Dear diary, I promise to write in you more…
It’s time for a makeover. Time to forget about the negative and focus all-out on fabulousness and positivity and all the things that make life great. This means DRESSES. Between Cannes and The Met Ball, I’ve been drooling over so much beauty that I couldn’t not be inspired and get onto it here.
Let’s start with The Met Ball.
There’s a million good things happening right here. The movement. The colour. The contrast. That smile.
I adore this dress. Strapless brocade is in danger of being boring but the metallic, the gradient from large print to small, the drape is just amazing.
Oh Cobie. I love you. I love this dress. I would wear this dress if I were a thousand feet taller. And browner. And thinner.
There’s something so relaxed, so old-world Coco about this dress. It should be unflattering. It’s ankle length, a-line, with mid-bicep sleeves. And Sofia just glides in it. Maybe it’s the vertical lines, the sequins, the pleating – or the beautiful and intelligent woman in it. Who knows?
I have no idea who Stacy Martin is but this is what Miu Miu does best. Young, fun, mixes it up beautifully, plays with colour. I may kill for those shoes.
And from Cannes, there were not too many I liked – there’s only so many iterations of a ballgown you can see in your lifetime, but there was one…
I haven’t followed Beckham’s ranges at all, but this feels like a departure from the super tight, super structured garment that she usually does. There’s a free-flowing easiness to this dress, with nods to the female form, femininity and minimalism that I just adore.
Et voila – makeover complete!
Love this little collection of dresses, there were so many lovely ones in there but these were my favourites. A huge tribute to the designers, the construction people, and the stylists – so many hours goes into making a dress, especially a couture worthy one. Techniques that are centuries old are kept alive by haute couture – may it never die.
(Images sourced from Style.com).