Bryant Park Hotel, NYC
Words/Images Judith Ecochard
Cleveland based DOTS---is a fast forward, 400 store entity that is aimed at the “curvier” gals who want trend on ensembles at H+M/Forever 21 price points.
We took in a preview recently---and thought the casual separates and accessories were stylish and looked pricier--- with almost all destined to be tagged under $40.
Beginning with March 2011 deliveries---DOTS will have constant new product in its stores all during the warmer months---and the fits---American cuts in sizes 0-24.
The major trends of 2011…
African Safari---with animal and ethnic prints…
70’s Bohemian Chic…a fun take on the Gypsy with ruffles, peasant loose sheer tops, flared leg denim,
--- a step away from all those hard edged, Rocker Girl looks.
Nautical stripes give sea legs to all…. sailor inspired.
Silhouettes that look flatter all body types….
A flowing top---with Dolman sleeves
Pretty career dresses
Cute shorts…including cuffed
Our top look---this motorcross jacket.
DOTS was big on the every day take on sweat pants…little less sloppy than regular leisure wear ----and maybe for those who look liked too squeezed in sausages in jeggings.
Cargo style---and easy fit denim---rolled up, drawstring, lots of stretch.
PLUS: Accessories----several styles of shoes (wedges, flats, stacked pumps...) and tall boots…($24-$28)
Double belts and purses ($12-$24).