Fashion Week Notebook | Sass and Bide

February 6th, 2006

Sass and Bide

Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways: Feminine, medieval, ballerina-esque, and tough-chic all describe the Sass and Bide girl. A quick change from a light yellow, flower-patterned long dress with a high front slit to a black button-up jacket with a turtle neck and a tight black skirt instantly transforms a summer gal to a femme fatale. No matter the style of clothing, each model has a little bit of a dancer in them, and the tights on their arms prove it.

Color Palette: Light yellow, brown, off-white, khaki, dark grey, light blue, and of course, black.

Silhouettes: Long and flowy, short and puffy. Everything is rather loose except for the tights.

Accessories Report:  White tights, round-toe heels with ballerina-like tie-up laces, and mega thick leather belts shined.

What’s Wearable: Take away most of the excess accessories and stick a camisole underneath the sheer, and several items are worthy of purchasing. The long floral dresses, black skinny pants, a black and gold tiered dress will work well on the streets and the dance floor.

What’s Not Wearable: The medieval ensembles are better left to the cast of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Tights covering the arms might also be too out there for us non-models out there. Finally, to avoid looking like a belly dancer, stay away from the yellow spaghetti string dress with far too many tattered pieces.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sophie parr  |  May 25th, 2007 at 10:13 am

    i love this i would wear it everyday i love it so much!”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • 2. Lily  |  November 2nd, 2009 at 2:33 am

    does anybody know what the name of this dress is????

  • 3. iola  |  February 28th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    OMG,, i have fallen in love with this dress, can you buy it at all, or even similar to it.love the style and colours so much.

  • 4. Trisha  |  February 29th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    @iola - This dress is past season, unfortunately. Would check eBay Fashion (fashion.ebay.com) to see if it’s still available. You can also put in a saved search for it so that the site will email you if this dress becomes available.

  • 5. Marina  |  September 4th, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Hi Iola,

    I’ve just listed this dress (in Australian 8, US 4) on ebay.com.au a few days ago. It’s from the Spring/Summer 2006 collection; I’ve forgotten it’s name. I walked past it on a mannequin and stopped in my tracks. I bought it on impulse and never wore it, but have been keeping it all this time because it’s beautiful. I’m travelling a lot these days and need to get rid of my things…so I’m putting it up. Though I’m still umming and erring about selling it…

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