This is a cool dress in black and yellow, designed to look like a sweater over a skirt. The upper section is a textured sweater stockinette in a soft but sunny yellow, while the skirt is made of a finer black knit. The sweater portion has been knit to shape with finished-edged slashes dividing it into six ribbons from the lower ribs to the hips. The black cloth of the skirt sits smoothly within these slashes, and is fluted beneath the ribbons' ribbed hems to give the skirt its A-line volume. The sweater part has 3/4-length sleeves and a slight V neck, with knit-in shoulder seams and beautiful construction. The skirt is hemmed at knee-length, and, combined with the classic sweater, this gives the dress a demure look. Yet the sweater hugs the body's curves, the slashes in the sweater draw the eye over the waist and hips, and the hint of schoolgirl flirtyness in the look is charming and cheeky. This dress strikes the perfect balance between the classic and the avant-garde, and is a clever take on a timesless look. Versatile and easy to style, its sure to become a wardrobe staple!
Designer: JEAN PAUL GAULTIER.