If we were given the opportunity to forecast what fashion would look like in 2040, what would we predict? Suddenly images of sidewalks filled with women in Lady Gaga-esque armadillo shoes come to mind.
Buzzfeed.com recently posted a video from the 1930s where fashion designers shared their ideas on styles that they thought would be popular in 2000. From dresses that can be adaptable from morning to evening (think de-attachable sleeves!) to wedding dresses made of glass, the predications are highly amusing and in some cases, rather accurate. For instance, one idea they had was clothing using transparent net…I’m pretty sure I have this adorable Nanette Lepore number with netted sleeves sitting in my closet at home. Granted, it’s not to catch males, but hey, I’m all about multi-functional!
Now if only Bloomingdales sold electric headpieces to help all women “find an honest man”… To 2040!
Posted by Alyssa
‘Tis the season of weddings galore! Every time I talk to a friend — guy or girl — they tell me about their upcoming weekend trip to attend a wedding somewhere. I only have one wedding to attend this summer, but I think that’s a rarity. Most people I know have at least two on the books. I’ve never had a bad time at a wedding and it’s always fun to dress up for the nuptials. I’ve seen so many great dresses lately, I had to share my top picks with the ladies out there who are looking for something super pretty. I’m all about bright, eye-catching colors and patterns that’ll guarantee compliments. The dresses below are the ones that made me stop in my tracks as I perused the racks at some of my favorite stores. If you don’t think they look like much in the pics — trust me — they are what I call “wow factor” dresses. Keep in mind that these are pricey dress options — they’re not for everyone’s budget but fun to consider (or dream about), regardless!
Nanette Lepore’s ‘Knot So Fast’ Dress (I really love this version in yellow. Sold out everywhere online but I spotted it at Neiman Marcus, in-store!)
Alice + Olivia’s Laurie Printed Dress with Belt (this is a watercolor, tie-dye dream dress).
Lilly Pulitzer’s Sandra Dress (I bought this at the Lilly store on Nantucket. In love!)
Posted by Brianne