Let's talk about floral print and skater dress

09/20/2015

Skater dresses are basically just “A Line” dresses that are inspired from the ice-dance costumes, but a bit longer. They are normally narrower and fitted at the waistline, and wider toward the bottom, which can make pear-shaped girls look just as good as the supermodels! 

 

The skater dress trend is not something new, but more like a necessity for back to basics. It works well for either a casual day, a work day, or as a cocktail dress, depending on the material and the graphics of the particular one you choose. 

 

The one in the photo is from Ted Baker London, a British High Street Brand, though some people would argue its price goes way above an average High Street Brand would charge.  Anyways, its 2015 collection includes some really well-designed floral print items. Some of them are still available in their branch stores or in Bloomingdale’s.  

 

Take your floral print outfits out of your wardrobe for the fall season,  they’ll make you look fantastic! After all, who doesn’t like floral print?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

在英文里,有种说法叫cocktail outfit,大意是说晚上你参加小宴会、小party啥的打扮。由此而来呢,有一种裙装的类别就被称为cocktail dress,其实大概就是我们说的小礼服的意思。Cocktail dress可长可短,一般长款显得更隆重一些,如果是一般的小party,最常见的打扮是one piece及膝的连衣裙+高跟鞋+小手包。在这种连衣裙中,skater dress算是非常讨喜的一种,那么啥是skater dress嘞?

 

顾名思义,这种说法来源于花样滑冰的小短裙服饰,其实就是上身窄、中间掐腰、下摆蓬张的A字裙。但是这种A字裙长度比花滑裙长,却比大摆A字裙短,基本是膝盖以上位置,能有更多空间显示美腿。Skater dress对于腰细臀宽腿型比较好的女生们来说,尤其是再适合不过了。Skater dress其实在80年代就开始风靡了,到了90年代,连很多女孩子玩的娃娃(譬如芭比之类的)都是这种造型。到了本世纪,skater dress依旧被看做back to basics(返璞归真)服饰中的重要元素。

 

在skater dress中,除了单色系列外,各种印花图案也是一个很重要的流派。毕竟,谁人不爱大印花?这种元素除了在春夏是波西米亚风法宝之外,在秋冬也是一抹亮丽的风景线。说到大印花skater dress,小明君就想要提一下Ted Baker这个来自英国的牌子,在用大印花图案这方面绝不手软,用色也常常很大胆,其实穿起来可以是很个性,很扎眼的,不见得是传统英伦风的概念。

 

其实小明君还是挺喜欢这个所谓高街(High Street)品牌的,当然,也有人称之为一线大牌和高街之间的档位,但这都不重要。重要的是,Ted Baker家东西还是挺有设计感的,20-45年龄段的女生应该都能找到合适的单品。只是,不知是亚洲人身材跟欧美差太多还是怎样,在他家常常找不到合适的号,不是大了就是小了,所以建议想买Ted Baker的朋友不要网购或是代购,还是要亲自上身,因为同样的尺码不见得每件都适合你的身材。听说国内现在有开Ted Baker的专卖店,像北京的话,侨福芳草地里就有。当然啦,不止是女生,其实这个牌子最早是做男装起家的,所以他家男装的设计剪裁做工都算上乘。还有一些小皮具,用来自己用或是送人都挺好。

 

总之,小明君很欣慰在Ted Baker家发现了这件印花的skater dress,而且剪裁特别合适,就跟去裁缝铺量身订做的一样。开心~因为主色调已经是印花裙了,所以鞋子就配了裸色高跟。手包也搭了同色系的。

 

 

~Outfit~

Dress: Ted Baker Tamary Floral Print Skater Dress

Shoes: House of Harlow 1960 Pumps

Bag: Kate Spade Hand Bag

 

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