September 21, 2010

Green Dresses

Emily Hale is the true lover of green dresses, and she will serve as my witness: I predicted that green would be coming back, and soon.  Blue and yellow and jewel tones have been sharing the spotlight for several years now--which is grand, I love those colors--but green has been markedly absent from runways, the red carpet, and (more importantly) the malls and boutiques.  But, the Fall 2010 RTW showed a lot of green--especially military greens--and now last week's Spring 2011 RTW shows had tons and tons of greens of all sorts.  My favorite was the Ports 1961 dress in kelly green above (the whole collection was great!).  But I also loved basically everything in Carolina Herrera's collection, including these three stunning dresses:

Finally there was the playful use of green in Oscar de la Renta's collection.  That is the best thing about green, you know: it can never take itself too seriously.  Here he makes an abstract tie-dye.  LOVE IT.  (Also note the lovely cut of the dress, the longer flowing skirt, the nipped waist.)