Thursday, January 15, 2009

Boxy but Good

Cinema flashback: Name that movie! First image courtesy almostalwaysthinking.files.wordpress. Runway photos via style.com except where otherwise credited.
Volume is so very!
Isaac Mizrahi
Calvin Klein
Bottega Veneta
Phi
Devi Kroell
Giles
Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada, courtesy Spanish Vogue
Antonio Berardi
Cacharel, via nymag.com
Dries van Noten
Chanel Resort
Proenza Schouler Resort
Undercover

Castle Starr one-shoulder blouse, at shopbop.com.
Farahbella blue Decibel square dress, at pixiemarket.com.
Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Bella silk chiffon dress. Go to shopbop.com for this and next.
Castle Starr flower appliqué blouse
American Apparel see-thru T
Alberta Ferretti silk gazar dress; this and next at eLuxury.com.
Maison Martin Margiela Tilted Square dress
Laura Dawson Robot dress, at supermarkethq.com.
Miss Milne embroidered oversize dress, at asos.com.
Last Look Raquel Allegra’s 8XL L.A. County Jail T, via nytimes.com.

So they're boxy darlings, but are they good? Weigh in!

xoxox,
CC

58 comments:

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

Oh yeah! Very interesting and lovely loooook!

kisses: Janet

Aliena said...

I really like this shape, already have a couple of dressess like this, they are so comfy and stylish at the same time!!!

MISS GLITZY said...

Chanel resort is my kind of style... a dream on the golden age of the Riviera...

Hemaly said...

Volume scares me a bit, but looks nice on the models!

La Belette Rouge said...

I have had four Volvo's and I loved them all. I however do not love boxy clothes. I look like a Hummer in them. Not pretty.;-)
xoxo

Fashion Camille. said...

Love the 'heart' dress. So colorfull. *.*

issa said...

Lol that AD.. from CRAZY PEOPLE! i that that's the only thing i remember from that movie besides daryl hannah!

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

I just always like comming thru to see you babygurl.

essandde said...

Adoro las dos últimas fotos! son muy muy muy inspiradoras,
besos!

♥ fashion chalet said...

I love the voluminous look yet somehow, it's still kept at a minimal level. =]

Thanks for the comment, sweet CC!<3

Fashion Moment said...

Maison Martin Margiela and the last three is my favourites 'boxy' looks!

FM

Leesh said...

i looove the white Antonio Berardi dress. it's sooo classic and perfect. and of course the raquel shredded dress is amazing! i want to DIY soo bad! love this post!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i do enjoy a short boxy dress. i think long ones really dwarf me as i am only 5'4"... : )

MizzJ said...

Hmm interesting pieces, but this shape looks a little hard to wear for the regular person - you just end up actually looking like a box!

rossovelvet said...

Volume is just THE thing. MMM, Calvin Klein, Hussein Chalayan... I love the structuralism / or the loose of it. Really fantastic !
And the post is huge !

The Seeker said...

To be honest I'm a bit afraid of volume... if I look like a box???
I love my belts!

But they seem comfy...
Thanks for sharing dear CC

xoxo

MakeupByRenRen said...

definitely an interesting shape...but i think you have to be on the lean side to rock it

please sir said...

Haha - love the boxy ad and the look!

lisa said...

These models look great in your voluminous finds, but every time I try on something slouchy or voluminous I just end up feeling frumpy and wanting to cinch it all with a thick belt. :-)

J'Adore Fashion said...

love boxy look, but it can easily go wrong, like the topic!!!
xoxox
stella

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I badly want the maison Martin Margiela dress-divine!

the yellow elephant said...

I'm not that fond of big dresses. I'm not tall and I kind of disappear when I wear too large dresses. But when I put on a belt in the waist the dresses looks extremely different and much more suitable..
xx

prettyneons said...

Hello's...wow the bold striking heart dress: I NEED, haha!
Peace and Bows...
Prettyneons X

AsianCajuns said...

For the most part, I really love this look: the geometry and the color! But I think as a petite girl, I'd have to be careful- I could end up looking like a 5 year old in a magenta marshmallow.

Girl next blog said...

The last dress is stunning!

I am from Barcelona but I can't help hating Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, I think I've never liked anything she designed haha

But anyways, the rest are truly fantastic.

xx

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love boxy & oversized...so comfy!!!

Winnie said...

Wow. I am offically in love with the shift dress with the heart on it. So sweet!

hollyshambles.x said...

oh my gosh! i adore that Laura Dawson robot dress - i must have it! :) thanks for sharing - fabulous post :) x

Molly said...

hehe my family is the proud (er not) owner of a volvo!
haha, i loveee the giles- im slowly getting into colours now :)
mxx

Fastidious Babe said...

nope! i dont like the boxy look one bit! i would end up looking like a box myself XD

Penny said...

some very interesting shapes. i looove the one with the heart on it - adorable!

Crave said...

I love the look, but let's face it...it is not the most flattering way to go now is it? Does that ever stop me? Nope!! Love the look and rock it more than I should!

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Camille said...

Calvin Klein is the king of boxy beauty!

WendyB said...

Volume is not for me. I always find that oversize things weirdly cling to any parts I (a) don't want to show (b) feel should be disguised by the bagginess. What's up with that?

Meg said...

I think this look can either look very good or quite bad. I think I will belt in something boxy or pair it with something sleek.

maggie said...

i adore the margiela dress! i bought a shapeless boxy dress for prom. :D

Trixy Tran said...

Hahah, I love the connection to the Volvo.

Dooder City said...

I love how comfortable these looks are and of course how stylish they are!

Kelly said...

LOVELOVELOVE the 7th dress! its so fabulous!

Rina said...

Beautiful dresses, I loved the white ones

Girl Japan said...

I really adore the first.. boxy but A-line.. oh so good!!!! Keep up the fab finds carrie!

caroline said...

eeek! so fun and stylish- and perfect for those "fat days"! hehe love it!
xo

Trish said...

Yay! I love it when you collect similar designer's clothes pictures and post it like that! :)

Porcelain Blonde said...

Hey CC :)

Boxy can be tricky.
I have 2 boxy dresses.As long as they are short and/or sleeveless I'll wear one. Otherwise I don't find them flattering, my body gets lost!
A good on is fab though - comfortable and an interesting shape.

xxx

Cathy Voyage said...

The shapes are really special!

Song of Style said...

one of my favorite style is a boxy dress with a belt! love it!

Nemerae said...

Hii
Thanks :)
Wow, I absolutely love that designs from Antonio Berardi, Undercover, Maison Martin Margiela and all the electric blue ones! *.*
Have a nice weekend!
Besos
xxx

i.d. said...

What a great line! I like boxy short dresses with black tights and flats - tres cute! xx

LoveMore said...

hahahaha VOLVO's! hilariou CC>
great post. i'm def into this shape...coming from someone who doesn't have shape at all..i am like a snake. haha xxxx LM

ana b. said...

Mmmmm yussss volume is tops! All those tent dresses really allow you to indulge in tasty treats and pastries. Tehehe!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

In theory, 'boxy' instantly draws connotations of masculine cuts and unflattering shapes, but these are proof they can be chic! Love this post, CC! Good work x

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Love the Raquel Allegra dresses.
xx.

Señor Quinquillero said...

Yo no soy mucho de las formas tan geométricas, sin embargo me encanta cuando tienen caida. Por cierto, me encanta la selección de tu post anterior, las mariposas. Un beso ;)

Jillian said...

i love dresses w/ shapes like these, but i CAN NOT pull them off :(

it sucks!

haha

Kira Fashion said...

I like and I love an A-line dress :)

a kiss for you girl!

Alecca Rox said...

ur posts are always such amazing moodboards! i really like the Lanvin ribbon necklace. Since i cannot afford one (some day!) i think i'll try to...make one - well similar one. *inspired*

Fashion Therapist said...

The movie is called CRAZY PEOPLE with Dudley Moore!!! I love that movie.