This season women’s wear is borrowing from the boys. Androgyny was a prominent fixture on the Autumn/Winter 13 catwalks, with Stella McCartney, Dior and Vanessa Bruno all teaming masculine tailoring and materials with a few feminine flounces to great effect. And we love the way Rita Ora, LakeBell and Sophie Dahl have rocked the look on the red carpet.

We take a look at some of the key elements of the trend in recent months.

Traditional tailoring

We’re used to seeing Jennifer Lawrence in frothy gowns on the red carpet, however, she truly embraced masculine chic in the latest Dior campaign, posing in a slick tuxedo-style suit. The trend for tailoring was also a key feature of Stella McCartney’s latest collection with pinstripe double breasted dresses, peplum blouses worn with structured trousers and de constructed men’s jackets.

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To get the look yourself, team a structured suit with a softer shirt or silky t-shirt and sky-scraper heels to add a feminine edge.

Statement sweaters

Givenchy, Erdem and Christopher Kane all sent models down the Autumn/Winter catwalks in baggy statement sweaters, making them one of the must-have items of the season.

Slouchy shapes and bold prints add a masculine edge to this trend. Wear with simple jeans and chunky Nike Air Max trainers for a relaxed look, or dress up with a mini skirt and boots.

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Beautiful brogues

Add a masculine edge to even the girliest of outfits with one of this season’s hottest accessories, the flat shoe. Team brogues with tapered, ankle length trousers or a dress and slouchy blazer for a look which is very Dries Van Noten.

If you can’t do without your heels, why not try a pair of chunky-heeled brogues?

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Over-sized coats

Simple, over-sized and streamlined are the key words to bear in mind when choosing a coat this season.

Add a feminine edge by choosing a coat in this season’s key colour; pale pink, or take inspiration from Stella McCartney and add some beautiful brooches to the lapels.

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