Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sidling up to Bottega Veneta's Dress
The t-shirt of which I speak is cut down each side, with fabric joined only at the hem and shoulder. It reveals a good deal of flesh in profile, while the front gives the illusion of being fully covered.
I find this style to be particularly unflattering, and am treasuring the years until my six-year-old son discovers it.
Although the side-cut t-shirt seems to have originated with boys, it is becoming more popular with girls, who wear a jogging top underneath. That doesn't make it any more attractive.
So when I cast a sidelong glance at an ad for Bottega Veneta, one of my very favourite dressmakers, and saw that it featured a side-cut bodice, I could not but sigh. Although this side-cut is decidedly uptown, instead of for the sports field, or--eek!--the classroom, I think that it cheapens the line of an otherwise lovely garment.
Here's hoping that the dress comes with a little envelope of matching silk thread, so that its owner can place a few important stitches along the side seams.
I'm feeling a little beside myself.