Prada dresses always embody cutting edge Italian style combined with beautiful fabrication, interesting colors and very high quality. Prada's 2011 Fall/Winter collection features dropped waist coats and shift dresses with low slung belts and below the knee boots. Both A-line and straight silhouettes were shown on the runway in bright red, plum, teal, and forest green with three-quarter length sleeves and large buttons. Plaid dresses and pleated skirts gave a fluid and fun feel. There were also vibrantly colorful, large sequined mini length dresses and skirts. Miuccia Prada readily asserts that her target was a classic 20th century look hearkening back to the 1990's, but with a modern twist. "It's normal clothes, classics, revising the things I did in the nineties," said the vaunted designer.
It's hard to select the best dresses out of a collection which will be coveted by consumers and which has been celebrated in most of the fashion magazines. A chambray open back dress in a blue violet hue with a high belted waist and buttons down the bodice is retailing for just under $1,000. It has a jewel neckline with ribbon closes on the open back and wide shoulder straps. It features an A-line skirt and a mid-calf hem to create a classically beautiful look. Another favorite is the strapless denim dress, obtainable at a retail price of $675. It is made of blue stretch denim with a straight strapless neckline and an elastic back. It has princess seams and a contour fitted silhouette with a pencil skirt. It is a back zip made of cotton and viscose.
Staying under a thousand dollars, the Prada ruffled hem shirtdress, Tamaris sells for $775. It is lovely in a pinkish rose color with a notched collar, a button front, and a tonal self-belt at the waist. It is sleeveless with over sized patch pockets and a ruffled hem. It is made out of polyester. The Prada belted gathered dress is a simple black style selling for $885. It has a V-neckline, a button front, and is sleeveless. Its black tonal self-belt has a golden logo heritage buckle at the waist. It has a gathered A-line skirt and is made of cotton and spandex. And the Prada full skirt dress at $850 comes in black with a scoop neckline, cap sleeves, and a logo belt at the waist. It has a pleated skirt with patch pockets and is made with a blend of cotton, elastane, nylon and polyamide.
The Prada pleated techno dress is $1,135. It is a simple and elegant design in black with a jewel neckline, cap sleeves and a self-belt with a logo buckle. It has a back zipper and a box pleated A-line skirt. For a fun and flirty look, the striped belted dress comes in ivory with blue and multicolor stripes. It has a round neckline, three-quarter poet sleeves, a tonal self-belt at the waist with a rectangular ring buckle, and an A-line skirt. It is made of a linen and cotton blend. Finally, a sleeveless ruffle hem shirtdress in pietra silvertone with a notched collar, a button front, a ruffled hem, oversized patch pockets and a tonal self-belt at the waist sells for $775.