Manequim November 2012

I wasn’t overly impressed with last month’s issue of this Brazilian pattern magazine (Remember there are other Brazilian pattern magazines too!), but this one’s got enough fancy party dresses in it to keep me happy, even if it’s overly summery for my personal use right now!

Now here’s some pattern versatility we can all use: a detachable peplum to wear with any skirt, trousers, or dress. This lets you be totally on-trend without any commitment, because when peplums go out of fashion again, your skirt/trousers/dress can still be worn without it!

Manequim are so good at the short cocktail dresses, and this little sheath dress has a really intersting crossover neckline and some cool pleats at the hips to add interest.

The designer inspiration feature revolves around Kate Spade this month, and I really like this dress in particular, because it doesn’t have a waist seam, which seems to be fairly unusual for this silhouette. The jacket is covering the neckline in this particular shot, but the square neckline is really flattering, too.

Tired of peplums yet? I like that the lace overlay on this peplum top creates extra interest at the hem, where the two layers are kept separate. There’s also a great keyhole opening in the upper back, too.

I had a hard time deciding which gowns to pick from the formalwear section, but I decided that this wispy, feminine tulle gown was my favourite, just for the sheer ethereal fantasy of it all!

And finally, I really like the design of this top with the pleated back section, but I just can’t get over the “mullet” label again! I can’t stop giggling whenever I see them refer to this…

Coming up next week: Photos of the vintage wiggle dress (fingers crossed for good weekend weather!) and my picks from the December Burda magazine!

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