Sound Style: Florence & The Machine

Florence Welch— the Flo in the band Florence & the Machine— is a great performer, certainly. But in addition to her vocal talents, her addictive album Lungs, and her off-beat but infectious songwriting: we haven’t seen anyone look this right in head-to-toe Victorian lace since Stevie Nicks. Both her sound and her personal style exude an edgy, slightly bohemian vibe. A sparkly cape on anyone else would seem ridiculous, but Florence adds just the right amount of wit and whimsy to her look, making a dramatic vintage costume seem laid back and authentic. Observe: