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Phillip Lim Introduces The “TTD”


In times of stress, diversify. So when Phillip Lim designed his Fall ’10 collection, hitting stores now, he created a series of silk dresses that can, in a pinch, turn into a top or a tunic, depending on how you style them. Lim even coined a new term for it: Ladies, meet the TTD—the tunic top dress.

“In these busy, modern times, people value versatility and functionality, even when it comes to their style,” the pragmatic designer explained to “That’s the beauty of the TTD—is it a top, tunic, or dress? That’s your choice, it can be what you want it to be.” The tunic itself—along with its near relation, the caftan—has experienced a revival of late, thanks to the resurgent interest in seventies boho chic and Talitha Getty-style loungewear, but the convertible possibilities mean you may well see these TTDs long after seventies mania has given way to the next trend. One thing’s sure, at least—they’re looking very good at the moment. Just last week, readers picked one of Lim’s TTDs as the look of the day by a margin of 20 percent.

3.1 Phillip Lim silk tunic-to-dresses, $425 to $995, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim stores,

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  1. disneyrollergirl says:

    Eh? Didn’t Roland Mouret invent the TTD?

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