By Allison Daniels
No matter the decade, the trend climate, or the actual climate, ladylike dresses are always in style
. Sometimes they appear as a reaction to body-con overload; sometimes the public's infatuation with a new public figure (pun intended - we're looking at you, Kate Middleton
) results in a revival of demure dressing sensibilities, and sometimes television shows (e.g. "Mad Men") deliver the desire. ...