Marchesa Resort 2014 Collection

Posted on June 20, 2013

Marchesa Resort 2014 collection inspired by the Petit Trianon in Versailles, France.




[Photo Credit: Marchesa]

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    • mmebam

      Of course?

      • Allison Drury

        This is the definition of yada yada yada. Marchesa has become to me what Badgley Mischka became mid 2000s. What started out as a signature look, repeated ad nauseum season after season, becomes completely boring. Both labels have such amazing craftsmanship, but the designs are just too repetitive. I am unable to see anything aesthetically pleasing anymore. Next.

    • annabelle archer

      For the wallflower widow in all of us.

      • l_c_ann

        Great minds type at the same time.

    • l_c_ann

      At last, gowns for wallflowers.

    • LuisaNL


    • MoHub

      Couple of cute nighties in there. Oh, wait! You mean they’re dresses?

    • jenrsmall

      Behold the tyranny of the black and white. You shall be assimilated.

      • Glam Dixie

        Resistance is futile

        • Tatiana Luján

          You will not fear, as fear will be erased from your system.

    • mkt-rex

      Amy Adams would wear that last one in a heartbeat. All of her awards dresses looked similar

    • Amanda Herriott Welliver

      Wallpaper, chest hair, Carrie Bradshaw, lingerie, and my 8th grade band concert dress combined with knock-offs of dresses other designers did three years ago, right?

      • Heather

        Throw in a bit of David’s Bridal.

    • marlie

      Pretty and feminine (though unoriginal), but not as fussy as a lot of their other stuff.

    • decormaven

      Very peignoir or evocative of the old artwork for Anais Anais. Either look is sleep-inducing.

    • MilaXX

      This is not bad for Marchesa. I just wish there wasn’t a ban on color this season.

    • Glam Dixie

      Not to sound like a broken record but… I STILL prefer Christian Siriano’s resort collection.

    • hughman

      “No, I am shiny because you decided to get married in June in a goddamn garden and I have to be bridesmaid because we pledged the same sorority before I found out you’re a bitch. Answer your question? Now say “I do” so I can hightail my ass to the bar and hopefully fuck your brother again. Oh, didn’t I ever tell you that? My bad.”

      • Rand Ortega


      • Kiltdntiltd

        Oh, Hughman, you are on a roll!!!!

      • Heather

        And those wedding hookups always result in true love…

    • Caitlin O’Brien

      First Marchesa collection I haven’t rolled my eyes/scoffed at.

    • d4divine

      This is my creative brain when I look at Marcheesa aka Marchesa …………..

    • Elizabeth Phillips

      How pretty!

    • Kiltdntiltd

      All very pretty, and very,…expected.

    • LibrarianLizy

      I was under the impression this was a resort collection. Why do I have the feeling that someone at Marchesa got confused and thought they were designing a (very bland) resort wedding collection?

    • mlle

      All I see is ruffly wallpaper and peignoirs.

    • newleaf1

      I like the black sandals with the short black dress. That is all.

    • Synnamin

      These seem really stale and outdated. I think I wore one of the floral print ones to my middle school graduation in 1988

      • ankali

        Pretty sure one of them was my Easter dress around the same time.

    • unbornfawn

      Boring. I feel like I’ve seen all of this many times before.

      • Lesley

        because you have

    • Nancy Marion

      I can definitely see Marie Antoinette pretending to be a shepherdess in these. Lil’ Faux Peep, indeed.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I liked the 2nd and the 7th one.

      • conniemd

        same here

    • Kristobel

      The ice blue gown with the floral detail at the neckline is really pretty – and shows restraint, especially for Marchesa. Good job, Georgina!

    • bpayne

      How does this qualify as resort wear? I realize “resort” is more of a season than a style in the fashion world, but seriously- are there not any guidelines as to what qualifies as resort? This looks like what an aging starlet in the 1960’s being treated for depression might wear.

    • shopgirl716

      Put bows on the shoulders and number 5 is a dead ringer for a bridesmaid’s dress I wore in 1986.

      • rloliveira

        Laura Ashley! In pink!

    • Little_Olive

      We have a Queen of Blandiland. This is for her ladies-in-waiting -Countess of Meh and so on.

    • MK03

      Marchesa needs to brush up on their art history. Nothing in this collection references Petit Trianon.

    • teensmom99

      Somebody’s been looking at what Oscar’s been doing the past few years.

    • AlisonS

      I love the fabric of dresses 1-3-5, but my god it has been utilized in such horrible ways.

      • majorbedhead

        Yes, this. The clothes are so boring.

    • barbarienne

      My underwhelm is underwhelmed.

    • demidaemon

      This is kind of tame for Marchesa. Of course, tame Marchesa tends to be kind of boring (and, again, lacks any sort of resort feel except for maybe the 3rd dress).

    • barbarienne

      Also, I think it is not helped by having the model stand there looking bored. I want to put thought-balloons over her head that say,”Oh, you’re taking the picture? I wasn’t ready” or “Is this over soon? I need to go home and water the plants.”

    • NOLA_gal

      Oi vey.

    • meowing

      So Marchesa is designing strictly for juniors now, right?

    • Steven Elliott

      What the hell kind of resort are they going to?

      • Sara Leigh Merrey

        My reaction completely! Who goes to a resort to wear gowns? Are the men wearing tuxes?

      • BrooklynBomber

        The last one.

      • charlotte

        The Honeymoon Club! Wedding included, drinks are extra.

      • meowing

        The Resort of the Depressed (and Shiny-Faced).

    • Richard

      I like these, they are pretty subdued for Marchesa, which is refreshing. The white and black ones are way too night gowny though. I love love love the first one.

    • lrhg

      I like the floral fabric but other than that -ick. This looks like a bridal collection.

    • TLJezebel

      Sue me. I love Marchesa. There I said it.

    • Joanne Abrams

      I don’t know which resort you would wear these clothes, but still like Marchesa .

    • Carol

      A dress for every occasion: weddings, funerals, weddings, funerals…

    • cowper

      This is a resort where nobody gets to do anything fun.

    • Anniebet

      Nothing but balls (the dance kind) and cocktails at this resort? I loved Marchesa’s spring collection. This, not so much.

    • j_anson


    • Latin Buddy

      Wow, what a pile of nothing.

    • TheAmericaness

      As per usual, two gowns that are very nice and the rest that are off the mark in a too much pot sort of way.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      *Yawning uncontrollably*

    • Pudgy Possum


    • LaSylphide

      OK, I have to ask, at what kind of ‘resort’ does anyone wear clothes like these? Any ‘resort’ (i.e., Jersey shore) I’ve ever been to, the couture collection consists of cutoffs, halters and flip-flops, total cost, oh let’s say $30. Do I need to get out more?

    • bertkeeter

      I sort of like the low key elegance represented here. As far as it being resort..not really …just another delivery for stores. Model needs some serious powering on forehead!

    • marshmallowjane

      Two thumbs down (both of mine). She can do better, and she usually does.

    • fursa_saida

      There are actually grown women walking around in the world who want to look like this? Now, today? That flower print screams 1991.

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        Isn’t that the whole appeal of vintage and vintage-inspired clothing? Young people wearing stuff decades old?

        Or did we just rock your world by noting that 1991 is pretty much vintage at this point?

        • teensmom99

          The problem is not that these look like 1991 . . . which is as far away from us now as they Happy Days looks were from me and my teen friends in the 1970s. The problem is that Carolina Herreira and Oscar De La Renta have been doing better versions of these dresses in the past few years–better in many ways including design and tailoring.

        • fursa_saida

          Of course it is, and very likely it’s just a personal thing for me in that I have pictures of myself as a toddler wearing very similar fabrics. Age-old phenomenon of not being able to buy into the vintage that’s referential to oneself, I get that. But I do also still find most of the collection juvenile (not just the print) in a way that I just don’t understand the appeal of. The good part is, I don’t have to!

    • Aurumgirl

      Girl, you will never ever be Carolina Herrera.

    • veleri


    • Katerina

      I suppose it look resorty, which is a nice change from most of this year’s resort collections…but I wouldn’t want to go to that resort.

    • kimiakay

      The green and white fabric turned out nicely in those dresses; lots of lace, still. These lace dresses don’t look summery/resort-y to me.

    • Danielle L

      Georgina will wear every single one on PR:All Stars.