Isabell Tries Out the Tribal Trend
Isabell Reis was seen in this dress last Sunday in Monaco. It’s kind of tribal-inspired, the sequin detailing at the neckline and the waist give off the tribal vibe vaguely. The geometric patterns on the dress are cute, they remind me of little tiles or a tile mural. However, those flanged flutter sleeves… are a little unflattering on anyone except the super slim. Isabell is not fat… she is quite “normal” in body size, but the flanges just make her upper body look wider.
In fact… my whole flat pattern class was laughing at the illustration of such inset flanges in our flat pattern book. The teacher even said “Guys… just remember… just because you can… doesn’t mean you should.” HAHA, she is so funny and honest. So, imagine my surprise when I see a real life example of someone wearing a garment executed in the style everyone was laughing at (and thought was terribly ugly).
Here’s a scan from my book as proof. The original size is kind of big, so click to enlarge to see its full ugliness:
Flanges aside… I did think Isabell looked pretty cute. I also liked her chunky silver bangle and open toe pumps!