Enter Dolce & Gabbana's Fall '16 fairy-tale collection, which isn't as delicate and whimsical as you might imagine. From the very first look, a dazzling military set played up by Mary Jane glass slippers, it's clear the girl wearing these clothes is on a mission. Even glittering coats and feathered dresses are cinched at the waist, designed with structure, and ready for movement.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana created standout pieces for those who love magic — street style magic, that is. The duo's signature styles are all included, from an off-the-shoulder LBD with chiffon ruching to sheer, ladylike lace numbers that feel sexy. Only this time, they come festooned: crystals are scattered about a checked print. A tunic made from velvet, the fabric of the season, is stitched with a chandelier, and golden clocks, teacups, mirrors, and mice float down full looks.
But since every girl has her own fantasy, this wardrobe is well rounded. Bright buttoned uniforms are a call to order; fuzzy bow-adorned cocoon coats and others with floral appliqué are for the fairy godmother on the go; and tight-fitting midis, especially those that sparkle, are playful and feminine. The accessories speak to the same idea. Whether you choose the embellished pumps or the metallic flat leather boots, the dainty handbags or the trunk cases, you can dress for any adventure you choose — even if you're just playing pretend.