Lemaire Day Dresses
Black cotton fitted buttoned dress from LEMAIRE.
Short sleeve panelled cotton jersey dress in black. Crewneck collar. Seam pockets and detachable self-tie cinch belt at waist. Unlined. Silver-tone hardware. Tonal stitching.Available exclusively at SSENSE.
This black cotton-poplin dress demonstrates Lemaire's mastery of long and languid silhouettes. It's crafted to sweep over the body to the ankles with a gathered round neckline and elasticated waistband to gently define the shape. Style it as the designer would – with an undone beauty look and simple leather slides.
Lemaire's purist predilections play out to perfection in this camel-beige cotton-poplin midi dress. It's cut to a voluminous silhouette with a round neck and long sleeves, and masterfully smocked to create soft gathers around the figure. Keep the look effortless with a buttery leather bag and barely there kitten heels.
The gathered hips, centre-front button and interior waist tie that moves down Lemaire's antique-pink asymmetric-hem cotton-poplin dress adds shape and movement to the retro silhouette. Travelling from a round neck and dolman sleeves to land at a calf-skimming length, the piece pairs beautifully with simple raffia loafers.
This biscuit-beige layered jersey top is the perfect example of Lemaire's modern refinement. It's cut with pleats from the round neckline, and with long sleeves that finish with ruched cuffs. It's then stitched at the waist with asymmetric front and back drapes and cut-out layered sides, while a personalised fit is ensured by the self-fastening side. Style it with wide-leg trousers, then ground your look with chunky-sole shoes to emulate the label's pared-back urbanity.
Lemaire delivers contemporary flair that transcends seasonal markers with this black pleated-front dress for AW17. It's crafted from a mid-weight wool-blend gabardine and the waist is gently defined by V-shaped gathering above the waist and an insert panel that adds volume through the front of the skirt. Use muted accessories to maintain the pared-back attitude.
The nonchalance of a shirtdress becomes inherently elegant in the hands of Lemaire, as this chalk-white cotton-foulard dress shows. It's made in Italy with a commanding high neck and dense pleating across the front and back yoke, and features dropped shoulder seams to bring an enhanced sense of ease to the cuffed sleeves. Off-set the muted aesthetic with rich tan accents.