Great look for those with long legs, I wonder how one would adapt this look if they had shorter or thicker gams? Also, Beware, this is for those under 30, I would say? I like how the shape and pleating of the leather bags sort of echoes the drape of the dresses, I think it is a good match. A design conoisseur said the other day he hated the new Ray-Bans with all the logos, but I think the proportions have improved, at least in Way-farers. The red ones on the top pic are just perfect for her face! Jorge from W Palm Beach
Part of the beauty of these ensembles is these ladies’ lovely and effortless legs– love the sexy flats. The first girl’s flats remind me of the hand-tailored sandals of St.Tropez. But the vespa, so hot– and check out that rockin’ hair!
I agree with Jorge– adapting this for less-than-perfect pins is a challenge. But part of great style is working with what God gave you. It is an art, no doubt…
I am not sure what it is, but European women just seem so at ease in their confidence. I love this series of photos….while living in Paris for a short time in the 1960′s my BEAUTIFUL mother traveled through the south of France on the back of a Harley Davidson. Now that would have made some great shots. I love the blue dress in the top photo! What a beautiful women.
The lovely woman in the bright blue dress has chosen a design that compliments her figure–the first rule of style. Not all looks are adaptable to all body types, nor should they be. The new Wayfarers have lost the angular drama of the originals, which I continue to wear.
They look great! I’m loving to wear short dresses! I adore the dress of the first photo, it is casual and elegante at the same time! And the color is amazing! I also love the saldals if the last photo, cute and looking confortable!
The first girl in the turquoise shirt dress is extremely beautiful (she almost looks Charlotte Casiraghi-ish) and also very chic in a casual manner. The color choices she makes are very wise. The camel-colored leather bag triggers the hue of the dress and the scarlet sunglasses perfectly and the white simple strappy sandals don’t take attention away from the rest of the look. Young, unfussy daywear at its best!
@ jorje fom palm beach (11:36): I don’t think that this is just for under 30s. Great legs at 35 or 40 are just as sexy as great legs at 25 or 30. You just have to do as these ladies have done and keep the rest of the look demure and not too fleshy (or you risk treading in cougar territory).
I love how undone these looks are (hair, shoes, accessories)…THIS is how to achieve ultimate summer simplicity with a dress.
Am I the only person on earth who thinks “short skirt + moving Vespa = TMI disaster”? But all these chicks are rocking it (even the lady in pic 3 with the black/white dress). And the girl on the Vespa has awesome hair.
All three are great. The woman in the first photo really needs more than a helmet in the way of protective gear if she’s going to ride a scooter or motorcycle. Personal safety aside, she looks adorable. I suppose the same could be said for number two. Perhaps the streets are safer there.
Oh my, Europeans wearing helmets! I thought they didn’t do that! ;-) (I know – on bicycles.) There have been so many threads focused on this that I couldn’t help myself. I know what I’m going out to find – a blue dress like that one. Cute!
DEFINITELY for under 40s. The shape of your legs may stay the same, but the texture of the flesh and smoothness of the skin don’t. I remember everyone gasping not so long ago at how weird Elle Macpherson’s knees looked in a short skirt at a launch, and she has the longest legs I’ve ever seen on anyone.
I love the first and last photos. So beautiful and effortless! Whoever said the girl in the blue dress looks a bit like a younger Charlotte Casiraghi, is spot on. I lovelove the black dress! It ventures dangerously into nightgown territory or some such, but she pulls it off, especially with the aid of her nice legs. Also, I like the lack of makeup- something rarely seen nowadays. As for the middle picture, why is she carrying a huge black, leather bag in the middle of summer?And the dress and shoes just scream wrong to me.
To Anonymous 5:35pm. What century are you living in? While my wide circle of female American friends and I admire and appreciate these fresh looks, we would never hate nor feel inferior to another beautiful woman. We are women of substance whose style goes beyond externals.
the extra pretty greatness of the last look with the black dress is: you can walk into your lokal h&m tomorrow and get a great, unbelievably reasonable copy version of the complete outfit (including sandals!)aah! isn't life with today's amenities lovely?
Oye, since I saw this post the other day, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about dresses in this style. I told myself that I needed to cut down on summer spending, but I sort of hope beyond hope that I can find something similar to the top blue dress…..
I don’t understand how people can wear dresses this short. It looks great while they are standing up, but how do they sit down without exposing their rears? And what if the wind blows or if they drop something and need to pick it up off the ground? I don’t understand it.
Agree with all the comments on the legs and how itÂ´s difficult having smooth, firm skin past 30 years old…. The Balenciaga bag is a horrible FAKE…. The key here is being natural,just throw on a dress when getting out of bed and thatÂ´s it… but then again it has to do with age.