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Look for Less: Prada's Optic Squares




Miuccia has cast her sartorial spell once again, and we are powerless to escape it: Interspersed among Prada's fantastic floral fantasies on the Spring 2008 runway were some rather dashing, eye-catching optic square prints (left). Not quite plaid, not quite checks, these geometric grid-like patterns gave skirts and dresses a mesmerizing, almost dizzying quality.

The price of Prada's wares, however, has a similar albeit headache-inducing effect, but fortunately we found an off-the-runway skirt from Ann Taylor (right) that boasts the optic-squares we crave. Toned down with a solid white blouse and green patent purse, we think it's the perfect ensemble for work. Add baubles, a clutch and fierce heels, and you'll have a figure-flattering on-trend look for night.

>> Square Jacquard Skirt at AnnTaylor.com $98 $49.99

Prada image source: Style.com

Comments
I like what ann taylor did with this print. I like this better in a smaller dose. But then who am I to talk, I just bought a zebra print dress. Both the zebra and this optic block print are very "strong" dominating patterns so I think you gotta go real basis on the shoes and accessories. I don't accessories and shoes on the prada model
#1 fdiary (Homepage) on 2008-03-18 00:56 (Reply)
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