Archive for the ‘Dresses’ Category

Celebrity Style: America Ferrera

May 25, 2010

 America Ferrera donned a sleek gray dress, taupe suede heels, and loose waves at the Dry Land film screening in Washington D.C.

Get the Look: Jennifer Hudson at the Winnie Cocktail Party @ Cannes

May 24, 2010

Get Jennifer Hudson’s sexy new look in blue that she showcased during the cocktail party for Winnie during Cannes. Blue is a great color for all skin tones, and paired with sleek black heels and bold jewelry, you’re ready for a night on the town.

Hudson BluesFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Hudson Blues by chocfashblog featuring Alexander McQueen dresses

Get the Look: Draped in Cotton Candy

May 16, 2010
 McQ draped jersey dress. Sweet. (Available at Net-a-Porter.com)

Draped cotton candy pink dresses are sweet for spring. Try them on in sensuous crepe or stretch jersey or satiny or chiffon silk. The draped appearance can give a slim or athletic figure an illusion of curves while adding glamor. 

Draped in Cotton CandyFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Draped in Cotton Candy by chocfashblog featuring Preen dresses

Get the Look: Peachy Queen

May 15, 2010
Anais Mali in Sophie Theallet

Peachy QueenFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Peachy Queen by chocfashblog featuring Fendi

Shades of peach are sweet for this summer. Get the look with a a sleek asymmetrical dress like the one below (2nd from right) by AKA New York, or opt for a draped satin look (right) by Yves Saint Laurent at mytheresa.com. Add a pair of sexy nude shoes and a gold bib necklace and you’re ready to set it off.

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Entertainment: Alicia Keys "Unthink-able" Music Video featuring Drake

May 12, 2010

My honey dedicated this song to me and I just heard it for the first time last week. The video is a little confusing but I’m loving Alicia Keys’ draped dress and jewelry. The video spans different eras from the 1950s to the present. Rapper Drake co-wrote the song with her and sings background vocals. Thanks for the video Necole Bitchie!

Fashion & Style News: Spring 2010’s Best Dresses from A to Z

May 5, 2010
 Adam & Alberta Ferretti
 Badgley Mischka & Balmain
BCBG & Blumarine
Burberry & Derek Lam

Donna Karan & Giorgio Armani 

Gucci & Halston

House of Holland & Issac Mizrahi

Jasmine Dimilo & Jason Wu

Jenni Kayne & Josh Goot

Lanvin & Lela Rose 

Luca Luca & Marchesa

Max Azria & Michael Kors

Milly & Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier (yet again!) & Nanette Lepore

Narcisco Rodriguez & Nicole Miller 

Nina Ricci & Oscar de la Renta

Paul Smith Women & Peter Som

Ports 1961 & Prabal Gurung

Preen & Proenza Schouler 

 Rachel Roy & Roland Mouret

 Salvatore Ferragamo & Sharon Wauchob

Sophie Theallet & Sonia Rykiel

 Thakoon & Valentino

Vera Wang & Versace

Versace & Victoria Beckham

 Vivienne Tam & Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Yves Saint Laurent

 Zac Posen & Zero + Maria Cornejo

The Chocolate Fashion Blog selected the best dresses from spring 2010 runway collections. It’s not about labels here, it’s about looks. Dresses came in all colors like lilac, cobalt, salmon, and ice silver; red, gold, and orange also rang in vividly for the season. Prints were abundant as were knee-baring hems, draping and embellished details. From cool chiffon to soft silk crepe and sleek-fitting sheaths, we chose the most feminine, alluring, fresh looks for spring.

Wardrobe 101 – The Dress

September 2, 2009

For years the dress has been the epitome of femininity. It wasn’t until the 1900’s (when equal rights for women was implemented in the US) did women truly and blatantly rebel against the dress. But the dress is not the enemy; in fact, it is the ally…if you know how to wear it it can be a catalyst for many looks in your wardribe.There are many different types of dresses but here’s a few of the most popular styles:

The sheath is a must have. This dress is sassy and sophisticated. Sheaths hug your figure and accentuate curves. They tend to have a basic length anywhere between right above the knee or mid-calf. They can be worn casual with a cardigan and some flats, or they can be dressed up with stilettos and a fancy embellished clutch.

An A-line dress is a dress that is narrow at the top and has a flare skirt (cut out like an A or triangle). This dress is probably the most flattering for us women who are really curvy. However, this cut can flatter any body type. These dresses commonly land right under the knee or mid-calf. These dresses are worn casual or dressy, depending on the fabric. A-lines look great in prints for a summer/spring casual, in a solid sateen for a dressy look, or a polyester blend for a fall/winter look. A cardigan sweater or nice brooch will complement an a-line dress.

The shift dress is always a great choice. The dress was a big hit in the 1960s and has continued to be a pillar of elegance and style. The shift complements most frames, though it tends to be more flattering on petite and average size women.Pair your shift with boots, tights, or a turtleneck for fall/winter. J. Crew, Anne Klein, and Michael Kors are a few designers who make great shift dresses. It is also popular with First lady Michelle Obama.

Shirt-waist dresses are perhaps the many neglected dresses of our time. But this is one of my favorites to wear. Shirt-waist dresses are tailored like a shirt and extend into an attached straight or full skirt. These are versatile because they are made straight or flare, long or short. This is a great casual dress. They usually button down the front and are accessorized with a belt at the waist. These dresses flatter curvy women if worn with a flare. Wear these with some boots, stilettos, wedges, flats, or sandals, depending on the season.

Dresses are an absolute must in a woman’s wardrobe. They take us to a place where we feel pretty or sassy, sexy or girly. They are convenient and comfortable and likely to turn heads. Don’t be afraid of the dress….Embrace the DRESS!

Item Details:
Top Row:
Laser cut A-line dress, $207.50, Karta
Wool-blend tweed shift dress, $2,440, Fendi
Nubuck leather shirtdress, $3,995, Halston
Bottom Row:
Wool striped sheath, $1,859, Yves Saint Laurent
Bow-tie shift dress, $34.99, Charlotte Russe
*This week let femininity be your fashion accessory. Don’t hide it anymore; it’s time to let the world see it!*
Shay Couture
“I am no fashion expert, but I like to think I know what I’m talking about.”

Style Tips: Silk Dresses Make a Bold Statement

August 24, 2009
Garcelle Beauvais

A lady should be seen and not heard right? Well put on a silk dress and you won’t have to say a word! Silk dresses are bold and elegant and there’s nothing like the feel of silk on your skin. Since silk fabrics are hand-dyed, the colors are vivid and true. Carry silk into fall with jewel tones and earthy hues.

Item Details:
Top Row:
Corseted silk dress, $1,800, Bottega Venetta
Printed silk jersey dress, $665, Issa
Strapless silk dress, $946, Chloé
Suzan ruffled silk dress, $375, Antik Batik
Bottom Row:
Silk beaded dress, $595, Tibi
Double time silk dress, $569, Schumacher
Printed-silk asymmetric dress, $1,595, Emilio Pucci
Silk ruffle dress, $1,490, Thakoon

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Get the Look: Rihanna Paints the Town Red

August 22, 2009

Rihanna paints the town red in Gucci.

Paint the Town Red

Paint the Town Red by chocfashblog featuring Yves Saint Laurent shoes

Item Details:
Bracelet, $1,806, Alexander McQueen
One-shoulder silk batwing dress, $58, Oasis Stores
Anya boot, $590, Alexander Wang
Dress, $16, Oasis Stores
Easy Bootie, $895, Yves Saint Laurent

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Get the Look: LeToya is Lovely in Purple

August 3, 2009

LeToya Luckett stepped out last week at Fabolous’ Loso’s Way release party in a slim-fitting, ruched purple dress, gold heels, and a bold necklace to complete the look. Purple is the color of royalty and prosperity and can add just the right amount of pop to your summer wardrobe.

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