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Project Runway: Macy's Gave Designers The Blues

October 2, 2009 by SheFindsJenn
shefinds | beauty

It was team challenge time on Episode Seven of Project Runway. Macy’s asked the design teams to create two looks–only in shades of blue–for the Inc brand.

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Good news: Kors was back. Along with Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts and Macy’s EVP Martine Reardon, the judging panel praised Carol Hannah and Shirin for their day-to-night high-waisted skirt with blouse and their going-out tunic.

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However, team leader Irina and Gordana, who had some difficulty working together, shone with their chevron-patterned sundress and sheer blouse with leggings.

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On the flip side, judges criticized the Christopher/Epperson team for their shiny shirtdress and high-collar shiny tunic. Kors even said the shirtdress looked like a tablecloth, which brought Christopher to tears.

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Louise with partner Nicolas didn’t get the save, though. Kors described one of their ruffled dresses as a bridesmaid dress with a shower loofah up the front (see above). Nicolas had immunity from last week, so Louise had to pack up her workspace.

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While judges were big fans of Irina’s patterned sundress, it’s a little cold to wear a strappy, thin dress. And really, I didn’t think the shape was flattering to anyone over a size 4. But, if you want something in stripes, with some camouflage to create curves, this navy and white Stripe Origami Jersey Dress ($70) is a good option.

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Even though Irina was unconvinced, judges loved Gordana’s simple semi-sheer blouse. From J. Crew’s new line, the Silk Pleated Posy Top ($89.50) isn’t sheer, but it’s a gorgeous slate blue with a pretty neckline. And, it can go from work to happy hour, too. For something sheer with a unique pattern, try out the 3.1 Phillip Lim Petal Sleeve Blouse ($375).

For more pretty looks, take a look at the best evening tops for jeans, cocktail dresses, and pleated skirts.

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