As you may have read in my previous post, today I saw the new movie, 27 Dresses. I dragged my dad along, but he always picks the movie so it was my turn! I really liked it, it was cute. If you miss it in theaters, you should still order it on paperview or rent it! The movie inspired me to make a post using some of Jane's dresses as ideas for better ones. enjoy!
Jane's dress was way TOO poofy and that pink will never be a flattering color no matter how the dress is styled or who is wearing it. The beading is way over-the-top. Instead, opt for a richer, magenta minidress with a bubbled hem. Keep the detailing simple, with a little beading around the neck.[rebecca taylor > ]
The faded purple in Jane's dress washes her out. Purple in general is a difficult color. Lapis, like in the dress shown on the right, is less obnoxious and more subtle. The silky material of the dress will reflect light and give the dress dimension.
[Theory > ]
The odd orange sherbert color of Jane's dress is the least of it's problems! It looks like a 6 year old's ballet recital costume! The mesh skirt, loose bows, and rough ribbons look sloppy. The flower decals might attract a bee! When picking out a dress with flowers on it, don't opt for ones that are 3-D! Instead, choose one with a fashion-forward bold print like the one shown on the right!
[Marc Jacobs > ]
Jane's dress has way too much poof! Don't select a dress with too much volume. Find one that just has a little bit of shape to make it interesting. The one on the right is sleek until it reaches the bottom, where it has an interesting detail to make it pop out. A volumous dress should ideally be a solid color. Stay away from poofy dresses with a pattern- that's just way too much!
That's me on the left! I was a bridesmaid for my cousin in August 2006. Our dresses actually wern't that bad. Navy bottom, ivory top, and a little ribbon that tied on the side of our waists. Try wearing navy as a solid, in a simple minidress like the one on the right. this shade of navy is more "royal blue," than the one in my dress, and will look richer.
[Rag and Bone >]