3.16.2009

embellished necklines please!

I am beginning to notice a trend in the clothes I have been lusting after--they all have beautifully embellished necklines. I just love the color and whimsy an adorned neckline can add to a dress, like these lovely ones to from Catherine Malandrino:

And I the extra flair they add to these otherwise simple shifts from milly and alberta ferretti.

And with all the beautifully ornate necklaces out there (especially from Lanvin and Marni), one can create the appearance of an embellished neckline to any outfit!

What is your take on embellishments? Do you prefer them on certain pieces but not others?

20 comments:

Sasha said...

Love all the pieces form the post!! I'll take them all!
I love embellishment but just one item at a time..!
Beautiful post!

Thanks for stopping by and posting such nice comments!

Blair said...

LOVE the first two dresses! Beautiful!

...love Maegan said...

love them ...but yes, they don't work with everything.

Jackie said...

I just adore Catherine Malandrino! These new dresses are amazing! I would be all over the white dress if it were a few hundred dollars cheaper ;)

Sweet Nothings said...

those shift dresses made my working girl heart skip a beat

Tamstyles said...

Hi..you have a great blog..my first time here.

tanya said...

I love it all, embellishments are like sequins..YUMMY :-) Have you seen some of the Catherine Malandrino dresses? they have some great embellished necklines as well...now I want to go shopping..hmm.

PS~Erin said...

I love those first two dresses! I absolutely love accessories, but I rarely wear any... I admire them on others and then tend to go simple for myself. I'm working on it!

Courtney said...

Ooh I love these embellishments. It makes accessorizing so easy and so minimal.

I agree that they don't work with everything and that you can't wear this style everyday. However, it is lovely.

fromtherightbank said...

I've been drooling over the Lanvin and Marni pieces, too! So gorgeous!

paula said...

They all look like pieces of art. I especially would love to wear the first two.

Couture Carrie said...

I am in LOVE with everything you have chosen, especially the magenta Malandrino and the pale Lanvin ribbon necklace!

xoxox,
CC

Jess Constable said...

These are all amazing! But if you made me choose just one- I would pick the Marni dress. I can just imagine Michelle Obama wearing that on the next Vogue cover.

Personally as far as embellishment, I prefer to keep the rest of the outfit simple to set off the centerpiece.

Megan said...

I love love LOVE that necklace on the bottom right side. So gorgeous. I wore a big and bold necklace today-I think it adds such a fun and whimsical edge to the simplest of outfits!

Callie Grayson said...

oooh so pretty. i love that dress on the right in the first image. and the necklaces ... love them all

Sal said...

Those first two dresses are amazing, but the second two give me pause. Dresses with embellishments that appear jewelry-like always do ...

Those necklaces, on the other hand ... YUM!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I'm swooning over those Catherine Maladrinos. I'll get to the real comment when I recover.

Georgia B. said...

i just bought a fab necklace similar to these (with the ribbon woven through the chain) from Target!

i like embellishments! i say, bring them on.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love the embellished necklaces!! they're an easy way to glam up an outfit!
xox

pve design said...

Ornaments to a tree as a necklace to a dress.
Both look unadorned without, but with, they bring music to my ears.
pve