leaves are changing, the temperatures dropping and the sun is
drifting further from the earth. All of this means one thing:
Fall fashion season is upon us. And while we love flipping through
fashion magazines and eagerly await the arrival of our fall
clothing catalogues in the mail, the reality of shopping for
looks that fit and flatter our bodies is another story. Its
rarely discussed; but theres a lot of dressing room angst
that accompanies each clothing purchase. We load up our arms
with different styles, sizes and colors of garments, only to
emerge from the fitting room empty handed, fighting back tears
of frustration. To say that fashion can be trying is an understatement.
But like the leaves and the weather around us, change is
in the air this fashion season, with designers like Chicagos
Apparel. This unique label designed its debut collection
of pants, skirts and wraps to fit and flatter women with small
waists and full hips.
a life-time of ill-fitting clothing, dressing room nightmares
and thousands of dollars spent on tailoring, Crescendos
founder, Kathryn McKechnie decided to take matters into her
own hands. She learned that the pear and hourglass shaped
women make up 64 percent of American women, and launched Crescendo
to address their fit issues.
Cut from luxe European fabrics like fine stretch-tweed or
soft stretch-wool and lined with sumptuous silks, each piece
is designed to have the longevity of a classic.
Some of our fall faves: the reversible Sydney skirt in double-knit
jersey and the Michelle pants, with a no-waistband
waist thats finished with a triple-stitched detail to
work well with tucked-in blouses or short tops.
And most important, every garment is designed to flatter
and sculpt curves. The G.I. Jane pants, in sumptuous leather
and lambswool, eliminates the army-navy bulk in favor of a
streamlined silhouette. Crescendo did the impossible with
the skinny jean, too. The fall collection offers a kinder,
gentler skinny jean thats far more flattering than the
originaland every bit as rockstar.