In this season would be better if it started with white, white, clean and beautiful will emit something different in our appearance on the season now.In a season dominated by white, it seemed fitting to close out the week with Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein. That whole cliché about saving the best for last certainly holds true in the case of this positively chic lineup that pretty much defines the new minimal. His whites, which he called anything but “white,” came in an arresting parade of boxy suits and louche dresses.
Sexiness, in fact, was really the point of the collection. Not an overt way but rather in the deep-V of an otherwise covered-up black dress or the racerback of a straight mini with pockets.Costa added in a trio of brightly colored dresses, one red and two blue. These were stiff, short, and sexy in their severity.
The fashion house were on to the flare trend before any other designer on the runway. Models strutted down the cat walk in the elongating trousers made of orange and green tweed, whilst sporting the classic Burberry fitted jackets. Long lengths were seen throughout the collection, ranging from maxi skirts to maxi trenches – A key trend for the season.
Burberry Prorsum is a much subtler affair than the spikes and studs seen in his spring collection. Bailey took the classic trench and gave it a bohemian edge with leather wrap belts and jaded sequin collars. Many of the coats included removable knit collars and cuffs, which let wearers take their look from day-wear to night. The collection consisted of a fox fur trench coat and a black number with doouble row buttons and a rabbit hair hem. Each ensemble was paired with the the towering thigh high boots plastered in wet look leather, creating the classic outerwear chic that the fashion house is famous for.
Not one to showcase evening wear, Bailey gave a preview of floor length dresses and streamline tuxedos for both women and men. A favourite of many proved to be the low cut, dusky pink maxi dress, with bellowing ruffles cascading to the floor as well as the satin maroon evening gown topped with the jade tasselled wrap.
Baby doll dresses(pink)
In 1956 the movie Baby Doll starring Carroll Baker gave origin to the popularity of the “baby doll” nightgown, the costume worn by Baker’s childlike sensual character in the film. Although the film was heavily censored and banned in some countries, the baby doll style gained force and more than 50 years later it is still fashionable.
With the years, the baby doll has made a jump from the bedroom to the high street where women of all shapes enjoy the freedom of wearing a baby doll dress.
What is a baby doll dress?(white)
If you have been living on another planet and have failed to see Hollywood icons like Sandra Bullock wearing baby doll dresses, don’t worry you are not too late to catch up. A baby doll dress is, as you can imagine, highly inspired on the baby doll nightgown.
The dress is feminine, and flirty, ideal for those days when you are feeling a bit bloated. It usually skims gracefully though curves accentuating your best assets like a prominent breast or a great pair of legs.
Baby doll dress horrors to avoid(yellow)
As much as you like the baby doll style please do not fall into the trap that the shorter you wear it the taller you will look. It is true that a short dress will make your legs look longer but a TOO short one will only make you look “tarty”. The shorter styles are only suitable for young girls. If you are over 30, a hemline just a few inches above the knee is more flattering.
How to wear a baby doll dress(paris hilton)
The thing about a baby doll dress is that it can make you look incredibly sexy or horrendously ridiculous. If you have an ample bosom and relatively flat stomach this look can make you look both sweet and sexy. However, if you have heavy thighs you would be better wearing a long version.
Get proper support from your underwear. This goes for every item of clothing. Proper underwear that holds everything in place can make a big difference to your overall look. If you want to wear a baby doll dress with a deep plunging neckline choose a push-up bra to enhance your assets, this will drive attention away from ‘problem’ areas and will help the effect of the hourglass figure. Some of the Victoria’s secret baby doll dresses come with in-built brassieres.
The length: Just a few inches above the knee is best. If you are petite, you can wear it a bit shorter but not too much. Bear in mind that baby doll dresses are flowy and they will “show off” in a windy day. Which takes me to the next rule for wearing a baby doll dress: never wear one during a windy day or for doing vigorous dancing like a Ceilidh or a Salsa party unless of course you want to show your “jewels” on every turn!
High heels go very well with baby doll dresses. Look at Paris Hilton wedges, they are just perfect for her dress, not too flashy but with enough added high. If you are wearing your dress on the beach, you can even get flip flops with a little heel or wedge to add high and glamour.
Printed dresses look better on tall girls. If you are petite a one colour only will look nicer on you. If you have a small bust, you can enhance its looks with a different bust colour, like the Paris Hilton dress on the right.
To avoid the “pregnant” look you should wear appropriate make up and avoid going out with a “morning sickness” look. Wear high heels and walk tall!
One of the biggest trends spotted at last weeks’ Salon du Mariage at the Carrousel du Louvre was actually a hybrid of a couple of past trends, something that we’ve affectionately dubbed “Black and Bling”. From the moment you stepped into the Salon, you could see that it was going to be all about High Drama. Sponsored by Swarovski Crystallized and designed by Jean-Luc Blais, the entrée to the salon was literally dripping in dramatic bling- from gowns to accessories, to the amazing over-the-top banquet table- nearly every inch of the space was bejeweled.
Once fully in the Salon, things were a bit more tame, but le Black et Bling still played a predominant role- showing up in DIY decorations, wedding cakes, and tabletop accessories. Oh, and what would a Paris wedding show be without the ubiquitous Black Wedding Dress? This year’s version came at the runway shows’ finale from Hayari Couture- a black and silver, seemingly 80’s-inspired mini with a tumbling train at the back.
So, how can you bring a little Parisian Black and Bling to your wedding or event? How about starting with black or transparent glass candelabras with tall, black taper candles? Or bunches of white hydrangeas in a cluster of black and clear glass vases in different shapes and sizes? And don’t forget to add gobs of loose or scatter crystals. We all know that weddings have been blinged out for quite some time now, but one decidedly Parisian touch that I saw this year was whimsy. Parisian Black and Bling isn’t just about serious Hollywood glamor, it’s also about fun and fantasy. So feel free to add your own silly touches: butterflies, crowns, feathers- whatever you need to make this trend your own.
Ah, the search for the perfect wedding dress—it’s one of the most fun and most daunting parts of the wedding-planning process. Here, 37 gowns we consider to be the most “wow” of the 2010 crop. We think you’ll find one (or two, or 12) to fall in love with. Prepare for some serious bridal-fashion escapism. For the bride who loves her some always-chic black—even on her wedding day!