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No matter what your thermometer says, Dish wants you to look HOT these chilly autumn nights. Top designers have created fabulous new fall fashions, and we want to share them with you! Tailored jackets, bright floral fabrics, and whimsical shoes and boots will easily translate from day to night. This season, fashion is so versatile you can be office appropriate while still being ready for a night out on the town. It’s all about showing your individuality with statement pieces that will surely become staples in your wardrobe!

Funky Florals
When you think florals, forget your grandmother’s outdated curtains. Instead, the florals for this season are bright, exciting and sexy. You won’t hear anyone calling you a wall-flower in these exquisite pieces. Pair a floral mini-dress with gray tights instead of black for something different this season.
  1. Silk satin chiffon dresses with chain mail yoke. Mint Jodi Arnold, $436. www.
  2. Christian Dior
  3. Giorgio Armani
  4. Mulberry, $795
  5. Cotton Skirt. J. Crew Collection, $150.
  6. Giambattista Valli.
Fall Fashion 2008, Funky Florals
The tailored look isn’t just for gentleman anymore. Try a cool tweed suit or skirt with a well-fitted jacket, and you’ll be the chic-est person in your office. Be bold and pair your ensemble with lively jewel toned sweaters and tights. Or, go for one of this season’s hottest looks- high-waisted pants. This can certainly be a tough style to wear, but give it a try! Your legs will look a million miles long.
  1. Bill Blass.
  2. Jones New York. Ph# 800-848-8668
  3. Dolce & Gabbana. Ph# 877-70-DGUSA
  4. Oscar de la Renta.
Fall Fashion 2008, Tailor Made
Satchel Up!
The greatest accessory for this season is definitely the satchel bag. In fabulous fabrics like snake-skin and patent leather, you’ll want one of these enormous bags to carry around everything you need for your busy day. Some boast hand straps and shoulder straps, giving you versatility in how your carry it. You’ll find this type of bag in every shape and color imaginable, from the highest-end, to something that’s just right for your budget.
  1. Karung water-snake bag with semi-precious stones. Fendi, $3840.
  2. Dolce & Gabbana, $2675. Ph# 877-70-DGUSA
  3. Mulberry. Ph# 888-685-6856.
Fall Fashion 2008, Satchel Up
Laying it on Thick
You’re getting warmer...just by looking at these great knit sweaters! Big, chunky knits are hot this season in more ways than one. Look sexy and stay warm by layering a sweater over your dress, or wear a cute sweater dress like the style below. It can be easy to get lost beneath so much fabric, so don’t forget to show off your figure by cinching a belt around your waist, giving you a pulled together look that is anything but frumpy.
  1. Elie Tahari.
  2. Bottega Veneta. Ph# 877-362-1715
  3. Angora and wool sweater. French Connection, $218. Ph# 847-205-4543
Fall Fashion 2008, Laying it on Thick
These Boots Were Made for Walking
Boots were hot last season, but this style has been kicked up a notch for 2008! Try the irresistible booties and ankle boots with a stylish skinny jean or with a skirt and flirty, patterned tights. These boots come in luxurious fabrics such as the softest suede and even lace. This is one trend you won’t want to miss!
  1. Cashmere suede cosmic bis with leather soles. Brian Atwood, $985. Nordstrom stores.
  2. Distressed leather booties with satin piping. Tashkent by Cheyenne, $570.
  3. Report Signature.
  4. Fendi.
  5. Lace Bootie. Nine West, $109.
Fall Fashion 2008, These Boots Were Made for Walking
All Ruffled Up
This season, it’s all about volume, so don’t shy away from full, ruffled skirts or shirts with ruffles down the front. Ruffles are great feminine and flirty accents to any ensemble. If you want to take part in the trend but don’t want to go overboard, try a dress like the one shown below from Express. These subtle ruffles are sexy, understated, and undeniably feminine.
  1. Rayon-nylon dress. Express, $98.
  2. Giambattista Valli, $5725. Bergdorf Goodman ph# 212-753-7300.
  3. Roberto Cavalli.
Fall Fashion 2008, Ruffle Up
Heel Appeal
Let your feet do the walking (and the talking) with a stellar statement shoe. Out with boring pumps; try some heels in bright colors and exotic fabrics. Need to spice up an otherwise boring Little Black Dress? Try a bold shoe, and it will transform your outfit into something new and exciting!
  1. Sequined pump. Miu Miu, $950. Nieman Marcus ph# 888-888-4757
  2. Christian Louboutin, $1275.
  3. Gucci, $1995. Ph# 800-456-7663
  4. Nine West, $99.
  5. Leather platforms with paillettes. Mui Mui, $945. Ph# 888-977-1900
Fall Fashion 2008, Heel Appeal / Issue 90 - September 2018
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