Thursday, December 31, 2009

Long on Patterns

For Spring 2010, Designers agree on one thing: a patterned long dress is essential! Check out the stunning variety on the runway. From fab floral gowns to psychedelic printed frocks, dresses are long on both patterns and charm! Photos via except where noted.
Baby Phat, via
Badgley Mischka
Barbara Tfank
BCBG Max Azria
Blugirl, via
Brian Reyes
Carlos Miele
Chris Benz
Christian Cota
Dennis Basso ~ CC loves!
Diane von Furstenberg
Douglas Hannant
Duro Olowu
Elise Overland
Emilio Pucci ~ stunning!
Erin Fetherston
Graeme Black
John Richmond, via
Just Cavalli
Kinder Aggugini
Lela Rose
Marc Jacobs
Mary Katrantzou
Matthew Williamson

Monique Lhuillier
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Nanette Lepore
Oscar de la Renta
Reem Acra
Temperley London
Tony Cohen, via
Tracy Reese
Vivienne Tam
Whitney Eve, via
Willow, via
Zac Posen
Emilio Pucci Samarcanda dress; this and next two at Bergdorf Goodman.
Etro halter gown.
Jean Paul Gaultier leopard-print dress.
Tibi Palm Beach silk gown; this and next two at
Thomas Wylde Empress silk-chiffon gown.
Erdem Cornelia silk-satin gown.
P.S. Last day to enter CC's Relastin Giveaway!
P.P.S. Happy New Year’s Eve Day!


Anonymous said...

nymagcom - fantastic fiery dress.
Thanks for sharing dear. said...

I really love the first one!

Happy New Year, darling



I love a long dress! They are so comfortable and a great print always livens things up. Have a Happy New Year CC =) xoxo

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

love the striped Graeme Black dress! stunning!
happy new year, dear CC! wishing you a bright and intense 2010! xo

Swetha said...

they all are divine and elegant!

Christen said...

I have recently become obsessed with long dresses and skirts - and this post full of beautiful items isn't helping that obsession in the least! :) Happy New Year!

Katy Mary said...

Beautiful, I love long dresses!! Have a very Happy New Year CC!! <3 Katy

stilettolover91 said...

Beautiful!!!! I love the third photo!!! The dress is gorgeous and so is the model!! Fantastic post!!

Belle de Ville said...

Oh the Blugirl dress is soooo lovely!

Unknown said...

how fabulous! I'm loving all of the long dresses that are coming this spring!

Shop T.O. Live said...

I want I want I want!!! esp that polka dotty marc jacobs maxi - pretty pretty!!

Happy New Year

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I wish you dear Carrie by heart the best for the year 2010! Happy new year!

Michael St. James said...

Adore this look! It works for every body type.

Nuheila said...

Lovely post!I adore Carlos Miele s dress!It s stunning!

Happy New Year Carrie!


HiFashion said...

These are gorgeous. They're all so flowy and elegant. I love the Badgley Mischka one and the Etro halter gown.

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Welcome to CC´s last post in 2009!

When it comes to maxi or long dresses I simply cannot resist!

Wishing you a wonderful
with lots of
love & laughter,
health & happiness
and many wishes to come true!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Welcome to CC´s last post in 2009!

When it comes to maxi or long dresses I simply cannot resist!

Wishing you a wonderful
with lots of
love & laughter,
health & happiness
and many wishes to come true!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'm adoring the pink and black one. It's usually all about short where I'm from, so I'm defiently going to throw a maxi dress into the mix.

Happy New Year CC!


Ashley said...

All those dresses are gorgeous. I wore a long printed dress to my bf's graduation and quite a few people asked if I was pregnant... sooo I don't think I can pull this look off! hah

Happy New Year!!

meraldia said...

All these colorful dresses make my day! My favorite is Tibi Palm Beach silk gown. Happy New Year's Eve, Carrie!

erika sorocco said...

It's a toss up between Dennis Basso and Badgley Mischka - both pieces are absolutely stunning.

Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

Mai said...

Happy New Year's Eve darling!

Treacle said...

I love maxidresses, but most of my guy friends hate them. They say maxidresses defeat the entire purpose of women wearing dresses. Silly men.

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous and elegant! I love the style... especially that Temperley London dress!

Thank you dear CC for being the gorgeous inspiration that you are... lots of love for the New Year! ♥xo

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy New Year's Eve!

Unknown said...

Happy new year dear!!!

Sharon Lei said...

Lovely C.... my favs are the Dennis Basso and Diane Von Furstenberg dress.... I can't wait to get me some new maxis!! I hope you have a great New Years Eve tonight... so glad I came across your blog this year.. It's oozing with inspiration and you are such a sweetie.. Here's to a great 2010!!

Love & Aloha, S

Amelia said...

I'm not sure I'm ready for long dresses. They look great on models, but overall I'm skeptical.

Dream Sequins said...

I don't know if I can quite carry off the long dress silhouette. But these are so lovely! xx D

M said...

I always have such a hard time with prints! Anything else I can pretty much take a look at and tell if it's going to suit me or not, but prints are a nightmare. I always need to try everything on and most of it looks to busy on me! Wish I could pull off any of these gorgeous long gowns!

I'm sure I wished you a happy new year already, but here goes again! XOXOXOX

Champagne Macarons said...

I love the fabulous Tony Cohen dress!
I hope to add it to my wardrobe this spring.

Jen Hsieh said...

so gorgeous! i love the patterns on those maxi and floor length dresses. the flow in some of those pieces is amazing :)

hope you have a fantastic new year's :)

Anonymous said...

I am sooo glad long dresses are making a comeback! They are so flattering on so many different body types and they make you look so tall!

Unknown said...

Looking at these dresses, I can't wait for the summer. Fabulous dresses!!!


Happy New Year!!! :)

Cloudia said...

Aloha, New Friend!
Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)

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Mo said...

i love the Zac Posen!
Bonne fetes!

xoxo Mo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I wish I was tall so I could wear these gorgeous patterned dresses. But, alas, I will simply have to admire them on the models. ;)

Happy New Year, CC! xoxo

T said...

Love it! The long, colorful patterns remind me of summer :) Happy new years, CC!

Grace said...

That sounds good, cause I need like 4 floral dresses for spring.

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

oh happy new year, my dear!
i love the Badgley Mischka one and if i ever went to a place where the Emilio Pucci dress was appropriate, you know i would be wearing that one too!!
wish you the best for the coming new year!!

Iva Messy said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR CC!! ;) All the best to you ALWAYS!!

Susan said...

how elegant!
happy new year, darling.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous dresses! My hubby will be happy ... he loves flowing floral dresses. Me? not sold completely but some of these patterns are beautiful.
Happy New Year CC ... 2010 is gonna be amazing!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous dresses! I'm so afraid of long dresses....I'm afraid they'd make me shorter!

Joanne Faith said...

I usually don't like long dresses, but these runway types are so so so elegant x

Happy new year!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm dying to throw on a gown now!

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

love long dresses!

I V Y said...

nice! very pretty!

Unknown said...

i like stripes over patterns as the latter's more tricky. but they're still pretty; love the various silhouettes.

wishing you a fruitful 2010, CC!

Dith said...

Happy New year Carrie darling!
Thanks for being a sweetheart and always showing me love on my blog.

p.s-Patterns are always HOT be it long or short!!

Mimi said...

Beautiful! I love all of them. Reminds me of spring already!!

Chrisy said...

gosh I really like 99 percent of these!

Jadore-Fashion said...

i like maxi dresses for spring--great prints!! xx happy new year!

Nina said...

Gosh, Carrie ... I want to put one on right NOW!

Imogen said...

I don't have any long dresses myself but I am starting to like them a lot more this season. They definately seem like a must have. Happy New Year Carrie.

Leah said...

Fabulous... I love florals during summer. And I love to wear maxi dresses. Happy new year CC. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE one, but I'm so short that long dresses usually make me look like a midget! :D

stylefrontier said...

i love prints!
it spice the day up!
happy 2010 :)

daisychain said...

These are divine darling.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, I hope 2010 is wonderful to you xxx

Raquel said...

I am really into prints darling, just got a printed dress at the H&M sales :)

hope you have a great 2010 dear!!

Haute World said...

Happy New Year!

I adore patterned dresses.... what a fantastic selection! The Carlos Miele and Etro are some of my favorites!

Danielle said...

These are all gorgeous!!! Love the patterns, love the length, love it all!

Make Do Style said...

I'm so happy I've got one! although need to lose a few pounds to show it off in splendour.
Happy New Year xx

Intrinsically Florrie said...

That's an absolutely amazingly beautiful selection. I mean the Dennis Basso is just stunning.
Peronsally I'll take the Erdem please. :)
Ahh so many lovely dresses, what a dream closet they'd make together.

Florrie x

Zevaa said...

There are some really elegant pieces among these pics. I love this selection. xoxo, Zevaa


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anna bu said...

happy new year girl!!


Beth Connolly said...

The Pucci is wonderful.