When I sat down to watch the AW10 shows last February I was delighted to find that Prada had embraced the natural female form, curves and all. As regular readers of The Daydreamer will know, I have T&A, so you can imagine how pleased I was to see that Mrs Prada had sent fashion’s “curvy” girls (Miranda Kerr, Lara Stone, Catherine McNeil, Doutzen Kroes) down the runway in a flirty array of dresses that encouraged a well endowed rack. The Laras and the Catherines among us will have no trouble filling out the Fifties inspired dresses, while more modest chests have been given a helping hand with ruffles galore around the bust.
What makes this collection stand out from the other designers who tapped into AW10’s womanly trend? Mrs Prada has a sense of humour. With these sexy, impossible-not-to-stare-at bosoms, she teamed woolly socks, enormous buns, and spectacles – not quite the standard sexy of the 21st century, but hot nonetheless.
So, as a self-conscious curvy girl, I squealed with delight when I discovered Prada’s Fall 2010 collection dedicated to women as women, not girls. (Everyone loves a Prada trend, no? Even the skinny girls will want to be hourglass this season). So, imagine my excitement to find a near-identical Prada dress on the great British high street!
Above: Doutzen Kroes on the Prada AW10 runway
Image courtesy of Prada
Above: Me working the AW10 trend for summer’s end. Next on the shopping list? Socks and sandals! Will re-post this dress come the winter time.
Dress by Tesco, sunglasses by Prada, sandals by New Look, watch by Accurist.