Tricks and Trends: Long dresses

While last winter, fashion was minimalist and it was all about showing skin as much as we can, this time we have to cover up for a very fetish and mysterious look.

As I’ve recently read in Vogue, we definitely are all afraid of long dresses because of three misgivings:

1) it can make us look older,

2) only tall women can carry that well and

3) long dresses are exclusive to evenings.

Well, no no and no. If you pick the right color and the right shape, a long dress won’t make you look older and you just have to wear platform heels if you consider yourself petite for such a look. Finally, there are all types of long dresses; from the sporty maxi ones to the very silky elegant others.

Long should feel right again. In fact, most of the runways for Winter 2011 screamed that trend. From Fendi’s black and buttoned-up gown to Chloe’s sheer snakeskin print dress.

Chloe sheer snakeskin dress- FW2011

Fiammetta Cicogna in a Fendi Buttoned up black dress- FW2011

Tips to remember about a long dress:

1) This winter, long dresses can mean full-length or knee-length.

2) Every long dress would work for a specific occasion: party, gala, out for drinks, dinner, etc.

3) If you have a cotton maxi dress, you can pair it with ankle boots, a leather jacket and a lot of accessories. This is very trendy for an outing with friends; whether by day or night.

4) If you have a gala or a wedding, I would say that it’s important to pay attention to the fabric of your dress: silk, mousseline, crepe and few others would be just right. You’ll have to wear platform heels and carry a very discrete clutch.

5) A knee-length dress would be a great choice for any particular event that requires a simple yet classy attire. You can wear such a dress with flats or heels.

The list goes on and on but remember that to create your own outfits, the rules of the game should be well understood.

Chic and glamour for the festive season an option I’m looking forward to adopt!

Fashionably yours,

                                     Lana xx