Finally, after months of lacklustre issues, Burda have produced one that I’m actually excited to show you! August is traditionally the start of the Fall fashions, but there’s plenty of transitional designs included in here too, and so many I want to wear right away…
Just to start things off on a damp squib – I see what they’re trying to do here and I know I’m normally a sucker for anything asymmetric, but I’m just not convinced by this shapeless dress with a weird pleated section tacked on at the hem.
It’s not really my style, but this riding jacket is beautiful. The details, the proportions, the finish – just lovely.
The outfit on the left, however, I’d wear exactly as it is, in a heartbeat! Both tops shown are the same raglan-sleeved top made from lightweight wovens, and the midi skirt with the hi-lo (or “mullet”!) hem is cut on the bias. I’m not a wide-legged trouser fan, but they’re an interesting design with the deep pleats.
Is this a shot straight out of Mad Men or what?? I love this simple silk teeshirt, with or without the folded overlay section (which would show a little bit of the matte reverse on a silk charmeuse, just saying!). I bet this would fit into one metre of fabric if you left off the overlay, too. And the pencil skirt is a great pairing – again, with or without the sailor-style buttons.
On the left is that riding jacket again, but the right – heart be still! A seamed ponte sheath dress!! Unfortunately it’s in Tall sizing, which Burda claim is changed only in length, but every time I’ve altered Tall patterns down to normal, the sizing has been way off, so I’m not convinced. But for this dress, I might try anyway.
What? Two awesome knit sheath dresses in one issue!? You’re killing me here Burda, because this one is so flattering and a no brainer to colourblock, too!!
Let’s overlook the weird hip-pleat dress on the bottom again and instead focus our attention on that Tall sheath dress, shown here as a top. Burda are quite proud that it’s made in “romanit” fabric, though, so I actually went and looked it up – it appears to be what every German website calls ponte (or ponti roma), so, err thanks for translating that, guys. But on the upside, it’s a million times easier to find great ponte knits than killing myself searching for “romanit”.
Such a simple dress, but so nicely done. This is a beautiful example where simplicity is just so chic, and the shape would be not only flattering on many body types, but also great for transitional weather with those half-length sleeves, too.
Now, into the Plus patterns, where we have a shirtdress pattern with a lot of nice details in the pockets and sleeve tabs, though they seem to have forgotten any waist definition…
Never let it be said that Burda don’t print fashionable Plus patterns, because you couldn’t be more on trend than culottes right now!
I’ve seen the preview for the September issue already, and I’m just going to say that the Oktoberfest pattern explosion every single year is getting reeeeeeeeally old. Let’s hope they’ve put some amazing patterns in the rest of the mag to even it out for their global audience!