THE PLEATED DRESS

Mulberry is a brand that is iconic in England but still somewhat under-appreciated stateside.  While predominately known for bags and shoes, I love their ready to wear collections.  Romantic silhouettes and feminine frills make for an irresistible combination.  This pleated dress is fantastically flattering because of the slender pleats.  When you are choosing a pleated dress, choose pleats that are smaller.  Smaller pleats are infinitely more flattering because they lengthen the figure.     In addition, choose pleats with lots of movement to avoid looking stiff.  I paired this mustard colored dress with a navy blazer to break up the color and voilà-  an outfit was born.  Thank you to my gorgeous, talented friend Bianca Rutigliano for taking the pictures.


Dress: Mulberry
Blazer: Vintage Chanel from Gabrielle Geppert (one of my favorite vintage spots in Paris)
Necklace: Marni
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney