LWD is the new LBD
this image of alexa chung wearing head-to-toe chanel has been haunting me. everything from the little white dress to the heathered grey tights to the sky-high brown clogs to the quirky flowered bag and cross pendant screams cool brit chick. but i especially can't stop thinking about that LWD. i have looked and looked for anything with a similar silhouette, to no avail.
passing by the chanel store in soho recently, i worked up the nerve to go in and see if i could check it out in person. turns out they didn't have the LWD in question, but they did have an absolutely charming specimen that resembled a vintage knit tennis dress. my friends were happy to pretend that i was taking a picture of them rather than the intricate lacework on the hem of this piece. so lovely! and so expensive! as i recall, the price tag was over two grand.
the latest issue of interweave knits arrived in the mailbox today. flipping through, i came across two dresses that immediately put me in mind of these chanel dresses. these would be LWDs with a particular emphasis on the word "little."
i've heard about grown women shopping for their own shrunken jackets in little marc jacobs. and quite honestly, i can admit perusing the boys rack at gap a few times. at five-foot-one, i'm smaller than most of my friends' 10-year-olds, but that doesn't mean i want to dress like one! still, i can't help but find myself coveting some variation of these dresses. rendered in a lightweight off-white cotton/wool with some up-sizing, three-quarter sleeves, and a straighter, less flouncy skirt, i believe even mr. karl might approve.
Posted by knitlit kate at 12:55 PM