Divine Inspiration: Fall's Unlikely Nun Trend

05/15/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When fall rolls around again, it's inevitable that dressing tends to veer a little modest, with colder weather forcing us to tug on our hemlines and pull on additional layers. But this new nun trend brings a level of asceticism that's even Sister Wendy wouldn't object to. Floor-kissing dresses, crisp white blouses, and more religious iconography than you can shake a pastoral staff at...oh yes, trendy girls are jumping back into the pews, even though we expect them to compliment their white blouses with a whiskey on the rocks. YSL showed us how we might rock the pulpit ourselves, pairing pencil skirts and pumps with a hefty rosary and black habit. Check out some of this season's most divine styles that'll help you rock your Sunday best every day of the week.


Above, from left: Jeremy Scott fall '10, image via; Yves Saint Laurent fall '10, image via; Bess Alpaca Wool Hooded Cape, $795, available at Net-A-Porter; Emanuele Biocchi Assorted Links And Crosses Bracelet, $574, available at Far Fetch.


Above, from left: ASOS Thin Ties Obi Belt, $20.51, available at Asos; Guess Pyramid Studded Belt Buckle, $10, available at G by Guess; Lars Andersson fall '10, image via Refinery29; The Row fall '10, image via


Above, from left: Dolce & Gabbana Silk Blend Dress, $964.62, available at My Theresa; Bottega Veneta fall '10, image via; Elie Tahari fall '10, image via; Kaya Cross Necklace, $70, available at All Saints.

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