Alessandro Dell’Acqua makes his ready to wear collections for women unique by adding a lingerie look to his designs. Think of it as Victoria’s Secret clothing but for the street. Of course, Alessandro’s fashions are much more chic and stylish than Victoria’s Secret, which explains why he has been able to remain popular in women’s fashions. For the spring 2009 season, he creates fashions in white, pale peach, light blue, natural tones, and gray. Below are my five picks from his spring collection:
The first dress(1) on the list has a lightweight knit top in beige with brown, yellow, and orange stripes at the hem creating an attractive border. The skirt looks like it has been wrapped around the model at different points, creating a multi-layered skirt. The white boots the model is wearing with this dress look great but instead of boots, wear natural toned stockings, or go bare, for the spring season. Wear this cute dress to a casual lunch or weekend party.
The second dress(2) is gray and has that lingerie style lace forming the sleeves and a collar border for this dress. If you don’t like the gray belt the model is wearing, replace with a dark blue fabric belt that can be tied into a bow, or you can go without a belt. The skirt is short here so you’ll want to wear stockings or leggings with this dress. Pale pink sheer stockings will be a perfect match with the gray. Wear this dress to the nightclubs on weekends.
Here is a pale peach dress(3) that has a lacy knitted pattern in the fabric. This looks like one of those shirt dresses but without the buttons in the front. The half length sleeves are wide and the neckline is a shallow scoop. Pair up some white stockings with this dress before you wear it to a garden party this spring.
The next dress(4) is draped in a Greek style with shirring at the neckline and sleeves. Again here with the belt you can use a silver or gray fabric belt, or cord, to tie at the waist. For a really creative idea: Buy a few yards of silver or gray twisted drapery cording (the kind used in holdbacks), stitch the ends so they are secure, and use that with this dress. Great to wear for any evening out dining and dancing.
Lastly is this two piece casual outft(5) that consists of a gray button down shirt and a lacy short skirt. The skirt could pass for a teddy skirt. You can also pair up a satin pink shirt with this skirt for a different look. Stockings in white or a natural tone will complete the look here. Wear this to the mall for shopping.
Alessandro Dell’Acqua(6) fashions can be purchased through Bloomingdale’s, Cream, and Curve in New York City.