Fantasy fashion, at least in my world. But, a girl can dream.
Let me confess: I cannot remember the last time I saw a dress and thought, “I would really, really, really like to own this frock.”
I can’t and I won’t, unfortunately. It’s quite expensive and I might have one occasion to wear it this calendar year, maybe two next year, but if we look at clothes as investments, this number would take me decades to amortize.
I’m even starting to fantasize about showing this picture to my seamstress, she once worked for a couture house after all. I’m not even sure she works “from scratch” and without a pattern. Not only that, she is retired and has only done alterations for me. Still. . .
I think this dress is perfection for three reasons:
1.) The length
2.) The sleeves (!)
3.) The bare shoulders
It seems to me that bare shoulders do not get the praise and hoopla they deserve. No matter a woman’s age, she probably has lovely shoulders. The cut reveals just the right amount of skin and doesn’t go near the décolleté (Décolleté, the word we use incorrectly to describe our upper chest and cleavage; décolleté is a low cut garment, not the body beneath.) Never mind, you know what I mean.
The off-the-shoulder cut is sensuous, which is ever so much better than sexy.
Because of the length the dress calls for heels to give it the lift it needs. Some women might choose stilettos, this woman would end up in the emergency room if she tried anything higher than what I’ve chosen in the set.
As I look at the design more closely, I realize it would probably call for some serious Spanx to smooth out the contours.
I think it would be stunning with either the Dolce & Gabbana brocade coat or the camel cashmere coat from Eric Bompard I showed you last week. I’m hoping the coat will be more than a fantasy. It’s on my serious wish list. I’ll let you know if wishes come true.
If price were no object, would you too be tempted by this LBD?