Asymmetrical DressMarianne Henio
I know many of you have knitted the Aquarius Jacket and I love seeing your choice of colours and interpretations. But have you tried the Aquarius Dress – a beautiful asymmetrical dress?
My inspiration for the jacket came from the fact that the asymmetrical style and shape is a very, very flattering one! No matter what your body shape, asymmetry is the key to either accentuating, diminishing, or exaggerating your shape in certain areas, and at the same time flattering your figure.
Chanel was using asymmetry in the 1920s. Take a look at Chanel’s Chemise style Chantilly Asymmetrical Dress from the 1920s, along with a purple silk and chiffon Chanel Asymmetrical Dress from 2003. Absolutely stunning dresses., both cleverly using asymmetry.
I designed the Aquarius Dress to match the very popular Aquarius Jacket pattern for the catwalk show at the All Womens Achievers Awards Ceremony last July. The Aquarius Dress works with the jacket by balancing the asymmetry, and at the same time, adding to the flattering shape.
The two pieces can be worn separately, but when worn together…they create a major wow factor!
I was fortunate enough to sell the whole ensamble recently to a client who wanted a wedding outfit. I will hopefully get to post photos! But she was so impressed with the way they worked and blended together to give a perfect outfit, and at the same time flattering her figure.
Notice that there is a sleeveless and a short sleeved version – both in the pattern book.
Imagine what you would pay for the Chanel dress? You can knit you own at a fraction of the cost and get that glamorous asymmetrical look!
Knitted in two strands of 2ply chenille on a standard gauge machine. The petticoat is added to give an extra dimension and matches the neckline which is knitted in a 1ply yarn.
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