PUBLISHED : Sunday, 02 July, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 02 July, 2000, 12:00am

Much has been made of the return to ladylike dressing this season. Like many trends, it came from Miuccia Prada, who saw subversion in co-ordinating hats, gloves and handbags. Yet for some, dressing by the book has always been in style. Check out your local library and you'll find lots of pussycat-bow blouses, respectable hemlines and ostrich-skin accessories.