Art has no restriction nor bound by any absolute definition. A painter with an eye for precision and a desire to evoke a concept…a mood…an emotion with a splash of color and a stroke of genius is a remarkable creator of an abstract creation — a magical objet d’art whose beauty is glorious, remarkable, and existent in the eye of the beholder!
So this weekend when I came across this St. John dress with its classic fit and color-blocking palette (a madcap array of whips and splashes), I knew right off the bat that I, the beholder, would be captivated by a classic beauty. And how could I not?
Very much like translucent watercolor drips on canvas, this dress sold me with not only its diverse yet cohesive mix of colors but also the bateau neckline and strategic hems that make it quite a fun and flirty piece!
Did you know the wide, plain neck was designed for sailors out at sea and purposed for quick removal if one were to fall overboard? History aside, the style emphasizes structured shoulders and a timeless flair, very much a 9-5 favorite that can work its way (fashionably) to social outings off the clock!
And the hems you ask? Well pairing a dress that hits just above the knee with stilettos whose ankle wraps settle on the skinniest part of your leg would elongate your limbs, making those Kendall Jenner long legs not just a dream but a dream come true (ok maybe we’re not all genetically blessed like this new “IT” girl but its all about proportions — lengthening your lower half would exude a long and statuesque silhouette).
Do you have a printed dress that is a timeless beauty in your wardrobe? :)
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening – Coco Chanel
Dress: St. John// Heels: Aldo// Bag: Givenchy// Glasses: Prada
Photo: Jason J Photography