Thursday, November 19, 2009

Solid Asymmetry

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’s $100 Shopbop.com Gift Certificate Giveaway is the lovely Annalene ~ her creative comment about Frye shoes reads as follows:
I'm totally in love with the Allie softie pumps. I love how versatile and stylish these shoes are. And at 30% off these gorgeous shoes are only $131.60, a steal! With a $100 gift card, only $31.60. Mind = blown! A price like that seems like it should be illegal. But seriously, something beautiful and high quality at an amazing price? Nothing feels and looks better than that. This just proves how amazing Shopbop is, the best products at amazing prices and amazing sales to top it all off. I've ordered from them more times than I can count and they NEVER disappoint. These beauties are also proof that Frye isn't just about good looking, quality boots... they're about good looking, quality products in general. How would I style these? I think the question is, how wouldn't I style these? They'd look absolutely stunning with a pair of black nylons, and a simple a-line or baby doll dress (from Shopbop of course). However, I'm thoroughly convinced that I could wear a paper bag for a dress and it would still look good when paired with these shoes. But I think it goes without saying that the best outfit inspiration comes here on Couture Carrie.Thank you so much for the chance to win- love shopbop, love Frye, love YOU!
One-shoulder wonders wow for SS ’10, darlings!
Runway photos via style.com except where noted. From pristine whites to ravishing reds, asymmetric minidresses are hot!
Bottega Veneta
Calvin Klein
Carmen Marc Valvo, via nymag.com
Charlotte Ronson
Costello Tagliapietra
Cushnie et Ochs
Cynthia Steffe
Dennis Basso
Donna Karan
Doo.Ri
Douglas Hannant
Emanuel Ungaro, via nymag.com
Fashion Fringe
Frank Tell, via nymag.com
Gabriele Colangelo
Graeme Black
Halston
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
House of Holland
Hussein Chalayan
Iceberg
Isabel Marant
J. Mendel
Jaeger London
Jenny Packham
Jill Stuart, via nymag.com
Lanvin
Malandrino
Martin Grant
Matthew Ames
Max Azria, via nymag.com
Michael Kors
Rachel Roy
Rebecca Taylor
Sharon Wauchob
Sophia Kokosalaki
Sophie Theallet
Stephen Burrows
Tadashi Shoji, via nymag.com
Temperley London
Tibi
Tracy Reese
Vera Wang; this and next via nymag.com
Versus
VPL
Michael Kors ruched asymmetric jersey dress net; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Preen teal asymmetric mini dress.
Vivienne Westwood red silk asymmetric dress.
ABS one-shoulder liquid jersey dress, at Chickdowntown.com.
Catherine Malandrino one-shoulder silk dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
T by Alexander Wang stretch one shoulder dress.
Style Stalker mesh dress, at pixiemarket.com.
Show that bolder shoulder, darling!
xoxox,
CC

78 comments:

Heather said...

Carrie, beautiful picks as usual. Love the Catherine Malandrino Off the Shoulder Dress with Asymmetrical Ruching - so feminine.


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Keith said...

Hey Carrie. So beautiful. You always post the best things. Hope you're having a great week. Take care. Cheers!

stilettolover91 said...

Great post!! Congrats to the winner!! One shoulder dresses are awesome!! I love the 4th to last one (the leather one) I would totally wear it. Awesome picks!!

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Jacqueline said...

Congrats to the winner Anna! I love one shoulder dresses. This has to be one of my favorite posts =)

xoxo

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Emilie said...

OMG those dresses are absolutely amazing!
Great post!
xxx
Emilie

Anika said...

CC, I love this post. Heavy emphasis on love ;)

Asymmetry done so well? Fab choices and I would wear each and every look. Perfection. Inspired now to find me a mini-me of one (any) of these dresses.

Have a fab Friday, gorgeous

Imogen said...

This is very stylish at the moment. I like the violet, shiny one with the flared skirt the most. I hope that makes sense, the one I'm talking about.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Annalene,
Congratulations&Celebrations. Party?

And regarding the post I would like to say: I am confused.

Why?
Because:
Whether dresses are beautiful or the models?
Or,
A dress makes a person beautiful?
Or,
A beautiful person carries a dress beautifully?

Sara said...

oh that donna karan! great post carrie!

Couture Cookie said...

I can never make up my mind regarding asymmetrical styles... I just gave away a bunch of one-shoulder tops to goodwill - hopefully they will find a home with someone who'll wear them more often than I did. I am always up for admiring them on other people, though! xoxox

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I am so in love with these dresses. I just want to reach into the computer and grab them all! Yes, right off the models. LOL! ;)

Belle de Ville said...

That Donna Karan is delicious.

MrJeffery said...

I really hope this style sticks around for a while. I think it looks so classic.

Liz Blair said...

I never imagined that there were so many ways to artfully drape a one-shouldered dress!

Jaime said...

All of these are gorgeous! They are works of art :

HeatherClark said...

especially love the powder blue mini dress...im definitely thinking an asymmetrical black lace dress with one long lace arm for new years...

Erika said...

Congratulations Annalene!

Loving the Donna Karan. That nude hue is so diverse, and perfect for making one look taller. Stunning selections, CC! :)

Pop Champagne said...

great pics- one shoulder dresses are great and elegant! tube dresses never fit me/always falls! haha

Krimly said...

Now I missing one beautiful top I had like that clothes!!
Anyway, I love the blue dress! :)

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kpeach said...

gorgeous-I'm loving these looks in white xo

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

i LOVE all one shoulder dresses!!

jeannie said...

love these. I adore the one shoulder look.

Sher said...

I am happy to see the one shoulder look still going strong. I bought 2 items this past summer and wondered if it was only a trend.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow! gorgeous, sexy one shoulder dresses! how fun, today I picked a one shoulder sweater too! ;) have a great day, darling! xo

Megan said...

Totally love the pale blue dress with the mesh on it! So cute

Midtown Girl said...

The nude & the purple/blue dress is gorg!

Ur avatar pic is stunning ;-)

XOXO,
Amy

Jenny said...

This has to be one of my favorite posts of yours yet! I'm a sucker for one shoulder dresses, and this post really hit the spot for me!
Dennis Basso and Lanvin's dresses look too perfect for words.

Petra Bellejambes said...

CC ... beautiful all.

If you have any influence with Santa, I'll take the DK ...

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Such a flattering look CC!
The DK piece is gorgeousss...
XO*

The Pocket Stylist said...

Love the Jenny Packham
and Lanvin of course. One shoulder looks so fab!!

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-hope you are well and love this post, totally gorgeous picks as usual!!

Missy said...

love the Jenny Packman dress!

Missy
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stellarvixen said...

i've always love off shoulder dress & top! modern twist yet sexy in a subtle way! show off that nicely sculpted shoulders~~
incredible collections you put up!
salut!!

tiltumaria said...

I always love an asymmetrical dress! There's something to it, that never gets old!
xxx

Hanako66 said...

these are ALL so gorgeous...such a pretty silhouette!

freeteyme said...

i love asymmetrical dresses! specially in red!

Rachel said...

I adore all of these one-shoulder numbers! I especially like that pale yellow dress. So pretty!

A Perfect Peach said...

I've never worn the one shoulder, but totally dig it!

Gabbi said...

Such a fan of the one-shoulder look too! I love the goddess quality to the style. I also adore all the orange in there... adds modern flare to the classic style doesn't it? My very fave is the Halston orange!

Iva said...

Congratulations to the winner! these dresses are FANTASTIC!!

Stevie said...

Wow...I love almost all of these dresses. Wish I had stumbled across your blog before the giveaway.

Chessa! said...

I love this look.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Congrat's to Annalene. I adore all these dresses. I need to go shopping or bring out my shears! Great post CC xx

nuheila said...

So many beautiful dresses but i prefer of course all the blacks!!!
Great post!

Nuheila

mosha said...

the "tibi" dress is beautiful <3

janettaylor said...

I love BV especially!

Sweetheart!

Please, don't forget my newer giveaway... I think you need a new little mirror in your bag. Don't you think! Start!

X♥X♥

Style Redux 2 said...

I don't usually like one shoulder, but this shows how many ways it can be done, and some are gorgeous.

Pixel Wild Child said...

Wow! stunning dresses, I am thinking now... I've never had an asymmetric dress... never!... I think is the piece I need for new year's celebration! ;O) Great post once more!

Tights Lover said...

Another fab post. I am adoring the Carmen Marc Valvo dress right now...so hot!

Amy Joy said...

Love the designer always working with the best textures!
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Melissa Blake said...

Oh, wow. That purple dress is mesmerizing! LOVE it!

Sam said...

Utterly ravishing!!! I always feel there's something very sophisticated and edgy about asymetry - these are choice CC!!

nookie said...

great picks dear,love one shoulder dresses!

mAdi*cakes said...

Yes!! nailed it. Love the calvin klein and the iceberg! You definately just inspired me for something...hm....maybe Ill blog on it later :D Have a good evening.
xo.

Brigadeiro said...

GORGEOUS, love them all! :)
xx

Stephanie said...

Loving the one shoulder look. It is fabulous. BTW love you new profile pic. Too cute darling. :)

B a la Moda said...

Hello, girl. I love the asymmetric dress although I have never had one. And do you know why? I don´t know which bra to wear. Seriously. All those shapes that are not the conventional drive me crazy for thar reason.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Leah said...

Asymmetric dresses are so damn hot. I want one for the holidays.

Congrats to the winner. I love what she wrote. She's so lucky. I've been dreaming of the Frye's boots ever since you posted them.

Maria Confer said...

So perfect when you want to show off a great pair of collarbones!!

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Style Redux said...

This look is so chic and sexy. Great choices!

cupcake♥trash said...

I have been searching every where for the perfect one shoulder dress. great finds.

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roxybina said...

when I think of one shoulder dresses, i think of the flintstones.. but i like most of the ones in this post..

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Valeriesoh said...

ooooh speak of the devil!!! I actually went and bought one of these dresses today!

beckyxoxo said...

i need to go shopping right away ! ahhh . too many nice items . great shoulder dresses dear ! i need one ! haha .

Elizabeth Marie said...

These are gorgeous!!! I need to work on my arms for Spring! Do you rec pilates CC??

And your new picture is GORGEOUS! SMASHING!!

Carissa said...

I love Lanvin one! but the other pick is beautiful as well :)

lorenabr said...

Great post as always:) The off shoulder dress is timeless love it

Juliet said...

I can't understand why I still don't have my own one shoulder piece!

juliet xxx

Laura Trevey said...

Ohhh the Cynthia Steffe!!!


xoxo Laura

Kristin said...

I'm forever in love with the one shoulder look and the Catherine Malandrino is divine!

Susan said...

I love asymmetric dresses they are sooo wonderful!

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Peter Breese said...

Nice post CC, I'll be forever amazed at how you pull all these images day after day!

The Owl's Closet said...

omg, gorgeous dresses! love, love asymmetrical dresses!

congrats to the winner! awesome comment:D wow, that is quite the steal indeed!

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Inty swetha said...

wow! they are all gorgeous!! All the black ones are simply fabulous !

Susan said...

I love those dresses so much!
have a great day, darling.
xoxo

joannapple said...

asymmetry is so sexy! Dennis Basso dress is my favourite here but I really think they are all so fresh!

rossovelvet said...

Oh wow, that Calvin Klein is just like paper, I love that architectural minimalism !

Little Bow Prep said...

The purple one, the ruffle-y orange one and the pink one are terrific!
I'm a fan of asymmetrical dresses :)