Salvatore Ferragamo Resort Wear 2012

September 07, 2011

I've always wondered how resort wear is defined exactly. While surfing the net, I came across an article about resort wear : it is one of many new genres of clothing, and is now being specified on cruises and for destination weddings. Just think crisp and cool pieces that look chic in an outdoor tropical setting, on a resort, or beach and you'll have a better idea of what resort wear really is. I love that it is so relaxed yet still glam and fabulous. It has become a style that signifies relaxation, affluence, and an appreciation of nature, and displays a sense of style and class for the wearer.

  • Colors for resort wear include brights. Magenta, turquoise, yellow, and white all look fabulous near the water.
  • Along with color, prints are popular. Think tribal and large floral prints, along with embroidery and ikat (a craft in which one tie-dyes and weaves yarn to create an intricately designed fabric) details.

  • Cool fabrics like linen and cotton are the most popular materials for resort wear.

  • Resort wear can consist of a bright maxi dress or white sundress, but the key is to dress it up with jewelry. Large statement necklaces or a gold cuff give a plain dress a chic twist that makes it perfect for resort wear.

  • Men should make like JFK at the beach. Lightweight button-up shirts, loose twill or linen pants rolled up create a chic, comfortable look.

Some of the collections that I love are the Rachel Zoe Resort collection (blogged about this, read here. :), and I think the Gucci Spring 2011 collection  (read it here) can pass off for resort wear as well. 

I recently stumbled upon the Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 collection.  It is just fab and glam! I absolutely love all the pieces! 

Here are my favorites: 

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Maybe I'll specify a resort wear dresscode for my (future) wedding. hehe. :)

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