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Casual dresses 2012-2013

Designers create their collections of dresses to make women create their own. Each new dress inspires the woman, makes her walking graceful, and gives her confidence. And it’s completely not important if the dress is casual or trendy. By the way, the last one is usually sustained in not striking, neutral shades; and collections of last season confirm this rule. But not all models are neutral, many are combined of fur, atlas, guipure, leather, and jersey, such as in collections of DKNY, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Rag&Bone, Burberry Prorsum.

Carven, Jenni Kayne

Lamb, Lacoste, Balmain

Victoria Beckham, Kenzo, Charlote Ronson


Casual dresses 2012-2013: Silhouette, fabrics, furnish
In this season designers have fairly worked on a silhouette of dress, selection of the original invoice of fabrics, and stylistic decisions. Though fashionable is still former A-silhouette, but on the first place right now is outline dress-case which creates an illusion of ideal figure and matches any female body hiding lacks. Essential is short dress with puffy pleated skirt and flared dress from dense fabric. By the way it would be nice to add a fashionable removable collaret which in this season legendary Karl Lagerfeld recommends to wear. That’s how you create a playful and coquettish image.
Fashionable fabrics of a season Fall-winter 2012-2013 are: dense knitted jersey, simple jersey, leather, fur, brocade, smooth wool, tweed, and velvet.
Owing to dense fabrics, designers have shown the designed original silhouettes, as in the collections of Gianfranco Ferre, DKNY, Carven, Jenni Kayne, and Calvin Klein.
Colors of a season are: sated shades of red, grey and silvery, mustard, khaki and brown, turquoise, dark blue, and black.

Cacharel, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre

Calvin Klein, Chadwick, Kyrille Gassiline

Carven, Cacharel


Hugo Boss, Lacost, Jenny Packhamz

Fashion of dresses: details and accessories
Many models should be worn with belt which is usually worn on hips or on a waist.
Choosing from footwear this season, you should give your preference to mid-half-heel boots and boots on low heel.
Besides in designs of dresses are used: lightning, plastic, leather, guipure, and dyed fur.
Except for outline techniques have found application: asymmetric details and cuts, combination of textures of fabrics, folds, drapery, and wide line of shoulder on contrast with fitted silhouette, relief, and asymmetric cuts.

Chadwick Bell, David Koma, Jasson Wu

Charlote Ronson, Douglas Hannant, Stella McCartney

DKNY, Lanvin


What to wear casual dress with?
Excellent addition to dress for winter 2012-2013 still remain dense black stockings, and as alternative – their color analogues.
A dress with crew-neck should be completed by removable knitted collar or neck-handkerchief.
The most courageous fashionistas can wear dress with knitted knee socks, and such designers as Paul Smith and Giles recommend adding classical white shirt to their outfit.
Nowadays fashionable is midi-length of a dress, therefore the majority of experts of fashion recommend to wear dresses with short models of footwear.

Paul Smith, Fendi, Carolina Herrera

Ruffian, Sacai, Port 1961

Sportmax, Rachel Roy, Port 1961

Casual dresses fall winter 2012-2013 – Photo:

Alexander Wang, BCBG

Alexis Mabile, Bottega Veneta, Band of Outsiders

Antonio Berardi, Carven

Bill Blass, Bebe, Christopher Kane

Bottega Veneta, Dries van Noten, Antonio Maras

Burberry Prorsum

Chadwick Bell, Gucci, Barbara Bui

Chadwick Bell, Jenni Kayne, Gabriele Colangelo

Donna Karan, Derek Lam, Giles

Elie Saab, Bill Blass, Elie Tahari


Gianfranco Ferre, Dsquared2


Giulietta, Giles

Gregory Parkinson, Oscar de la Rente, Collette Dinigan

Jean Perre, Braganza, Issa, Bill Blass

Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs

Michael Kors, Rag&Bone

Mulberry, Emporio Armani, Cacharel

Paul Smith, Rag&Bone, Malandrino

Prada, The Row, Gianfranco Ferre

Red Valentino, Chado, Ralph Rucci

Roberto Cavalli, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino

Sacai, Viviene Westwood, Milly

Temperley London, Suno, Emporio Armani

Vera Wang, Nill Blass, Erdem

Versace, Douglas Hannant, Roland Mourent


Gorod Mod Magazine wishes you a thoughtful shopping for your wardrobe!

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