When we first spotted Dolce & Gabbana’s spring 2011 collection on the runway, one phrase came to mind: be still our beating hearts! Yes, dear readers, the romantic white lace dresses juxtaposed against the sexy black body-hugging ensembles were enough to send us over the sartorial edge, which is why the collection is the subject of today’s Runway To Reality story. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly version of Dolce & Gabbana’s little white lace dresses, or you just want to add some black-and-white beauty to your wardrobe, we’re sure you’ll find plenty of ideas inside!
Now, dear readers, there are two things you should keep in mind when creating your Dolce & Gabbana-inspired wardrobe. Firstly, you need to pick pieces in bright white or classic black and secondly, you need to pick pieces with interesting textures or details. For instance, a simple white dress, though pretty, will not suffice. On the contrary, you should pick out a dress made from romantic white lace. We like Topshop’s White Lace Flippy Dress ($96) as it is super-versatile—you can wear it through the rest of summer and then pair it with black tights and a leather jacket when fall arrives. Now, if you would prefer an ensemble in black, make sure you check out McQ’s Stretch-Satin Corset Top ($380) and Vanessa Bruno’s Lace-Insert Micro Shorts ($138) by Vanessa Bruno. Both pieces instantly evoke the figure-flattering and ultra-sexy ensembles seen on the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk. Wear these pieces with a pair of killer heels, or even flat sandals, and you will instantly create a chic ensemble that is perfect for vacation or a late-summer poolside party.
When it comes to accessories, the rules are no different: look for classic silhouettes with an interesting embellishment. For instance, we love Miu Miu’s Wood Platform Sandals ($325). The bow that adorns the toe gives the sandals a flirty , feminine touch that balances out the chunky silhouette. In the same way, we love Melie Bianco’s Melissa Hobo Bag ($44). The ruffles and laser-cut leather give this oversized bag a girly twist. Now, to give your Dolce & Gabbana-inspired wardrobe its finish touch, we suggest you check out Vanessa Mooney’s Block Party Hoop Earrings ($42). As you can see, these have a delicate charm but are sure to make a style statement when worn with the rest of these pieces. Finally, make sure you add a light layer of Dolce & Gabbana’s Shine Lipstick in Love ($30) before you head out the door. It is, after all, the perfect shade of pink! Happy shopping!
- Lace-Insert Micro Shorts ($138) by Vanessa Bruno
- Shine Lipstick in Love ($30) by Dolce & Gabbana
- Block Party Hoop Earrings ($42) by Vanessa Mooney
- Stretch-Satin Corset Top ($380) by McQ
- White Lace Flippy Dress ($96) by Topshop
- Wood Platform Sandals ($325) by Miu Miu
- Melissa Hobo Bag ($44) by Melie Bianco