Femininity is an expected allure when talking about Oscar de la Renta and the pre-fall 2013 collection certainly didn’t fall short as far as expectations are concerned. With balance and sophistication both expressed differently throughout the collection, with both uber elegant alternatives and less formal style options, the label gives a well rounded perspective of the defining style elements that will mark the upcoming season. Retro vibes become instantly distinguishable and ’70s style once again shows its potential to dazzle through the multifaceted creative approach.

Still, the options aren’t as romantic and as girly as one might expect. For the most part, things are fairly balanced and subtle and proportions are perfectly defined in order to draw attention precisely to the desired features. The abstract touch that began defining the Oscar de la Renta spring 2013 collection print-wise will still be popular in the final days of the warm seasons of the next year. Dresses and skirts are must haves in the retailers book and the options are as diverse as they can get.

From simple stripes and polka dotted patterns to complex motifs, the alternatives are extremely diverse and aim to satisfy more than one stylistic need at a time. Pleats, boleros, peplums, even knitted pieces or tweed jackets are only some of the alternatives the label has prepared for those in need of a touch of freshness before the next fall winter season. The emphasis on the waist is extremely clear and the flattering effect is incredibly powerful.

Then, there are the cocktail and evening dresses which raise the bar as far as elegance goes in an entirely different way. Whether we’re taking about mermaid style dresses or princess style gowns, the new designs pretty much ensure the fact that all eyes will be on the woman who chooses the luxury brand’s latest creations. For utter style perfection, accessories like gorgeous pointy pumps, belts, colorful clutches or romantic necklaces are among the stellar choices. Staying fabulous at all times seems a much easier option when using some of these gorgeous options as inspiration.

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