Thursday, 28 January 2010

SS10 trend - neutral/ nude sheer dresses (and socks!)

Next up on No More Wants, the SS10 trend for neutral or nude sheer dresses sometimes with socks. These dresses were just about every where on the catwalk. These are just a few examples but there were plenty more including longer styles, minimalist and full on frothy versions.

At Jonathan Saunders

At Givenchy

At Fendi

At Calvin Klein

At Burberry Prorsum

At Meadham Kirchhoff

And so to the challenge - to create a look for this trend from items in my wardrobe. I have had this chiffon dress for a year or two but have only worn it once or twice. Whilst, I love feminine clothes, there was just something too sugary sweet about this dress. It was also never that practical for the UK weather. Taking inspiration from Meadham Kirchhoff (although I am not sure if I like the collection) and Burberry Prorsum (I love the collection with all my heart), I tried adding a pair of grey knee socks ruched down with a pair of strappy wedge shoes. I also added a vintage/ second hand charcoal grey suit jacket. Funnily enough, I was really worried that this look wouldn't work but I really like it. The dark colours toughened up the sheer, cream frilliness of the dress making it much more wearable for me than just on its own. I think I will definitely be getting a to more wear out of this dress.



Dress - Asos
Jacket - Secondhand
Shoes - Karen Millen
Socks - Peacocks
Necklace - present

Catwalk pictures from http://www.style.com/










10 comments:

Zenobie said...

This is a really fun take on neutrals, I like the socks with shoes combo too it’s a good Idea for the English weather!

Amy said...

I love nude dresses and I am really hoping to invest in one for the Spring/Summer. I LOVE yours and the way you wore it with socks and sandals- very cute!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Zenobie said...

None of my posts are getting though to your blog :-( Just wanted to say I love the shoe sock think, hope this one gets though!

Zanah said...

I love the neutrals! :) Mon Mode Blog

gem fatale said...

Great post!
LOVE the socks and sandals combo, anyone that thinks that is a faux pas knows nothing about fashion! Unless its a 50 year old man rocking the look, in which case that is a bit cringe. :)
xxx

Leia said...

I love nude tones!

All Women Stalker said...

The dress is beautiful! I live in a tropical country and I'd be able to use that every day ;)

Annie Spandex said...

Your dress is so pretty!

Brow Raised Beauty said...

Hope you don't mind if I gave you a shout out on my blog;) Was looking for a link to show ss10 sheer fashion in pics and yours popped up first! Let me know...
xBRB

http://browraisedbeauty.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love the socks and sandals combination. It's a great way to wear open-toed shoes without sacrificing your feet! I was inspired by your look and decided to try out my own take on it with a cute pair of slouchy socks .