This is an elegant afternoon dress that would be suitable for afternoon events, such as the races and other promenade activities. The dress is an excellent example of Doucet’s penchant for lingerie-like garments, which is represented by the delicate ruffles and rose printed chiffon. The color combination of blues accented with turquoise is a favorite of the designer.
I love these colors~ The lace almost looks better aged, instead of a pristine white <3
necessary-glitter asked: I just bought a leather jacket, but have no idea what to wear it with. It looks odd with my pretty dresses, but when I wear it with jeans I'm afraid of looking like a greaser wannabe. Can you help?
It depends on the style of the jacket, first. If it’s more old school, then DEFINITELY be wary of the “greaser” look. -shudders- Not a period I particularly enjoy. If the jacket is more modernized, with angles and zipper pockets and maybe fleece, then you don’t have to worry as much.
Ways to wear with jeans: Try skinny jeans, patterned jeans, or bright colored jeans. Avoid straight-cut and high-waist. DO NOT wear with a white T-shirt. Wear with a blouse or even a patterned T.
Ways to wear with dresses: Again, this depends on the style of the jacket. It definitely doesn’t go with formal dresses, but when fall rolls around, it might be a nice way to warm up your summer dresses. Make sure the color doesn’t clash with black (there are few colors that do).
You can also wear leather jackets with skirts or shorts. Jean shorts and a V-neck can look cute with a leather jacket. <3
Be aware of your body type and wear what makes you feel confident in who you are and expresses who you want to be. And always smile. (Smiles will also help you avoid that greaser look!)
Hope that helps, darling~
New York Street Style Fall 2012
Anonymous asked: I have a /very/ fancy wedding to attend, black tie. But I despise wearing high heels. What would be the best alternative besides flats?
A floor-length dress ought to hide your shoes if you’re terribly concerned. You could also try low-heels or wedges.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, borrow from friends who are your size. And make sure you practice walking in your shoes, especially for a fancy event (even if they’re flats!). You want to know where you might get blisters or irritation. Gauze strips, or adhesive or padding of some kind are excellent buffers for those tight spots in your shoes to get you through a night of dancing with minimal soreness.
I hope this helps, darling!
Anonymous asked: I am taking the plunge and buying my first corset, but would be uncomfortable wearing one without at least a blouse underneath. My question is, what should I wear with this outfit? Pants? A nice skirt?
Pants or a nice skirt are both good options! Personally, darling, I prefer skirts, but that’s a taste. (pants don’t work well on ponies anyway.)
It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a blouse underneath a corset, as well. Don’t worry! Wear what makes you feel comfortable.