If you ever find yourself in the enviable position of needing a designer dress that will flatter your figure, have timeless elegance, and look great whether you’re 25 or 65, one of the best places to start would be with the designs of Narciso Rodriguez. The man simply knows how to make women look beautiful. While there is certainly a place for gimmicks and fun at fashion week, Rodriguez’s collections are always wonderful because you know they will be simply, stunningly beautiful.
His Spring 2011 Ready to Wear collection was no exception. Whether it was timeless bias-cut sheath dresses or impeccably tailored jackets, everything he sent down the runway was top notch. He added interest with touches like gold sequined embroidery and the skillful use of patterned prints on his signature column gowns. Here are a few of the highlights.
A simple, unstructured white silk pant suit avoided looking boring even though it was unaccompanied by jewelry. It shone in its stunning simplicity and would even make a wonderful wedding outfit for the unconventional bride.
A black pant suit featuring a layered, sheer-with-pattern long sleeved top over slim black slacks would let you own the boardroom during the day, and with a quick change into strappy sandals, draw every eye in the room on a dinner date afterwards.
Perhaps the star of the show was the red patterned silk two-piece dress, with a longer, sleeveless tunic with asymmetrical hem over a longer skirt. It gets much of its beauty from being cut on the bias and therefore perfectly flattering the figure. You could buy this dress now, give it to your daughter in 30 years, and it would look just as wonderful then as now!
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