Zac Posen has prepared us for a Spring where romance and florals will conquer all. The collection featured plenty of looks reminiscent of Sixties glamour and ladylike appeal. Simultaneously, modern touches sprinkled throughout, elevated romantic silhouettes to new heights.
Most pieces could easily make their way from the office to a night out, just by switching up your accessories and maybe adding a strong eye or lip. Sometimes, these floral details appeared as colorful line drawings on top of sheer fabrics. One design that did this with great success was the strapless midi dress below. Depicting other parts of a flower like large leaves, made this dress stand out amongst the rest. Alternatively, you would just find a floral pattern complete with bold strokes of color, further enhanced by hints of metallic accents.
Floral Modesty Takes Center Stage
There were some dresses that played up a woman’s modesty. with its midi skirt + short sleeves with tie detail, while simultaneously, submitting to a woman’s figure with a heavily darted torso, highlighting the waistline + slightly accentuating the bust. A similar dress in white reminded me of a vintage nurse’s uniform, minus the tie detail + wider short sleeves, a lot could be by undoing a few more buttons on top, would deepen the neckline, exposing the hint of a lacy or mesh bra and adding sexy high heels, would definitely change the mood to effortless sizzle.
But in true Posen form, there were gowns for days, which he always masters. By now, I’m thinking he does this wearing a blindfold. I’m sure with awards season underway, how could he resist?
Some of the looks reminded me of two stunning celebrities. Actress Shanina Shaik would definitely capture our gaze walking down the red carpet in one of these dresses. Whereas Amal Clooney would just stop photographers dead in their tracks with her beauty and elegance. Thankfully, the designer offered an alternative to a dress being a maxi skirt. A long gray column skirt decorated with gray florals offered an alternative to his other skirted looks. Paired with a voluminous blouse bearing open shoulder detail and you’re ready for a night out with casual flair.
Shoes With Floral Personality
However, my favorite element from the whole collection was the shoes. The satin T-strap heeled shoes had what looked like floral still lifes embellishing the heel. Designed in contrasting colors, they were hard to miss. The floral designs looked like brooches attached to the heel due to how much they protruded from the shoe.
(photos: Courtesy of Zac Posen)
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