asos lace overlay crini dress
There’s something to be said for making a truly constructed garment out of sheer material. That’s no easy feat, since sheer usually means flimsy. But pair ultra-strong organza (or organdy) with methodically-placed boning and you end up with a true marvel of structure.
One of my temp job duties is to peruse StyleSight for design inspiration. You may ask yourself “How much inspiration does a shirt designer need, really?” A lot. There’s just too much out there, and the slightest variation in length or cut can make or break an order.
Case in point: we all own a white shirt, right? But when’s the last time you saw a white organza shirt that didn’t have buttons down the front, predictable sleeves and overkill princess seaming? Anyway, I spotted this beauty on StyleSight last week and couldn’t get it out of my head. So here it is!
More from Malan Breton’s Fall 2010 RTW collection at Elle.
I have some questions about this dress, worn by Mia Wasikowska of Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland:
- Does Mia wear this dress in the film? (I hope so!)
- What is going on with the skirt? Can we get someone from Clients from Hell to zoom this baby out?
- Where can I find fabric that resembles that organza heart print overlay, because I’m totally dying over here?
- Scrap that. Where can I find this dress??
And biggest question of all: Who’s as excited as I am to see this film?