November 02, 2015

Column Gown


column |ˈkäləm|
noun
a vertical structure of skirt style.
ORIGIN late Middle English : partly fromOld French columpne, reinforced by its source, Latin columna ‘pillar.’
ZAC Zac Posen  Hillary Column Gown with Cape
 Aidan Mattox  3/4-Sleeve Sequined Column Gown
 Aidan Mattox  Sleeveless Beaded Blouson Column Gown, Petal
 Badgley Mischka  Beaded-Shoulder Cape Column Gown
 Badgley Mischka  Sleeveless Beaded Column Gown
 Catherine Deane  Clarissa Cap-Sleeve Beaded Satin Column Gown
 J. Mendel  Strapless Draped-Side Column Gown
 Jovani  3/4-Sleeve Lace Column Gown
 Kay Unger New York  Strapless Sequined Jacquard Column Gown
 Oscar de la Renta  Two-Tone Faille Column Gown, Magenta/Teal
 Raoul  Sleeveless Halter Belted Column Gown
 Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon  Cap-Sleeve Lace-Bodice Column Gown
 Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon  Sleeveless Embroidered Peplum Column Gown
 St. John Collection  Beaded Cape-Sleeve Column Gown
 Theia  3/4-Sleeve Beaded Column Gown
ZAC Zac Posen  Sydney Column Gown with CapeCredits to Neiman Marcus.

October 30, 2015

Tweed Mini Dress

tweed mini dress |twiːdˈmɪnidrɛs|
noun
a dress that length is above the knee and made of a rough-surfaced woollen cloth, typically of mixed flecked colours, originally produced in Scotland.

DOLCE & GABBANA

Wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,572.26
 Dolce & Gabbana's emerald mini dress had been made in Italy from wool-blend tweed and finished with satin-covered faux buttons. Fully lined in a smooth lace-trimmed silk-blend, this piece has flattering defined shoulders and a nipped-in waist. Style it with pumps and a clutch.

NINA RICCI

Wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,343.03
 Nina Ricci's mini dress is crafted from a wool-blend tweed with a subtle stretch. Cut in a classic shift silhouette, this sleeveless style is finished with fringed edges and is fully lined in silk for a smooth drape. Wear yours with this season's platform sandals.

ROLAND MOURET

Jenolan crepe and tweed mini dress

$1,738
 Roland Mouret's 'Jenolan' mini dress is cut from contrasting smooth crepe and textured blushwhite and black tweed. This architectural piece is cleverly paneled to frame and flatter your figure. Try it layered over a sheer top as seen on the runway, or on its own with pointed pumps and a clutch.

SIMONE ROCHA

Faux pearl-embellished plaid bouclé-tweed mini dress

$1,750.69
 "Simone Rocha is one of my favorite designers, and I love how she's made a classic tweed dress youthful by coloring it lipstick-red and slashing the skirt," says our Buyer, Linda Ayepe. Designed to flatter the bust and waist, this Italian-made piece flares into an A-line silhouette and is finished with a faux pearl embellishment – a nod to the designer's romantic aesthetic. Mirror the runway look by teaming yours with boyish flats.


SONIA RYKIEL

Embellished metallic tweed mini dress

$2,198.37
Sonia Rykiel's tweed mini dress captures the brand's cool take on classic styles. This figure-flattering piece is cleverly designed to look like a double-breasted blazer. Embellished with safety pins and metallic threads, it's finished with raw edging to maximize the contemporary feel. Emulate the runway look with over-the-knee boots.

SONIA RYKIEL

Fringed wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,094.11
Sonia Rykiel's mini dress has been crafted from black and charcoal wool-blend tweed subtly flecked with white and claret thread. Cut in a classic shift silhouette, this slightly loose-fitting style is finished with fringed edging and fully lined for a smooth drape and comfortable fit. We like it best with ankle boots. 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Ayana asymmetric wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,400.81
Stella McCartney's 'Ayana' mini dress has an asymmetric fluted skirt - a key shape in the label's Fall '15 runway collection. This black and whitestyle has been crafted in Italy from wool-blend tweed and is fully lined for a smooth fit. Split sleeves add to the low-key feel of this piece.

Credits to Net-a-Porter.com

October 26, 2015

Crop Top


crop top(also cropped top)

noun
a woman's casual sleeveless or short-sleeved garment or undergarment for the upper body, cut short so that it reveals the stomach.



ALICE + OLIVIA

Avani embroidered tulle top

$244.38
Alice + Olivia's tulle 'Avani' top is intricately embroidered with white and gold threads in a pretty floral motif. Cut in a flattering cropped silhouette, it's finished with scalloped edges that highlight the narrowest part of your waist. Pair it with the matching skirt as an elegant alternative to a party dress.



ALICE + OLIVIA

Bernie crocheted cropped top

$222.88
Alice + Olivia's crocheted 'Bernie' top is cut for a close fit with a blushlining that accentuates its pretty floral pattern. It features a concealed elasticated trim to keep it in place, too. We'll be teaming it with the coordinating skirt.



ALICE + OLIVIA

Joelle cropped leather-trimmed jacquard top

$376.25
Alice + Olivia's 'Joelle' top is cropped to hit at the smallest part of your frame. Crafted from black and cream jacquard, it's detailed with a leather-trimmed open back and is fully lined to ensure the smoothest fit. Wear it with high-rise pants, or embrace the full look with the matching skirt.



BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO

Cropped embellished crepe top

$280.67
Boutique Moschino's black crepe top is playfully embellished with a strand of faux pearls and a glossy gold chain. It's cut for a loose, boxy fit perfect for dressing up or down. Accentuate the slightly cropped silhouette with high-rise pants.



CUSHNIE ET OCHS

Cutout stretch-jersey top

$782.96
Cushnie et Ochs' stretch-jersey top has strategically placed cutouts that reveal just the right amount of skin. This bold style is fully lined and has a close, supportive fit. Echo the runway styling by pairing it with the coordinating skirt.



DELPOZO

Cropped striped jacquard top

$1,012.19
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. DELPOZO's cropped top is cut in the modern boxy shape that the brand is so known for. Crafted from striped jacquard that is structured but not heavy, this fully lined piece looks chicest worn with the matching skirt.




ELIZABETH AND JAMES

Terri cropped printed organza top

$241.94
Elizabeth and James' 'Terri' top is printed with mint and dark-greenleaves dotted with coral berries. Lightly structured, it's crafted from sheer checked organza with a glossy satin lining. Team this cropped piece with high-rise styles or the coordinating skirt.

JONATHAN SAUNDERS

Bibbi cropped floral-print stretch-cotton top

$394.97
Jonathan Saunders' cropped top exposes a flash of skin just under the rib cage that instantly creates the illusion of an hourglass shape. This boxy style is made from stretch-cotton with a pretty pink and whitefloral print. Wear yours with high-rise pants or embrace the full look with the coordinating skirt.


JONATHAN SIMKHAI

Cutout honeycomb stretch-knit top

$350.52
AVAILABLE AS AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM.Cropped to reveal the narrowest part of your waist, Jonathan Simkhai's stretch-knit top is best suited to those with smaller busts. This textured piece has a flattering V-neck and cutout at the front. Team yours with the matching skirt.

MUGLER

Mesh-paneled stretch-crepe top

$974.09
The Edit perfectly describes Mugler's creations as "pieces that play a tantalizing game of peekaboo." Made in France, this form-fitting stretch-crepe top is spliced with sheer mesh at the shoulders and sleeves. Highlight its cropped silhouette with high-waisted skirts or pants.

OPENING CEREMONY

Cropped intarsia stretch-knit top

$274.32
Opening Ceremony's bright-blue top is crafted from a comfortable stretch-knit fabric and patterned with an abstract black intarsia. This waist-skimming style is cut for a close fit and cropped to hit at the most flattering part of your midriff. Pair yours with the matching skirt as a bold alternative to an LBD.

RIME ARODAKY

Caplan cropped lace and crepe top

$1,204.51
Rime Arodaky's lace and crepe top is crafted in France and cropped to define the narrowest part of your waist. Showcase the sheer back and coated buttons with an updo.

SEA

Cutout stretch-crepe top

$363.22
Part of SEA's Tyrolean-inspired Pre-Fall '15 collection, this boxy top captures the brand's effortless ease. It's cut from crinkled stretch-crepeand detailed with cutouts outlined by intricate embroidery. The slightly cropped length pairs perfectly with high-rise pants or skirts.

SEA

Embroidered organza top

$318.77
Made from crisp and lightweight cream organza, SEA's relaxed-fit top has beautiful floral embroidery that's brushed for a soft, velvety feel. It's lined in cotton through the front, turning to reveal a sheer back. Team yours with denim shorts and sandals at the weekend.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Maureen wool-blend bustier top

$649.61
Stella McCartney's 'Maureen' bustier top is made from a smooth black wool-blend and lined in soft satin. Darted at the front for a streamlined look, this flattering piece is finished with flexible boned sides for added structure. Complement the cropped cut with high-rise pants.


TIBI

Checked jacquard bustier top

$337.82
Tibi's white strapless top is constructed with an internal bustier that shapes your figure and ensures a flawless fit. The semi-sheer windowpane jacquard overlay feels light and feminine. Wear this piece with skirts or shorts.

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.