Thursday, August 30, 2012

Guilt by Association


This dress so perfectly fits my style, especially as it has evolved over the last couple of years. More and more I'm leaning towards outfits that have fewer items and less complexity, so a dress that has built-in visual interest and needs little accessorizing is perfect. I can throw it on in the morning, add a couple of foolproof pieces of jewelry, and go. The fact that it has some stretch to it and doesn't easily wrinkle makes it comfy and wearable all day.

I love how the shape of the panels at the hips hint at a peplum without actually being one. I love peplums on jackets and tops but I'm not generally a fan of them dresses or skirts except in rare cases. To my eye they often look like an afterthought, just stuck on there and interrupting the flow of the garment. Plus they just bring back way too many 80's flashbacks for me, like this purple number below. Not something I would've worn even in the 80's, but I suppose I feel a bit of guilt by association.




Dress: Helmut Lang
Necklace: Wendy Brandes
Bracelet, rings: Metal Pointu
Bag: Botkier
Boots: Brako

11 comments:

déjà pseu said...

Wow, great detailing on that dress! I'm really liking some of the Helmut Lang pieces these days.

Megan Mae said...

The dress is a perfect match to your style. It looks easy and effortless, but still dressed up. I always love when you pick pieces that allow your snake tattoo to peek out.

Radhiana said...

love the dress :)

Shybiker said...

Great design and I see your point about its quasi-peplum. (This may be the first time that phrase has ever been written!)

herb flowers said...
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Lynne DeVenny said...

What a great take on the classic LBD - I love all the visually interesting draping.

I confess I pro'bly owned that purple dress in the 80s :/

WendyB said...

Glad to see you enjoying the necklace!

LPC said...

Wow. Wonderful.

Ignorant Awareness said...

Have you done a post on your tattoos before? If not, I'd like to see one! =D

lawyerdoll said...

*gasp*! That dress is stunning! wow....

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