February 21, 2012

we love short

Betsey Johnson Spring Summer 2012
We love short dresses. Granted, we've seen a lot of the midi length coming up for uber next season (it still is winter officially) and I've had my doubts (which linger on) about the mid-calf length. You see, unless you have stick legs, say, like Carrie Bradshaw, wearing these longer skirts and dresses might make us look more like Miss Marple rather than Greta Garbo. But we don't have to worry about that until August, when the new collections will lure us into the changing rooms to make us cry when we discover we have calf muscles.

Therefore I say seize the moment: Spring is coming and short dresses are just fab. Not that winter has stopped anyone but I find wearing a short dress more pleasant when a milder breeze is blowing up my dress rather than snow flurries. We do adore the designs we've been seeing during NYFW and LFW (presumably in Milan and Paris aussi) curtseying to post-war Downton Abbey and Mryna Loy, but we'll never abandon short.

Antonio Marras Spring Summer 2012
Red Label Vivienne Westwood Spring Summer 2012
While we all dream of strolling along the Left Bank in silk a la Dior, I would never spend more than $100 on a summer dress. No need. We know where to get pretty frocks for cheap. In your favorite stores soon.

Christian Dior RTW Spring Summer 2012

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