After a heavy dose of winter popular greys and monotones by now we are craving for summer and an array of flowy dresses , sheer tops and stylish shorts( Yes, the high waisted ones!) and we see our fun summer attires throwing glances and peeping at us.
So while we are hoarding pastels and maxis that are a huge trend in the fashion season Spring Summer 2012, it is difficult to curb the excitement the fresh trends bring with them. Fun, flirty, comfortable & stylish is the adjectives that should define the wardrobe for the season. Relaxed dressing is the magic potion for an ideal summer but we do not want you to compromise on style which actually makes for a perfect combination.
Tommy Hilfiger’s Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2012 showcased at New York Fashion Week 2011 stood up for not just these adjectives but went much beyond. The collection was high on striking colors, classic silhouettes and cuts spotted on day dresses, swimsuits, kaftans and jumpsuits easily translating into one of the popular ready-to-wear collections that left an impact. The uber-chic color blocked kaftan dress thrilled many, is our favorite too and hence, the style pick for the day.
Highlights of the Kaftan Dress
1. Kaftan Silhouette: The robe inspired silhouette is what makes this the dress and is the character of it. The free flowing dress with dramatically loose sleeves is a classic piece to own and surely is a classic style statement too.
2. Color Blocking: As we see a lot of trends becoming a passé with time at the same time the color blocking trend that has been spotted in the past few seasons is not anywhere close to exit. And you wouldn’t mind it because no one seems to be over it yet. Striking combinations of colors have such a glamorous impact. We see the same in this dress. Color blocked diagonally in the smart shades of dark blue, deep red, mustard and tangerine the dress makes a high fashion statement.
3.Accessories & Hair: The classic color blocked kaftan dress has been stylishly adorned with subtle knot inspired jewellery in the form of a bracelet, ring and a neck-piece to complete the look. The knot inspired pieces are contemporary and spell modern. Completely in sync with the mood of the dress , the jewellery compliments the kaftan dress in the best possible way. Do not fail to notice the Tommy Hilfiger shoes that match the attire.
The styling of the hair was simple, tied in a bun and middle parting and the makeup perfected the look. It was minimal in nude.
Make it your own!
Even though the free flowing silhouette is one of the best options to camouflage the problem areas, you can tie up a belt to enhance your waist and it also changes the shape of the garment. We suggest tan colored belts, elastic belts or belts with decorated buckle. Team the smart kaftans with boots and a pair of shades for an impeccable stylish look.
Kaftan dresses also make for a perfect beach outfit. Make this color block dress part of you resort wear too. A perfect beach bag, suitable footwear and a straw hat will achieve the desired. Accessorize the dress with accessories of your choice to add a personal touch to the outfit. Wear one bold statement piece like a huge cuff or shoulder dusters to enhance your collar bones. If you are fascinated by hair accessories then a fun yet suitable hair band will definitely add a feminine and innocent look to the outfit.
Our style pick of the day is surely a versatile piece or garment that will see you through the season and keep the style qoutient elevating.