Jill Stuart’s sheer, short and sexy dresses
Posted by on March 12, 2012 | 11:30 am EST

There was an air of moodiness to Jill Stuart’s Fall collection that was a complete departure from her usual bright and sunny color palette. For the Fashion Glamour team, it was a welcome breath of fresh air we couldn’t get enough of.

Amid the almost-but-not-quite somber show, it was Stuart’s array of charmingly dark dresses which caught our eye. Somehow, she was able to bring together sweet and sultry elements together for a mysteriously captivating woman this Fall. Although almost relying only on strategically placed lace cutouts, we commend the designer for maintaining a sense of individuality with each dress that traipsed down the runway.

Since nothing gets our fashion adrenaline going like lace and black, here are the dresses that nudged awake the darkly effeminate women in us.

Daphne Groeneveld is particularly bewitching in this sleeved short dress. Jill Stuart kept the look relatively conservative by adding sheer lace over the front panel and waist cutouts. If Fall is all about a noir ladylike dressing, this look captured just that.

Although sheer has the tendency to cross the borderline towards profanity, this alluring dress remains every bit covetable. The black vertical panels running in front of the floral-embroidered lace top concealed what needed to be kept away from view for a dangerously feminine piece.

Jill Stuart knocked us off our seats with this faux-collared dress. Keeping up with the collection’s edgy aesthetic, it’s the peek-a-boo detail near the hem that got to us.

Perhaps recognizing that every woman has an inner rocker waiting to be tapped, Jill Stuart designed this sexy and moody dress to channel that persona out. We also took note of its simple but distinctly British appeal.

No dress could have been more fitting as the final look than this nitty-gritty yet feminine piece. The intricate silver sequins evoked utter luxury that simply took our breath away. Meanwhile, the flapper-like appeal of the demure silhouette sent our hearts fluttering with sheer lust.

Images from Jill Stuart

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