Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Emperor's New Dress

This season I'll be wearing nothing.

Or so it may seem.

A key trend for SS2012 is the barely-there neutral - a sharp contrast to (and welcome respite from) the rainbow palette and riotous patterns that will be hard to miss in the months ahead.

Whether you call it champagne, blush or boring old beige, soft skin tones abound for daytime and evening in everything from suede to shimmer to sheer.  Use separates to tone down the season's stronger hues, or invest in an "OMG, for a second I thought she was naked!" dress if you dare to go [nearly] bare.

Kaufmanfranco @ Net-a-Porter

D&G @ Net-a-Porter
Forever Unique @ Selfridges

Michael @ Michael Kors
Mugler @ Barneys
Oscar de la Renta @ Net-a-Porter

High @ The Corner

Ann Demeulemeester @ Browns

Bionda Casta @ Browns
Miu Miu @ Net-a-Porter
Maison Martin Margiela @ Net-a-Porter
Nancy Gonzalez @ Browns

Style File Followers Take Note:
1. Watch your skin tone, especially when it comes to shoes.  A pale blush shade might look piggy pink against tanned feet.
2. You are unlikely to gain entrance to a 'clothing-optional' colony wearing anything featured here, but go ahead and try.  Let me know how you do.
3. They even call it a bandage dress!  Forever Unique have a lot of nerve.  RIP Herve Leger - you're a pikey brand now.

Want more?
Follow Me on Pinterest

1 comment: