Sometimes, the most rebellious outfits are the ones that are rebel-less. Where daring and badass was once taboo, conservative chic has become less typical and far and few between. Being a style maven can be found in ladylike looks when looking like a badass is overplayed.
Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2014 “resorts” to his classic taste as the collection is an amalgamation of chic, dainty and feminine pieces that transport you back into the ’50s and ’60s.
From day to night, the looks certainly recall the days of Rock Hudson and Doris Day movies, with plaid and checkered prints of every persuasion.
Swing coats, skirt suits and tweed two piece ensembles are taken to haute couture heights with lace, or accented by florals as they bloom from the roots of its wearer. Straight leg pants and A-line forms give me Cyd Charisse life.
Old Hollywood glamour continue for evening. Skewing overt sexiness, cocktail dresses behave like Venetian blinds via lace and tulle, giving you just a hint of fashionable voyeurism for those of Rear Window peepers.
What’s a charity ball without a showstopping gown? When it comes to de la Renta, the minute details are the main attraction. And playing with your imagination through these details is what makes the fashion brand iconic. In mind? Flowers on the other side of the white picket fence.
My personal favorites are this debossed blush crop jacket with a-line skirt, and Watteau backed gown that both speak to the Carrie in me. (Is Oscar borrowing from his 2004 collection for 2014 Resort? We remember sir, we remember) Admittedly unsure if it’s one piece or two, I am dying over the colorblocked gown design in Sulfur and Cerulean Blue. How darling is this floral embroidered belted number?
Doesn’t this fit perfectly into this collection?
Let’s see if we can recreate some of these looks, yes?