Lately, I find myself drawn more and more to these odd sack-like silhouettes from the 1950s and 60s.
But as excited as I am about this pattern, I had serious misgivings that I would love the finished dress. After all, how many hours of my time do I want to spend working away on something that I am not going to like in the end? Then again, how am I going to know if I like the look until I finish the darn thing.
Do you have to be shaped like Audrey Hepburn to pull this off? Some of these dresses are so shapeless, I am beginning to think that a waif-like frame is not required.
But I still feel as though this sort of silhouette is going to look best on someone six feet tall and very thin.
Is this Balenciaga frock inspired by a Miró painting flattering to the female form? Probably not . . . but it sure is stunning. And if the garment does not even attempt to flatter the body does that, in fact, make it easier to wear?
It seems like all you really need to wear a sack dress is some confidence.
Should clothing styles be flattering? And what the heck defines something as flattering? What do you think?
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