Survey says? Paneled dresses are hot! Think bold color blocking, lace insets, and cleverly placed strips of fabric that either reveal or conceal, as needed.
At left: Baby Phat; this photo courtesy nymag.com; other runway pics via style.com except where noted
Chado Ralph Rucci
Cher Michel Klein, via vogue.fr
Cushnie et Ochs, via nymag.com
Malo, via nymag.com
Dries Van Noten
Think about a paneled frock to round out your current wardrobe!
Diane von Furstenberg Jacinta dress, at chickdowntown.com.
Opening Ceremony lace panel wool shift, at ronherman.com.
Cynthia Steffe Sloan color block dress. Visit neimanmarcus.com.
American Retro Landing dress at my-wardrobe.com.
Tofu silk sheer panel layered flute sleeve dress, at asos.com.
Richard Nicoll contrast panel dress; this and next 4 at net-a-porter.com.
Development Fitzgerald lavender tank dress
Missoni sleeveless floral panel shift
Jonathan Saunders Somerby dress
Missoni color block dress
Tory Burch Venna dress (at right). Go to toryburch.com.
Yves Saint Laurent wool tweed panel top and pencil skirt, at Neiman Marcus
Rachel Roy Liza dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
Last Look: L.A.M.B. Belgrave multi-strap leather boot with hidden platform.
Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!