The question of "what to wear?" can oftentimes present quite a conundrum, oh, the hours I've spent in my closet, staring at my clothes just hoping they would somehow answer that question for me. But the other day, I found this to be more of a delightful dilemma because my "closet" was Calypso. After trying on many a fabulous frock I chose a spectacular Grecian inspired dress to be my partner for the party.
We got along fabulously that night, and as the evening wore on, and I got to know the dress even better, I realized that there were a number of traits about it that I hadn't fully appreciated at first sight. While circulating, I was quite taken by the sumptuously thick silk crepe fabric from which it's made. It felt like a soft, warm breeze against my skin and it flowed and fluttered beautifully. The style of the dress is in between a tunic and a caftan, two pieces of clothing I love to wear, but I'm on the petite side, so these pieces can sometimes be a little overwhelming on my frame. A key feature I really grew to love about this dress that night were the vertical rows of heavy gold beads and embroidery running from each of the shoulders to the hem. The weight of this line kindly hugs the body, giving the wearer's figure more definition as the dress moves and makes bodily contact.
This dress is so strikingly ornate, one could wear it with nothing else and still look ready for the party. But I decided to add a few adventuress accessories. A pair of hand carved wooden sandals reminded me of exotic islands; gold Turks Head bracelets make me think of sailing the seven seas; the horn bracelets brought to mind adventures in Africa and the rough stone earrings were a display of the natural beauty that can be found all over the world.
I put this piece together on polyvore, so I needed to use images of items that are available on line. To see the actual accessories I wore and how the dress moves and "hugs"click on
Calypso St. Barth.
Calypso St Barth embellished silk dress / Raffia clutch / teardrop earrings / Horn bangle bracelets / Turks Head bracelets / Turks Head bangles / Carre stool