Elie Tahari, hits and misses

If much of 2011’s fashion has been interested in 70s glamour than Elie Tahari’s Resort collection has been truly swept away by it. And glamour is the key word: this is nighttime retro goodness from the floor-length gauzy gowns to a sharp white pant suit. But while part of the collection reaches that exotic Resort high note, it falls down a little where it gets too casual. Case in point, this outfit which proves that wide leg pants are by far best when balanced out by a more streamlined top half. A baggy top with baggy pants simply won’t produce a flattering outcome.

Thankfully though, despite some underwhelming styling, the hits do outweigh the misses. Click on the thumbnails to view more of Elie Tahari‘s Resort 2012 look book.