Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trendspotting: One shouldered maxi gowns

As a devoted lover of impractical fashion trends, I am always on the look out for the next wave in eveningwear.

I don't have much opportunity to get glammed up in a full length gown (neither in my current role and I'm guessing it's probably even less likely in my next one) but that doesn't stop me looking out for divine inspiration...

This season, many designers seem to be doing the one shouldered maxi. Now I am a massive fan of the maxi dress. I find it slimming and stylish on most people and practical for most wardrobes. You can dress it up or down, layer it for winter or throw on some sparkly or statement earrings and you have perfectly acceptable evening attire.

When I first came across the trend, I have to say that the one shoulder threw me somewhat. It's certainly more formal than the average maxi dress, which is why I am referring to them as maxi gowns.

Here are some of my favourites:

Divine number from Marchesa at Net-a-Porter.

Love the colour of this one - again Halston Heritage from Net-a-Porter.

Fabulous colour from the goddess of dresses, Leona Edmiston.

Classic black with texture for interest, from Leona Edmiston.

The frill and beading makes for an interesting contrast. Marc Bouwer Glamit! from Neiman Marcus.

And this dress is a stunner - love the waterfall bow detailing and the colour is gorgeous. Robert Rodriguez Black Label from Neiman Marcus. Wouldn't it go well with these jewels from Rox in the Strand Arcade?
Hmmm. Maybe I might just have to invest in a one shouldered maxi!



WayneandFarrah said...

Love love love Robert Rodriguez's dress!! The detailing is fabulous.

I've always liked one shouldered dresses but don't own any. Damn it Miss Kitty, now it's going to be on my mind forever lol. Must purchase something.


Miss Kitty-Cat said...

I love it too Farrah! Will be looking for one in the US while I am there I think. I like the one shouldered look - I think it's sexy without being too revealing, stylish yet still a little bit of fun. It's a great look!

Faux Fuchsia said...

I want that Marchessa dress NOW!!! It is killer.

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

It's awesome FF! So Jackie on the Christina O... You can just imagine her in it. Fab.