Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The year of the dress part 5: Eyelet dresses

Eyelets were a feature of the spring catwalks and not surprisingly, high street quickly caught on. Usually the domain of white dresses, eyelets can now be found in other colours and other pieces like tops and even shorts.

Badgley Mischka's eyelet dress.

Peter Som's eyelet dress. Black is a refreshing take on the usual white eyelet.

Again, there are always high street options available.

Old Navy does a simple empire-cut eyelet dress. Perfect for those summer days matched with a hat and bejewelled sandals or espandrille wedges. These Christian Louboutin espandrille wedges and Miu Miu bejewelled sandals are utterly adorable.

This eyelet dress is from Delias, and the ribbon belt adds to the romantic vibe.

Another eyelet dress in a romantic cut is this piece from French Connection. Pair it with knee length flat soled boots and and you'll look straight out from the movie set of Pollyanna. As I am not fond of Pollyanna, i suggest those interested in this piece to keep with the wedges, espandrilles or sandals combi.

For those who might not like the country-girl connotations of the white eyelet dress with empire bustlines, there are eyelet dresses in more modern shapes. For instance, these two pieces are from River Island and Delias respectively and come in A-line shift and babydoll style of the 60s, short short hemlines included.

Not to be outdone, Arden B also provides a eyelet style in a modern shape.

C and C California also created a series of eyelet dresses for their spring-summer collection. I like the way it is paired with a tank worn underneath.

These are eyelet dresses, also from C and C California, in the tube dress style.

While it can be worn plain like in the picture, i would suggest pairing it with a tee of another colour worn beneath the dress. Yellow and white would be a nice combination. This Topshop one would do the trick. You might also want to add a wide-waist belt to cinch the waist and break up the white.

Eyelets also make for beautiful tops, as this Webster piece adequately displays.

For those who can't get enough of this trend, there are also eyelet shorts. However, I hope eyelet trousers or jeans never come to fruition.

Photographs from:,,,,,,,,,,, Elle Uk magazine April 2007 issue.


jennifer said...

sighhh all the dresses look so pretty. makes me wish i was rolling in dough and with a place to wear them to.

anyways, all e best for the studying. lets go! heehee

gail said...

aww thanks jen! you study hard too!