Diva’s Choice: The Cocktail Cruise Dress

Giambattista Valli Resort 2011

I often find myself aboard a cruise ship, wishing I had something funky yet nautical cocktail dress appropriate for the occasion, as I sip my Perrier with lime, no ice. [Note: This may or may not be complete bullshit.] Well, Giambattista Valli has anticipated that unique but dire need, and showed this fabulous little number in his Resort 2011 collection. I love everything about this, with the exception of that model’s terrifyingly small head. Seriously. I’m kind of concerned for her.

A sleek bodice – draped yet tailored, asymmetrical with an adorable little shoulder. The perfect cinched waist – most of my favorite bridal gowns have that little ribbon around the waist, and I think it’s darling. And then the black skirt, which could seem out of place in a resort collection, but instead it just adds a little grit to an otherwise angelic summer dress. It somehow makes the dress badass, more formal, and more unique all at the same time. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have neverending legs like Ms. Tiny Head over here. But I digress.

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