Karlie Kloss: Black & White Never Die

May I just say how jealous I am of Karlie’s dress? No, really, you have no idea how I wish that dress was inside my closet! The colours are just “the ones”, why? Because they’re classics! And classics are timeless.

Karlie Kloss worn this at a Balmain Party in New York that was thrown to celebrate the lounging of “Le Pierre”, the latest bag designed by the label.

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What is she wearing?

A black & white geometrically patterned short dress.

Now, why is it a good idea? Because the main cut is right under the ribs, meaning some centimeters over the waist (creating a fake waist), which makes anyone look 1) fitter and 2) taller. I love the way the fabric of the skirt falls, I dare to say it’s pleated silk but I’m not so sure, what do you say? The pattern of this section of the garment helps the illusion of a taller and slimmer body, why? Vertical lines.

The upper part of the dress is wonderful because it is formed by two triangles that show one of my favorite parts of the body: the shoulders. The collar is chemise-like and forms sort of a V cleavage, which makes our necks look longer. The fact that this detail is black is actually important, because it brings shadows on Karlie’s face remarking her features. Careful with black close to your face! It can make your cheeks (if prominent) look bigger due to the shadows…

Now, if you look closely, the dress is divided in four by a black cross that splits the garment into halves (vertically and horizontally). This adds geometry to the body of whoever is wearing it, and, as we know, geometry, when used wisely, can become one of our best friends.

How to copy?

Wear a halter top with a chemise-like collar and, preferably, with buttons in the middle, along with a pleated skirt that can be worn at the waist. That will do ; )

Well, what do you think? Taking fashion advices from Karlie? I sure am!

Take Care, crazy diamonds! Shine all over and dream on like there’s no tomorrow! Lotta Love. Ciao!

A.

P.S. Feel free to comment, your opinions help us change for the better : )

P.S.2. Photos taken from Vogue FR:

http://www.vogue.fr/sorties/on-y-etait/diaporama/la-soiree-balmain-a-new-york/10985/image/653165#!karlie-kloss-et-constance-jablonski

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