If you have read My Fashion Fully Figured In French page, you know that one of my favorite French fashioners is Alain Murati, a master of camouflage for curvy calibers ranging from 14-28 (US). The pieces I am about to present have two shades of gray (not to be confused with the book ’50 Shades of Grey’). Both dresses, one ending at your ankles and the other at your knees, but wait, do not be deceived, it is not just limited to stopping at the knees. This unique garment can move up and stay in the place you find it to be according to your utmost pleasure.
Deceptive Dress: I will not keep you in suspense. Here is what you crave! The darker of the shades with a thick white, lightly-speckled stripe that escapes from the neckline straight to the hem. Remember do not be fooled, yes I realize there is not much spectacular about a wide line going from top to bottom…but maybe there is! The key to adorning our curves is always straight and long. Why you ask? Because we have the gift of curves, we do not need a designer to present them to us in their dresses!
Alain Murati Deceptive Dress
Curvy Lesson 101: In order to find clothing to complement our curves, look for pieces that *at least have a straight cut (that does not mean the material should be narrow, it can and should stretch to conform to our shapes) or design going from the neckline to the midriff (it can be a *stripe, zipper, or the cut of the garment etc.) this will give the illusion of length to our height and force the eye to fall at just the most sexually appealing spots on our shapely bods. That is the first reason why I love this dress!
(*Note 1: “at least” because you may desire attire of various length: ankle or above the knee etc.)
(*Note 2: “vertical only,” explained in “Rag of the Day” striped dress page)
Next, a little tidbit: (maybe not so little) the noted stripe also gives a standing ovation to our provocative points (I think we all know what I mean by that! If not, send me a message on this site or on WildCurves Facebook page and I will be happy to explain).
Let’s talk about the sleeves. If you do not see anything extraordinary about them, then look again! Keep looking down till you get to the wrists and you see the cuffs- well, these actually travel behind your forearm and create hidden mini-wings. These wings shape your arms giving them a sleeker toner appearance.
My favorite part of the body and I hope it is yours too: the hips – our signature statement! Take a look at that juicy detail on the dress. Similar to what I mentioned about the sleeves, Mr. Murati does the same for our hips, but with ample wings. These wider wings smooth and lengthen the berry of our body completing and perfecting our silhouettes.
Last, but surely not the least distinguishing part of this dress is the length: the radius of the hem is designed a little bit tighter than the rest of the dress, therefore allowing the wearer to pull it up or down and find the length that they desire. Yes, it stays in place due to the narrow radius of the hem.
So, you can transform this dress into knee length or a mini depending on your hip’s desire!
What have we learned from this robe (French for dress), do not judge a dress on it’s hanger! Try it on and let your curves do the judging!
Pocket Dress: The lighter of the shades, this dress is on the classical side for style and taste. A sweetheart asymmetrical neckline outlined on one side with an even lighter shade of gray giving an attractive, highlighting look to your collar. If you want to smooth and elongate your middle, this dress is right for you! The big pockets are an important addition to this piece because they take the attention away from the waist and center it closer to the hip area, but don’t worry, only very subtly. So, if you cannot decide whether or not to reveal those hips – this is the perfect dress because it does a little of both!
Alain Murati Pocket Dress