Mesh can look polished or perverse. It can wrap around you as a bandage dress, act as decorative panel, or dare underpinnings to show. Semi-perforated, rather sheer fabric, it works well in layering to keep women cool. By itself or thinly layered, the material is sporty creating the lightest of sweaters or anoraks. Coupled with lace, feathers, or sequins it dresses to the nines with neither weight nor density. Much of what is created with mesh can be thrown into the washing machine, making it perfect for travel. And it takes up no space.
Take to the Hamptons or Prague this summer. Look put together without thinking. Feminine but not frufru. Just enough. Keep jewelry simple and delicate.Deep purple floral printed dress with mesh top and sleeves. Viscose/Elastane. Machine washable. On sale $67.00. Postage flat rate $10. To the states and it’s still extremely inexpensive.
You’ll get a great deal of wear out of this piece in warmer weather. Very on-trend, ethereal if not for the pleats. Dressed, but arty; covered, well, maybe not really. Add cotton or silk bandeau, flats or the palest beige heels. 100% polyester. Machine wash gentle cycle. No ironing. $62.00 Shipping- about $7.00 to the states.
Very Different Tops with Inserts
Left: Honey Girl Denim Lace Bustier T-Shirt with Black Mesh Detail- An original. You’ll undoubtedly get asked where you acquired this hip and sassy piece. It looks like a one of a kind. Pair with shorts, black pencil pants, jeans, or a long, floaty skirt for iconoclastic appearance. Short sleeved, round neck. $33.28
Right: The Answer is Sheer Top- Pair this feminine retro looking top with a pencil skirt or cropped pencil pants. Carry a vintage straw or patent leather bag. Wear wedges or strappy sandals. Pink stretchy polyester/rayon/spandex. Unlined with swiss-dot, sheer mesh insert. Back keyhole with button closure. Cap sleeves. Trim around neck and sleeves. Machine wash cold, tumble try low. $34.99
The Haute Route
Left: Alice Temperley Lottie Lace-Appliqued Mesh Dress- Tough and tender, Goth and Victorian. Depends whether you wear this with boots or kitten heels. Covered up but so whispery, it brushes against your silhouette with suggestion. An innovative take. Modern gamine. Black mesh, delicate lace appliqué panels. Adjustable nude slip. Concealed zipper fastening at the side. 100% polyester. This one’s dry clean. $530.00
Right: Alice by Temperley Lottie Lace-Appliqued Mesh Top-Just when you were thinking you’d like to pair the look with leggings or leather…Black mesh, lace appliqué. Adjustable nude slip. Slips on. 100% polyester. Dr clean. $330.00
Warm sunset hue, lighter than light dress in which to party, party, party. Great for dancing. Catches the light. A nod to the coming flapper influence. Can be dressed up or down. An ode to comfort. Rust color sheer mesh yoke cascades into an ombre effect of flat plastic sequins. 100% nylon mesh tulle over-layer. 100% silk lining. $425.00
A good piece to pack when you need something dressed up, but not extravagant. You’ll be ready to dine out or meet for cocktails after a day in shorts and a bathing suit, sightseeing and museums. Just add jewelry. Clear crystal would look especially well. ¾ sleeve, midi length dress in “mink” color. Figure-hugging style. Slash neck, asymmetric ribbon effect paneling with mesh. Nude under-layer. 100% polyester. Cool hand wash, no ironing- couldn’t be easier. $340.00
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