Fashionable Drapes

Fashionable Drapes
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 13, 2010

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The subtle folds and ruching lend some depth to Mary J. Blige’s nude, one-shoulder dress.

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The cascading drape of Keisha Whitaker’s jersey dress is a modern take on an otherwise basic piece.

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An open-draped cardigan or knit coat are the perfect update to the standard sweater and throw.

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The architectural folds are all it takes to turn a sheath from ordinary to edgy. The severity of this shape is softened by the neutral hue, the pretty bib necklace, girly hair and makeup.

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While we like Thandie Newton’s flirty, technicolor dress’s scalloped, draped hem, we would have loved it without the bottom layer.

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Nigerian model Oluchi rocks a chic model-off-duty look that works on real girls. The strategically placed drape detail of this sleeveless dress is a great trick for camouflaging your middle and elongating your body.

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Rachel Roy looks effortlessly elegant pairing a stunning, empire-waist draped dress, bold link-chain necklace and easy, flat sandals.

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The contrasting asymmetric, side-drape voluminous top and skin-tight leggings work wonders on a statuesque Ciara.

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Chanel Iman looks every bit the downtown, chic poster-girl in a subtly draped leather topper.

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The subtle, skinny belt creates a flattering, slimming effect.

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An over-the-top bustier catsuit gets a real-life makeover, without sacrificing any ounce of edge, with a lovely drape of silk.

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