Victoria Beckham is well-known for her ladylike dresses that are strikingly put together and emphasize a feminine, hourglass shape. Her new collection for Spring 2011 in general follows that theme, but she does loosen up a bit, choosing more flowing, less structured fabrics for some of the pieces in the collection. But these were not the kind of casual dresses you’d throw on to run to the store: all were meticulously paired with gold heels, and perfect hair and makeup, as you’d expect from someone whose fashion sense has evolved so much over the past several years. A few of the favorites include:
A violet crepe dress with a flowing top and pencil skirt, with a fetching knot at the waistline, emphasizing the waist without squeezing it.
A gorgeous, black silk floor-length gown with a low-cut bodice and a slit designed to make legs look a mile long was the sort of piece that could bring warring sisters to tears if they were competing to be the first to grab it from their mother’s closet. It was a timeless beauty.
A simple copper v-neck dress with a black, belted waistline and a structured, full skirt looked very much like something Victoria herself would wear. It was fitted, leggy, and probably unforgiving after a healthy lunch out with the ladies.
Similarly structured was a white, strapless dress with fitted bodice and flared, banded skirt flowing from a cinched waist. It would actually make a gorgeous wedding gown for an informal, afternoon ceremony.
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