Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Current Obsession: Dreamy Chiffon Dresses






{All dresses via Net-a-Porter}

If the new spring selection at Net-a-porter is any indicator, the general vibe of spring/summer is going to be a combination of Stevie-Nicks-ethereal and edgy-Greek-goddess. I'm not typically a flowy dress kind of girl, but after a few seasons of seeing hard edges, zippers, spikes, and uber-body-conscious looks everywhere, I'm ready for softer lines, longer hems, and CHIFFON -- lots and lots of chiffon! Stevie would approve...

Now, I just need to find some options that are a bit more price-friendly -- any suggestions?

::And what about you, dear readers? What trend are you ready to say "au revoir" to, and which are you ready to embrace?


14 comments:

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

Have you seen the January W magazine? They have a GREAT editorial (huge, half the magazine) filled with the most lovely gauzy chiffon dresses. Lauren

Kat said...

Ooooh, gorgeous!

I'm definitely loving the pretty floaty pastel vibe for spring!

{Tara} said...

Lauren -- Oh, thanks for the tip! I might need to stop by the bookstore and purchase it ASAP.

Kat -- Agreed...though weather-wise, it seems so far away :(

Jill said...

I never embraced gladiator shoes.

These dresses are beautiful!

{Tara} said...

Jill - I'm kind of getting tired of gladiators, as well...though I did embrace them. I'm ready for some different options!

KIRAFASHION said...

I think I need it too!

Savvy Gal said...

I love to wear flowy silk dress with a fitted leather jacket. : )

{Tara} said...

Kira -- Agreed!! They are perfect for the warm Brazilian weather, too!

Savvy -- I know; I love that it adds a little edge to an otherwise too-girly outfit.

Ellenitza said...

I love Stevie Nicks! Thanks for the inspiration.

{Tara} said...

Ellenitza -- Isn't she amazing? I think if I could have anyone's voice, it would be hers. Glad it inspired you!

harps said...

uh I'm so over the whole 'rock-chic' thing....studs, chains, leather....I had enough of that when I was a teenage goth! Loving the softer, more feminine looks that are filtering through

{Tara} said...

harps -- agreed. I will always love my leather jacket, but the recent "pseudo-punk" trend just seems silly at this point in my life. I prefer to be a bit more creative -- mix the soft with the hard.

Courtney said...

There are some hot summer days when a flowy dress is just a must. I love the top right one - though it kind of makes me feel like I should frolic through a meadow!

saragraph said...

i can't get enough of bright colored or multi-colored leggings with short dresses or knee-length skirts mismatched with scarves/pashminas, boots, layers of tops, and a winter hat (driving hat, sock hat, stovepipe hat, etc). playful, swishy, earthy, hardy, cold-weather ready, fun. my neighbor calls it the "paddington bear look." --beamish