July 31, 2009
It's time to start thinking about fall if you haven't already been. September will be here in a month! We're excited for the cooler weather coming when we see dresses like the Ribbed Cowlneck Sweater Dress at Banana Republic
. There is a ribbed cowl neck, dolman sleeves, and ribbling at the bottom hem. It's available in rublo taupe and grey heather as well as in petite sizes. It hangs at 32.5 inches long.
July 31, 2009
The Twill Solid Dress in Ocean by Graham & Spencer
is a pretty dress that can take you well into the fall with a cute cardigan. It has a ruffle at the neck, ruffle at the empire waist, twisted straps, a tie at the back, and a hidden back zipper. It is made of 100% solie.
July 31, 2009
The geometric pattern on the Braided Halter Dress in Chocolate by Rachel Pally
is extra fun because some squares look like they have mini fireworks taking off! This dress has ruching at the bodice, braided strap detail, ruching at the back, and unfinished, raw edges at the bottom hem. Also, contrary to its name, it is not a halter at the top.
July 30, 2009
The Floral Sundress by Plastic Island
is a cute summer frock, perfect for a party. It has a floral print, elasticized smocking at the waist, adjustable straps, and a full lining. But the best part is that it's over $50 off right now, so it's much better for your budget too.
July 30, 2009
Pretty with an edge, how we love the combo! The Alissa's Lace Shift Dress by Free People
is a woven dress with black lace over it. There is also a T-back, metal stud detail at the neck, straps, and back, and a peak-a-boo ruffle at the bottom hem. It is 26 inches long.
You wouldn't think a denim dress would be something that could look so fabulous! The Belted Denim Day Dresses from ABS by Allen Schwartz
has an elastic ruffle and ruching at the scoop neck, elastic ruffle at the cap sleeves, a slit at the back of the skirt, and a black skinny belt at the natural waist. It falls to just above the knee.
July 29, 2009
We love simple dresses (as long as they aren't boring of course) because it gives us so much freedom to wear whatever shoes and accessories we want to. The Dictic Dress by Diesel Black Gold
is one such dress. It has five buttons at the bust, textural panels at the bodice and back armholes, a ruched empire waist, self tie at the back, tonal stitching throughout, and tonal ribbon at the bottom hem. It is also made from a cotton and silk blend.
We picture the Katie Dress by Young, Fabulous & Broke
being worn with a pair of cowboy boots, but you can accessorize it in so many different ways. It has eyelet trim at the neckline and bottom hem, fabric covered buttons detail down the front, ruching from the neck, adjustable spaghetti straps, and is lined. It is made from a cotton and silk blend, is 31.5 inches long, and is available in navy and ecru.
You will certainly stand out in the Eden Dress by Prairie New York
because of its bold fountain blue color. There are contrasting black rosettes at the bodice, ruching at the front and back, spaghetti straps, and a side zipper. It is made of a silk and lycra blend.
July 28, 2009
The Sunset Desert Dress by Free People
is a pretty and romantic frock. Great for so many occasions, but we would wear it on a date. It has a V-neck, lace trim and pleats at the bust, snaps down the front, an elasticized empire waist with ruching, and a matching removable slip that has adjustable straps. It is 33 inches long, available in pink and emerald, and is 100% silk.
We simply adore the Brigitte Dress by BB Dakota
. It is a bit retro looking, but not too much to make you dowdy. Instead, you will feel glamorous and interesting when you wear it. There is a crossover V-neck, covered belt at the natural waist, hidden back zipper, and short sleeves. It is also partially lined. If you like this dress, you may also like the similar Bardot Dress
We like the Angelina Mini Dress by Ingwa Melero
because of its pretty indigo color. Sometimes you want something darker, but you get sick of black! This dress has a plunging V-neck, woven panel and ruching at the empire waist, racer back, and side zipper. Perfect for your cocktail parties this fall.
July 27, 2009
We just discovered this cute dress, the Cream Beige Flawless Dress by BB DAKOTA
, and we are so excited to see that it's marked down! This slip dress has a pretty floral print, V-neck, empire waist, side zipper, and a covered skinny belt. Perfect for any cocktail parties you have this summer or an outdoor wedding.
We love how the floral skirt contrasts nicely with the top on this next dress. The Lost In Paradise Dress at Free People
has an empire waist, ruching on the bodice, smocking at the sides and back, and removable straps. It is available in two colors, pink flower and blue butterfly.
The Purple Naimah Dress by Sweetees
looks like it would be a blast to wear. It has a Moroccan-inspired floral swirl print throughout, a cinched waist with a drawstring tie, short sleeves, and an uneven bottom hem. The print is so bold, you'll be the center of attention no matter where you go!
We really like the geometric pattern on the Banded Waist Mini Dress by Walter
. It has a scoop neck, banded waist, puff skirt, and an exposed zipper at the back. it is made of 100% silk chiffon.
July 24, 2009
This week for Frugal Friday we've found the City Stretch Ruffle Sleeveless Dress at New York & Company
. This dress is cute and can be worn to a bunch of different events in your life depending on how you accessorize. It has a scoop neck and back with ruffle trim, a double tie belt at the waist, and is lined above the waist. The best part is that it comes in a bunch of colors: black, walnut, dark blue, regal rose, kool green, and ancient marble.
The Basic Maxi Dress by Gypsy05
is one you can dress up or dress down, so you'll get tons of use out of it. There is a crossover V-neck, gathering at the shoulders, and ruching at the elasticized waist. It is made from 100% organic cotton and is available for pre-order in rose and concrete
The Pollieanne Dress by Amberlynn
is a pretty girly frock with the rose print in the skirt. It has embroidery at the skirt, a fitted bodice, scoop neck and back, ruching at the waist, side zipper, and cap sleeves. The bodice is silk while the skirt is cotton. It has a flattering shape, great for many different body types.
July 23, 2009
The Grey Highwaisted Dress by Plastic Island
is perfect for your office job. It has a scoop necked, balloon sleeved top paired with a tailored menswear inspired skirt. There is a high inset waistband, pleating at the skirt, a back zipper, and it is partially lined. Made from a silk and cotton blend.
Because of the dark grape color, it is hard to see the details on the Pleated Sheath Dress by Black Halo
, but it is quite pretty and feminine. There is pleating at the empire waist and bust as well as a panel of pleating that extends under the bodice, a deep V-neck, 2.5 inch straps, and smocked elastic banding at the back. There is also a hidden zipper.
July 22, 2009
The Gia Paisley Print Terry Smocked Dress by Juicy Couture
is simply too adorable to pass up. This paisley dress has smocked elastic banding at the bust, ruching at the waist, and a ruffle at the bottom hem. The design is pretty simple, but the print more than makes up for it. It's super girly and fun.
Need to look extra special at a cocktail party? We adore the Ombre Short Dress with Pointed Hem by Sue Wong
. There is pleating and molding at the crossover V-neck, gold embroidery and beading at the empire waist, draping at the front, a pointed hem, and a tie behind the neck. There is also a hidden side zipper, a full lining, and it is 100% silk.
July 21, 2009
Here's a lovely dress to wear this summer as well as on your tropical vacation this coming winter. The Juniper Natalie Dress by Yumi Kim
has ruching across the bust, an elastic inset at the back, and adjustable drawstring at the bodice that ties behind the neck. We adore the floral print. It is 100% silk.
The Mirror Cami Dress by Prairie New York
is a cute mini that is perfect for your next cocktail party. It has a V-neck that is lined with triangle mirror embellishments and ruching and elastic banding at the back. It is also 100% silk.
July 20, 2009
The Roanni Dress by Theory
is a great find because it's such a great little black dress, but it also has a conservative cut, so you can wear it to almost any special event. It has a square neck, thick straps, hidden side zipper, and pockets at the hip. It is 36 inches long.
The Mabel Dress by Ella Moss
stands out because of the intricate embroidery at the bust and neck. This dress also has an empire waist with a tie at the back, button and keyhole at the back, and flutter sleeves. It falls just above the knee and is available in three colors: ink, pandora, and coral.
July 17, 2009
The Floral Dress by Miss Me
screams fun and adorable, which are definitely words that we all would love for others to think about us. This dress has colorful rosettes and ruchingat the scoop neck, a drawstring tie at the natural waist, and floral cut out detail at the bottom hem. It is fully lined, made from a cotton and silk blend, and hangs at 35 inches.
We've decided to start a new column here at It's The Dress entitled Frugal Friday. With all the issues with the economy right now, many of us cannot splurge on clothing like we once did. There are still good finds out there at stores you'd normally find at the mall. There is no shame in wearing a cute dress you find at one of them, no one will see the tags anyway! Our first column will showcase the Two-Tone Ruffle Dress at Charlotte Russe
. This dress would be great for the office. It has a V-neck with ruffles, two buttons down the bust, a mandarin collar, buckled belt and ruching at the empire waist, side zipper, and bubble cap sleeves. We like the two toned look, which is available in three colors: white, multi, and black.
We adore the embroidery that is throughout the Faithy Ruffle Dress by 3J Workshop
. This cute summer dress also has a V-neck with ruffles at the bodice, a bow tie at the elasticized empire waist, and hidden side pockets. It is available in two colors: white and raspberry.
July 16, 2009
We love paisley, so we cannot pass up this next dress, the Low V-Neck with Chain Belt by Single Dress
. It has a deep crossover V-neck, ruching at the shoulders, a gold link chain weaved with a black belt that ties at the back, and cap sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
You can never have too many little black dresses in your closet. Here is another one that is too cute to pass up, the Mattie Dress by Ella Moss
. It has front pleat detail, ruching at the bodice and empire waist, V straps that crisscross at the back, and beaded trim at the neck. It also falls just above the knee.
July 15, 2009
If you love color, you'll adore the Marlo Halter Dress by Ella Moss
. This bright number has ruching throughout the bodice and at the empire waist, double straps, one set of which tie behind the neck and have bead detail at the ends. It is 36 inches long.
If you want a more conservative dress to wear to work or a wedding, take another look at the Sandcastle Dress by Milly
. There is a V-neck, metallic embroidery in a diamond pattern throughout, pleating at the cap sleeves, tone on tone stitching throughout, and a thick drawstring at the natural waist with wood and gold toned bead accents. It is made of mostly linen, and it hangs just above the knee.
July 14, 2009
In need of a sexy little number for your next hot date? We like the Cami Dress by Rebecca Taylor
. It has a sweetheart neckline, empire waist with pleating, an exposed zipper at the back with rhinestone trim, and spaghetti straps. It is also made from a stretchy silk.
If you are looking for a new maxi dress to take you into the fall, check out the Layered Drape Long Dress at MaxStudio
. There are asymmetrical layered drapes at the bust, which make it stand out from all the other dresses out there. It also has ruching at the back waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and is 40.5 inches long from the waist. Available in mocha and deep sunset.
July 13, 2009
Still haven't found your maxi dress of choice? We think the Arabella Long Dress by Poko Pano
is great because you can wear it as a beach cover up too. It has a deep V-neck, double straps, a tie on the left shoulder, and banding at the empire waist. It is available in turquoise and chocolate.
If you want to turn the heads of everyone you meet at the club, we suggest the Velma Dress by Sky
. This sexy number has ruching at the neck, a banded bottom hem, a loose fitting body, and beaded straps that tie behind the neck. The electric blue color is sure to be noticed as well. This dress measures at 23.5 inches from the top hem and is also available in
July 10, 2009
Looking for a dress that is different from all the others? We adore the Trapezoid Dress at MaxStudio
. It has a swingy trapeze silhouette, racer back, halter neckline, and an asymmetrical bottom hem. It is eco-friendly as it is made from bamboo. Best part is that it is also reversible, so you are getting two fun dresses in one! It hangs at 24 inches from the waist to the shortest part of the bottom hem.
July 9, 2009
We have always loved colorblocked tops and dresses, so of course we adore the Celestine Dress by Ella Moss
. This cute jersey dress has color blocking at the sweetheart neckline and bottom hem. The empire waist has shirring, there are spaghetti straps, and the bottom hem is asymmetrical. It falls right around the knee.
Looking to make a splash at the next wedding you attend? Show up in the Print Halter Cocktail Dresses by Badgley Mischka
, and you may turn more heads than the bride! This gorgeous number has a keyhole opening and ruching at the bust, empire waist with banding and ruching, crossover straps, a bow at the waist, and a fully lined skirt. We adore the print too.
July 8, 2009
There have been a lot of two toned dresses that we've been fond of this summer, and here's another one if you have decided you like this look too. The Majorca For The Day Dress by LaROK
has ruching and pleating at the empire waist, boning and topstitched seam detail at the bodice, a hidden bra strap, and exposed back zipper. The bodice is a mid-weight jersey while there is a draped chiffon skirt. It is also 25 inches long and lined.
July 7, 2009
We adore white dresses like the Eyelet Silk/Cotton Voile Spaghetti Strap Dress by Splendid
. They are so feminine and innocent and make us feel extra special when we wear them. This dress has a V-neck with a large ruffle that flows to the bottom hem, eyelet detail at the bottom hem, a handkerchief bottom hem, spaghetti straps that cross at the back, and a drawstring tie at the back. It is fully lined and 37 inches long.
July 6, 2009
Here's a slightly edgy one to wear to your next dressy party. The Monaco Cocktail Dress by LaRok
has an oversized self tie sash at the waist that will help it stand out from all the other black dresses. There's also pleating and a zipper border at the sash, an exposed zipper at the back, tonal stitching throughout, and it is fully lined.
July 3, 2009
The Poolside String Mini Dress by Susana Monaco
is a simple dress, but you can style it so many ways. There is a scoop neck, ruching at the empire waist, and spaghetti straps that cross at the back. It is 34 inches long, lined at the bodice and available in three colors: brownie, black, and midnight.
It's the Dress is taking a break for the long holiday weekend, and we hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July!
July 2, 2009
Looking for a cute and sexy party dress? We've discovered the Kiara Dress by Kova & T
, which is adorable yet will turn the heads of every man in the room. There is a sweetheart neckline, nine buttons down the front, pleating at the waist, on seam pockets at the hip, and 3/4 inch straps. It has a satin lining and is 33 inches long.
Here is a unique looking tie dye dress! The Fanny Dress by Dolce Vita
has a V-neck, ruching at the empire waist, keyhole at the bust, another keyhole at the back with a gathered elastic strap, ruffled tier skirt, and twisted two inch straps. The bodice is lined and it is 55 inches long.
Love the color pink? Then you should take a second look at the Belted Cute Dresses by La Femme
. This cute party dress has a sweetheart neckline, empire waist, banding at the waist with a black sash and embellished buckle detail, and pleating at the full skirt. It measures 34 inches from the center of the back.
July 1, 2009
We adore how the Black Halo Tiffany Sheath Dress in Midnight Blue
is an edgy take on your typical work dress. This one shoulder dress has a pleated sleeve on the right side, banding at the asymmetrical neck and natural waist, ruching and pleating at the waist, a slit at the back, and an invisible side zipper. It is 37 inches long and available in midnight blue and black.
We are not usually super fond of animal prints, but the leopard print on the Sleeveless Dress by Moschino Cheap and Chic
is actually really pretty in the grey color. There is a pleated waist, ruched and lined bodice, hidden side zipper, and spaghetti straps. It is 37 inches long and made from a silk and cotton blend.
Here is the perfect cute, simple, and versatile dress we've seen in a while. The Racer Back Mini Dress by Susana Monaco
is a jersey dress with a scoop neck, racer back, built-in shelf bra, and one inch straps. It is 33 inches long and comes in two colors, midnight and black.
The Handkerchief Hem Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
is named this because of the bottom hem that looks like a handkerchief. This floral dress also has a gathered elastic top hem and waist and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk and 35 inches long.
Summer is now officially here, and we discovered many cute frocks for the warm weather in June. Here is a look back: