Feb 2, 2010

Stylish Drape

Recently I noticed a new drape trend that I am find casual and stylish. Of course not all drapes are created equal. Although I find certain pieces stylish, some just look plain slouchy and slightly sloppy. I have gotten couple drape pieces last season and I love how the right drape can nip and tuck all at the right places, especially around the tummy area. ~ smile! I have a few dress that have the most beautiful drape around the abdomen area which hides my bloated stomach at the end of a big dinner!-left Vivienne Westwood --- This looks too slouchy and sloppy for me.
-right Ungaro (both via style.com)
-left Givenchy --- Chic and stylish but a gal will need to be really skinny to carry this well. Ah... so romantic and feminine.....
-right Rodarte --- Slightly messy for my taste (both via style.com)
-Both via Illia --- I like the casual tuck and drape look (both images courtesy of Illia)
-left Ann Taylor wool cowl neck dress sale $79.99 --- Cowl neck looks great on lots of gals
-right Black Halo $375 via saks.com
-left Donna Karan $895 via Nordstrom.com
-right Drape vest $79.50 via Banana Republic --- I adore the casual chic slouchy look. Both pieces look too comfortable. I likey!

Do you like this trend? Have you been drape yourself yet?

27 comments:

  1. oh i love draping for spring, so beautiful!

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  2. Draped pieces are so effortless and elegant. Great photos!

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  4. It looks great as long as Ping from PR isn't doing it, lol

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  5. Hi there-lovely picks, I love the draped effect. My Issey Miyake jacket that I thrifted is the only piece I have, but I would love a dress!!

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  6. I'm a big cowl neck fan. Banana Republic has some great drapy neck tops.

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  7. I love the draped look. I've noticed about my style that for work I am about tailoring and structure. And then when I'm being casual, I go for unstructed, draped things. The givenchy is gorgeous. Difficult color though (or for me at least). The donna karan, banana, black halo, and the Illia are great as well.

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  8. I love those lllia pieces... just the right amount of draping for my taste.

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  9. I love this look, but it looks difficult to wear! I don't think I could figure out what goes where, haha!

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  10. Loving this look...the DK piece is gorgeous SG!
    xo*

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  11. I'm not usually a Banana Republic fan but that drape vest is nice. :)

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  12. I really love that Givenchy dress. It is the best!

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  13. i love this Givenchy dress, sweetie.
    Thanks for the tip on buying dress with drapes.

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  14. I like the last vest.

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  15. I love the Givenchy, so gorgeous!

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  16. Draping is awesome, but you're right in that it can be a bit tricky to find the draping that works for you. My fav of your picks is the BR option as it looks like the one that would look great on everyone!

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  17. I love drapey things. I like the Ann Taylor cowlneck dress, but i'm hating that it's wool! So itchy!

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  18. The NYC indie designer I just featured used draping as well - I think it works if it is done with some type of structure (unlike Ping's last design from Project Runway - sheesh!).

    The Givenchy has my name written all over it!

    XOXO darling!

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  19. love that Ungaro black dress:)

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  20. The gray Givenchy dress is absolutely killer!! Love these.

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  21. Hi,
    I love draped skirts...but you have to be careful with draped clothing, it doesn't work for every body type.

    xx
    Mimi

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