fringing, sequins, feathers, geometric-patterned
dresses cut as straight as a pencil and asymmetrically-draped
cocktails dresses made from weightless fabrics.
Insets of lace, rectangular necklines, draping
that reveals serious cigarette pants and fringe-like
hems galore, in dusty rose and powder-toned
rhythms! Designers have uncovered all these
sinful delights while rummaging through the
dressing boxes of 1930s Charleston jazz clubs.
result is luxurious, swanky, flapper dresses,
intricate tops, (embroidered and sequined),
and sparkly dresses mixed with bunches of irregular
pleats held together by lozenges in contrasting
colors. There is also plenty of the "Roaring
Twenties," with a very forlorn grunge-like
feel. It's all worn, torn and faded (the "old
is new" look), but these clothes are definitely
in the mood of rich, sensual elegance, with
their asymmetrical hems, beaded fringes, and
decorated accessories. A beaded bag and some
sparkly beaded stilettos--or even a fringed
soft drape for the neck--are an absolute MUST-have
for this look.
Although this look is inspired by the decadence
of jazz, it's not high drama. In fact, it's
actually the opposite--floaty and sensual but
very low-key. Team a beaded sheath-shaped top
with washed-out jeans for a casual look, or
a satin-slip dress ruched by a brooch at the
hemline with some sparkly kitten-heeled sandals
and a beaded bag for a softer look.
If it's a cocktail dress you need, then a fit-and-flare
dress with a floating hem, or a sheath boxy
dress in rich sparkly chiffon, accessorized
with a long string of pearls, is perfect! For
a more seductive take, try on a chain mail-styled
top, or a corset top with some silk satin low-slung
pants, or some stovepipe cigarette pants with
stilettos and a feather boa, or something whimsical
and light around your neck.
This is definitely the richest-looking evening
wear season, filled with lots of rhythm. It's
perfect for those flirty dance nights and elegant
summer cocktail parties. So girls, I hope you
have a blast shopping and dressing up!