Spring Trends Matchmaker
Posted on March 26 2012
One of our obsessions for this Spring? Light washes of pastel colors. These pastels aren’t for the Easter bunny honey, we’re thinking yummy gelato colors like pistachio, lilac, creams and light pinks. Done right, pastels are youthful, fresh and oh so dewy looking. Our first matchmaker pick in this category was a beautiful blush colored V neck column gown with a fitted bodice and a flirty sheer overlay. Our version of the dress is as fresh and flowy. The skirt’s sheer overlay allows is whimsical, but never overdone.
Our second matchmaker pick was a strapless lilac hi-low chiffon dress. The sheer fabrics offset the light wash of lilac beautifully and creating movement throughout the dress. Our version of this dress is the our empire waist Mignon VM538 . Its sheer flowing full skirt is reminiscent of our pick. The beaded waistband will highlight your waist and the plunging back drops jaws to boot.
It’s Spring and we’re loving the rush of florals on and off the runway. Our picks are as fresh as the tulip filled hills and daffodil lined walkways of Central Park. Don’t fret, babe; there’s a floral pattern fit for every woman. So before you hyperventilate over visions of tacky rose printed pants or infant-like floral prints, take a breather and take a cue. Our runway floral pick was a Badgley Mischka empire waist tropical floral hi-lo dress. We instantly fell for the punch of corals and pink florals , which highlight the hi-low cut of the dress. Our version of the dress is the Jovani 3099 , which is a strapless empire waist floral dress. Intricate beading at the bodice adds just enough sparkle to contrast with the allover floral print. Why do we adore this dress? It’s ability to lengthen your body with its long and flowing skirt.
Brights: Darling, we know you’ve been hiding behind plum and greys all winter long. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone before it accumulates dust and you scare off children. Our suggestion? Highlight your wardrobe with fresh, citrusy brights like limes, bright yellows and oranges. Our runway pick for this trend was the belted neon lime colored V neck dress with a sexy front slit by Oscar de la Renta. This classy silhouette was made youthful by the juicy lime wash and we love it. Our version of the dress is our La Femme 17264 . Our slice of heaven is strapless and features an empire waist. A simple beaded waistband offsets the flowing skirt and adds length to the body.
Maximize your wardrobe with a pixelation print. A pixelation print is a print that is blown up, showing the smaller, digitized detail. We love the futuristic 3-D feel of pixelation prints. Our runway pick for this trend was the floor length Naeem Khan black and white dress. We’re loving the digitized bold print in this empire waist boho sleeve dress. Our version of this dress is our Niteline 443320. This form fitting gown features a similar black and white polka dot pixelation print and a sweetheart neckline. A black ribbon belt accentuates your waist.
There’s no denying the growing popularity of lace. It’s been a favorite on red carpets, runways and the sidewalks of New York. Once thought of as frilly and over-the-top, lace has proved itself as being subtly feminine, flirty and adds an air of innocence to the wearer. Now who can argue with a fabric that puts us in good graces in the fashion world? Our runway pick for this trend is the Valentino white long sleeved retro feminine lace cocktail dress. Our version of the dress is the Jovani 171924. This mini dress features a fitted lace bodice, cap sleeves, a cut-out back and feathered mini skirt. No need to thank us for this charming feature, doll.
Gold tone dresses are making their statement this Spring. Rich looking, bronzes, deep blondes and iridescent gold took front and center on the Spring runways. We love the added depth that the rich looking hue adds to your complexion. Our runway pick was the gold toned strapless metallic mini dress by Versace. We love the color’s ability to highlight and add a youthful glow to the skin. Our version of the dress is our La Femme 17517 . This strapless mini dress features a fitted bodice, sweetheart strapless neckline and a lavish allover print.
When you think of your Spring wardrobe, think of a clean slate. Color purists had their way this Spring with the presence of crisp whites on the runway. Don’t think you can pull it off? Think again! White is fresh, ethereal and oh so clean looking. Our runway pick for the color was the sheer vintage inspired V neck dress by Band of Outsiders. Our version of the dress was La Femme 14845 . This full length V-neck gown features a watercolor inspired floral print on the bottom which contrasts beautifully with the soft white bodice. Twisted white straps and light beading accentuate the waist.