SS’18 Collection: the Diana dress
Hello! We are on the second garment already!
Today I’m presenting a dress that I LOVE. Well, I actually like all garments in the new collection a lot, how you can imagine. But this is a VERY flattering dress. It’s a dress with a lot of structure, which allows to play with volumes and add and take here and there. And difference is always in the details. 😉
It is made in a deadstock natural silk and lamé fabric.
As you may know, lamé is a fabric that combines metal threads with threads made of another material. It is commonly made of polyester because is less expensive, but (thank God) there are also higher versions of it in which noble materials are used. In this case, they have mixed metal with natural silk and they gave it a soft metallic sheen, not shiny. It would be the equivalent to a brushed metal.
As this fabric is quite thin and delicate, we have reinforced with a fused interlining. This way it has more body, more structre, and the seams are more resistant (but remember it’s still not a denim, uh?). And the interlining also gives it a more flexible, less ‘dry’ hand. All in all: a fantastic result.
For this style I made something else: I changed the seams position, eliminating the semi-horizontal underbust seam and leaving only vertical seams.
The effect, added to the sheen changes in lamé, is that of a body elongation, more slenderness and more curves (more pronounced bust and smaller waist).
Another small (but powerful) change I made is a lower neckline, more scooped on the center front and more rounded, creating a beautiful visual effect when combined with the lapels and the new vertical seams.
Oh! And a thin, removable halter strap to complete this super dress.
Last, darts and seams on skirt are designed to create a higly convex shape just below the waist that becomes softer when it arrives to the hips level and ends in a slightly tapered skirt, maximizing a gorgeous hourglass silhouette.
To top it all off, its calf length makes for a more slender and elongated figure.
The Diana dress is now available on mariaaguye.com.
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I hope you’ll love it!
PS. This is the dress we launched yesterday:
Day 1: The handpainted Yolanda dress >>