June 15, 2011 New York
Collette Dinnigan is a girly girl through and through. Her beloved lace, beads, ruffles, and sequins dovetailed nicely with her Resort collection's "Seaside Escapes" theme. There were a few dresses that will look smashing on the Aussie designer's starlet clientele. A vintage-inspired, tie-neck frock in bias-cut "Santorini blue" satin, for example, had Taylor Swift's name written all over it, and a short shift with paillettes color-blocked in peach and orange was also red carpet-ready. Unfortunately, not everything here was quite that on point. A perforated lace sheath would've been lovely without the structured wire frills on its shoulders, and we'd recommend steering clear of giant, sequined pineapples like the one on the final gown altogether. On the other hand, a crystal "seashell" miniskirt paired with an oversize cashmere T-shirt got the embellishment equation just right.
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