Monday, 12 January 2009

The Bell Dress

Balenciaga SS08

Calvin Klein SS09

Alexander McQueen SS09

Pictures from www.style.com


Following the Balenciaga look of the moulded sort of dress last summer, there have been a few other appearances of, what I have named the bell dress, for spring summer 09. At first, I really loved the look of this dress but on careful consideration, have decided that whilst it looks lovely on the models, it will not be any good for me.
I think this style of dress looks great on very thin girls who benefit from the addition of a few curves. I have enough curves especially around the hip area and have no need of any additional shape. Also being quite short, I have little doubt that this style of dress would make me look like a weeble.
Finally, the designer versions of these dresses are lovely. I may be wrong but I think it is unlikely that this style will be replicated much on the high street. Any version of this style of dress that I can afford will probably look ridiculous.
So there we have it. The bell dress, a great style for skinny, tall girls with lots of money. But definitely not for me.

1 comment:

Mi Fashion Blog said...

Bell dresses are a hard trend to pull off but I do love that Alexander McQueen number.