Friday, February 13, 2009

Skating on …

… no ice at all! This dress shape is omnipresent, darlings: fitted bodice and full, flirty skirt!
At left: Rodarte, via nytimes.com. Other runway images courtesy style.com except where noted.
Cynthia Steffe
Frank Tell, via nymag.com
Abaeté
Jonathan Saunders
Naeem Khan
Armand Basi One
Balmain
Emanuel Ungaro
Fashion Fringe
Karl Lagerfeld
Luisa Beccaria
Mulberry
PPQ, via nymag.com
Versace
Alexis Mabille Couture
Christian Lacroix Couture

What to buy? A fab frock with a full short skirt!
Betsey Johnson vintage denim jumper, at revolveclothing.com.
D&G puff skirt dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Arden B. taffeta party dress, at ardenb.com.
Deal of the Day: American Apparel Nylon Tricot high waisted skirt - doubles as a dress!
Zac Posen flounce dress, at Neiman Marcus.
Sass & Bide Going It Alone dress. Visit net-a-porter.com for this and next.
D&G puff skirt dress
Unique Boutique antique black lace prom dress with red sash. Go to asos.com.
Lorick Niki dress, at gargyle.com.
Tell CC, darlings: Will you be skating into a store to pick up a flouncy, flirty frock?

75 comments:

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

love all of these...especially the one that shows how to wear one of these dresses with a jacket.

www.janetteria.com said...

How lovely skirts and other details! WOW!

Have a great Friday, CC: Janet

thenebulosegirl said...

lovely dresses =D
xo

Narumi said...

I love all those dresses ! The first one is amazing..

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, I LOVE this silhouette so much. I'll definitely be skating to the nearest store to purchase these flouncy delights :-)
So feminine and girly, perfect for vday!!

Hemaly said...

I would definitely perfer if ice skaters wore these dresses instead of those hideous things they always buy!

Doll legs said...

Ohh I love the rodarte and the balmaim dresses!! Hey thanks for the last comment in my blog!!Muaks!!;)

Nemerae said...

Those Rodarte, Emmanuel Ungaro & Luisa Beccaria dresses are just perfect!!! *.* I love that shape :)
Un beso!

Sharon S said...

Hi there-what lovely picks, I really like the black ones! have a great weekend!

yiqin; said...

Ah I want the AA one!!!! & the one wit the bows are so sweet :)

yiqin; said...

Did my comment get thru? :/

haylin said...

hi~
happy valentine's day to you! <3~

Danielle said...

LOVE the shape of these! great choices!

Unknown said...

Adorable!! Almost reminds me of a tutu!

Anonymous said...

I love poofy skirts! They make me feel like a little girl again!

Baybay Mama said...

Love these.
I used to figure skate for like 8 years when I was a kid and competed. It takes me back. My sister's bridesmaid's gown has that a line shape.

Angela said...

i love the versace number in blue. the silhouette is so fun and fresh.

Allison said...

That Rodarte dress is sheer perfection.
What beautiful selections, darling!
Enjoy your weekend :)
xo

Unknown said...

so sweet ..like sugary yummy cupcakes!

we wear things said...

possibly my favorite dress shape ever... and most flattering on a twig like me! lol

-issa

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these skating on "runway" looks are so much better than on ice ;) love puff ball dresses and these are a great collection!
xx

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

Love those flirty skirts!
Have a great Valentine's day, darling!
xoxo

Daniela Valdez said...

I love A skirts, they make my body look much better than it actually is :)

I hope you have a lovely weekend CC!!

Graça Ventura Medeiros said...

Im really into dresses! they are so cute! kiss

Sasi said...

VIVA Balmain!

Unknown said...

I love all these dresses; so gorgeous! My favorite is the very first one :).

Much Love,
Carlita

Lisa said...

I love this silhouette! I could probably create this look with the pieces I already have, though. :)

caroline said...

ahh i love a skirt with a little flounce- or a lot! nothing makes you feel more girlie!

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

thank you so much for that! i love your blog so that compliment is really flattering--to see that you like anything that i do. :D

that yellow zac posen dress is such a dream. i need it. and i love that sass & bide dress as well. it's so fun.

Diane said...

There isn't one outfit I wouldn't love to wear... great post..

KillaCamilla said...

This is a hard look to pull off with some body frames. Its just sooo darn cute I'm totally willing to try!

Anonymous said...

Is not my hair!Is my sister hair=)
So beautyfull dresses!!

Raquel said...

thank you CC! I love the fourth one!
xx

Bombchell said...

omg so many pretty dresses I think im in love.

gosh missed your blog, love the new header I want to marry it!!!! where's it from.

the Abaete one is love.

MakeupByRenRen said...

this look is too cute!

Anonymous said...

i am loving the dresses with the fuller skirts. =D

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh! I'm in love - I would love to wear any of those dresses. It'd be hard not to feel like a ballerina.

Shelby said...

Adore that dress on the top left!

Unknown said...

I love this style of dress, so flattering and feminine. The Abaeté and Niki dresses look great.

Kati said...

I love the Steffe dress!

ivoreece said...

they look like ballerinas... so sweet! ^^

Theresa said...

wow! love the first and the Luisa Beccaria dress :)

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

...always wanted a Lacroix bubble skirt since my prom night...wayyy back then! When CC, when??? Must I wait afew more decades???

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Look at the stems on these girls! The Unique Boutique prom dress is so hot and the Rodarte gown is amazing. I like the contrast in sleek bodesses and full skirts.

Wanderlusting said...

In love with that Rodarte. The rope! It's so unusual, earthy and organic - pure Grecian forest nymph!

Penny said...

these dresses are all so so gorgeous, but i am absolute in love with the abaete spring 09 dress!

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

These look like perfect party/dancing dresses. LOVE the Rodarte (and the Lacroix, of course!).

VanessasRunway said...

Ooh i love a cute dress! Tomorrow is the perfect day to get all dolled up!

Eri said...

Rodarte one is so lovely! take me to prom now!!!

shopinchic said...

These dresses are perfect examples of fun and feminine S/S 09 looks.

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous dresses, nothing nicer than a cute flouncy skirt!

freeteyme said...

lovely! specially the Cynthia Steffe and Zac Posen dresses.

Kelly said...

1st of all this is one of my FAV style of dresses, i LOVE full skirts and 2nd...
HOLY CRAP i just saw the Report Signature neoprene boots on your sidebar!!! I NEED those!

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You're Welcome said...

this is my favorite shape when it comes to dresses.

T said...

I love that silhouette because it's so feminine and flirty - and flattering on so many body types, of course!

A BIT COQUETTISH said...

happy valentine's day, dearest CC!

xoxo,
La C.

Sienna said...

I love basically all of these..so cute. The first picture is gorgeous too.

Unknown said...

I love this silhouette! I just have to be very careful with all that bulk around my hips ;)

Anika said...

I am a complete sucker for poufy skirts. I think it might be the little girl in me. I often have to stop myself from buying skirts and dresses in this shape in fact!

But I adore the showcase, nothing wrong with drooling over images, right?

Fabulous, fabulous!

Have a lovely weekend CC :)

Anonymous said...

this is for sure one of my all time favorite posts. i love love love this silhouette!
xx
chloe

MásQueRopa said...

Lacroix es perfecto. Que linea mas estupenda esta edicion.

besos

AliceSeagull said...

i don't know which one is the best!!! but i got a dreat idea for a prom dress! thx! :)

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

oh sooooooooo cute!!!

i am loving Balmain Beauty!

xx LM

Syed said...

Stunning silhouette!!! I love all of these :)

H @ Narnia's Closet said...

i love the full skirt - so cute and figure flattering

Seeker said...

Great, great post, darling.
I love full skirts, but sometimes I have mixed feelings about them.
I think they make me look fater...

xoxo

Sydney said...

very cute stuff.

i love the 4th.

Frankie said...

Your posts are always so chic! How do you do it?! x

Anonymous said...

I love ice-skating ! The idea is great, and the choices are wonderful... Saunders and his ballet's dresses.... love love love LOVE !

Little Bow Prep said...

I adore full skirts!

The Luisa Beccaria dress looks so delicate and lovely.

The Betsey Johnson and Lorick ones look so cute and perfect for daywear!

Songy said...

I might.. very cool. Love all of them. :)

Gia said...

I want the Balmain dress, so nice:)

Jennifer said...

Is the unique boutique prom dress still avaiable at asos?

Christina said...

Jennifer, I did a lot of searching on the internet and found the unique boutique dress on sale here http://www.limelites.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1163