Friday, May 4, 2007

The year of the dress part 6: a one-sided affair

Asymmetrical dressing has been popping up all over, and all thanks to Ms Blanchett who made quite the statement this year wearing a one-sided Armani Prive dress on the Oscars red carpet. In this post, i present other lovely, red-carpet worthy options.

Cate Blanchett in her Armani Prive dress at this year's Oscars. She was a best-supporting actress nominee for her work in Babel.

Other options:

This lovely piece comes from one of my favourite labels, 3.1 Philip Lim. The black colour prevents the ruffles from being overly sweet.

These two pieces are from See by Chloe and while they are appropriate for formal dressing, they can be dressed down just by a change of footwear i.e. patent toe pumps when on the red carpet, and slippers when off.

A similar option to the See by Chloe piece can be found in this Lewis Cho dress. Again, dress up or down using appropriate shoes.

Now isn't this pretty: a throw back to Marilyn Monroe, it epitomises 50s Hollywood glamour.

Then there is this piece by Alberta Ferreti. The shade of blue is refreshing and soothing to eye, and the draping evokes regality.

For those looking for a more modern shape, David Szeto presents two options-one in blue, one in white, both with a trendy tulip shape-while Diane von Furstenburg adds bubble hems to her asymmetrical dress.

David Szeto.

Diane von Furstenburg.

And for those who want full out glamour, there is this Peter Som's pink creation that is reminicent of a 1950s Elizabeth Taylor or Grace Kelly movie.

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