While sculpts have given way to mesh in Second Life®, in first life fashion, sculpting is all the rage. Structured dresses made with polished linen blends are sculpted with angled darts and pleats to give us classic shapes with dynamic and exciting details. This new dress from Molichino for the October FaMESHed showcase is a perfect example of the structured dresses that have been taking over the runways of the world.
Note the pleats at the collar, the strong darts that not only sculpt the bodice, but also the hips with the triangular insert. See how the dress skims the body without hugging it – its fabric resistant to all temptations to cling. There’s the tiniest flare at the bottom of the sleeve and the kick pleat at the back of the skirt is not a kick pleat at all, but a sort of reverse swallowtail. All of these subtle, but oh-so-distinctive details are the defining elements of structured gowns. This one is a testament to the art.
Such a bold statement dress deserved bold shoes with as strong a statement, so I chose the Zoe Monochrome shoes from Nardcotix. Like the dress, the shoes emphasize shape and structure over flash.
These classic pieces deserved strong jewelry, so I added a bracelet from Leverocci and these powerful earrings from Baiastice. The hair is a brand new Truth release called Mayim and it has that casual elegance that the dress demans. I dug about in my inventory for an old favorite skin from Lelutka.
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Poses: Reel Expressions (no longer on sale)
Skin: [LeLutka]-IFEsunKissed-makeup1(D Brows)
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Hair: Truth Mayim w/Roots
Clothing: MOLiCHiNO Fame Dress for FAMESHED
Shoes: Nardcotix Zoe Monochrome Sepia
Jewelry: Baiastice Ishare Earrings and Ring, Leveroccci Bracelet