May 30, 2009
This simple dress can be styled in many different ways depending on how you accessorize. The Eartha Dress by Theory
has a bow at the sweetheart neckline, ruching at the empire waist, a tiered skirt, smocked elastic banding at the back, a hidden side zipper, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is lined at the bust, 35 inches long, and available in white and harbor.
May 29, 2009
Have you ever wished your V-neck dress had a little bit more coverage? Maybe you want to wear it to a place that wouldn't approve of a little cleavage. Or maybe you are a little bit shorter, so what would normally be a V-neck is an extra deep V-neck on you? Second Base
fixes these issues. They make a line of camisoles that will give you more coverage while not taking away from the look of your dress. They look like larger bras, yet they go over your bra and under your dress for a layered look. Right now there are two styles available, one with thick straps and one with thinner straps, and each comes in four sizes and two colors. We think this is a fabulous idea, and we will be looking into buying one or two for ourselves!
May 29, 2009
This sexy dress is perfect for a night out on the town when you want every man to notice you. The Aruba Dress by Ella Moss
has knto detail, a keyhole, and darting at the bust, a hidden side zipper, pleating at the empire waist, and 3.5 inch straps. It is lined, 34 inches from the shoulder, and made from a silk and cotton blend.
May 28, 2009
We really like the grey and pink color combination on the Antigua Long Dress by Ella Moss
. There is pink floral embroidery at the crossover V-neck, empire waist, and down the skirt, ruching at the waist and bust, smocked panel at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is also lined and 57 inches long.
May 28, 2009
We fancy the white and brown colored print of the Albury Shirred Halter Dress by Joie
. This maxi dress has shirring at the scoop neck, gathered elastic banding at the back, seam detail at the bust, and shirred halter straps that tie behind the neck. It is 54 inches long from the shoulder.
May 27, 2009
The Katja Dress by Rachel Pally
is both sexy and flattering, a perfect combination! There is a keyhole and ruching at the bust, ruching and banding at the waist, a crossover V-back, an unfinished edge at the bottom hem, and 2.5 inch straps. The bodice is lined, it is 34 inches long, and it is available in white and blueberry.
Still looking for a tie dye dress to wear this summer? We like the Spiral Dress by C&C California
. It has a V-neck, drawstring empire waist with a tie at the deep V-back, vertical seam detail at the front and back, an asymmetrical bottom hem, and spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck. It's 42 inches long from the shoulder and 100% silk.
May 26, 2009
What makes the Combo Dress by Rebecca Taylor
stand out is an exposed back zipper with contrast grosgrain banding. From the front, it's more ordinary with banding at the waist, ruffle trim at the V-neck, and cap sleeves. This two toned dress has a silk-crepe bodice and stretch linen skirt. It is also lined and 39 inches long.
We adore how innocent and girly the Jamini Dress by Theory
looks. There is a scoop neck, ruching at the empire waist, sateen banding at the hem and a sateen tie at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is lined at the bust, 34 inches from the shoulder, and made from a stretchy cotton.
Here is a cute take on the typical strapless maxi dress out there right now. The Chantal Long Dress by Velvet
has embroidery and topstitching at the smocked elastic bodice, ruching at the empire waist, ruffle trim at the top hem, and topstitching and an unfinished bottom edge at the bottom hem. It is 43 inches long.
May 25, 2009
The Fluid Dress by Madison Marcus
is interesting because there is cutout detail throughout in a pretty pattern. It also has a V-neck, ruching at the bust, vertical seam detail at the front and back, spaghetti straps that cross and tie at the back, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined, 34 inches long, and 100% silk.
The Modal Halter Dress by Splendid
is perfect for your dates this summer. There is ruching and banding at the V-neck and empire waist, thick straps that tie behind the neck, and a lined bodice. It is 35 inches long from the shoulder and available in navy, olive, and white.
This two toned dress is one size fits all, so make sure the length works for your body. The Jileza Dress by Theory
is an adorable strapless dress with wrap detail at the shirt and ruching at the empire waist. It has a lined bodice and is 33 inches from the center of the back.
May 22, 2009
The We The Free Dainty Jersey Dress by Free People
has a cute cut with cinched shoulders with tie details, a tie sash around the waist, an elastic banded waist, and buttons down the front. There is a removable slip with adjustable straps, and we think the print is pretty cute too. It is 37 inches long and available in sky blue and lavender.
We really like the swirly spotted print on the Pleated Babydoll Dress at MaxStudio
. There are ruffles at the V-neck, back, and empire waist, ruching at the waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and tiered ruffles at the bottom hem. It is 21 inches fron the waist, lined, and 100% silk.
The Marucia Dress by Theory
is the perfect work dress. It has a scoop neck, V-back, empire waist, seam pockets, removable belt, hidden side zipper, and A-line silhouette. There are stripes throughout, and it is 35 inches long.
May 21, 2009
Looking for something practical for work that is still a bit sexy? We've found the Shonda Dress by Miss Sixty
for you! There is a square neckline, self tie belt at the waist, tonal stitching throughout, and 3/4 length sleeves. You'll be taken seriously when you were this dress!
We've seen similar dresses from T-Bags recently, but none have been quite like the Long Ruffle Dress
. It has a V-neck, ruched bust and empire waist, tiered body, and gold rope halter ties. It measures 46 inches from the center of the back.
The Puff Short Sleeve Smocked Dress by Juicy Couture
is a girly dress that looks so comfortable you might just want to wear it to bed too! There i a square neckline, elasticized smocking at the bust, patch pockets at the front, puffed short sleeves, and a ruffled bottom hem. It is 33.5 inches long.
May 20, 2009
We love how shimmery the Bridie Dress by Miss Sixty
looks. It has a smocked triangle bodice, cinched sash shoulder straps with loose ends that hang at the back, empire waist, pleated A-line skirt, and a hidden side zipper. It's perfect for showing off your legs.
The L'Avion Stripe Racer Back Dress by CARDIGAN by Lynne Hiriak
is the perfect simple and fun summer dress. It has banding at the scoop neck, racer back, and arm openings, a slinky slip dress lining, and 1 inch straps. There are also stripes throughout. The dress is 32 inches long.
Who doesn't love tie dye? The Across The Wire Convertible Dress by Free People
is a tie dyed strapless dress with banding at the bodice, a tie at the back, and an asymmetrical hemline. It can also be worn as a skirt. It is 28 inches long and available in yellow, green/ivory, and blue/ivory.
May 19, 2009
The Deep V Long Dress with Back Loop by ADAM
has a very simple front with a V-neck. But the back is what catches the eye with a deep scoop and an extra long tie that you can style in multiple ways. There is ruching at the shoulders and no sleeves as well. It is lined, 60 inches long, and 100% silk.
You might need to click the link to see the details of the Edeline Dress by Ella Moss Black Label
a bit better. It has a side drape at the waist that is quite pretty. There is also boning in the bodice, a hidden back zipper and hook-and-eye closure, and a lining. It is 100% silk and 29 inches long.
May 18, 2009
The So Fine Balconette Long Dress by Only Hearts
is pretty but also looks extremely comfy. It has a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the cups and empire waist, a lined bodice, and one inch straps. Matching panties are included. It is 54 inches long and available in cherry and grey heather.
Look will look like a beautiful Greek statue in the Long Ribbon Dress by AKA New York
. This wrinkled cotton-gauze dress has a V-neck and back, contrast satin drawstrings at the shoulders, ruching at the bust, chevron seam detail at the front, contrast satin banding and frayed edges throughout, and no sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 51 inches long.
May 15, 2009
The Linen Zip Dress by Juicy Couture
is a cute and simple dress that you can dress up or down with your accessories. There's two inch banding at the square neck and waist, vertical seams at the front and back, adjustable spaghetti straps, and an exposed back zipper. There is a lining, it is 34 inches long, and it comes in white and black. It's also made of 100% linen, so you'll stay cool while wearing it.
The Floral Sequin Racer Back Dress by MLH
is slinky and sexy, and the sequined flowers at the scoop neck make it a ton of fun. There is also a racer back, slip dress lining, and 1.5 inch straps. It measures 32 inches long from the center of the back, and it is available in ultramarine and shell.
May 14, 2009
The Cutout Daisy Belted Dress by Shoshanna
is an elegant country club dress, but the fabric covered leather belt at the waist adds a little edge. There is also topstitched banding at the wide neck, slant pockets at the hip, darting at the bust and back, cap sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined and 35 inches from the shoulder.
Who doesn't love versatility? The Overdye Rural Route Convertible Skirt by Free People
is so lovely because you can wear it as a dress or as a skirt. There is knit crochet at the top, a mesh lined waist, elastic banding at the top, and a removable suede tie. it is 33 inches long and semi-sheer.
May 13, 2009
We think the Venice Dress by What Comes Around Goes Around
is adorable, and it looks like you'd have a blast wearing it. There is a smocked bodice, ruffled bottom hem, and a lined skirt. It is made from a cotton and silk blend and is 34 inches long.
We think the Pattra's Criss Cross Dress by Free People
is pretty adorable. There's embroidery at the bust, lace crohet at the empire waist, a tie at the back, double leather straps with adjustable buttons at the back, a keyhole at the back with an elastic panel, a ruffled bottom with eyelet peak-a-boo hem, side pockets, and a hidden side zipper. The bodice is lined with mesh, it is 25 inches long from the center of the back, and it is available in white, sunset, and sky blue.
The Palau Dress by WeSC
may skew a little young, but it's still super cute. It has a scoop neck, ruched bodice with seam detail, eight buttons down the front, ruching at the back, and a removable tie at the waist. It measures at 34 inches long. We think the blue plaid makes it even more adorable.
May 12, 2009
We love the way the colors bleed together on the Long Spaghetti Strap Dress by Mara Hoffman
. It's a take on the ombre and tie dye looks that have been so popular lately. It has a V-neck, on-seam pockets, adjustable spaghetti straps that cross at the back, a hidden side zipper, and a built-in shelf bra. It is 100% silk and 55 inches long.
Sometimes simple is far classier than anything else. The Malina Dress by Velvet
has a V-neck with a tie, ruching at the empire waist, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 44 inches long, and it comes in three sizes: chimney, tidal wave, and white. Spice it up with some funky jewelry, or keep it simple with none. Perfect for the office!
The slinky Crossover Dress by MLH
is quite flattering and looks very comfortable too. It has a crossover V-neck, a tie at the crossover back, gathered elastic banding at the waist, short kimono sleeves, and multicolored beading at the cuffs. There is a slip dress lining, and it is 32 inches long.
May 11, 2009
The Leticia Long Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
is an elegant and sexy number. Why not show yourself off at your next cocktail party. There is cutout detail and beading at the bust, ruching at the bodice and empire waist, beaded spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck or at the bust, and a lining. It is 46 inches from the center of the back, and it comes in indian teal and white.
The Jordan Long Dress by Ella Moss
stands out from all other black dresses because of the thread-wrapped straps that form a T at the back. There is also ruching at the scoop neck and empire waist, draping with an unfinished edge at the back, and a lined bust. It is 54 inches long.
May 8, 2009
The bright turquoise color of the Cowl Back Drape Dress by Laila Azhar
really makes it stand out, but it's a pretty dress besides that. There is banding at the crew neck and empire waist, ruching at the bust and waist, an open cowl back, and a side zipper. It is also 33 inches long.
It may be hard to see from the picture, but the Corsica Long Dress by Ella Moss
has lace throughout the body of the dress. There is a scoop neck, knotted overlay at the bust, ruching at the bust and empire waist, and 1/2 inch straps. It is 54 inches long, has a jersey lining, and is available in white and black.
The Sweet Lorranis Halter Dress by Free People
has an earthy feel with the wood-beaded ring at the bust, out of which braided and frayed straps come that tie behind the neck. There is ruching at the empire waist, boning at the bodice, and a smocked panel at the back. It is 32 inches long and lined.
May 7, 2009
The Strapless Ruffle Dress by Twelfth Street
would work great as a cover up or casual dress for a summer party. There is elastic banding at the top hem and empire waist, pleats at the neck, ruching at the waist, and a large ruffle at the bottom hem. The deep purple color is appealing too.
The Smocked Tank Dress by C&C California
is simple, beautiful, and quite innocent looking. It has a smocked bodice and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's also semi-sheer and 34 inches long. Not super exciting, but you'll still stand out in this stunning white number.
The bust of the Crinkled Silk Godet Dress at MaxStudio
is typical of what you see from this company with the shirring, ruffles, and chain stitching there. What makes it stand out to us is the swingy hemline. It makes this dress extra-flirty! This dress also has a scoop neck, more of the ruffles and shirring at the back, and ruffles along the thick straps. It is 26 inches long from the waist, 100% silk, and lined.
May 6, 2009
The Stephanie Dress by Elie Tahari
is the perfect country club or work dress. The cut, colors, and stripe pattern make it interesting but definitely conservative. It has a crew neck, darting at the bust and back, a hidden side zipper, and thick straps. It is 35 inches long.
We've seen lots of floral prints this spring, but nothing quite like the Printed Daisy Knit Dress by Free People
. The daisy print is quite bold and stunning. There is a U ring at the bust with ruching, beaded lace at the empire waist, smocking at the back, and adjustable lace straps that cross at the back. The bust is also lined, and the dress is 22 inches long.
The Rigby Raw Edge Tube Dress by Alice + Olivia
is a multi-tiered dress with unfinished edges at the tiers, ombré shading at the bottom hem, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined, 24 inches long, and 100% silk.
May 5, 2009
We adore this bohemian dress from Ella Moss. The Blanca Dress
is a wrinkled cotton gauze with smocked elastic banding at the waist and top hem, rainbow embroidery at the banding, and 1/2 inch straps. There is a lining, it is 34 inches long, and it is available in white and flush.
If you ever see a dress that you love, but you hate the color, we know the feeling. The Lenet Dress by Velvet
helps us out because it's adorable and available in five colors. It has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the bust and sides, and banding at the neck and bottom hem. It is 42 inches long from the shoulder and comes in chimney, black, daisy, greenbean, and white.
The cute Evi Mini Dress by Velvet
is a jersey dress with embroidery and smocking at the bodice, ruffle trim at the top hem, and topstitching and an unfinished edge at the bottom hem. It is 27 inches long and available in black and jade.
May 4, 2009
This goddess like dress is sure to make you stand out in a crowd. The Chantal One Shoulder Dress by Ella Moss
has shirring at the bodice, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, and pleated and thick strap over the left shoulder. It is lined at the bodice, 38 inches long, and available in black and flush.
The Phina Dress by Velvet
feels extra glamourous with the ethnic print and sequined banding at the V-neck. There is ruching at the bust and waist, sequined straps, and a hidden zipper at the scoop back. It is 36 inches long, lined, and 100% silk.
We love black and white dresses, so of course the Keyhole Ruffle Dress by Black Halo
stands out. This woven dress has a deep V-neck, mandarin collar, bias seams at the waist, contrast trim at the short flutter sleeves, hidden side zipper, and a lined bodice. It measures 35 inches from the center of the back.
May 1, 2009
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Change your accessories, and the Camden Dress by Dolce Vita
can easily slip from day to night. It has a scoop neck, smocked racer back, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, smocking at the one inch straps, and a lining. It is 33 inches from the center of the back and available in white and fuchsia.
Our favorite color combination is black and white, so of course we adore the Stripe Tie Dye Terry Tube Dress by Juicy Couture
. There is tie dyed stripes throughout the skirt, a smocked bodice, and topstitching and scalloped edge at the bottom hem. It is 27 inches from the center of the back.
Our second month brought us a bunch of beautiful spring dresses! Here is a quick look back at all our lovely finds: