Carissa Rose Brown, the founder of the Carissa Rose clothing line, began sketching her own designs at the young age of 11. For years, Carissa and her mother, Helene Rose, would collaborate on creating unique and feminine styles that flattered the female form. Several months after her mother’s passing, Carissa found inspiration and began to pursue her dream of launching a clothing line that offered various bust proportions in high-quality fabrics and clean and tailored styles that fit the female form. Carissa Rose was launched in 2008 in honor of her mom, Helene Rose.
Inspired by non-conforming designers such as Claire McCardell, Madeline Vionnet and Madame Gres, the Carissa Rose collection is structured and streamlined, celebrating the female form. Carissa’s philosophy is to create wearable, empowering styles that incorporate the best aspects of classic American sportswear.
Most well-endowed women often dread shopping for a dress for formal event. You can perfectly play up with what you have with the Lola Pencil Dress ($165), because it was designed to provide fuller coverage and ensure adequate support. The dress is simplistic, chic, form-flattering without pushing the envelope, and will garner attention without focusing on your bust-line. It’s currently available in two different colors – Eclipse and Sable. It is perfect to wear for a special event such as the upcoming BlogHer ’11 event that will take place on August 5 – 6th or a day at the office.
Honestly, I’m usually a bit leery from ordering from online retailers that tout their clothing as being the perfect fit for your figure. However, Carissa Rose instantly put those worries to rest once I got to try on my dress! Most of their pieces are simplistic yet very flattering and versatile. I highly suggest referring to their Size Chart to ensure the perfect fit for you before making a purchase.
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