2008 Wallis has an occasion wear story, featuring beautiful
1920’s embellishment and art deco beading, creating an eclectic,
vintage look for Spring and Summer.
Ruffles, frills and delicate
corsages are important finishes add
a sense of romance. A palette of soft pinks, duck egg,
aquamarine and sophisticated neutrals and monochrome bring the collection together.
screen icons inspire Grecian style evening gowns and the
stunning crochet lace tiered dress shown left. Left -
Wallis SS08 - Cream tiered lace dress £70/€110.
Centre Right - Wallis SS08 - Pink ruffle tiered beaded scoop neck dress £60/€99.
Far Right - Wallis SS08 - Petal leaf prom dress £60/€99
texture is important for occasion wear and this lovely Antique
Flower Bud Lace Dress right, from the Wallis
range W: A Limited Edition SS08 costs £85/€140.
Wallis also maintain that a wide selection of these products will also be available in
Wallis Petite, specifically designed for women of 5’3” and
The Petite collection is available in sizes 8-18 and in
all the stores nationwide.
Wallis is not alone in selling clothes with raised surface
Bay Trading Company also has this dress with surface embroidery
in a flower pattern. It is perfect for a special event or semi
Left - Sequin bandeau dress £34.99, bow
detail cardigan £14.99.
Not everyone is passionate about floral patterns so this self
tone embroidered dress will keep you on trend, but in a subtle
way. There is always a place for understated plain neutral tones
and a different approach to the fifties floral look and massive
Another mainstay of summer fashion 2008 is the abundance of
ruffles or tiers. In this dress right the tiers of colour
create a colour and texture experience so magical that Debenhams
named it an Ice Cream Prom Dress. But I see the floral quality
too, since it reminds me of the way the tones of a yellow
through pink flow toward the edge of a rose petal.
Right - Debenhams Womenswear Spring/Summer 2008 Debut Range.
Floating flounces, frills, tiers and ruffles in silk, chiffon
and novel man made fibres add a romantic touch that turns a
simple style into something special and very girly. Both
Christopher Kane and John Galliano worked this look and its
evident in many of the garments shown on this page.
Combine ruffles with florals an you have one of the main summer
fashion trend looks of 2008.
See also the main page on
tips SS 2008 -
Colour Moodboards SS2008
Copyright use of images are courtesy Bay
Trading, River Island,
Header Image is from Bay Trading.
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