Another interruption from the Dresses for Real Women posts, for this very cool Spring 2009 trend alert!
Models fluttered with ultra-feminine flair at Nanette Leopore, Carolina Herrera and Erin Fetherston. The cascading ruffles on Ralph Lauren's Stella top have a similar feel.
Pictured: Ralph Lauren's Stella top.
Was: $69.50 Now: $39.99.
Skinny is still in for spring. At Malandrino, Rag & Bone and Derek Lam the pants were cropped. Shape fx's guarantee a slender frame and can be worn now tucked into boots and later with a stiletto.
Pictured: Shape fx® Skinny Pants
silhouette slims hips, visually elongates legs
high-content Lycra® knit for ultimate control. Skinny-cut pull-on cigarette pants give legs a long, lean look. Wide yoke; 30" inseam (27 1⁄2" Petite, 32 1/2" Tall). Superior stretch knit in rayon/nylon with high-count Lycra® for ultimate control.
Was: $64 Now: $49.
Transparent layers floated down the runway at Vera Wang, Charlotte Ronson and Jill Stuart. The built-in slip of Calvin Klein's Illusion bodice dress simplifies wearing see-through.
Calvin Klein Illusion Bodice Dress
Allover pin tucks adorn a sheer, silk chiffon overlay with an attached slip for coverage. A pretty satin ribbon shapes the waist.
Was: $178.00 Now: $88.90
They were shiny at Marc Jacobs, bold at DKNY and patriotic at Michael Kors. Classic black and white stripes, like these on L.A.M.B.'s tank, will carry you from season to season!
L.A.M.B. Mod Stripe Tank
Striped cotton tank is styled with a shoulder-baring racer back and slim, fitted shape. Very sexy, yes?!
Many designers, like Milly, Dennis Basso and Miss Sixty, took inspiration from the '60s and '70s. Diane Von Furstenberg even called her show "Rock Goddess." Anna Sui's 50% off tunic would have easily blended into the collections; $400 $200.
Pictured: Anna Sui
Silk chiffon tunic dress (we here at Got a Flare for Fashion LOVE tunic dresses)
Available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER.COM. A signature floral print piece from Anna Sui - pair with metallic gladiator sandals for instant get-away chic. Shown here with Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes, a Miu Miu bag and Citrine by the Stones bangles. 100% silk. Flare for Fashion is loving this. Tons.
Was $400 Now $200
Some serious skin was on display at Hervé Léger, Alexander Wang and Narciso Rodriguez. The neckline on Rachel Pally's Chloe dress makes the trend more wearable for less-daring types. Plus, it comes in one of spring's hottest colors: blue!
Pictured: Rachel Pally's Chloe dress
Rachel Pally's signature jersey fabrics prove that sexy forms need not come at the cost of luxurious comfort. Wear it one day as a dress; the next, as a top with your favorite jeans. Each signature piece goes every which way but loose. Not sure what to think of this one, here, but hey, it's a trend alert! Trends are trends, like 'em or leave 'em.
Reg. $231.00 Sale: $116.00
Thought short jumpsuits were a fad? Not according to Miss Sixty, Lacoste and Proenza Schouler. Nightcap Clothing delivers similar one-piece playfulness in comfy cotton; $172 $86.
Nightcap Clothing Ruffle Romper
This mix of comfort and funk is perfect for a gal on the go-go-go.Ribbed jersey romper with ruffle trim at crossover V neck. 3" banding and 3-button closure at waist. Rounded pockets at hip and layer detail at bottom hem. Unfinished edges at ruffle trim and hem. Sleeveless. Semi-sheer at bodice. I would put a cami under this one!
Original Price: $172.00 - Navajo, Black: $120.40 Sale - Sky: $86.00 Sale
Keep lifting those weights, because the one-shouldered dress isn't going anywhere. Norma Kamali's Goddess dress has the same breezy feel as the jersey frocks floating down the runways at Naeem Khan and BCBG; $425 $254.90.
Norma Kamali 'Goddess' One Shoulder Dress
A floaty overlay tops a form-fitting, matching base layer visible only via a full-length slit on one side. Ruching details the one-shoulder style, which can be cinched with a coordinating sash. This look can be quite fun, if you ask me.
Was: $425.00 Now: $254.90