Short & Sweet

  • 2nd May 2013

The Bolero Jacket

 

The attraction of the versatile bolero is so easy to understand.  For women, bolero’s became especially popular during the first decade of the 20th century because they enhance the hourglass physique/mystique.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Bolero Jacket

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Lace Bolero, barneys.com, $975.00

 

Commonly worn only around the shoulders, upper-torso and arms, they add some form and structure to that region (mirroring the fullness of the hips) while leaving the waist untouched and a slim, bulk-free focal point.

 

Bolero Met Museum of Art

c. 1905 Bolero from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo Courtesy of: Quinnmburgess.com

 

 

Bolero’s can serve to dress up, or down an outfit with perfect panache!

 

Bolero Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

Bolero Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

 

 

 

While traditionally they were worn in beaded velvet by Spaniards and intricate lace by the most elegant set, they come in all varieties today from heavy modern metallics to sheer gossamer.

 

Modern Bolero
Modern Bolero

 

 

Come summer-time, this essential piece can travel as easily to the theatre as it does nighttime cocktails under the stars.

 

Burberry Metallic Bolero

Burberry Metallic Bolero

Ralph Lauren Chiffon Layered Bolero

Ralph Lauren Chiffon Layered Bolero

 

 

Oscar de la Renta Open Knit Bolero

 

1.) Jacques Vert Organza Leaf Bolero, johnlewis.com, £89.00

2.) Paule Ka Ottoman Bolero, harrods.com, £275.00

3.) Oscar de la Renta Open Knit Bolero, farfetch.com, $1897.92

 

 

Flower Bolero Miss Selfridges

 

4.) Flower Bolero, us.missselfridge.com, $61.00

5.) Flower Detail Lace Bolero, yesstyle.com, $30.00

 

Armani Velvet Bolero

 

Giorgio Armani Velvet Bolero, neimanmarcus.com, $425.00

 

 

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 Top with Bolero Fashion Sketch

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 Top with Bolero Fashion Sketch

 

 

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 White Dress with Bolero Fashion Sketch

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 White Dress with Bolero Fashion Sketch

 

 

 

Last Look:

 

Great Gatsby Bolero

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand, Gatsby Bolero

Trompe L'oeil Marchesa Gown

Trompe L’oeil Marchesa Gown with ‘fake’ bolero


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