The word baroque implies that something is “elaborate”, with many details which in visual aesthetics often include scrolling floral motifs and a mix of print patterns. A style that seems to arise in Autumn/Winter seasons because of its density, Baroque design in fashion lends itself to deep, tapestry color and works well paired with textured fabric. Herein some transition pieces offering the riche look.
Sweet and royal party dress for those who are young or present an innocent, girly vibe. Especially good for petites, this cotton model features a metallic baroque print, square cut sweetheart neckline, fitted high waist (also baroque), full skirt with gathered pleats and structured shape. The back has a cut-out and concealed zipper fastening. Fully lined. Machine washable. $127.73
From late summer on-pair now with a batiste cotton or silk t and gold sandals, later with a cashmere sweater, tinted hose and suede pumps. Gold jewelry please-or black. A flattering shape for many bodies. 100% silk skirt with silk lining. Asymmetric overlap front secured with 2 concealed buttons creating a pointed hem. Concealed side zipper fastening with hook and eye. On sale $153.00 (more than 50% off)
A Taste of the Jewelry
Left: Oscar de la Renta Baroque Drop Earrings- Most definitely suitable for court; opera, the season’s first benefit, dinner at Eleven Madison…gala entertaining at home. Have the sense to pull your hair back. Multicolored crystals, golden pewter and brass setting, enamel simulated pearls. Clip backs finished with comfort padding. Approximately 3” long. $275.00
Right: Alexis Bittar Pave Gold Small Baroque Hinge Bracelet- Fabulous rich color, wonderful detail, yet not flashy. Elegant on a bare arm or brushing against silk or cashmere. This piece will dress up anything. Keep your earrings delicate as well-elaborate, but delicate. Silver and 18 karat gold plated. Green turquoise, turquoise, colored crystals. I” width. Open cuff, hinged. $325.00
Skims a slim body with inspiring pattern interest. Wear high black pumps and a light shawl; later, your fur jacket and slim boots will look smashing. Black, gold or copper jewelry. A little sparkle on the eyelids? Hits at the knee. Viscose/elastane. Machine washable. Handy for travel. $90.00 Standard flat shipping rate $10.00
This might become a signature piece. Wear it over anything from jeans to a velvet skirt, with cotton now and wool later. Brighten with a coppery blouse or deepen with a black sweater. Who says you can’t just knock around in style? Acrylic/metallic fiber intarsia. Machine wash, cool iron. $62.00. Even with shipping, it’s inexpensive.
On the off chance any of you collectors are a size European size 44, this is a find. You WILL turn heads. Blue silk coat from Yves Saint Laurent featuring an a-line shape, a gold brocade pattern, a mandarin collar, a front button fastening, side pockets and long sleeves. “Vintage items are not new and therefore will always have minor imperfections, even when the items have been used and worn with love and care.” $1065.00
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