There’s an exciting new sense of drama happening over at the house of Amsale. Her good girls are turning up the heat in slinky silk crepe and luxurious lace gowns. Short, perky dresses are showing off legs, legs and more legs. Backs are trimmed down-to-the-waist and barely there with wide open cut-outs. Floral motif capes and mini dresses made in tulle add a sheer peek-a-boo quality to the looks. Like we said, there’s something a-brewing at Amsale this season, and we like it.
But not to fret, if you want to show off only your good side and save the bad for later (wink, wink), there are still plenty of pristinely prim gowns to covet. One of our favorites is the Lexington gown. A pretty peplumed trumpet gown in silk taffeta with Amsale's signature floral cut embroidery. This silhouette made its way through her Spring 2013 collection with cleaner versions and a finale sister-dress that made us jump for joy.
Her Leighton gown is the dress for the fashionista-bride, a narrow lace sheath topped with an asymmetric organza peplum and major train action. We love how the lace has an unfinished look at the hem and neckline, the oversized super-sheer flower corsage at the waist and the diagonal paneled train that brilliantly balances the entire look out.
Amsale also added a new jeweled element to a few of her gowns. Beaded like necklaces, these trompe lʼoeil touches add understated and witty glamour. The Asia dress is the perfect example. A column in silk crepe topped with a long tulle halter bodice, and tucked discreetly into the neckline sits a crystal ʻnecklace.ʼ Whether you are a good girl or a bad girl, all Amsale girls are fabulous.