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July 23, 2008 at 9:11 am
Luv luv luv those dresses….where do i get one? d in Georgia
July 23, 2008 at 9:23 am
Please, oh, please…someone tell me where can I get that gray dress??? It’s me, all day long! I love these elegant, feminine, cool looks, but they do look a bit like they called each other in the morning!
July 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
I also love the simplicity of one colour. Focuses the eye on the subtle details of fabric and form. Beautiful.
July 23, 2008 at 9:33 am
Where is the grey dress in the first photo from? It’s gorgeous!
July 23, 2008 at 9:42 am
From the bags, shoes & belts, and also the structure of the dresses I believe they are from Bottega Veneta.
Fashion blah blah
July 23, 2008 at 9:54 am
i think those dresses in the first pic are both by Bottega Veneta.
July 23, 2008 at 9:57 am
July 23, 2008 at 9:58 am
That is my philosophy as well…I find my most flattering silhouette and try to vary the accessories and prints. Love all of these dresses and would kill for the dress in the top pic!
July 23, 2008 at 10:25 am
yeah,,,how to make silhoette is good.
and, how to unite simple soft colour looks elegant.
July 23, 2008 at 10:29 am
such a stylish girl. i personally never dress in pink, esp not head-to-toe. but she wears it well
July 23, 2008 at 10:31 am
The dresses in the first photo were made by Bottega Veneta and they are beautiful!
July 23, 2008 at 10:33 am
Love the belts with dresses.
Yes, that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout. These pics reflect the ability to edit both color and size/number of accessories so the person is the focus, not the stuff.Beautiful.
July 23, 2008 at 10:50 am
love the dress in the right i in the first picture. it’s perfect.
July 23, 2008 at 10:58 am
Simply LOVELY. To me thats style….
July 23, 2008 at 11:00 am
Haven’t commented on here yet, but these dresses are absolutely gorgeous!Want.
July 23, 2008 at 11:05 am
amazing shots! amazing dresses!
-h of candid cool
July 23, 2008 at 11:33 am
Beautiful. I love when someone finds what works for them and then just do different variations of it.
July 23, 2008 at 11:44 am
soft & feminine. like bedroom dressing for day.
July 23, 2008 at 11:49 am
Anyone know who makes the shoes in the first photo?
July 23, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Love the pleats and wedges in the first photo!
i love it. she looks simply elegant and fabulous. in the pink: she shows just the right amount of skin. it’s sexy and appealing. inspiring! thanks for posting.
July 23, 2008 at 12:14 pm
Oh HELL YEAH! That’s what I’m talking about! Flowing, flattering, light. Two thumbs up!
July 23, 2008 at 12:24 pm
im pretty damn sure its got something to do with everything being from bottega…
I guess the dresses are from Bottega Veneta
July 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm
the dress in the second photo is absolutely perfect: the soft pleats at the shoulders compliment the lightness of the fabric; the stitch details and the pockets are fantastic. what also seems perfect is the soft tie around the waist and the length of the dress.
July 23, 2008 at 12:37 pm
For those of us who are, alas, not on a Bottega Veneta budget, any suggestions for designers making similar cuts of dresses?
July 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm
Love all 3 styles. So chic!!!
July 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm
I love the soft, muted colors and ladylike lines of all these dresses. I adore wedge heels and these ladies wear them all well.
July 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm
the second dress is my favorite. Although i’m not sure I could pull it off where are the shoes from?
July 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm
I agree! I love the dress in the second photo as well! Does anybody have any information on it?
July 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm
Does anyone know where to get the wonderful dress in the 2nd photo?I adore it!
July 23, 2008 at 1:37 pm
is the pink dress from bottega too?
July 23, 2008 at 1:39 pm
Isn’t this the same girl in the photo with the grey / purple outfit a few months back?
I love her style – very feminine and classy – nothing too “edgy” – just pure style.
July 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm
I like those Bottega dresses so much more than the ones they sent celebrities out in at the beginning of the season. It’s weird that a design house kept some of its more appealing and flattering designs for the non-famous.
July 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm
This “new” hem length is so flattering, isn’t it?
July 23, 2008 at 2:21 pm
all beautiful- the pink dress looks like it slinked onto her without effort and the color is perfect for her, wonderful.
Jorge from W Palm Beach
July 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm
OK, who can afford Bottega Veneta? I think the craftsmanship and the execution help make a gorgeous image, but the idea of the comment is finding the silhouette that works for you and sticking to it. I think long legs are always a plus, and these girls work theirs to the max, without showing too much. The movement of a slit on a dress or skirt always keeps guys watching. I would like to see some comments from girls with non-fashion jobs- I will venture that someone wearing such a soft dress would not portray much authority or power, but maybe this is sexist pig me talking. What do you say, women? Would you wear this to the office, or to a party? Jorge from W Palm Beach
July 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm
Nothing more beautiful than gorgeous women perfectly dressed! nothing is exagerated, something one really appreciates nowadays!
July 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm
The second picture of the girl in the pink is STUNNING. She looks so graceful with her long neck and long legs. Her hair is gorgeous too. There is something strong and punky about her head: her face, earrings and hair and it contrasts sooo greatly with her outfit.
July 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm
Both the silhouettes complement her figure very well, especially with her slightly drooped shoulders. It makes her all the more feminine – a real delicate beauty.
I am so glad that you focussed on silhouette because, while your subjects all have great sense of personal style, there has not been many instances where the clothes worn truly flatter and showcase the best of the wearer’s body and individuality.
July 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm
the photos are gorgeous!!!! Beautifully shot…..good work man.
July 23, 2008 at 3:52 pm
love it….fabulous as usual.
July 23, 2008 at 4:05 pm
My mom has a cotton version of that pleated dress made in the fifties. I’ve always wanted it but we’re not the same size. Its always classic.
July 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm
Each of those dresses is beautiful, and enviable, and flattering. But I wouldn’t say they have the same silhouette. Tonal quality, level of detail, shoes, all similar. But the shape of those dresses is *vastly* different. The first, with it’s close-tailored waist and slightly 50′s reminiscent pleated skirt is very constructed, and would work well on any woman who likes her waist more than her legs. The second, which gives the impression of being deconstructed through the waist, would be great on someone with decent legs/shoulders but a shorter torso or larger chest.
This woman, lucky thing, looks great in both. But I know very few people who could carry both of those silhouettes and make it work. Perhaps her true genius lies in the fact that she can wear disparate things and make them all look like they are her own style. . .
July 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm
Is it me or is the woman on top wearing the lovely cream dress- are her shoes too big?
July 23, 2008 at 5:17 pm
oh, the dress pink dress in the picture of the woman walking is amazing! i would die to have it. anyone know where it’s from?
July 23, 2008 at 5:28 pm
I love how both dress are taken in by a belt. It helps to emphasize her slender figure.
July 23, 2008 at 5:57 pm
July 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm
All 3 ladies demonstrate a measure of restraint that defines nonchalant elegance. This is hard in the summer when there are so many over-the-top fashiony items that can destroy a look. Angela from Hong Kong
July 23, 2008 at 7:23 pm
the second picture is perfection what an achingly beautiful girl
July 23, 2008 at 7:40 pm
I love all three dresses and all three women look wonderfull. I especially like the wedge shoes of the first picture. This really makes me want to go home and change from pants to a dress. This is making me feel very frumpy. I must buy more dresses…
July 23, 2008 at 7:52 pm
The pink jumper dress is Bottega Veneta and the wedged woven heels in the first picture are also Bottega Veneta. You can buy them at Bygeorgeaustin.com
July 23, 2008 at 8:51 pm
that dress is really hot. i absolutely luv it. i wonder where we can get it? if you know please post it! I just saw something kinda like it at bleuclothing but it wasnt exactly the same, although they did have some really hot shit though. i bought a cardigan sweater by Mason in this crazy cool fuschia color, very hot but its summer so i dont even know why i bought it….haha. it was just SUCH a must have
July 23, 2008 at 8:52 pm
I think Jorge is right, the pink dress is lovely but if you wore something like that where I live while just roaming the streets you would look a little too vulnerable for your own good. It’s a beautiful look, and she’s a beautiful girl, but I would be hesitant to wear something like that when not on my way to a party or to a night out with friends or clubbing or something like that.
July 23, 2008 at 8:54 pm
Really loving these chic, monochromatic, conservative looks. Ideal for a luncheon or, with a little blazer or cardi, the office. It’s quite classy to show a bit less skin but still stay cool in the summer.
July 23, 2008 at 8:57 pm
I initially thought that she and her friend were the two variations on one theme :D
July 23, 2008 at 10:06 pm
great silhouette, great hair, great matching accessories.
July 23, 2008 at 10:25 pm
women and dresses like this need to be cloned and spread around the world for all to enjoy,,,,
July 23, 2008 at 11:40 pm
No patch on the subjects, but I would like to congratulate you on the trees in the second (pink-dress) picture. They look so beautiful and pointillist, especially the trunks on the right side (above the scooters). As I am currently living in the desert, I really appreciate a nice foliage picture. Thank you! Your pictures always show such thoughtful attention to the backgrounds as well as the foregrounds.
July 23, 2008 at 11:48 pm
Tomas Maier for BV…God is in the details.
July 23, 2008 at 11:54 pm
I’ll have to disagree with you guys.
The pleated dress is beautiful but I don’t think it is the most flattering. It dwarfs her head unnecessarily, especially with her hair pulled back like that.
The gray dress is also gorgeous.
In the pink dress photo, her hair looks fake blondish–not a good look for her complexion! Stick to the natural color.
July 23, 2008 at 11:57 pm
A great concept, finding a personal silhouette. She looks sophisticated, elegant, ladylike without being stuffy, and radiant. A wonderful combination. This doesn’t have to be anyone’s personal taste – she looks universally tasteful. Thank you Sartorialist.
July 24, 2008 at 12:48 am
Who is this girl anyway?
July 24, 2008 at 12:51 am
i love how the friends contrast each others colors – like the sun and the moon. very artistic. the second pic definitely gives off a girly glamour. chic indeed.
July 24, 2008 at 2:04 am
The dresses (and shoes) are from the Spring 2008 Bottega Veneta line. You may be able to get them at net-a-porter.com, or directly from the stores.
July 24, 2008 at 2:23 am
Hm. These are nice dresses of the same style indeed. However, I hate to say, but they look like both fresh off Bottega Veneta. Now, buying ones clothes at one design store is of course going to give a thread to your wardrobe. It’s just not totally original.
July 24, 2008 at 3:01 am
I love the pink dress.. and the new longer hem.
July 24, 2008 at 3:38 am
M and Jorge bring up interesting points. I must admit, M, that unless I’m with my man I don’t feel comfortable showing skin. I always feel vulnerable and leered at and I’m not talking about wearing trampy clothes, just showing my legs and my noncleavage.
The gorgeous woman on the bottom is much more bold than I and it’s not that I don’t feel I look good in something like this (in fact it suits me just fine) it’s just that I don’t feel safe. Having once been attacked by a group of guys when I was walking from my car into a party one night while wearing a sexy dress has left its mental scars. I got away and one of my attackers may be blind in one eye from a jab from my car key but since then when I see girls wearing revealing clothes (not that the pink dress is so revealing) I worry about them.
I love wearing hats and well-fitting men’s-style jackets and feeling invisible, but when I put on a dress and heels (which I only do with my man or if I’m going to an event) and my hair is out (a real attention getter – biracial, sun bleached and curly) I sometimes feel like I’m in a bright spotlight that says “guys, check me out”. I’m great at exuding confidence so I look perfectly comfortable but inside I can’t wait to get home and change into my “real” clothes.
It’s such a gray area. You want men to look at you but you want the RIGHT men to look. You want to show off your beautiful, toned body but you don’t want guys to think you’re sending them a personal invitation to touch it. You want to be sexy but you want to be safe and that takes confidence not just in your body but in the self-control of men whom you don’t know.
….So very mental am I.
If there are other women out there who share my weirdness I would love to know.
July 24, 2008 at 4:11 am
Everything from head to toe is from Bottega Veneta. These girls must work for BV. Love the style and the dresses are stunning.
July 24, 2008 at 5:03 am
I love all these dresses and the elegance of the women. As a non-fashion person I would not wear them to the office, I love wearing dresses to work, however feel they need to have a small sleeve and court shoes to be professional enough for the boardroom. The quality of these shine through though.
July 24, 2008 at 5:42 am
stunning silhouette! a walking “bottega veneta” advertisement!
July 24, 2008 at 6:27 am
to Jorge: I would definitely wear the second dress to office.The first dress is though beautiful, but you are right, for me, as a non fashion working girl, it would be too princess-like for the office and too snobish to a party.Anyway, I wonder, how this dress would look like on someone with a little tummy and bigger breasts.
July 24, 2008 at 6:36 am
that girl must either be working for Bottega Veneta or she's just really in to the brand.she & her identical fashion twin do look good in the 1st pic, however in the 2nd photo…all pink, really? a little too nouveau riche/euro-paris hilton for me.
July 24, 2008 at 8:45 am
Is she Russian? Didn’t we see her before in winter clothes?
July 24, 2008 at 9:24 am
VIVA RAGAZZE ITALIANE !
July 24, 2008 at 10:17 am
Monique, those are the same thoughts that run through my head as I consider the lovely skirts and dresses, and then select something plainer…that is easier to run in.
I like the _idea_ of dressing in the manner this lady has , but that idea is often trumped by reality.
Hence my frequent vists to this blog.
July 24, 2008 at 10:53 am
I love the dresses, especially the pink one, but I agree with Jorge from Palm Beach; I wouldn’t/couldn’t wear this too work. Maybe if I added a blazer or cardigan to the beige dress. I don’t like her shoes in either pic though, the beige ones are TOO SMALL! Half her heel is sticking out. As for the pink shoes in the second pic, IMHO ankle straps visually shorten legs. That’s my opinion, and then again this girl has long legs so she doesn’t really need to worry. Once again, love these simple (yet not) ladylike shapes, without too many accesories. Would wear this on a Saturday afternoon, to meet friends or a date.
July 24, 2008 at 1:06 pm
the dresses are beautiful, the women are beautiful. hate to say it, but the wedges in pic 1 ruin the thing a bit to me. i know they’re ever so fashionable – but there are things which are just not flattering, no matter how fashionable they are. and wedges just make a woman’s walk look clunky, less elegant, less graceful.
July 24, 2008 at 1:57 pm
I would wear the first dress to work, but I am a university professor and like to play with a traditional ‘teacher’ style: I can feel feminine but not overly provocative.
July 24, 2008 at 2:19 pm
What a gorgeous face. She looks like a siamese cat….
Monique Number 2
July 24, 2008 at 3:55 pm
“It’s such a gray area. You want men to look at you but you want the RIGHT men to look. You want to show off your beautiful, toned body but you don’t want guys to think you’re sending them a personal invitation to touch it. You want to be sexy but you want to be safe and that takes confidence not just in your body but in the self-control of men whom you don’t know.”
Monique, I must admit the first reason why I read your post is that we share the same name..but as I continued to read I realized we share the same sentiments. I couldn’t have said it any better. It’s like you spoke the words in my head.
It’s such a predicament that I still haven’t found a suitable (for me) solution to…
anyone have any advice/tips?
July 24, 2008 at 4:15 pm
I want that pale yellow dress. Fabulous!
July 24, 2008 at 6:12 pm
Great, easy-to-wear dresses! Love the wedge shoes too.
July 24, 2008 at 9:34 pm
While the girls and their dresses are lovely, I have to say, something about the fact that the two women are wearing the same exact shoes in two different colors, just like your July 1st post, where the “two for fashion” girls in Milan are wearing the same sandals in two different colors, really turns me off. Its too matchy matchy, couldn’t you just imagine that conversation “what are WE going to wear today?”
July 24, 2008 at 10:03 pm
I find the comments left here about the dresses very interesting. I’m an economist in a national finance ministry and I would totally wear the first dress (pinky beige one) to the office. It’s long enough that the sleeveless bit in the summer is totally fine (although I would have a cardigan handy in an air-conditioned office). It doesn’t look in the least bit risque. I absolutely detest stiff suits or dowdy dresses and court shoes. This is not a provocative look at all – more sweetly demure – and the power is all in one’s demeanor and in what one has to say, anyhow. The wedges work for me for summer, too, though I typically wear covered toes when I work. The second dress would work less well for a traditional office, in my opinion, even buttoned up, as the details make it look more sporty. The fabric is also quite pink and a bit slinky. I love the dress a whole lot – wish I could afford it or find something similar (seriously, I’m drooling) – but to me it’s more of a summer date dress than one for work. Just my two cents. :) OH and before I forget: What caught me about the post is that I appreciate the idea of sticking to a silhouette. I think it’s key to know what works for your body and it’s fun to play with texture and accessories and so on to veer without veering away. :)
July 25, 2008 at 2:56 am
Jorge from Palm Beach, I would wear any of those dresses to work IN A TRICE but would cut the femininity with non-girly accessories. I work in the arts so if I’m comfortable with my look so is everyone else. Also, the beautiful girl wearing the pink dress looks very stylish in the picture but the dress is actually unbuttoned very low and slit very high, so I would adjust both. For me a dress sends enough female messages out on its own without flashing both leg and breast that much.
July 25, 2008 at 3:30 am
She is lovely. I love that feminin with just the right dose of elegance look. She is a princess!!!
July 25, 2008 at 9:17 am
Whenever I come to this cite, I keep coming back to these 2 pictures. They are stunning. I would definitely wear those dresses. I agree the the post 2 above- feminine, but not flashy. Very classy
July 25, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Both women are strikingly beautiful and look as if they are straight out of the 50s, especially the first. Every element of her outfit comes together. Everything matches. Pure classicism at it’s best. Many women don’t carry this polish and sophistication anymore.
July 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm
i love that these really lengthy women are wearing such tall heels and also wearing clothing that accents their height, making them look taller. alot of tall women don’t do that. and they should! they should embrace their height! it’s beautiful.these women look just beautiful (along with their dresses) because they have the confidence to do that.
July 25, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Everyone in these pics are dressed head to toe Bottega Veneta. Including shoes, belts and bags. She must work for the brand. I was just in a BV shop and everything from this collection is half off. If you want a pretty, classic dress this is the time to scoop it up. Of course, it will still cost an arm and a leg but you can’t beat the quality.
July 25, 2008 at 6:02 pm
I think it’s shocking that anyone finds these dresses inappropriate to the point where they would worry about being leered at or touched by men. Yes, the second dress is made of a soft, touchable looking fabric, but it sits away from her body and reveals nothing more than toned arms, a little bit of collar bone, and leg below the knee.
It just makes me sad, that in this day and age a woman would worry that even a demure outfit is an “invitation” to lewd behavior. There are no invitations in clothes other than the invitation to introduce oneself politely and perhaps compliment one’s shoes!
Monique #1, I’m so sorry for what happened to you, but you need to know in your heart that what happened to you had nothing to do with you revealing any part of yourself. Your body belongs to you, on a look-don’t-touch basis, no matter what you wear. It breaks my heart that anyone would feel the need to subdue their beauty because of a few horrible human beings.
July 25, 2008 at 6:03 pm
I love her…she is beyond gorgeous. The second look is wondrous, her long flowing hair and the pink dress is lovely with her skin tone. the shoes are killer…i’m drooling all over them! haha.
July 26, 2008 at 12:05 pm
Thank you so much for your commentary. I recently saw a picture of myself from the early 90s–the only picture I’ve liked in years, and I realized this was only because the silhouette is one that worked and still works on me. Was thinking about this yesterday when I ended up shopping unexpectedly–bought three very different skirts that ultimately would end up creating a similar silhouette as the one in that photo.
You are an inspiration!
July 26, 2008 at 7:44 pm
Wow I only realised after a couple of minutes that she was all dressed in pink. Very few people can get away away with that an still look grown up, sexy and sophisticated.
July 26, 2008 at 9:30 pm
The first pic looks like a Bottega Veneta ad, very pretty! Maybe they should use it as their ad lol
July 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm
love this nude colours and the combination from the fawn dress!!! gorgeous!
July 28, 2008 at 6:37 am
She looks amazing- very Rosamund Pike/Roland Mouret only less feisty!
The first pic reminds me of a fantastic Dior shot I once saw in a costume/history of fashion book!
Great stuff Scott! x
July 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm
the silhouette sentiment is so true… i am drawn to oversized, short dresses with sleeves, from cotton to silk and neutrals to colours, layered or alone. maybe stemming back to when i was abt 7 and used to scout around at ‘pink elephant’ school sales for crazy ‘mum tshirts’ to wear as dresses.
thanks for validating my repetitive shape habit.
i think defining your style is kind of like defining a word, you learn what it is by what it isn’t. mine isnt long and wedges but these girls look adorable, i like that they match, well for photo purposes anyway.
August 5, 2008 at 1:11 am
The woman featured in both pictures is one of the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.
I can barely focus on anything else. She’s breath-taking.
August 7, 2008 at 9:33 am
the girl in the second picture looks like she was taken straight out of a children’s book about “the sophisticated woman”. Her hair off to the side, her look a biit haughty, the color of her dress and the way she carries herself is unbelieveable. She is absolutely gorgeous!!
December 4, 2009 at 10:56 am
The first picture is adorable… I mean, the dresses are wonderful.