My colorful, *Pucci-esque trapeze is very retro. The crazy print and shape are evocative of the 60’s Mod fashion I wrote about last week. What makes it modern is the fabric – a polyester spandex blend. It moves and hangs nicely, making a shape that otherwise wouldn’t work so well on me, work very well.
While I love the color and shape, what I love most about this dress is I bought it five years ago and I’ve worn the heck out of it. The take-away lesson? Regardless of what’s “on-trend” or currently in fashion, buy what flatters you and agrees with your sense of style. Maybe it’ll be fashionable, maybe it won’t. But it will always be stylish.
*Emilio Pucci was an Italian fashion designer whose signature was fabrics with geometric prints in wild colors.