Fashion Flashback: Dolce & Gabbana SS11

This Dolce & Gabbana is around about the time of my favorite Dolce & Gabbana. In fact, it used to be my favorite brand. I was obsessed with the pretty dresses with the florals. They were so womanly. For a young teenager, the Dolce & Gabbana woman was exactly what I thought I wanted to be when I grew up. She seemed like such a woman. Sophisticated, glamorous, beautiful, motherly – simply everything. She didn’t seem like a kid in any way. She seemed like a grown up who wore heels and had their life together. At that time, I couldn’t even imagine myself in that position nor did I really know how an adult functioned. Since becoming an adult myself, I realize that most of us don’t fit into this tightly edited resemblance of a woman nor is it as desirable to me anymore. Regardless, they did a good job of conveying this through their advertising too – the Italian Dream.

I think Dolce & Gabbana have been overshadowed in recent years by poor press. Social media mishaps, plus some real media faux-pas too (the IVF comments for one) have detracted from the brand and it’s glamorous image. Frequently dressing and speaking out in support of Melania Trump also hasn’t helped them in the fashion industry which tends to skew liberal in its politics. Politics and personal opinions aside, this SS11 collection is gorgeous and full of wedding-worthy dresses that I can definitely appreciate. The beauty looks are, well, beautiful, and I love the hoop earrings.

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