Fashionista: Mui Mui's Daring Denim Dress

Mui Mui Spring/Summer 2019

Mui Mui Spring/Summer 2019

It’s safe to say that denim is a fabric that flatters everyone. This week’s runway look by Mui Mui shows that it is possible to be daring in such a safe and traditional textile. In the splurge section, minimalistic accessories that compliment this striking outfit.

Runway Report: Denim holds a special place within the fashion industry. It was originally created in 1873 as work wear, and since then, the solid and versatile fabric has been morphed into daily wear for all.  Mui Mui is able to take the generic material and create a sleeveless, asymmetrical, mid-calf dress with a crew neck, a fitted bodice, and flared out on the left-hand side. It is made from slightly distressed material and has intricate, geometrical hem detailing. This dress is accessorized with a thin rhinestone hair bow, an elaborate silver dangle crystal necklace with a white rose pendant. It is also paired with a black leather silver buckle belt with a large silver gem, black tights, silver sandals with ornate gems, and a large black silk bow tie cape.

While the glitz and glamour of this outfit on the runway is adventurous and fun, it isn’t practical for the everyday woman. But, there are ways of achieving that playful vibe without going overboard. The Denim dress ($185) by Fodesir, the Crystal-embellished suede belt ($450) by Prada, and the Strass slide mule sandals ($1,295) by Rene Caovilla replicate the high-fashion look in a refined manner.  

Splurge: This outfit has multiple features that make it stand out, so minimal accessories will help balance the overall look. The Alexandre de Paris Crystal embellished headband ($111) is a modern take on a classic bow shape, which is subtle and elegant. The Lafonn Simulated diamond stud earrings ($90), and the Givenchy Crystal bangle ($58) are diminutive in design and shine and sparkle in the sun.

Mui Mui makes a bold statement by using a traditional fabric like denim to make such an unconventional silhouette. The use of elaborate accessories brings in an element of drama and glamour. However, for the everyday woman less ornate accessories help sophisticate the look.