Dresses & skirts.

Packing a punch with bell sleeves

Ever since Yvan posted these pictures up on Face Hunter yesterday, I’ve been getting lots of questions about the dress. This is one I picked up online, made from beautiful quality vintage lace. I totally fell in love with the bell sleeves and scalloped hem – and while I paired it with Gucci heels and some vintage jewellery for the Kenzo flagship store launch, it…

Finding the perfect party dress: Net-a-Porter

Every year as the holiday season rolls around we’re left rummaging through our wardrobes for something great – no, make that showstopping – to wrap ourselves in for the Christmas parties, the functions, the New Year’s soirees. This year it comes down to sparkling sequins, heavenly high hems and jewel-bright maxi dresses that sweep the floor with more than a subtle dose of 1970s vintage-inspired…

Eyola Eros dress: daily discovery

Take the luxury of tassels with the elegance of Grecian draping, then soak the whole ensemble in fiery red. The result is this Eros Octave dress by Eyola, a silk/chiffon floor-length gown that’s not for the faint of heart.

Faux croc dress: daily discovery

When I see this dress, I have visions of Tallulah Morton sailing – Goddess-like – down the runway at the Stolen Girlfriends Club S/S 10/11 show. Having been pondering yesterday about how our opinion of a piece of clothing can be influenced by the context you see it in, I can only conclude that it’s Tallulah’s fault that I want this dress. She sold it…

A vision from Versus: daily discovery

I can think of few sexier ways to indulge in velvet than this dress, designed by Christopher Kane for Versace’s sister line Versus. Not only is it a rich purple velvet and flattering bustier style, it also has leather straps – a big plus in my book. Full photo after the jump.

Win: Strummer’s Sunday Lunch dress

Aptly named label Strummer have a festival-chic aesthetic that’s effortlessly cool and yet startlingly sophisticated. Amoung their spring 2011 range you’ll find crochet minidresses with 70′s-style bell sleeves, pairs of breezy culottes, and the kind of ruffled blouses that can work with pretty much anything, anytime. The label itself is young; yet Gina Cole and Edwina Hagon, the creative duo behind Strummer, have already carved…
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book
Strummer S/S 2010 collection look book

Metalicus striped singlet dress: daily discovery

With summer just around the corner for our readers in the world’s south, now is as good a time as any to complete the wardrobe that will keep you feeling cool, but looking hot, during the ensuing heat wave. The Metalicus striped singlet dress serves two purposes: it’s a subtle, classically easy throw-on piece perfect for casual day wear and, more importantly, when you purchase…

Winter Kate Anais dress

For those fashionsers looking for another piece to help them indulge in 2010′s / 2011′s lace dess trend here’s a piece from the Winter Kate by Nicole Richie label that sits somewhere between youth and modest (I include the latter as we’ve seen simply how risque this trend can be taken, though frequently to good affect).

Chiffon maxi: daily discovery

Here’s a take on the sheer maxi skirt trend that allows you to get a look like Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s (pictured), but with a more modest opacity. Free People‘s solid chiffon maxi skirt is gathered at the bottom creating thickness and volume. Wear it layered or with a simple pair of black hot pants underneath.