i like the idea _ white relief with strips of black

white relief with black zip and belt

white relief with black epaulets and belt

white relief with black piping and button.
i also like the idea of piping these days. especially when
it's sufficiently narrow and it's made nicely,
with no topstiching on the right side.
(oh, sometimes i'm surprised at
how many english words i know. hehe.)

other ways you can achieve
a nice relief include
pintucks or other pleating,
draping, cable knitting
and quilting that i'm a big, big fan right now...
i've already felt some time back,
that quilting (in fashion) will be a great hit again.
and it is! i'd love to have or make
some quilted thing. 

1 _  jessica pitti photographed by rankin for harrods' mag, july 2011, more here.
2 _ sara blomqvist photographed by ben toms vor v spain september 2011, some more here at ben's blog.
3 _ anna selezneva photographed by anthony maule for vogue russia september 2011, found here.