Styling Perfection with a Bracelet

Every once in a while a photograph catches my eye in its demonstration of how one item of jewelry can perfectly adorn an ensemble and flatter the woman wearing it. This ad from Andrew Marc Dresses seen in the April 2010 issue of Elle magazine accomplishes just that.


The central front panel of the dress is shaped in sensuous elongated hourglass curves, creatively highlighted on one side with a meandering zipper. The neckline curves gently under the model’s jawline. The line of the model’s hair, styled slightly asymmetrically along her hairline, continues the gently curving lines, which have the visual effect of surrounding and bringing focus to her face.


As the one item of adornment worn with the dress, the bracelet definitely catches the eye. At the same time, the bracelet relates so perfectly to the dress that it reflects attention back onto the design of the dress. Like the dress, the bracelet design is all about gentle curves. The proportions of the metal and the cutout in the center of the bracelet are much like the proportions of the side and central panels of the front of the dress. The curved end of the cutout reminds of the shape of the neckline. The color of the metal reflects the zipper detail.

The bracelet takes the key design details of the dress and interprets them in jewelry. How beautifully done!

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