Sue Wong Beaded Flapper Dress
Until this season, crochet hasn't always had the best rep, at least when it comes to summer style. I mean, not only does crochet conjure up images of that scarf creation your grandma's been knitting for the past 6 years, but it also hardly sounds like something that would be comfortable to wear in the sweaty months of summer. Wrong! Not only would your grandma be the least likely person to rock these sexy takes on knitwear (okay, maybe not the least likely), but these dresses are fresh and breezy especially for the season ahead! This crochet halter dress from Victoria's Secret is perfect for a day at the beach (knitwear at the beach? No joke!) or for a barbecue with friends, while this sequined version from J. Crew puts a totally different spin on the trend, making it hot for a night out! Flutter sleeve, tank, boat neck, halter, you name it -- these dresses make crochet look like one of the most unexpectedly versatile looks this season! Flip through the slideshow for the selection!
I have to admit that Alice In Wonderland wasn't my favorite childhood tale, but give it the Tim Burton treatment, put it in 3-D, and you know I'll be waiting in line on March 5th. In the meantime, there are plenty of equally whimsical Wonderland-inspired accessories to keep me entertained. Tom Binns has teamed up with Disney Couture to design charm bracelets, earrings, and pendants featuring characters and motifs from the film - I'm loving this subtly inspired Queen of Hearts necklace with cascading resin heart charms. Swarovski's Cheshire cat necklace is equal parts elegant and imaginative, and Stella McCartney's exclusive necklace and bracelet are perfect for true Alice In Wonderland devotees. If the jewelry doesn't do it for you, check out the dresses that Sue Wong has designed for Disney, inspired by characters from the film. See the slideshow for nine picks inspired by the surreal story!