Sunday, July 31, 2011

oh stella

I love Stella McCartney's designs and I would buy more of her stuff if
1. they were not so astronomically expensive, and
2. her designs were more short-person-friendly.

To be fair, no high end designer actually caters to those of us who are 5'4" and under, but at least a lot of things can be altered to fit. This is not always the case with the majority of Stella's designs. The waist and knee breaks are always in odd places unless you're tall, so altering to fit would mean taking the whole thing apart. (She might have to address this if she plans on expanding to the fast-growing luxury Asian market.)

If I'm lucky enough to find one of her pieces on sale, most of the time I can only pull it off if I wear heels, as is the case here.

Stella McCartney shirtdress (Fisch for the Hip consignment/NYC) // Missoni espadrilles (Anbar Shoes/NYC, now closed)

This dress is trademark Stella - loose-fitting and blousy, all-natural fabric, very comfortable to wear - something a male designer would never design for a woman, lol. (Wait, I take that back - I forgot about Albert Elbaz for Lanvin!)


  1. Great dress! I just posted an outfit with Stella too. :)

  2. You look fabulous!
    I've been craving shirt dresses since I saw Midnight in Paris and Rachel M wore I think 3 or 4. So lovely!

  3. I love Stellas design too, but firstly I'll probably never be able to afford any of her clothes and second I'm short, too:) Love the combo of the casual shirt dress and gold espadrilles!

  4. Black Fleece does a version of this, but more tailored. I love it, but I don't think it would be a very versatile piece for me.
    You may be able to wear this with otk boots and a black blazer in the cooler months...?

  5. love the dress!