Dresses :So delightful

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23/12/2011 09:49
Dresses :So delightful
When dresses made a comeback a few years "But they seem to be even more popular," she says,
back, spring, always a happy season, be-
adding that the ease of putting on a dress and not
came that much more delightful. Dresses
having to worry about coordinating with other
make us feel pretty, they are easy to wear, and there
pieces is one reason.
are so many styles out there that everyone can find
one that works for them.
Another is that by adding a little cardigan, dresses
which used to be saved for after work or a garden
That is probably why dresses have endured on the
party can now be worn to work or the beach or
fashion landscape this long
any time at all.
Claudia Agusti, the designer for Plum, says she
And best of all, dresses today can bridge the seasons
wasn't sure when she started designs for this sum-
by adding or subtracting turtlenecks or tights.
mer that dresses would still hold their ground.
"With tights you can really extend the time you can
wear a dress," she says.
"And they really change the look." Maybe it's Mad
Men, but the summer sheath dresses are selling like
crazy. So are the vintage florals on crisp cottons.
Plum has been buying vintage floral prints from
a supplier in New York whose father had a huge
library of prints from the 1920s on up to the '60s.
Every year, he selects a few and reissues them.
Agusti loves them.
"The artwork is gorgeous," she says. "It is a real treat
getting something unique."
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Dresses :So delightful
"They are pretty," explains Kerrisdale store manager
Norah McLeod. "They look like a garden party."
McLeod echoed Agusti's comments that dresses are
easy to wear.
"Especially in the summertime, women can throw
on a dress, feel and look great and then throw on
sandals and be done with it."
So delightful.
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Gentle Fawn, a small local design label that is ma-
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king quite a splash in the U.S., also picks up on the
Kelly's tips on what to wear for any festive occasion
nostalgia flavour by using appliques, crocheted


accents and other feminine details such as ruffles,
Beautiful lace bridesmaid dresses
says designer Daniel Hogg.
Dress up for yourself and enjoy your holiday!
Much more you need to think in this Christmas
Hogg's other line, Left of Houston, takes a more
contemporary approach to the dress, with clean
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lines and a more sophisticated style, using silks,
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beauty of these dresses is that they can be worn
casually or dressed up.


Next: To help you look red-carpet ready
Some of the trends addressed this season in both Left
on Houston and Gentle Fawn include tulip hems,
asymmetrical necklines, feminine details such
as crochet straps, buttons and applique notions,
flowing silhouettes, buttons and cinched waists.
Fever London, a label from the U.K., also picks on
the vintage styling, with florals in both sheath and
full-skirt styles. But it also has also lots of jerseys in
modern or wrap styles. Sheer fabrics are showing
up too, as evidenced by the line at Current.
Current makes most of its own clothing, but it
brought in a line of affordable 100-per-cent silk
party dresses by Montreal designer Nicole Benisti.
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