May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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THE LITTLE BLANK DRESS
New York: Little dresses are about synonymous with Erin Fetherston as bleach blonde hair and bangs. This season, Fetherston’s usually Boho-tinged dresses took a darker turn, materializing in a palette of mostly black, with a side of metallics and jewel tones. The silhouettes were nipped at the waist and either sheathed or fit ‘n’ flare, lengthening to gowns for something a little fancier than cocktail hour – a few of the more covered-up options built up to the neck with illusion panels or complete with long sleeves were among the freshest. Crafty details, from leather laser cuts to a mosaic-like pattern of studs, provided some variation on the theme and yielded plenty of appealing options to last Fetherston’s party girl the whole season.—Nivara Xaykao
Silhouette: Body-con / Fit ‘n’ flare
Color: Jet black / Metallics / Jewel tones / Rose red
Key Items: “Figure skater” dress / Metallic sheath / Full-skirted mini / Grecian gown / Fitted half-sleeved tee
Materials: Duchesse satin / Foiled lace / Metallic tweed / Satin jacquard / Lacy laser-cut leather / Chiffon / Tulle / Ponte
Print + Pattern: Paisley / Pen-and-ink doodles / Armoire florals
Details + Trim: Illusion necklines / Leather appliqués / Sequins / Studs
Accessories + Footwear: Black opaque tights / Platform sandals / Driving gloves / Floral crown
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