This dress popped up over on Avenue.com, and it just tickles my imagination. The handkerchief hem and the fitted bust just shrieks water fairy to me â€“ just a bit of the siren, and just a bit of the nymph. It is one of those types that might call for hose that matches your skin tone, even if you still do the sandals thing with it. Where would you wear this? What fantasy would you act out in this dress?
The whole human disco-ball thing from last year is continuing this year. I for one see nothing wrong with being a human disco ball â€“ if you want to spin around like Wonder Woman on the dance floor and light up the world, thatâ€™s totally awesome.Â Now the shimmer is getting bolder, and itâ€™s moving away from the sequins a little bit.
As for what to wear with the moving shiny, the answer is: not much. When your dress shines, you do not need more jewelry most of the time. You do not want competing shoes. In the case of the above two looks, I do encourage you to wear pumps. I never encourage the dramatically high heels â€“ 3 inches or more â€“ that so many fashionistas love. But a little bit of a raise works extremely well.
A note from experience? Before you go to that party and shimmy all night, ask how many stairs you need to climb. Commuter flats can fit into most handbags and can save you a world of high-heeled grief.
About the sequins â€“ how many of you have had to spend time picking the little plastic shiny bits out of your dryer because you forgot to separate them from the wash? My trick is to just throw them in a zip up lingerie bag. This way I can just pull out the bag filled with â€œdo not dryâ€ stuff and go about my life. It also works well for socks â€“ if you want to make sure they remain properly mated, lower them into the wash in a zip bag. Voila! No lonely single socks.
Lace is so not a granny-tatting thing when itâ€™s done right. Once designers have discovered the wonders of stretch lace, they started looking for womenâ€™s bodies to stretch that lace over. The results have been â€¦ fun. This isnâ€™t exactly the girly-girl look of excess frills, although you do need to be cautious with these dresses. Lace snags. Lace snags on anything. Itâ€™s the reason the trench coat exists â€“ to keep clothing underneath from snagging on all sorts of unpleasant things. Besides, how fun is it to flash someone with a hot lace dress?
There are some dresses out there that are the type where you love them, but you want to save them for just the right occasion.Â Sometimes itâ€™s just pretty â€“ but sometimes itâ€™s because you want to make an entrance. Itâ€™s one of those wear when youâ€™re receiving an award, or when you know your ex is going to cross your path. The dresses here are a collection of those that I consider â€œmake an entranceâ€ dresses â€“ for when you want the whole room to look at you.
- Top 10 dresses for summer events (johnlewis.com)
- Potential (knockedupfabulous.com)
- if so, you’re my type of girl and you’re totally worthy of a stunning bcbg one shoulder dress (jinjn.typepad.com)