!! Thank you!
Anna Morgan (6 months ago)
Thank you for your delightful videos. I am so glad there is someone willing to teach about quality and taste in dressing. Some of the special details that make a garment stand out have been called "dressmaker details" in the US. An example would be top-stitching, or a box-stitch pleat on a skirt. They come from Haute couture, and most likely French Haute couture. Just as you say, French chic - is to have some of the special things that make an item unique and which you will not find in the throw-away clothes that is everywhere.
Luxedivva (6 months ago)
French women are beautiful and classy.i love their fashion sense🙌🏾❤️
Yasmin Alibazoglu (6 months ago)
Subtle details = elegant beauty ⚜️
Jody Howarth (6 months ago)
I love your black heart ring!!So Chic!!
Penny Gonzales (6 months ago)
I like this video, it's calming and yiur voice is so peaceful. I just wish you would have tried on the outfits, it hard to get an idea when on a hanger.
Sue M (6 months ago)
Love your videos. Do French prefer natural fabrics? Or are synthetics ok too?
TalkShowKelly (6 months ago)
Merci beaucoup for your channel. I was pleased recently when a world traveler gentleman told me I looked very French. My ancestry on my mother’s side is Ferrée, Du Bois, and de la Rouchefoucauld. My French ancestors came to America as Huguenots fleeing persecution in the early 1700s. I very much admire the French je ne se quois and try to incorporate it into my style. Thanks for making it personal and accessible and helping us understand how the French have such elegánce.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
Thank you very much and for posting about your ancestry, very interesting, isn't it? :0)
Elyce Behrsin (6 months ago)
I just found your channel and I love it! It is so true what you said about the little touch to basic items! Looking forward to watching more!
nadia Ko (6 months ago)
High class chickie 😂😂😂😂
Amanda H (6 months ago)
The white blouse fabric is called true dotted Swiss.
Amanda H (6 months ago)
I love you talking about this! I like the subtle sexy in the small details! The overt sex appeal ie low cut with short skirts and high heels is to much!
Kathleen Muhlenkamp (6 months ago)
Just lovely. I believe your white blouse is Swiss dot fabric. 💗💗💗
Alexandra Wimmer (6 months ago)
V e r y interesting! although I ve often noticed how women go for these "a little je ne sais quoi here and there" items which they feel they MUST have. But at the same time they totally ignore the fact that the piece doesn't suit them at all! Sometimes it doesn't even fit properly! I really don't understand! But I'm betting you Marie-Anne that after they watch this video, many more women will go out to buy themselves some je ne sais quoi - which isn't for them! which doesn't suit nor fit them ... . Your choice of wear is fantastic! ♥ All it needs now, is some little camera-filter, or a different kind of lighting, to give you a more flattering and more even skintone and to remove what looks like greasy shine .
Anna Carolana (6 months ago)
I love how sterotypical French women make classic style their own, I was raised to do that too.
Serene Artist (6 months ago)
Thank you so much. You have a beautiful style.
Angie Coers (6 months ago)
Boring for my taste.
Amruta Akut (6 months ago)
Can you recommend some shops where we can find these kind of unique items ? Thanks 😊
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
Keep an eye out for these items; they can be found in many places :0)
Marielle Forest (6 months ago)
Bonjour Marie-Anne, J’ai bien aimé visionner votre vidéo. J’aime bien l’attention portée aux détails et la simplicité des vêtements. Très joli.
SacredDreamsCoaching (6 months ago)
I felt a great affinity for you and other French women while watching this because this is what I automatically began doing as soon as I was able to start selecting my own clothing in my teens. This video felt very affirming to me. Merci beaucoup.
Bree Madison (6 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful!
martha holtquist (6 months ago)
Delsi Ayala (6 months ago)
Unfortunately for the rest of us that don't live in France is not as simple as pick this or that, there is a matter of cost too, I lived in Italy for 6 year and since everybody dresses well (like you) the prices of the clothes are so much cheaper and it cost nothing to buy a jacket, nothing to buy all the wonderful thing you're showing us and if you want to buy expensive and beautiful staff you just wait until July or December for the discounts until 70% that you have nation wide, Now that I living in Australia I want to cry when I want to buy beautiful clothes/new models or classical jackets because I have to expend a fortune on them. Unfair really enjoy living in the fashionable country. Cheers
Grace T. Marques (6 months ago)
Thank you!
Nina Kupchenko (6 months ago)
Marie do you have a particular American brand that you like or store? Where you find their clothes some what chic.
A E (6 months ago)
The black and white dress is perfectly made. The stripes are perfectly aligned. So lovely
Annette Chefette (6 months ago)
Do you buy any items in British clothes shops ? and if so where ?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
It varies, some are from Boden, Hobbs, Karen Millen, Benetton, M & S.
Janis Hart (6 months ago)
*Marie-Anne Lecoeur:* Thank you Marie-Anne! I always knew French women were well-dressed, but I've never seen the type of clothes itemized before. Very interesting to know!
Skull Bleu (6 months ago)
Nix the stripes. One Breton is enough.
Melany Whitney (6 months ago)
Would you wear the beautiful appliquéd top with the pencil skirt at the same time?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
Hi Melany, no I don't wear them together. :0)
Kristin Becks (6 months ago)
I just discovered your channel and I so glad I did! Great video! It’s all in the details! Wonderful pieces.
April Coursey (6 months ago)
This is great advice.
Paula Bukacek (6 months ago)
Hi, I LOVE your videos. Could you please explain how your heart ring is part of the French philosophy in dressing ? Also where did you get it. Thank you so much.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
Thank you. I bought this ring in a French boutique a few years ago. Only this piece of jewellery stood out in my outfit in this video, avoiding a 'more is more' look. :0)
Eve Smith (6 months ago)
My first visit to your wonderful channel! You’re truly a breath of fresh air with grace and sophistication. I’ve subscribed and look forward to your videos. Merci, Marie-Anne! 💐
Monalisa Menno (6 months ago)
I love your accent and your personality, thanks lady.... do you have an Instagram?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
Thank you very much. I have an Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/marieannelecoeur/ but am not active there, I'm mainly on facebook and YouTube :0)
BL l (6 months ago)
What about panties hose with that black line at the bkack
BL l (6 months ago)
Is the stripes in??
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (6 months ago)
In French Chic, we are into style and don't follow fashion. If we love stripes and they suit us, we wear them. :0)
BL l (6 months ago)
I dressed with this style in the 60's as a kid.and a tam tilted on the side
Dellene Becker (6 months ago)
Something a little extra ?
Bo Przybysz (6 months ago)
Thank you very much....love the video !
Teresa Cesario (6 months ago)
Excellent and beautiful.
J Mallett (6 months ago)
I like how the pieces you show are basic pieces in style for many years, yet you show they are not plain based subtle details that people will notice almost on a subconscious level until they are even closer to you and appreciate that little something extra. I could take a basic black tank top and hand crochet a black lace border on the bottom with sparkle black thread with a pretty design and it would give it something special to the piece. I see. You look very chic, by the way.
Bekki L (6 months ago)
Thanks youtube to recommend this video and thank you Marie-Ann for this inspiring video. I smiled because I had a coat with a similar leather trim and I have a similar sparkling lurex sweater. But I love some boho clothes as well. I adore the French style and think it is perfect for work and special occasions, but sometimes I have to wear a boho inspired silk skirt or jumper. I leave you a subscribtion and a like, can't wait for some more tips.
Mariza Medeiros (6 months ago)
Very boring
Didier Duplenne (6 months ago)

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