theme The little black dress
Bell-silhouette dresses are defined by an accentuated waistline and a voluminous skirt that resembles the shape of a bell. Such volume is created with gatherings that flare from a narrow horizontal waistline, resulting in an exaggerated skirt that plays with scale and proportions. This shape can be constructed from a design level, but it can also be created in relaxed straight-cut pieces by cinching the waist with a belt. The voluminous nature of this silhouette allows for the use of fabrics that hold their shape, such as crisp cotton poplin, technical taffeta or weighty wool.