When designing a new style, I try to visualize who will be wearing it and forsee any problems. I also try to address any comments I’ve received about similar styles I’ve done in the past.
Some of the things I’ve heard about Zelda were very positive, but also found that after a certain age women felt she might be a bit sweet with all the bows and the sleeves might be a tad too short. I can totally relate to the fear of being seen as mutton dressed as lamb as well as baring the upper arms. And yet Zelda has a lot of great things going for her (that great curvy shaping and interesting lace stitch), so I felt the need to revisit some of her styling details.
So without further ado, I’m pleased to introduce Clarissa.
Even all covered up with her Victorian-steampunk air and office appropriate proportions, she is still stone sexy. Lose the brooch, unbutton a bit and wear her to a casual party this holiday season. You. Look. Marvelous!