Monday, May 21, 2012

The Summer Blouse

The Summer Blouse

There's something very appealing about the combination of a sheer material in a blouse form. Whether the blouse has a bow collar, sleeveless, or pocketed, it's one of the must have tops for summer. What's normally a more formal or casual business attire shape is revamped to give it more of a sexual appeal. It's deceiving to the point where it walks the line between playful and just plain naughty.
But how to best travel this line into the summer months? An easy solution to feeling fearless in it and still maintaining dignity it to pair it with a bandeau. The strapless undergarment won't take away from the blouse itself. And if you're feeling really bold, go for a patterned one in a bright color.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Peplum in Action: Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha

As I was going through the Teen Vogue Best Dressed list, I came across pictures of Coco Rocha at the DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer Gala. I love it when I'm able to find pictures of celebrities and know exactly who they're wearing. In this case, it was Jason Wu who designed this pretty boat neck peplum. I tried out a new style format on Polyvore to create the set, playing with the use of text more than I have in the past. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Summer Dress

The Summer Dress

This set is the first in the new segment I'm making: The Looks of Summer 2012.

The idea originally came up by accident. It was two in the morning, and I could not get to sleep. So what better way to spend my insomnia than doing something productive, like making a new set. The issue was that I could not figure out what I wanted to put together. Inadvertently, I made different sections of skirts, dresses, tops, and shoes that I wanted to wear this summer. Knowing that I could not include all of them in one set, I instead chose to feature each by themselves.

These dresses are the shapes that will featured this summer. The peplum is a new favorite, paying homage to a style that can be traced back as far as the 19th century. Back then, the look was done with an overcoat. The modern peplum came in fashion around the 1940s, and have now made a reappearance.

I love cutout dresses, especially ones with shapes or bows. There's something very alluring about an open back. I like this dress especially because of the heart shape in the back and the flared out skirt.

The high low dress is the newest trend, its shape previously seen in gowns and formal dresses. The shape will be featured more for the skirts segment.