Inaugural 2017 Fashion

With Donald Trump’s Inaugural Ball less than 2 weeks away, here are some suggestions from Yours Truly on how to look your best at a most historic DC Presidential event!

First up, this gorgeous winter white, open-back gown by Stella McCartney from Net-a-Porter.  You could do it as shown with large earrings in gold or choose a pop of color (POC) like a mint green or jade and a coordinating clutch.  The cut of the dress if figure-flattering and donning white head-to-toe, coupled with the subtle sexiness of the open-back, will give you an effortless and appropriate wow-factor!

stelladress

stelldress2

The next dress is by one of my favorite designers, Roland Mouret, a two-tone, strapless gown from Net-a-Porter.  The navy and black together and peplum flare at the waist make for a very classic and flattering look.  I would keep it simple with this one and pair with with a black clutch and a navy or black fur cape to keep you warm and toasty.

rolandmdress

For a beautiful gown without high-end designer prices, Self-Portrait has been making a splash in the fashion scene from Kate Middleton to Kerry Washington and this next dress is one of my favorites from the fashion house.  The Mia dress – it also comes in white – would be perfect for the Inaugural Ball.  (This line runs very small so I recommend going up 2 sizes from your normal size.)

SelfPortDress.jpg

Everyone knows I adore most anything Alexander McQueen and this next embellished dusty-pink gown is absolutely divine!  It’s unique, elegant, romantic and simply breath-taking.  If I were attending the Ball, this would be my pick!  🙂

Alexander.jpg

If you really want to look like the Belle of the Ball, this blue-gray glitter gown by Marchesa will fit the bill.

Marchesa.jpg

Miami-based designer Rene Ruiz, who recently opened up a store in Georgetown, created this next stunning off-the-shoulder embellished navy blue gown available at Saks Fifth Avenue.  I had the pleasure of meeting Ruiz last month and viewing his gowns in person and I will say they are beautiful!  Not only that, he knows how to create a gown that truly flatters a woman’s figure regardless of her size.

ReneeRuiz.png

XOXO

~April

Falling for Fall

img_9702

Red silk dress by Saint Laurent

Today I attended a fabulous Capitol File luncheon featuring a lovely showcase of some of the latest and greatest in fall ’16 fashion from Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase presented by their Style Director and friend of mine, John Page.  John – who is a capsule of knowledge on all things fashion – curated a beautiful collection of some of fall’s hottest trends all while providing amazing fashion advice.  It was a wonderful afternoon spent with some of DC’s most fashionable women.

img_9706

Celine cotton oversized shirt paired with Brunello Cucinelli sweater vest and cropped leather pants and a YSL sac du jour bag.

The luncheon took place at the Rosewood Hotel (formerly the Capella) in Georgetown and if the venue looks familiar to you, you are probably recalling the fashion luncheons Yours Truly used to host as the former Resident Stylist for the Capella.  I can’t wait to do my next one – coming soon.  :o)

A couple fall trends I’m loving this season are the military look – every woman should own a military-inspired jackets; mixing day and night – pairing a sporty bomber jacket over a ball gown skirt; velvet – a fabulous velvet blazer is a must-have; and sparkle n’ shine during the day – sport a fabulous pair of sparkly heels with denim and a loose cotton button-down.

Then  of course there are some trends this season that are actually forever trends IMO.  Like the pussybow blouse, every woman should own at least one of these feminine and romantic staples.  And some trends recycle, case and point this season’s 70’s fashion trend – skin tight bell bottom jeans, boho maxi dresses, etc.- or the jean jacket from 1988 sans the button pins that you never thought you’d pull out again.

Hope you enjoyed all the beautiful looks from today’s luncheon!

XOXO

~April

#saksstyle #fall16fashiontrends #DCluncheon #DCfashion