September 11, 2015

best looks of NYFW Spring Summer 2016: all the pretty dresses

ZAC Zac Posen, Look #12, Spring Summer 2016, a beautiful fresh print on a classic take of the shirt dress. The shirt dress has longevity and is worth searching for a dress that fits perfectly ie not too tightly in the bodice. Remember: dresses worn a size too small only make you look like you're too fat. Seriously. Will look for this dress come next Spring

Marissa Webb, Look #31, Spring Summer 2016, the leather apron/vest/gilet is such a cool way to edge up a simple cotton dress and it adds silhouette to those of us without much waist. This long leather vest will look cool with anything you want to add edge and waist to. Love it. Definitely worth the investment.

Protagonist, Look #20, Spring Summer 2016, we can't have too many simple & chic black dresses. No we can't. Works for day with sandals, works for those warm sultry nights with maybe some silver or gold sandals. No heels needed.
Jason Wu, Look #31, Spring Summer 2015, this is such a beautiful dress, very flattering around the face and one I'd recommend for us ladies 50+. The dress has edge and softness - a combination I love. The color is also so flattering to the face, making any complexion look rosy, dewy and soft. Well, you know. As dewy as one looks over fifty. Good enough for me.
Tadashi Shoji, Look #25, Spring Summer 2016, if there is one designer I'd have to name who has the most flattering dresses for less-than-perfect figures ie most of us since most of us are not rail thin and 17 years old, it'd be Tadashi Shoji. The way he cuts the waist of his dresses is divine and gives even me a waist. He certainly has a way with the waist. Love this dress.

Wes Gordon look #19, Spring Summer 2016, when I choose dresses, I always choose dresses either with a dropped waist or falling loose to the hem. The problem with the 'falling loose' it can sometimes become mou mou-ish. Wes Gordon cuts his dresses close to the body yet never spills over into the (shudder) body con. Another dress/cut I always look out for and when I find one as pretty as this, must add it to my wardrobe of classic stylish pieces.
Gabriela Hearst, Look #12, Spring Summer 2016, a cool Spring coat. The stripped panel reminds me a bit of tail coats on formal mens wear morning coats. You know, back in the day. Definitely gives it an edge and works with anything denim-y underneath.
Creatures of the Wind, Look #21, Spring Summer 2016, a heavy cotton dark green short coat paired with silky, flowy skirts and fish nets? Oh yes. Me personally would probably leave the fish nets at home (they are damn uncomfortable by the way) but I'll take the rest as is. A touch of bohemian rhapsody. 

Lola's take  on Fashion Week: I don't care about front rows and who sits in them, I don't care about the bloggers and whoever else parades around outside. I like observing because it's a fun show but in general, I do the fashion weeks for the clothes. The criteria for my 'best of' selection must meet the following standards: comfort, cool, chic, simple, decent quality, a bit of edge with enough classic elements to warrant spending money on them because they have to last beyond a season. You can always find 'trendy' pieces that will last and make it into the pantheon of classics. And the clothes must look good on a gal with little to no waist and who doesn't want to look like she's trying too hard. There. Hope you enjoy!

all photos courtesy of Vogue Runway

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