Lost & Found SS '23
Blooming with Mysteries
Contemporary clothing for changing times
Contemporary wear for women has seen a sea change—practically everything about it has undergone a significant transformation whether it is fabric, form, cuts, styles and designs. We recognise this at Cord and our endeavour is to create a global style that appeals to aesthetically inclined fashion conscious people across the world.
As the world increasingly shrinks, we continue to grow closer, with more access to each other and each other’s points of view and lifestyles. This obviously influences our dressing. Women’s fashion tends to illustrate this simple point as it draws influences from cultures around the world, from current events and from protestors, too!
As women started wearing the pants, metaphorically and literally, a whole new world of apparel and accessories opened up. We at Cord, love how trousers, or bottom wear for women, as they are sometimes called, have in all their glory, become a staple part of women’s closets and very much their preferred companions in the journey of life.
A weapon called the Dress
Trousers apart, there’s one type of clothing that is perhaps an eternal favourite in that arsenal called a woman’s closet. For, dressing up, more than anything else, is a woman’s way of going to war. This favourite missile is called The Dress. From Cleopatra to Mata Hari, and all bombshells in between, the dress has been an instrument of seduction, of feminine wiles, of communication (as in, “I’m wearing my little black dress, honey, and boy, do I mean business.”) Under contemporary clothing for women, The Dress stands apart for all the destruction it can wreak in a room filled with people, with just one glimpse. The Dress has many avatars, and comes in an amazing array of sizes, lengths, designs and patterns. Dresses for women can be casual dresses or formal ones, depending on the occasion they are being worn for. So let’s take a closer look.
There’s nothing quite so feminine and stylish as the dress. Dresses for women have occupied the mindspace and attention span of women across the world with their versatility and variety. From Coco Chanel to today’s Di Petsa, their fearless dresses have made them the fashion icons that they are. Whether it’s Coco’s little black dress or the ‘wet’ dress look favoured by Di Petsa, perhaps no other apparel celebrates women as alluringly as the dress.
Lengths make Dresses different
Quite obviously, the hemline of a dress, namely its length, can transform the look of a dress completely. From casual to alluring to elegant and sophisticated, the length dictates the look. Minis, midis, maxis, micro minis, you name it and there’s a name for it! Just choose according to the season and where you want to wear it. Have fun!
Dresses as defined by sleeves
Sleeves come in all shapes and sizes. The sleeve of a dress is one of the ways of differentiating a dress from the others hanging next to it. Sleeves come in all sizes and shapes—short sleeves, long sleeves and no sleeves are among the easiest ways of segregating dresses for women. Each sleeve category offers a mind boggling range of sleeves of varying lengths and shapes.
The long sleeve dress has been a staple of women’s wardrobes since Victorian times! Even today it has its own fan following, whether it has bell sleeves, shirt sleeves, leg of mutton sleeves (yes, that’s a sleeve) or lantern sleeves, to point out just a few.
Dresses to match occasions
For the most part of our lives, we dress informally and casual dresses are perfect for our day to day. These are great for college wear, for work, for almost anywhere you may want to go, except perhaps for formal and dressy occasions. In fact, among casual dresses, one of the most popular is the oversized t shirt dress that is versatile in its wearability. Paired with sneakers, it’s one of the most worn dresses, especially on campuses. Teamed up with a women’s jacket, it’s a great amalgamation of casual style and chic.
Jumpsuits for Style
Womens jumpsuits are another great choice—they range from the casual such as cotton floral jumpsuits to the extremely dressy red carpet versions. Team them up with a matching women’s jacket for colder weather or just by themselves for warmer climes.
Layered Dressing with Co ords
Dressing for constantly changing weather as so many parts of the world experience calls for dressing in layers. Layered dressing makes unpredictability in weather very easy to handle. Too hot? Just take off a layer. Feeling cold? Add the layer you just took off! Co ords for women are a great help when it comes to teaming up different layers. Start with lighter clothing and work your way up to women’s jackets, stoles, and heavier pieces. Long sleeved dresses are a great place to start, as you can layer with a women’s casual jacket to add both style and a weather friendly element. Stylish tops designs are also an eminently workable first layer, paired with women’s bottom wear.
Accessories for pizzaz
Designer belts reflect style and add a counterpoint to the ensemble. They also add a focal point that leads the eye precisely where you choose it should travel. From wide hip-hugging ones to slim, waist emphasising ones, we at Cord offer a fabulous range of designer belts that will add style to each outfit.
Contemporary clothing for women keeps changing as women and their lifestyles change. This is what Cord designs for and thrives on creating choices for.