I found my dream dress, I bought it and this blog post is about it.
The RealReal (my favorite source for designer consignment) opened their pop-up shop here in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops at Caesars this month and I scored this beauty within the first 10 minutes they opened their doors. What did you expect, I’m a professional lol.
This music inspired masterpiece is a Saint Laurent mini A-line dress from the Pre-Fall 2016 Collection and it is EVERYTHING.
In last week’s OOTD post I shared how vintage silhouettes are timeless and designers reuse these silhouettes in current collections because they worked so well the first time around!
Well this dress is living A-line proof.
The A-line silhouette was fist introduced in the 1950s. It is fitted at the shoulders and hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A.
The term “A-line” was first used to refer to a fashion silhouette created by Christian Dior, in his Spring 1955 collection titled “A-Line”. The silhouette sky rocketed to popularity in the 1960’s and 70’s and has been making reappearances in collections ever since.
The reason the A-line silhouette has stood the test of time is because it truly is the perfect fit for just about every body type. The flattering cut cinches at the waist (the most narrow part of the body), yet gracefully glides away from the hips and thigh area providing chic camouflage on your lower half. They can be mini, maxi or midi, have straps or sleeves -the options are endless!
While the fabrics, embellishments, prints, and proportions change all the time, the A-Line silhouette will forever be a mainstay of many new fashion collections to come. I mean come on, a shape that looks good on everyone? It’s not going anywhere.
Stylist’s Tip: So here’s a question I’ve been asked over and over and I thought this was the perfect time to address it: “What is the difference between Yves Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent”? Well, back in 2013 when Hedi Slimane took over the brand the Ready to Wear was all rebranded at Saint Laurent Paris while the accessories and beauty remained YSL. Saint Laurent Paris simply refers to the Ready to Wear. The official brand is still Yves Saint Laurent.
What I’m Wearing: Saint Laurent A-Line Mini Dress | Chloe T-bar Heels | TOPSHOP Metallic Bag
Click to SHOP some of my top picks in A-Line dresses:
What a fun dress! I’m loving the music note print 🙂
Thank you! Its such a fun print!
I’m gonna need you to hand that one over. Ok, just kidding (sort of). I’m obsessed with this. Love the pattern and shape. Love!
This dress is my dream come true!
You are a professional! I love this look on you. I’d love to find a dress that looks this good on me!
Seriously this fit is so good!
Cute dress !! Very unique !
You look so musical. The dress fits perfectly with your style. 🙂
Awe thanks Patricia!
this shape does look timeless on you -and I reallllllly love the musical note pattern… so adorable!
Thank you so much!
I love it! This dress reminds me of a dress I wore for school pictures in the 2nd grade maybe? It had Charlie Chaplin’s face all over it <3
LOL that dress sounds awesome. I would rock in now!
I wish I could carry such beautiful styled dresses as well as you do! ????
Awe thanks Cori.
I am curvy and I absolutely love A-line dresses! You are right these suit any body type! I love this dress and your shoes! Amazing pair!
Thanks so much! A-lines really are the perfect dress silhouette!
I love the cuffed sleeves ! Very cute. And those shoes are adorable
Thank you so much!
Love this dress of you – it has music and party written all over it…plus, I learned about the brand – who knew? I had that question, and I didn’t even know I had that question =). Thanks for posting about this! <3
LOL Thank you!
What a fun way to spice up a wardrobe!! Love that it is classy funky!!
What an interesting print! I eccentric prints on dresses and this one surely tops the list! 🙂
Awe thank you!