A while back, I saw a beautiful see-through embroidered black dress – the ultimate picture below – don’t know where and didn’t know who … now I do, the who anyhoo (too many who-hoo’s?): Houghton, New York.
I must say that the see-through dress, whilst stunning, is not exactly forgiving in fabric and style for real-sized women so I wasn’t rushing to see more or thinking it a must-buy for the more mature amongst us. However … I was so wrong as the F/W 2014 collection by Houghton is full of very wearable, sleekly designed, gorgeously made clothing.
I urge you to take a further look with me, if you, too, love grown up style:
Houghton, the chic, edgy and luxurious designer Ready-To-Wear line designed by Malibu native Katharine Polk has already received much critical acclaim. Chosen by WWD as “New Designer to Watch” and selected by Style.com as “The Next Big Thing”, Houghton’s distinctive look merges the finest imported fabrics, precise tailoring and exquisite details with simple, timeless silhouettes.
Katharine brings her signature “easy chic” style to the line; the clothes are always wearable and comfortable. She cites Katharine Hepburn and Bianca Jagger as inspirations; strong women with timeless style and confidence. The esthetic extends to Houghton Bride which offers a whole new approach to bridal wear. Stylish, sexy, and timeless gowns, dresses and separates for the woman who seeks something fashionable, unique and non-traditional for her wedding day …
Click through to read more about Houghton and to explore the online shop – not inexpensive but very lovely things.
They do have sizes that go up to a US20 (UK18) and, as you can see from the selection I’ve posted here, all from the F/W 2014 collection – view more Houghton at Fashioning Runway – there are a lot of fabulous items to consider buying if you aren’t shaped like a twig.
I particularly love the huge voluminous coats and dresses below, don’t you? Yummy. Definitely a name to look out for.