Pastels and Peplum ~ Rodarte X Opening Ceremony

I go weak at the knees for Rodarte, I really do.  I find many of their dresses have that dream-like, sleeping beauty quality – a truly romantic feel.  When the Metropolitan Museum of Art held their Addressing Fashion exhibition, they described Rodarte gowns as characterised by an obsessional attention to detail:

A selection of Rodarte dresses over the last few years – catwalk images below from Elle

“At Rodarte, stiffer fabrics in brocades and metallics are invested with movement and swing and the house’s favored organzas and chiffons are painstakingly worked to emphasize their fluttering ethereality. A Rodarte gown, therefore, is not only beautiful in the long view of the red carpet but also in circumstances of greater intimacy. The seduction of their craft is in the lightness of their touch.” ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art

This photoshoot is one of my favourites.  I’m wearing my peplum dress from the second Rodarte x Opening Ceremony collection – complete with amazing details: a flouncy hemline; ruffled bodice and skirt and open shoulders.  I own two dresses from this collection (you can see the other dress here) that was themed around the Mulleavy sister’s vision of a nordic winter:

“Ruffled textures and beadwork accent clean scandinavian lines, mock necks and draped shoulders.  Mints, blush and ochre combine for a romantic colorscape grounded in earthy browns” ~ Opening Ceremony

I’m longing for warmer weather to break out this dress.  In approximately two months, if you see someone flouncing around Manhattan in this dress (fairy godmother optional), it could well be me.

Photos by the wonderfully talented Lydia Hudgens.
Wearing: Dress, Rodarte for Opening Ceremony.  Shoes: Dorothy Perkins (closest matches here).
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27 Responses to Pastels and Peplum ~ Rodarte X Opening Ceremony

  1. stylemefab says:

    that is such a beautiful and stunning dress. Love the detail and the shoulders especially!!. You look flawless!!.

  2. bonkasaurus says:

    This dress is completely stunning! the ruffles are feminine without being overkill. You look classy and elegant.

    -Bianca at

  3. carly says:

    there is SO much going on with this dress as far as details that I want to say it is too much but there is something so fantastic going on here…I can’t even place it…the cut out shoulders, the peter pan color, the ruffles…I LOVE IT ALL!!! You look stunning as always.
    Missed you but hope you had a relaxing and lovely vacay lady.

  4. cloudoflace says:

    Love it!! 😀 You look gorgeous 🙂


  5. Cam says:

    looking so elegant & indeed fairy like in this beautiful nude dress! adore the cut out shoulders, you always surprise me with your most stylish choices! xo

  6. Fashion101 says:

    very nice. very nice.

  7. gracefully50 says:

    SO elegant!! You look gorgeous…just stunning!!

  8. Cee says:

    If I had a a fairy godmother, I’m sure she would be bringing me beautiful dresses like this one from Rodarte x Opening Ceremony – the peplum and ruffled skirt are the sort of thing my fashion girl dreams are made of, and the pale, almost white pink shade is the perfect colour for spring. You’ll be a vision strolling the streets of Manhattan in this gem!

  9. Michelle says:

    You look gorgeous Sarah. And wow that dress is a stunner!

  10. kristina says:

    i can’t even get over how much i love this dress and your shoes, you look like a doll! and rodarte is just one of my favorites!! {i love the ruffle detail along w. the collar} 😉 😉

    • I know we share this great love for Rodarte… I was looking back at their collections and I think they put all the right signature elements into their Opening Ceremony pieces to keep enough of themselves in the new line. I don’t know if they will do another collection though – do you?

  11. Aggie says:

    Oh, this dress just screams SOTC 😉

  12. stylecrumb says:

    You look ah-mazing.
    I’m such a girlie girl so I go weak for anything pink and ruffly. I am also extremely jealous of your wardrobe so far. I love your blog’s name and background too. I just followed your gorgeous blog and I hope you don’t mind checking out my beauty/style/fashion blog which is brand new so I am still working on the kinks:

  13. LittleRus says:

    Awwww….. You look like a modern day princess! It’s such a beautiful delicate dress and it suits you to the last stitch! x

  14. Stunning pictures! You really look beautiful. I’m a big fan of this new peplum trend!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  15. This dress is beyond stunning, you really picked some gorgeous pieces from the collection!

  16. Love your dress! And the color is fantastic!

    • Thank you! I think this dress is going to get a lot of wear this summer. I have a summer wedding too, as long as the bridesmaids aren’t in pink, I think I found my outfit already! Thanks for stopping by…

  17. Wow….Stunning! You set that dress off like it was meant to be, well done!

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