In an economy that is struggling to find itself fashion designer and fashion enthusiasts are finding ways to cope with the need for a wardrobe that changes even though their pockets might not be. More and more people are adding the convertible dress to their wardrobes. While this kind of dress has been around the fashion circle since the 1970’s it is still a fresh new “twist” on one piece dressing.
Designer Dominique Ansari has one of the most innovating and dramatically crafted one piece convertible dress collections to date. Her designs are not only wearable and artistic, they also leave the wearer with a modern and sexy appeal. The designer believes that women should feel comfortable in their own skin. They call the collection “Comfort Couture”. Fabrications used are supple to the skin and drape like they were made for a goddess. Many times we see
young designers often inspired by fashion at a very early age. Dominique was inspired as early on in life as 11 years old.
Now in her Philadelphia showroom she has found her calling as a designer. Although it was a long road she can now add celebrity clients like french actress Chloe Domange to her repertoire.Dominique is not the only fresh up coming convertible dress designer we found. Haley Starr out of Los Angels CA also has a collection of feminine and romantic inspired convertible dress collections. Haley’s goal is to make women feel beautiful while giving them affordable alternatives that can be worn in 60 ways. Her collection is quite extensive and she even does made to order for her clients.
Another designer Cat Biggar is the design visionary behind The Convertible Dress which was launched in San Francisco in June 2010. This unique dress is a single garment that can be worn in 50 different ways, creating a style for every occasion.
Convertible dressing is not a new idea . It emerged during the 1970’s Diane Von Furstenberg and Donna Karen were among the two designers to bring this trend to the forefront of fashion. So many designers are now offering their creative expertise to come up with more twisty versions of this affordable versatile piece of fashion.
Not only could you in the 70’s and 80’s when fashion was in ones own hands given a pair of scissors and a sewing machine, purchase your own pattern for a dress that was called the infinite dress. Never again did you have to worry about looking the same or wearing the same dress to two occasions back to back. It was a rational and economical solution. Now designers like Donna Karen (Infinity Dress) and DVF are bringing it back. The competition is a little more with the surge of indie fashion. Butter by Nadia, The Convertible Dress, Two Birds (UK) and Ravon are all contenders for the spot light. Even retail brands like Victoria Secret are jumping on the convertible dress train. Not that a girl can have too many of these types of dresses in her closet, but it is a look. Designers are forced to change hemlines and come up with sexy creative ways to tie these dresses so that they become unique signature pieces. Varied hemlines and embellishments give the customer the variety needed to keep this trend alive.