Tag Archives: maxi dresses
The stars align at this time of year, when glittery spring benefit parties intersect with longer daylight hours, allowing us to see some eveningwear trends on the street. At the Whitney Gala and Studio party last night, which raised $5.1M for the museum, artist Cleo Wade wore a long slouchy, long sleeved dress with chunky white heels. The covered-up trend continues, even in eveningwear.
As we get deep into shorts and T-shirt weather, let us take inspiration from Lynn Yaeger, who has been known to say that she doesn’t own any “normal” clothes. Summer dressing is a lot less boring with a mix of bohemian prints and lace.
It’s been a pleasure to see the always-smartly-dressed fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell around town this New York fashion week. At the Thakoon show yesterday, she mixed summer and fall with a lace maxi dress and straw boater tempered with a belted black blazer.
Isn’t it romantic? Fashion power couple Justin O’Shea and Veronika Heilbrunner arrived at the Jason Wu show in New York in all black. They both have great Instagram feeds that detail their travels around the world.
One of my favorite looks from NYFW day one: Rachael Wang in a floaty, romantic dress by Rodebejer, which she styled with a pom pom scarf tied around the waist.
The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in New York air conditioning. The solution: silk! A long silk dress like this one by Leonard Paris on Maryna Kovaltchuk moves beautifully from hot city streets to cold air conditioned spaces, keeping the wearer comfortable all the while.
Pretty by the pool: Alexis Ren belted an H&M dress and layered it with gold necklaces at a poolside party in Palm Springs.
There’s nothing like spending a few days in the beautiful California desert to help you fast forward to summer. I just got back from Coachella, where I was shooting fashion for the New York Times Styles section Instagram – @nytimesfashion – check out the whole slideshow of Coachella style here. There were too many good looks to include them all though, so you’ll see more Coachella fashion on Gastro Chic! Like this sheer ivory silk dress worn as a bikini coverup with a gaucho hat, fringe bag and high tops.
Looking at photos of festival fashion, I keep coming back to the spring Chloe collection and its pretty prairie chic, which is spot-on for spring 2015. Anya Ziourova wore a ruffled, floral and polka dot print Chloe maxi dress to the show in Paris.
One of my favorite looks on Helena Bordon during Paris fashion week. A striped maxi skirt or dress is a great base for spring layering, and I love how she mixed it with a sheer white off the shoulder sweater. Chloe green bag.
It was such a pleasure to see these two lovely ladies Caroline Issa and Yasmin Sewell at the Ostwald Hegalson show yesterday. Both wore black and white maxi dresses (Yasmin’s by Josh Goot) and both are designing their own clothing lines now. Caroline Issa’s for Nordstrom comes out in spring 2015, and Yasmin Sewell’s collection for Barneys is in stores now.
This vintage-inspired look on a guest at Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture show would also be a great option for the Jazz Age Lawn Party, which returns to Governor’s Island this weekend. The boater hat gives the whole outfit such a classic romantic feel.
At Saturday’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Padma Lakshmi was another trendsetter in all white. Her dress was all the more dramatic for its romanticism, whereas most guests opted for the sporty look.
Patterned, free floating maxi dresses are another good option for outdoor concerts. Here a vibrant zigzag maxi dress gets paired with a wide-brimmed black hat at the Great Googa Mooga – sophisticated but casual.