Saturday, July 18, 2009

Advanced Asymmetry

One-shoulder wonders, darlings! Whether solid or patterned, playsuit or frock, asymmetric garments are alluring! Runway photos via style.com.
Christian Dior Couture
Elie Saab Couture
Alexander Wang Resort
Badgley Mischka Resort
BCBG Max Azria Resort
Hervé Léger Resort
Isaac Mizrahi Resort ~ CC adores!
Marc Jacobs Resort
Max Azria Resort
Marchesa Resort
Michael Kors Resort
Monique Lhuillier Resort
Naeem Khan Resort
Oscar de la Renta Resort
Preen Resort
Roberto Cavalli Resort
Roksanda Ilincic Resort - gorgeous!
Versace Resort
Yigal Azrouel Resort
Andrew Gn at Bergdorf Goodman.
Vintage Collection asymmetric bow gown, at chickdowntown.com.
Ayuk & Adaora asymmetric dress. Visit ayukandadaora.com.
T-Bags black jersey playsuit; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Preen teal mini dress.
Alexander Wang plum jersey dress.
Alexander Wang coral silk one-shoulder dress.
Black Halo white Jane sheath; this and next at chickdowntown.com.
Free People deep teal viscose party dress.
Tibi Hyacinth dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
Laila Azhar one-shoulder cascade dress.
Kova & T latex bodice dress with pleated skirt.
Alice + Olivia Elyse dress.
Deal of the Day 1: Interlock asymmetric dress, $42 at americanapparel.net.
Single animal-print chiffon dress; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Emilio Pucci printed one-shoulder dress.
Tibi silk mini dress.
Thread Social one shoulder silk organzadress, at shopbop.com.
Deal of the Day 2: Mink Pink Seeing Red dress, $72. This and next at chickdowntown.com.
Tibi Phoenician dress.
Deal of the Day 3: Splash Dance dress, $36 at lulus.com.
Get one-shoulder wonderful, darlings!
xoxox,
CC
P.S. CC did a guest post over at The Fash Pack about "mom as fashion muse" ~ would love it if you gave your feedback on the article, which you can read here. Thanks, darlings!

79 comments:

Suusje Q. said...

I'm still looking for the perfect one shoulder dress!

X Suusje Q.

Erika said...

Ooh, the Alice + Olivia Elyse Dress is drop dead gorgeous. It reminds me of a turquoise frock Blake Lively wore to the Met not too long ago. What marvelous finds. I think I need a one shouldered wonder myself! :)

janettaylor said...

OMG! I love one shoulder & asymmetry look so much... :)

Have a great weekend darling CC!

XoXo

alexkeller said...

i love all these dresses. but i have such a hard time with asymmetry - even in creating my jewelry. i need to break out of it, but it's difficult...

Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

Woot woot.. .so glad you got your package... As for the fab post.. well, it is fabulous, where do you find these?

I'll need to hire you as my personal stylist.

yiqin; said...

Off shoulders & drapes go so well together.,

Maria Confer said...

I love one shouldered dresses. The long white grecian style dress is amazing and reminds me of Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief.

Jaime said...

The Fash Pack story is so sweet- that picture of your mom is, in one word, fabulous! It's amazing to think of our moms' fashions back in the day and how so many of those styles are back.

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

love leopard print dress! i'm currently working on my "madonna" shoulders so this trend is perfect :)

Tracy-Girl said...

One shoulder is my absolute fave... and it plays a big role in my wedding day!!!!! :)

stilettolover91 said...

OMG!!! Absolutely stunning!!! All of it!!!! Fantastic post!

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love all of these dresses!! In a few weeks I will have money again and I can't wait to come back to this post for shopping inspiration. :)

style crusader said...

In my 11th grade school photo I was rocking a 1 sleeved sweatshirt... I was so ahead of the time haha jk but I can't believe this trend is coming back with such a vengeance

jayne said...

i love the look stylistically, but I think it would be hard to wear everyday

Tracey Ellle said...

i absolutely adore everything here but im trying to be conservative and go on about the one thing i can probably afford.. now that bcbg dress i have to own!!! its beyond perfect i tell u.. love this writeup... i love one shouldered and strapless outfits...

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Meg said...

I want a cool one-shouldered dress, but I need to get paid first!

Linda said...

One shoulder is great for both casual and elegant style. I think it's fabulous : )

glaykisdolcevita said...

i have two one shoulder dress..are ...fabulous

Sher said...

Love the skin you're in...and show it off!

Lovely pics as always CC.

Have a fun weekend
(hugs) Sher

pranksygang said...

a creative post dear!! The pink and black dress is cute!

HEK said...

Assymetrical dresses are so sexy. Love the red one at the end, it's also very cute and girly:)

La Couturier said...

Anything off the shoulder or one-shouldered is my favorite! (:

bisous,
La C.

Lizzie said...

These are all so beautiful!!! I still love the mink pink dress, it's SO cute!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I am loving the Alice + Olivia Elyse dress and the black bow vintage dress from chickdowntown. Very cool of you to include a little vintage in the group!
xo,
Christina

rossovelvet said...

The Ilinc one is stunning !
I love this trend, it brings a more dynamic look !

Enjoy your week-end ! ;D

archivingfashion said...

I do love that gray maxidress....so chic!

Gabbi said...

I adore the one shoulder design dear CC... there's something entirely strong and feminine to it. The amazon goddess look. Also ♥ that Oscar de la Renta Resort dress, is it plum also... I think that might be my dream dress.

Lastly and most importantly, I read your guest post on the Fash Pack (a great blog name) and loved what you wrote and shared!

Susan said...

I love these dresses, Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta are my favorites!
have a lovely Saturday evening, xoxo

chocandcinnamon said...

I love asymmetric dresses, I find them really sophisticated :)
xx

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh the Marchesa...love.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend CC! XOXO

carlyjcais said...

Gorgeous!
I love all your posts - there's always so much to digest!
xoxxo
Carly

http://chicsteals.blogspot.com

Zevaa said...

Though I personally don't like one-shoulders, the Marchesa gown and the Tibi Phoenician dress convinced me.

CMA said...

you put a great focus on the old shoulder dress
i love it!!!!
one shoulder clothes are so sexy, beautiful
thanks for the focused inspiration!

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Love the black one with a big bowl! so chick! :)

box-of-style

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Bahrain Fashion said...

The Andrew Gn gown is simply gorgeous.. The Elie Saab is hot look, too!

Fab post!

Stephanie Clayton said...

i love that lavender one with the holes (has some pink underneath, looks like 2 layers)....so cool!

Tina :) said...

I absolutely love asymmetrical, it's such a classy way to bare some skin! The purple oscar de la Renta Resort dress is astounding.

xo
Tina
YOUR EVERYDAY STYLE

P.S. You may remember that sometime in February I disappeared from the blogosphere...just wanted announce to my fellow bloggers that I have decided to officially return to my blog, and I have a new post up! ♥

*Dith* said...

Love love love love asymmetry.

Terence Sambo said...

love the reen teal dress,d cinching effect on the waist is chic :o]

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

I never really have the confidence to wear one shoulder dresses or tops... I think it's because I really dislike my arms. It's a shame because I really do like some of those outfits!


C.Elizabeth

Dana (MODAna) said...

wish I had nice shoulders
I can't pull this off

Pink Links said...

Lovely pink dresses:)

Annie Spandex said...

So many of those mini dresses are sublime!

tiltumaria said...

love them all, so gorgeous!
xxx

Amelia said...

One shouldered things have always seemed hard to wear to me. I love the Marc Jacobs Resort, though.

Nicole Marie said...

love them!! i need to start working on toning my arms so i can flaunt them appropriately!

Trixy said...

There is something so chic and sexy about only exposing one shoulder. I love this look so much. Have a fabulous weekend, CC!

WendyB said...

I've always loved the one-shoulder look. I have so many of them, but I find them so flattering and easy to wear.

A World in a PAN said...

Where are the saris?! Asymmetrical and beautiful.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love one shoulder look... it's very sensual.

PinkBow said...

beautiful selection of dresses, the one shouldered variety have been a favourite of mine for a few years now, they're a classic!

Cathy Voyage said...

I love the maxi dress with the flowers on it! Just stunning!

Dane said...

I love everything one shouldered.. its just so feminine.. and almost like a tease to just show one collarbone..





http://trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com/

Lil Midget said...

Lovely! Pity it's too cold to wear these lovelies now here in Australia :(

xxx

That Girl said...

I read your post over at The Fash Pack - your mum looked so much like you in that picture and great article. Your "dress up" clothes sounded amazing - so glam from such an early age!

Fashion Moment said...

So many perfect dresses! I love this look!
Have a wonderful Sunday, darling,

FM~FP~AF

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

These are all incredibly stunning! I especially like that playsuit one. You never fail to dazzle me, CC! x

Laura Trevey said...

Wow...
Look at those feathers on the ankles!!

Hope you had a Beautiful weekend Carrie ~~

xo Laura

Pau said...

Love Dior And Elie Saab dresses ;)
XXX

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

This it's so much funny that the boring symmetry...


xoxo ^.^

Alya said...

One shoulder dresses are soooo sexy.. They give such a hot vibe to a look.

FabBlab said...

One shoulder dresses are tres chic but I agree with someone above who said it would be tough to incorporate this look in everyday life.
In fact, there was a drool-worthy grey tweed Michael Kors one in this month's Marie Claire.

Lovely post as always, CC :)

Kisses! XX
A*

http://www.FabBlab.blogspot.com

Elena said...

One shoulder dresses! Can't think of something more chic!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

I´m so in

LOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEE

with these grecian goddess dresses!!!!

Happy sunny sunday to you, CC!!
Hugs
Martina

Blair said...

Oh, that ellie sabb dress is just amazing! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend CC!

Mo said...

I crave that BCBG dress...so addictive!

zupu said...

Adore these looks, Elie Saab is such an artist!

Barbro said...

I love it! The green animalprint is awsome :D

Gracinha said...

gosh! amazing stuff, but these shoes....uau! i miss you :) and your lovely comments. i miss blogging.

Fashion Personality said...

i'm so in love with one shoulder. love Marc Jacobs Resort looks so feminine and pretty. thanks for your great find!

Myriam said...

Why haven't I found a nice one should dress yet? If someone could send me that first Dior couture dress - I'd be happy! xx

Chessa! said...

I adore this trend. it's so flattering and sexy and fun.

Sasi said...

Hope I'll find a nice asymmetrical dress that suits me soon. These are all really beautiful.

LJ said...

i love the fuscia dior..
xx-LJ from SOS!

Kristiana V said...

I'm loving almost every dress here :O

Shay said...

lovely post. Definitely feeling the asymmetry. The only problem is that it always requires very specific bras that don't show at the top and don't fall down! Nothing is more unattractive than a lady pulling her strapless bra up... ;)

Amazing Style said...

this is one 'amazing' post, CC. the black and white dress and the puple one are absolutely gorgeous