It is official – I’ve found the must-have summer dress. Granted it has only just hit the runway as part of the Stella McCartney Resort 2015 Collection, but something tells me we will be seeing it everywhere. As I browsed through the Resort collections, this look from McCartney stood out for its vintage aesthetic of a handkerchief dress paired with modern detailing and cut. There is a clever use of patterns, playful hemlines, and beautiful banded bodices with sophisticated cutouts.
It seems that season in and season out, Stella McCartney creates “it” looks that are loved by the fashion set, celebrities and the adoring public alike. And while the collection may be resort (and this dress seems almost perfect for dinner out during a beach escape), I also love the idea of wearing this dress into summer’s waning months. And here in Singapore it is the perfect dress year round!
Interestingly enough, I don’t always jump on the mixed patterned bandwagon, but the ease of this dress translates. As a result, it feels both effortless and ridiculously cool, without the overthought vibe often associated with multi-patterned styles. Also, even with the cutouts, something tells me this will look amazing on women with many different body shapes (the skirt is aligned and each bodice’s cutouts look rather strategic).
What do you think of this look from the Stella McCartney Resort 2015 Collection? Does it say “it” dress to you?