July 27, 2006

SS06 Fashion: Eyelets

We all think we know what the eyelet print is when we see one, but while I was researching on this topic I got confused. Was it the print or was it the holes? So just to satisfy your thirst for knowledge, here is the dictionary definition:

1a. A small hole or perforation, usually rimmed with metal, cord, fabric, or leather, used for fastening with a cord or hook.
1b. A metal ring designed to reinforce such a hole; a grommet.
2. A small hole edged with embroidered stitches as part of a design.
3. A peephole.
4. A small eye.

So we were only half right. Anyway, the definition no.2 part of eyelet has been all over the place, which is fab because it is just so pretty, delicate, feminine and cool. Here are a few of this season's picks:

I simple ADORE these two looks from Diane von Furstenburg and Tracy Reese. The cut is so neat and pretty. But alas, one has to be careful with these shirts because if worn the wrong way, one may look pregnant. Wear it with more fitted bottoms.

More pretty shirts from Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. Black or white eyelet shirts have the best effect.
My favourite place for eyelet- on camisoles. It gives it that extra oomph of intricacy making it even more feminine and delicate looking. These two from BCBG and Rebecca Taylor are great to wear alone or inside.

These shirts are also very neat and pretty. And no, they are not the same shirt even though they look incredibly similar. The left is from Anthropologie and the one on the right is from Tracy Reese. Maybe great minds do think alike?

The other great way to wear eyelet is on blazers, the subtle pattern makes them look so elegant. I love this beige one from Classique Entier, my mom has something very similar from BCBG, its great for everyday wear. The white one from Carmen Marc Valvo on the otherhand is great to keep warm in the evenings.

They look gorgeous on skirts too, like this cream one from Nanette Lepore and this grey one from Robert Rodriguez. Looks incredible!
For one piece eyelets, these white eyelet dresses from Laundry by Shelli Segal and DVF are great for the daytime. I especially love the eyelet wrap dress from DVF (who else?).

For evening wear, we have these elegant creations from BCBG and Cynthia Steffe. Again black and white eyelets are the best!

Eyelets are even found on trench coats (DKNY) and BOOTS (Anthropologie). But frankly I just think it looks strange for such a summery material to be used on such wintery items.

Have fun with eyelets everyone!


Anonymous h said...

oooh i love eyelets, ever since i was a little girl. unfortunately for me because i'm really short and look 12 years old anyway, the eyelet dresses make me look 5. this makes me sad.

7/27/2006 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the chances of this look transitioning into fall?

I have a white eyelet dress and I fear I will have to bid farewell soon..

7/27/2006 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Rachael said...

The top from Anthropologie and the one from Tracy Reese actually are the same (the description on Anthropologie.com mentions that the top is designed by Tracy Reese). Anthropologie also carries other designers, like Ella Moss, Velvet, and Anna Sui. The descriptions don't always mention who the designer is, though, which is a little frustrating!

7/27/2006 10:57 PM  
Anonymous paz said...

i just adore eyelets! i have that first DVF top featured and i've worn them with everything - from skinny jeans, shorts and even leggings!

7/27/2006 11:14 PM  
Blogger Jared Johnson said...

Chloe makes stuff like tihs too :)

7/28/2006 12:32 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I'm absolutely in love with the outfit from Nanette Lepore and was wondering where you got the picture or if you know where I can buy the outfit. Tried looking online but came up with nothing. =(

7/28/2006 3:17 AM  
Blogger fjl said...

Excellent post. Superb attention to detail. Congrats.

7/28/2006 5:42 AM  
Blogger Sophia said...

i was reading WHO magazine (australia) the other day at work and mischa barton was wearing this beautiful, beautiful loose-fitting white eyelet top. i loved it so much i tore it from the mag (which is not mine bwahaha). i absolutely love it =)
i know some of them may look like doyly but the good quality ones look absolutely gorgeous and expensive :):)

thanks for scouting on the net for all these gorgeous pieces for us ehehehe!


7/28/2006 6:55 AM  
Anonymous tania, rogueconnect.com said...

Gorgeous - you just have to beware of cheap versions that are poor quality. Other than that so great for summer!

7/28/2006 8:07 AM  
Blogger New found fashionista said...

ya i was looking thru a vogue from 2 or 3 months ago n there were 4 or 5 pages of eyelet dresses n shirts

7/28/2006 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the Lepore and Rodriguez skirts--the stitching on eyelet often lends a bit of crispness or stiffness which i think looks prettiest made into a skirt

7/28/2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger Karinaxoxo said...

Ohh I love the BCBG Cami and Dress... do you know if these are avaiable in AUS??

7/28/2006 10:33 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

I love the white eyelets boots

7/28/2006 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Toya said...

LOVE the eyelet! I have a black eyelet skirt and it is my favorite!

7/29/2006 12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I´ve decided to buy a white blazer! Thank you for the inspiration!

7/29/2006 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i really like the tracy reese top.. do you know where abouts you got the picture from?? Please give me a reply

7/29/2006 7:27 AM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

anon 1227: You can get the Tracy Reese top from Anthropologie.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine the gray eyelet skirt with a layered top & short sleeve lightweight tunic sweater and black shoes. Would that be acceptable for fall?

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I bought a skirt like this last fall and have been looking forward to wearing it all winter. It's going to be great this summer!

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