There’s been conversation about visible underwear under lace recently on The Sartorialist and I find this is how it really works well. Whether it’s because the briefs are fuller, are part of the design, or even in resembleing 1950s swimwear, it looks more modest (and this is subjective, obviously, in various ways!) and I don’t feel geting too much personal information…
I think the designers might be delighted to see this woman living their aesthetic through her life. Or, perhaps she works for them?
The first image with the red lace dress is absolutely Fellini sexy Italian diva if you see her in everyday life you just stop to look. The 2 other images are beautiful but”normal”
It’s nice to feel like you are in a movie …when you see a diva like her…..
I miss seeing more elegance in the streets…
I’m in total agreement. She is dressed simply yet my eye keeps going back to her. The life and energy of her step alone captivates me. And the proportions of her outfit flatter her greatly. Love the other two looks as well, but somehow #2 resonates with me on a personal level.
That red lace…I love it juxtaposed onto the casual street scene. Amazing! I was vocal about the underwear/nudity in the last lace photo, so I find it fascinating that this look speaks to me in sych a positive way. This photo is all about power: lips, hair, dress, stride. I like the second and third photos very much but they just don’t move me like the first.
That first photo is a good example of a look that photographs wonderfully but doesn’t work outside the particularity of the composition, the frame or the suspended moment. I’m all for the beautiful fantasy but street style it ain’t. Not when the limo is just out of shot, because I bet she isn’t hopping on a bus! Mind you, if she were it would make my day.
The first dress would be great if it were lined. I don’t understand the appeal of these underwear-flashing outfits. They look so silly and messy to me. If she wanted to show off her curves, she could do so with a lined dress just as well.
I also think it’s silly when someone is overdressed for the occasion, which she seems to be if those around her are going to the same event. I mean, she’s wearing a nighttime outfit in the middle of the day, and I think it stands out in a bad, trying too hard kind of way.
To me, it looks as though she just stepped off the catwalk (or sat in the front row) while the others in the photo have nothing to do with the fashion show. I agree that the effect of the dress would not be forfeited if it were lined.
“…silly when someone is overdressed for the occasionâ€¦”
How boring. Some of the most incredibly dressed, intriguing, stylish people I’ve seen are those who are “under” or “over” -dressed. Whether with the intention to shock, on some vague whim, or simply not giving a good-goddamn, they seem ‘out-of-context’, individual, and (often, to me) likeable.
This look would in NO way be the same if the dressed was lined (no nude lining, no). The look would in NO way be the same without the earrings (they have pink in them, which creates such a nice tangent) or the corresponding pink blush. Crimson nail polish probably dispensable.
That Red dress is so beautiful and feminine! It reminds me of a movie with Monica Belucci, it was made somewhere in Sicily and all the boys were madly in love with her. When she was walking down the village’s piazza, all eyes were looking at here.. Iconic look by D&G! All women should be able to wear these kind of lace dresses! Love it!