Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Awesome Asymmetry

A survey of the pre-fall and Haute Couture 2010 collections reveals an unsurprising trend: the one-shoulder dress. Dramatic and sexy, asymmetric looks continue to dominate the world of dress-up. Enjoy, darlings!
Alexis Mabille Couture; this and next two via style.com. Other runway photos via nymag.com except where noted.
Armani Privé Couture
Chanel Couture
Carolina Herrera pre-fall
Devi Kroell pre-fall
Diane von Furstenberg pre-fall
Donna Karan pre-fall
Giambattista Valli pre-fall
Giorgio Armani pre-fall
J. Mendel pre-fall










Just Cavalli pre-fall
Matthew Williamson pre-fall, via style.com
Michael Kors pre-fall
Naeem Khan pre-fall
Narciso Rodriguez pre-fall
Oscar de la Renta pre-fall
Preen pre-fall, via style.com
Rachel Roy pre-fall
Reem Acra pre-fall
Vera Wang pre-fall
Versace pre-fall
Zac Posen pre-fall
Zero + Maria Cornejo pre-fall
Splendid modal jersey one-shoulder dress; this and next six at shopbop.com.
Catherine Malandrino dress with asymmetrical ruching ~ CC adores!
Alice + Olivia one shoulder sequin dress.
Shoshanna one shoulder dress.
Thread Social asymmetric dress. Safety orange is hot!
Rachel Roy one shoulder jersey dress.
Black Halo shutter pleat dress.
Hervé Léger color block asymmetric bandage dress; this and next nine at net-a-porter.com.
Tomas Maier cutout silk-blend jersey dress.
Balmain sequined asymmetric mini dress.
Alexander McQueen knitted asymmetric spiral dress.
RM by Roland Mouret striped jersey dress,
Valentino asymmetric red stretch-crepe minidress.
Phillip Lim sequined asymmetric silk dress.
ACNE silk printed mini dress.
Temperley London Mini Agnelli studded dress.
Michael Kors zip dress.
Robert Rodriguez silk dress, at intermixonline.com.
Which one-shoulder wonder do you want, darling?
xoxox,
CC

78 comments:

stilettolover91 said...

Fabulous post!!! These are all incredible!! I cannot pick a favorite!!

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Stéphanie said...

J'adore !
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Jacqueline said...

Never realized how much I love asymmetry in dresses till I saw this post and loved almost every dress! Great post CC =) xo

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Style (R)evolution said...

Im loving the Alice + Olivia gold sequin :)

Life In Technicolor. said...

CARRIE! hey im sorry im its been so long!
great collage as usual seriously HOW do u do this so consistently.
anyways may i kindly point you to lea michele's feathered oneshoulder dress at the grammys?!?!?! you will love it! let me know!
thanks for continuing to be in touch, hope youre well!

andrea xxxxx
Life In Technicolor.

nuheila said...

Gorgeous dresses,my favorite is Giambattista Valli s.Fab post!


Nuheila

Sabine said...

I find the 1-shoulder dress terribly difficult to wear, which is probably the reason my favourite is the Carolina Herrera. (Are you sure the light blue is Temperley? I thought I saw this dress in an Michael Kors' ad, but I might be confused, or they are just very similar). x

Delmy said...

Im in search of a cocktail dress and this post gave me some ideas. Thanks!

Leah said...

Time to bare some shoulders... love asymmetry! xoxo

Laura Trevey said...

the 2nd dress is so pretty!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hello CC darling!
Adore that Carolina Herrera olive green~ perfect with mustard or maroon heels!
xo*

COCAMIA said...

I love anything with asymmetry! So flattering to every woman and so individual! Great post...xo

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh I've noticed that the right asymmetric dress can do wonders to one's body! Great picks, Carrie!

Katy Mary said...

Love that first blue & black dress and also the Rachel Roy!!!

Beth said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my blog Carrie! It made my day because I am a huge huge fan of you! HUGE!!! much love! xoxoxo

Michael St. James said...

Obsessed with the Chanel couture gown and that Phillip Lim sequined asymmetric silk dress needs a New Year's Eve Party/Fergie moment!

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Fashion By He said...

he loves your blog, you come up with the best posts

-He approves

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

A BIG WOOOOW to the Chanel Couture dress!!!
Holy Moly ;)
Lovely drapes, Lovely candy colors....

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so amazing !! Great designs !!

♥Aubrey said...

Hands down....ARMANI wins my vote!!!

Have a wonderful day pretty lady.

Dania Padron said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! You feartured three of my favorite dresses - the Chanel couture dress, the Donna Karan olive green dress and that stunning Armani Privé dress at the very top of your post. So divine!!!!!!!!!!

You're killing me with these posts!

Pink Julep said...

So glad Herve Ledger finally sorted out a way to make that fabulous bandage dress without the bandages looking like unflattering horizontal stripes! Asymitrical Bandage dress takes it to a whole new level and just made him a genius in my book! So simple yet so chic!

Gledwood said...

What a beautiful blog you keep here...

I don't know where all those designers are based, but today's post does have that all-American pared-down look.

American fashion looks very "wearable" but tends to be ... well, not that adventurous... know what I mean?

Diana said...

Another fantastic post! I love the asymmetrical blue hair in the first picture.

Erika said...

Such a stunning idea for a post, CC - I am incapable of resisting asymmetrical anything. Chanel Couture - hello darling!! :)

pretty*pink*rat said...

Love this trend. Much better than the one leg trend that tried to get going!

nookie said...

loving all of them

TERI REES WANG said...

Yes, Awesome!

Asymmetry is not for everyone but, it is definitely made for me.

KIRAFASHION said...

It really is, I do love one shoulder pieces! I need to wear my pieces like that too!

lisa said...

The Alexander McQueen mini dress is spectacular! I love the colour combination along with the assymmetric detailing and long sleeve.

Laura in Paris said...

I never liked asymmetry in clothes ... never wore asymmetric clothes!

janettaylor said...

Chanel Chanel Chanel!


Juliet said...

The Chanel couture was just amazing!

juliet xxx

Cloudia said...

Tres Bon!



Aloha, Carrie


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NINA said...

so in love with all of these dresses! great post! xo

HiFashion said...

Asymmetry is a great look on dresses. I love the Valentino and Chanel ones.

inspiration exists said...

Breathtaking selection! Adore asymetry, definetely McQueen and Herve Leger dresses are my favorites.

clarewbrown said...

I have been obsessing over a-symmetry ever since Lea Michele rocked that gorgeous Grammy's dress!

* Reena Rai * said...

Chanel and CAQvalli are my favourites. This is one look which looks equally good short and long

joannapple said...

lovely set! Roland Mouret jersey dress is my fav!

Suusje Q. said...

I bought an asymetric dress for my mothers wedding! I can email a picture to show you, since I'm don't posting it on my blog untill the big day (3th march)

Suusje Q.

Iva said...

CC I just adore so many of these dresses, but I have to say I LOVE the Giambattista Valli!! Its stunning!! hope you are having a fabulous day!!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

The Chanel couture collection is so lovely *sighs dreamily*
In love with the Oscar de la Renta concoction of gorgeousness.

Florrie x

Diane said...

wow i love just about all of those dresses...hard to pick just one favorite...but i think the Giambattista Valli one tops my list!

kirstyb said...

faBULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS X

Chessa! said...

I love the structured look of these garments...and I love how ironic some of them are bc they are so fun and colorful and whimsical.

Margaux. said...

Love all these looks!

dancinginchiffon said...

love this trend...it makes a woman look sexier!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These dresses are all so amazingly gorgeous!! It's hard to choose a fave but I'd have to say I love the last one (the purple Rodriguez one) the best. The color is stunning and I love the ruffles!

MizzJ said...

There are way too many gorgeous picks here to choose just one as my fav! Asymmetry was all over the red carpets this season, and I'm sure it will be in the stores soon as well!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Chanel! dying. I need to go work on my shoulders!! :)

Christen said...

How is it that I don't own a one-shouldered dress? That must be fixed because these dresses are gorgeous!

prettygeeky.com said...

I love the simple gold sequined dress...for it's, well, simplicity with a dash of glam!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I'm dying for the McQueen dress. I love the asymmetrical shoulder look.

Jennifer said...

LOVE the black one-shoulder lacey/pathcwork dress! I would so rock that!!

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Grace said...

I was seeing lots of the one shoulder early winter, actually. That Acne dress is really cool, I could see it on Blake Lively.

trishie said...

That chanel couture piece is breathakingly gorgeous!

Crave said...

Wow!! This is the best selection of dresses! Thought I could pick a favorite but there are too many that I would love to have!

chauss said...

a really great post. u do am anmazing job with your blog consistantly.
xo chauss

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J'Adore Fashion said...

love it especially the armani and chanel!
xx

Fashion Court said...

darling, your guest post is up! xo

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

These asymmetrical looks are fantastic! I love the one-shoulder look, definitely adds something new to a look.

tris1978ton said...

Love this look, very slimming!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Now here is a trend that I can relate to. I have always found something rather unnatural about perfect symmetry. These dresses do such wonders for the female form. I have a couple of them, and I always feel so good about wearing them. It's a bit tricky to accessorize them just right, though.

Haute World said...

Gorgeous! I love the Grecian inspiration behind the asymmetrical designs. The Couture versions are of course phenomenal, but I also like the light Oscar de la Renta one and the more edgy Preen piece!

Marta Represa said...

Interesting post... Some of these dresses are so beautiful.
xx

roxybelle said...

Loves it. I'm so excited for assymetry this season. It was one of the most exciting things I saw on the runway :)

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Alice in vintageland said...

Heart this trend! I wish my arms looked better to sport it all the time!

zupu said...

Beautiful! I adore the Armani Privé one!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oooo one shoulder dresses are so... sexy! lovely! thank you for your sweet wishes, we had a wonderful vacation! xo

daisychain said...

I love Asymmetry, though have never tried wearing it myself.

Nina said...

This post makes me want to wear a dress and party!

English Rose ♥ said...

Amazing post - chanel gets me everytime =]

Merci beaucoup for the super sweet comment ma chérie =]

Stay safe and chic darling,
English Rose x
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Ela said...

With the draping it's even more lovely! Awesome indeed, CC!
xo

tiltumaria said...

Wow the third one is awesome!
xxx

Jaime said...

I am glad asymmetry is here to stay! That RM dress is fabulous.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Been looking for a CUTE dress for an upcoming event...great selection...thank you! XOXOX!

Jen Ramos
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Susan said...

amazing dresses, darling!
have a fabulous day, xoxo