|Woven with Velcro in back|
|More casually classy|
with denim and shiny
|More dressy with a |
smooth front and a
chic grey tweed
... flower embellishments. If you didn't notice all the ruffles and flowers going around, you may have been hiding in a dark hole. I absolutely adore all these feminine come-backs in style. It is just really refreshing. (don't get me wrong, I would still opt for sweat pants and high-top converse any day).
They come in clips, laces, headbands, hair-bands, skirts and anything else manageable. Very much related to the...
|Clip on leather flowers for any outfit|
|Frumpy lace flowers |
adorn the dress
|Flowers on strings of pearls and other|
jewelry, including giant roses on rings
|I especially like this because |
the undefined lines of the tiers
even out curves and gives a
straighter look without loosing
any feminine grace
|Tiers of ruffles.|
|Huge headbands are in. I'm still not |
sure about these, although they sure
look adorable when someone is able
to pull it off with their head and hair.
... the maxi dress. This usually includes most dresses with a long skirt part flowing from the bosom piece, which is usually (unfortunately) low cut. They are not so hard to make modest though, as you see in the pictures below. But if you would like another layer, grab a...
|As you can see, maxi dresses come in|
a wide variety of bright, tropical
patterns. Usually a light fabric for a
cool and functional summer dress.
|A bit more modest with|
a higher tank top under-
... Summer fashion sweater. Actually, I don't think these funny little things have an official name. That's just what I call them. As a rule, these "sweaters" have a flowy, flamboyant front, and when made with short sleeves, a lacy, gathered back. A great accent that really makes the outfit, and can even out curves if desired. Another trend we will be seeing more of that is bent on the smoothed out look is the...
|Tiers again. :')|
|Long sleeves and a more casual|
approach for either dress pants or
|This is new to me. |
Looks almost like a
scarf from the front.
Cute and summery.
|wear with leggings or|
|I think its a bit too much to pare this with a pair of |
baggy, roll-up capris. You do have to be careful
not to look to sloppy and shabby when dealing
too-big or untailored things. And please, wear
pants with that, for goodness sake!
...the shirt-dress. Very cute, but tend to be rather short. I recommend a longer shirt dress (if you make your own, this is easy) or to wear a pencil skirt or leggings underneath. Very cute. A playful romp that brings back the days when little girls wore dresses and frilly socks with shiny black Mary Jane shoes. These dresses can be worn picnicking or to church on Sunday. But in that case you need...
|More casual but still adorable.|
This definitely needs capris and/or
...gladiator sandals on your feet. What a nasty name for these modern footwears. Some run-way projects have taken the gladiator shoes a bit too far, but I think these can be great for a dressy look. And while we are going with the retro and natural lets take a look at...
|Usually comfortable, and nice with|
an earthy skirt
|Often adorned with |
decorative "stones" in retro
colors or natural
... The next post. Yes, I'm leaving you in suspense 'til next time.