Is it just them? Or am I in love with this year’s spring/summer styles? I’m just dazzled by fashions oozing femininity. These fashions were gifted to all of us by beloved designers like Alexander McQueen (RIP), Cynthia Rowley, Zac Posen, Derek Lam and many more. Therefore, I write about the gifts in the hopes of helping you bloom into summer. With that in mind, I’ll start on dresses:
Flowers continue to flourish. Curvier gals should ensure the print is smaller to get a minimizing effect.
Feathers, when applied on the skirt of the dress, close to the waist it adds volume to less curvy or boy shaped body types. Also used by those who want a trendier, couture look.
Oh the draping! Glamorous and graceful, it’s virtually flawless on any body. Draping is my personal favorite. Other dress styles that passed the test of time from spring ’09 are: ruffles, tribal prints, shirt dresses, and the maxi. The great designers also suggested soft, flowing fabrics made of silk, polyesters, satin, georgette, or chiffon.
Having a preference for skirted separates over dresses is perfectly fine. Look for the same fabrics and, or prints that are seen on dresses. I get a lot of use from separates because of the variety of combinations they provide to take me from Monday to Friday while at work. For instance, a silky yellow blouse tucked under a soft gray, A line skirt just above the knee works for petites as myself. Circle skirts are blooming too, now in cute frilly styles; but, better off worn by taller bods with long legs. Allow me to clarify; not having the long legs does not imply we can’t enjoy the thrills of this season’s fashions. Steer around that with a tulip shaped skirt which makes good on concealing tummies, if that’s the case.
Some ideas to top off the skirts, even pants, shown below.
blouse & wrap-Lane Bryant
fitted jacket-Lane Bryant
My point is that we feel feminine, unashamed, and know that we can step out the door and into the season blooming with style.