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Net Assets

Watching movies, old and new, is a terrific way to spot trends. I saw the dress below in the 1972 Academy Award-winning film Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) that I think is very now. A nude-colored, netted number likely cut very wide at the bottom, like a swing dress.

Since fishnet tights became popular a few years ago, it’s no surprise that netting, along with its fabric cousin mesh, appears in clothing these days. I think we’ll probably see more of this trend, thanks to it’s transparency, geometry, and playfulness. Here are some examples.

Racerback Net Romper from Nasty Gal

RodeArte Top

American Apparel Nylon Spandex Stretch Lace Diamond Grid Long Sleeve Button-Up

Luisa Beccaria Coat via http://www.style.com

DimePiece Designs Cat Scratch Hoodie

We Love Colors Fishnet Mini Dress

Tadashi Shoji Origami Dress from Neiman Marcus

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A Perfect Dress for St. Patrick’s Day

Vintage Catherine Ogust Dress from eBay

Bold geometric shapes make this dress a great option for St. Patrick’s Day. Its boxy shape mirrors the lines created by blocks of grass green, citron and white, offering a delicate balance. The perfect complement? Stovepipe pants in white.

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