Vogue Magazine Covers Covering Up

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Modesty has officially arrived. At least according to the May 2014 Vogue Magazine which did a full spread on some supremely creative ways to keep the "clothes...about the clothes." 

"What we wear is suddenly less about showing off the body beneath."  -Vogue

And, by the way, this spread is full of looks that boldly layer dresses over shirts and skirts, sweaters and coats over dresses, and bold and narrow striped shirts under dresses. I dare us to try putting together some of our own striking combinations. This certainly takes layering and pattern mixing to a whole new level!
 Valentino dress (similar), Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt, Carolina Herrera skirt (similar), No. 21 sandals

"These are the looks that telegragh that you're a force to be reckoned with." - Vogue, May 2014

 Sweater and dress: Louis Vuitton

Marni coat, Bottega Veneta dress, A.P.C. striped top

 "Fanciful, fantastical...that's how we might describe...the mismatch of patterns that's so of the moment." - Vogue, May 2014

 Burberry Prorsum coat (similar), Jonathan Saunders sweater (similar), Dries Van Noten dress (similar)

 No. 21 skirt (similar), Marc Jacobs top, Marni necklace

Marni skirt and blouse

 "This is the moment to exercise your creative muscles." - Vogue, May 2014

 Alexander McQueen dress,  Stella McCartney sweater, Perez Sanz necklace

 Peter Pilotto dress, Proenza Schouler shirt

"The stripy tops and sweaters worn under dresses throughout this portfolio underscore just how chic a covered up look has become."
- Vogue, May 2014

 A.P.C sweater, Guess shirt, Peter Pilotto skirt, Marni necklace

And I just had to share this amazing chandelier that was cropped out from the first photo:

Here's some more modest from May's Vogue:

Emma Stone stuns in Valentino 

 A dove-grey Gareth Pugh number does double duty as a neo wedding gown
I'm excited to shop my closet to put together some bold new outfits. How about you?

Happy Sunday



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  1. Great post, especially since I don't know where my Vogue May issue is yet (so annoyed!).

    I've been noticing this great trend for the last couple of months. From a fashion perspective it makes total sense. The point is to showcase the artwork of the clothes - their design, drape, pattern, texture, line, movement, flow, how they flatter/complement the wearer (and her personality) - so why chop it all up unnecessarily simply to show skin?? The body is a beautiful thing, but the point is what is uniquely being expressed and these looks accomplish that...

  2. Sharon I adore all of these gorgeous layering combinations of pattern and color. It is the way I always dress. Even in summer, I need light layers for air conditioned shops and buildings!

    Happy Mother's Day my dear!
    The Arts by Karena

  3. I love it!! I was hoping for a return to sophisticated style and long skirts! Hope you had a great mothers day!

  4. These are beautiful, it is lovely to see covered up models and I love also, the layering of the clothes with different patterns and colours too!! Really beautiful. Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day as well :) xx

  5. Hi sweetie! Emma Stone is increadibly stunning! And fashion ppl love layering! I love it when done right and my fav is stripes with florals and using a white shirt (:
    Xo z

  6. I love the new header, Sharon.
    And, I did really like this editorial. Even if we cannot manage this look exactly we can add a few pieces with these bold patterns. However, it makes me want to lose about 20lbs by 7pm tonight. xx's

  7. I don't tend to wear a lot of bold pattern but some of these colour combinations are fabulous and the mismatch of patterns should inspire us all to be a little more adventurous.


  8. a fantastic trend, my youngest was just telling me the high waisted swim suit was back!!!