Mannishness

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Mannishness

See also Boyishness.
Amazon
female warrior. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 18]
Boadicea
(Boudicca) British queen and warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh, Classical, 58]
Bradamant
female knight-errant. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
Brass, Sally
couldn’t tell her apart from brother Sampson. [Br. Lit.: The Old Curiosity Shop]
Omphale
Lydian queen; wore Hercules’ lion skin. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 269]
Rosie the Riveter
popular WWII song romanticizing women workers. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 395]
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STYLING TIP: Don''t pile on all your mannish accessories at once, or you''ll look like you''re heading to a fancy dress party.
Marc Jacobs showcased mannish pleat fronted trousers and buttoned-up white shirts at his spring/summer shows, while Stella McCartney favoured a masculine edge with slouchy trousers and knits.
Pull off the mannish mood and you could find yourself putting even the most stylish of men in the shade.
Tickets for BBC National Orchestra of Wales' New Year's Day concert at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall are available by calling 01792 475715 Frisky & Mannish
Dress to impress for Smiffy's Fancy Dress Friday and enter a world of glamour, intrigue and laugher in the Cabaret Club with top acts Frisky & Mannish, East End Cabaret and more.
The preggers Smile singer, 25, wore a mannish white shirt, a singlebreasted blazer and matching trousers when she took her seat on the front row at the Givenchy show during Paris Fashion Week.
Doctor Zhivago romance comes into play with fur-trimmed sleeves and lapels which, worn over mannish trousers of fiercely feminine skirts, gives a look of pure elegance.
fashion BULLSEYE This French Connection shirt is bang on the dual-colour mannish trend.
"It can be worn in different ways by changing the accessories - wear it with killer heels or even with trainers if you are going for a mannish look.
Debenhams has included all the relevant fashion twists of the season with Lurex knitwear, zip up cardigans, mannish jackets and velvet and Lycra shirts.