Splurge: Calvin Klein Collection Savea B Dress

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Calvin Klein Collection Savea B Dress
Isn't it kind of reassuring how the best fashions just keep reappearing. Just when you start to get all nostalgic about that amazing dress, or pair of trousers or blouse, a similar style will spring back into fashion and you get to relive the sartorial glory. These days, it's a subtly new take on the minimalist vibe of the '90s that has reappeared.

I spotted this Calvin Klein Collection Savea B Dress in the new arrivals section of online boutique shopbop.com. Instantly I felt a wave of nostalgia. This dress is classic, minimalist Calvin Klein. The length, the body-conscious fit, the drape -- it's so clearly inspired by Calvin Klein's '90s column dresses. But, that's perfect for the current trends toward maxi-length dresses, modest-chic and new minimalism.

Time has proven that this long, lean style is now a classic that will serve you well for decades to come, making it worth the splurge price tag. This particular dress is available in Black (shown here) and White. While the Black is much more versatile (and stain-proof), the white does a much better job of showing of the interesting bias seam details and folded v-shaped back. It's kind of a toss up which is logically the best bet, but there's something about the simplicity of the Black version that has me captivated.

→ Buy the Calvin Klein Collection Savea B Dress, $895.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.