Jill Stuart‘s Spring 2010 collection offers up quite a healthy selection of dresses that would please both the romantic vintage shopper and hard edged glamour girl about town. Short dresses, heart-shaped rompers, and updated little black dresses round out the collection to please the younger set of fashionistas. Celebrity fans of the line include style mavens like Rachel Bilson, Nicky Hilton, and Kim Kardashian.
The collection was inspired by style icon, Cher, and the over-the-top glamour of the 80’s. Bright floral prints have been spotted on some unlikely sportswear pieces lately like Made Me‘s leather jacket covered in red roses and Doc Marten’s floral print combat boots, both items had the ladies of the streetwear market abuzz with the “I NEED IT!” mentality. Stuart updates the key spring trend by styling it with a statement jacket and pairing with stacked lace up wedges.
Statement jackets come in all shapes and sizes. Make it modern with a bright color that compliments your skin tone or hair; that way you can interchange it with different items in your closet. Exaggerated shoulders are fun to wear, but if it’s too much for you, then try a cropped style that sits right at your waist or above. Stacked wedges are the easiest shoes to walk in, pretty much fool-proof and you never have to worry about busting a heel, not a good look! Deena and Ozzy and 80%20 offer some great selections.
Laser cuts, studding, and ruching speak to the more edgy customer and offers a refreshing contrast to the girlish florals, at least to someone like me, whose closet is predominately black mixed with girlish accessories. Stuart offers metallic micro mini’s, studded leather jackets, asymmetrical black dresses, and super cute rompers. Perfect for an unmistakable outfit for going out at night.
The mesh detailed dress and the one shouldered epaulet dress are definitely standouts. The heart shaped tops really make the strapless pieces of the collection stand out. It feels modern and looks more comfortable. I hate pulling up a strapless top all night, even worse, watching other people do it. Especially great for the ladies with a smaller bust-line, the heart shape gives the body a more womanly look.
Find Jill Stuart stores near you to view more. For all my cosmetic queens, Jill Stuart’s cosmetics that were once only available in Japan are coming to the States in March! You can find them at her stores, or keep a look out online for details.
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