Monday, January 24, 2011
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Notice a trend? Beth Young sticks to a very simple (but very cute) formula — floral printed retro style dresses with a fun but classic cardigan over top. And check out those cat-eye glasses! Clearly she has a sixth sense when it comes to upcoming trends. She keeps her hair and makeup simple but elegant, and something tells me she wouldn't be caught dead without a pair of kitten heels. All in all, Beth Young might just be the perfect style icon for the upcoming season — she looks like she could have just stepped off the spring 2011 runway!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Have an awesome Weekend!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wow, everyone is oohing and ahhing about the backless and shimmery dresses from last night golden globes, and i totally dig it! However, what popped out to me was the pantone color of the year honeysuckle. It came out in all forms taking on the pinks the peaches and the corals which the stars totally rocked. With spring on the way i was totally taken with these light spring shades and boy are we excited to bring to you these amazing colors at Messes of Dresses. Keep checking back for our spring looks or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know of these arrivals!
Designers knew how to make clothes back then (and are starting to again, it would seem, since, as we mentioned last week the styles of '50s and '60s are making their way into today's mainstream fashion). The fit of this vintage-style dress is one that would flatter just about anyone, plus it makes what could be a somewhat homely print really pop.
Again, a great fit paves the way for a potentially ugly print. The material, too, helps it along, allowing what could have been a tablecloth stand out as a great fitted dress. The knot at the neckline alone might seem a bit... churchly, but the cinched waist brings the right dash of glamor.
A great example of those full skirts we mentioned last week, this dress is the epitome of understated beauty. The white is just off-white enough, and the strip pink is just demure enough not to look too crazy. This is asymmetry done right!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
So how can Messes of Dresses keep you up-to-date on these trends? Well, there are the "bug-eye" sunglasses (that are really just cat-eye) we featured last week. Check out a couple other choice pieces to bring out your inner runway model and fashionista:
This adorable Floral Print dress by BB Dakota is right on target with its thick fabric and slight velour-like touch. Features fitted button down top with pleating flare to the skirt. The back of the dress is to die for with its criss cross cutout open back. (Note: If you want to fluff up the skirt a bit, throw another, wider shorter skirt on underneath it.)
Sip on your tea when you're out to lunch with the girls and feel the breeze of the silky dress whip up against you as you cross your legs and pour some honey. The long sleeves with an elasticized bounce add much character to your retro look. Tie it all together with its matching zigzag sash and back top tie.
Monday, January 3, 2011
These 1960s Vintage Euro-Look Cat Eye sunglasses are obviously great for spring and summer, but you can wear them now, too. (The sun still shines in the winter!)
Features cool light lenses with a great gold leaf design and four rhinestones on each side.
This 1980s Cool black Patent POD Shoulder purse can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a clutch with the chain in the inside. Its snap closure and inside pockets make it the perfect size for your lipstick, money and phone — just right for a night out on the town!
These are just a few of the great retro items you can find at Messes of Dresses. Take a look at the site's vintage section to see what else we have to offer.