Seemingly out of nowhere I've become a woman who now likes, no loves frocks. It's always been about separates for me, but this summer I wore dresses more often than not and really enjoyed it. So, I guess it was time for me to change it up - love having fewer pieces to coordinate to achieve that pulled together look. Erica M Blumenthal's article in the Times highlights several eye-catching styles for Fall; just add a statement shoe, boot or bag and you're done!
Frocks Every Day to Play
Up or Down and More
By ERICA M. BLUMENTHAL SEPT. 23, 2015.
- Clockwise from top left: Alexa Chung; H&M chiffon dress with detachable tie, $59.99 at H&M, hm.com; Marni floral crepe shirtdress, $1,940 at Marni and net-a-porter.com; Day Birger et Mikkelsen satin-paneled chiffon maxi-dress, $700 at net-a-porter.com; Kate Foley; Chloé velvet dress with chiffon sleeves, $2,295 at mytheresa.com; Altuzarra dévoré velvet dress, $2,232 at mytheresa.com.
Frocks Every Day to Play Up or Down
The mood on the street during fashion week was considerably more dressed up than in recent memory. Nary a pair of athleisure pants in sight. But there were dresses galore: maxi, like the gossamer Karen Walker print the stylist Kate Foley wore, left; goth-romantic, like the strict and linear velvet Valentino that Alexa Chung donned for a night on the town, above (Zara is doing good approximations of velvet dresses with laser-cut details and embroidery); and autumnal florals that reference the ’70s and the ’90s. The point is that fall dresses don’t hew to a specific style; rather, they reflect a trend toward everyday dressing up, with killer boots or, perhaps, played down with a smart pair of slip-on sneakers.