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Neiman Marcus Spring 2015 Art of Fashion

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 through Wednesday, March 18, 2015

All Neiman Marcus Locations

Since 1994, every spring and fall, Neiman Marcus has asked the world’s best photographers—like the great Richard Avedon—to showcase Neiman’s “The Art of Fashion.” This spring, photographers Luigi & Iango, with model Stella Tennant as their muse, have created their vision of 24 beautiful and unforgettable iconic brands.

I WOULD WEAR THAT IN A HEARTBEAT… PROVIDED I HAD SOMEPLACE TO WEAR IT.

Many of us get in a fashion rut. Did you know women who’ve worn the same styles since they were in their 20s and 30s appear older than they really are? A visit to Neiman’s Spring Art of Fashion is a great way to stay current and find inspiration to update your wardrobe. Make mental notes on how you can translate colors, shapes, trends, shoes and accessories into things that will take you from frumpy to fabulous.

In the photo above, Stella Tennant’s wearing a Tom Ford, long-sleeved, sparkly top and flared pants. I would wear that in a heartbeat… provided I had someplace to wear it. Flared pants are youthful and chic, or depending on how you wear them, they can be classy and elegant.

Many of the new flared pants are higher waisted, which helps with dreaded muffin top, plus flares make your legs appear long and lean. Here are some tips for wearing flared pants, regardless of your body type:

1.

Flared pants come in different styles. If you’re PEAR SHAPED, wear flares that taper in at the knee and flare slightly from knee to hem. Bootcut and trouser pants will give your legs a slimming effect. APPLE SHAPES generally have great legs and hips, so they can wear more hip-hugging flares.


2.

Flared pants look best with higher heels. Taller shoes allow flares to hang right, which gives every body type a longer, leaner look. As much as I love high heels, they’re no longer foot friendly for me, but espadrilles, boots or any shoe with a wedge heel is comfortable and looks great with flares.


3.

Take a pair of shoes you’ll most likely wear and have the flares hemmed to “fit the shoe.” The hem should just barely skim the ground. BTW, whether you buy your clothes at Neiman’s or Target, a great tailor can be your best friend.


4.

The same flowing tops we’ve been wearing with skinny jeans won’t work with flares. They’ll make us look like we’re on our way to a ‘70s hippie party. Instead, choose a close-fitting blouse, thin sweater, or tee, tucked in at the waist.


5.

Don’t forget Spanx! They can take care of a multitude of sins like back fat, and they can slim your hips and thighs.


Incase you’re wondering, some of the brands in Neiman’s Spring Art of Fashion include: Akris, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Cucinelli, Derek Lam, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Erdem, Gucci, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tom Ford, and Valentino.

Love, Brenda

7 Comments

  • Vinetta March 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Great advice!!!!!

    • 1010 Park Place March 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      I am crazy about that Tom Ford outfit in the photo, and I have somewhere to wear it. Text me with the $$ details when you find out. xoxoxo, Brenda

  • Kathleen March 14, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Brenda, I too love the Tom Ford outfit, and I’ll find somewhere to wear it. Can I also get the details?

    • 1010 Park Place April 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Kathleen,
      Sorry I’m just now getting back to you. My friend sent me info about another designer, so I don’t know about this Tom Ford outfit other than I’m sure it’s very pricey.
      XOXO,
      Brenda

  • Irene January 9, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I am so happy to see the wide leg pant comeback! A refreshing change. If I don’t see what I want in the store – I sew it. Today I am starting a wide leg pant – black/white pinstripe with white pleat insert on the sides – Vogue Patterns 1050 – Sandra Betzina. Bye – I am escaping to my sewing table. Enjoy your weekend!

    • 1010 Park Place January 9, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Irene!
      I used to make all of my clothes. Hope your wide leg pants are smashing!
      Brenda

      • Irene January 9, 2016 at 10:40 am

        Ha! As a teen, I’d save my babysitting money, take the train to Boston and head to Saks 5th Ave and Bonwitt Teller to soak in fashion and inspect the garments. God bless those kind sales people that let me study the dresses! I must have been amusing! Then I’d snag the free perfume samples on my way out. I could afford a paperboy look cap in grey planned tweed – all the rage.

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