Saturday, August 20, 2005

Resort Collections - The Dresses

Just when I thought that I had run out of blogging material, the resort collections have come in to save the day.

The Resort Collections are all about knee-length dresses and chic seperates for lounging around the beach on a Summer day or sailing across azure waters, cocktail in one hand, donning that beautiful golden tan.

So many wonderful frocks and tops to mention here so I shall dedicate the first post to the dresses.

There were some gorgeous elegant gowns but those couldn't beat the lovely cocktail spring dresses on display.

Cocktail Dresses
Valentino had a pretty summery dress with gorgeous butterfly sleeves, a ruffled layer hemline and a dainty pink sash tie front to top it of.

Similar to its Spring and Fall collections, YSL did the 80s with puffy sleeves and that signature broad square leather belt.

Badgley Mischka had many floral-themed dresses such as this white ballerina dress with pretty pink flowers. Very prom-like.

Balenciaga was pure genius. This salmon pink dress was extraordinary with the pretty gatherings. But my favourite was this two-tone dress on the right with the girly bow tie belt at the waist. I love the lace detailing at the hem and the classic cut.

This Bottega Venetta papillon-print babydoll dress is tres chic.

Oscar De La Renta with his usual voluminous dresses, this time with a geometric pattern.

Romantic Dresses
And how about Grecian Goddess Chloe? A floaty romantic dress with an ethereal air.

Louis Vuitton had a beautiful girly Roman empire-line dress.

Prada had the most beautiful dresses. Such as this black and white dress with a classy romantic feel and the one on the left which kind of reminds me of a French Maid uniform (the black portion looks a little like an apron) but more stylish of course. This off-white casual dress reminds me of the dresses I used to wear when I was young. Very romantic and almost nightie-like. Love the cute puffy sleeves.

Not as impressive as their Fall collections of course. But a few note-worthy mentions:
Valentino's Vavavoom Red Hot number would blow people away.
YSL's silky gown is red carpet elegant.
Zac Posen's metallic statue and fiery animal print were too harsh for me but this multi-hued dress was lively and elegant.
This classic Behnaz Sarafpour was another vintage-esque black and white piece.
Carolina Herrera with a brilliant printed gown.
This dazzling piece from Chanel will be a hit for the night.

Watch this space for more!