August 31, 2009
The Isis Long Dress by Tart
is a goddess dress with an edge. It features a crossover V-neck, ruching at the bust and waist, gathered elastic banding at the back, and straps that cross at the back. We really like the studded leather banding at the empire waist and leather knots at the braided straps which make this dress stand out amongst the other maxi dresses out there. It is lined at the bust and 55 inches long.
August 31, 2009
Looking for a sexy little black dress? The Trouble In Mind Dress by Erin Wasson X RVCA
definitely fits the bill, but it'll also keep you a little warmer as the nights get cooler. It has a sweetheart neckline, seam details at the bust, front and back princess seams, long sleeves, and an exposed back zipper.It is 31 inches long.
August 31, 2009
The Rainbow Paloma Maxi Dress by GYPSY 05
is a simple dress with a tie dyed rainbow print that more than makes up for it. There is a triangle bodice, crossover at the V-neck, an elasticized drawstring tie at the empire waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk.
August 29, 2009
Dresses like the Tulle Dress by Cynthia Rowley
get us so excited for our next cocktail party. Who wouldn't want to show off such a cute look? This tulle dress has ruching at the V-neck, a drop waist, satin self-belt tie at the natural waist, a tie at the 1/2 inch straps, a satin lining at the body, and a layered tulle interlining at the skirt. It measures at 37 inches long.
August 28, 2009
Dark blue is a great color for winter, and the viscose and wool blend makes this dress warmer too. The Mabillon Dress by Antik Batik
has a crossover V-neck, asymmetrical and unfinished tiers at the skirt, long sleeves, and asymmetrical and unfinished cuffs. It is lined at the bust, has a sheer skirt, and is 34 inches long.
Looking for a cute dress that you will have no problem affording? This week's Frugal Friday dress is the Scarf Print Dress
at Tilly. It has a scarf print throughout, elasticized empire waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps with wood bead detail. It is sheer, 32 inches long, and available in purple and blue.
The Cherokee Dress by Nightcap Clothing
is a simple dress but for the textured studs and embroidered woven banding at the bottom hem. There are 3.5 inch slits at the sides, 2.5 inch straps, and it is 31 inches long. Available in white and heather grey.
August 27, 2009
When you think of cowls, your mind usually goes to the neck, but with the Side Cowl Dress by Laila Azhar
, you'll find another great place for them. This cocktail dress has cutout and draping at the sides. There's also ruching at the bust, sides, and empire waist, and 1/2 inch straps that cross at the back. It is lined at the bodice, 100% silk, 41 inches long, and available in purple and black.
Black Halo seems to have the patent on sexy! Their Taylor Halter Dress
will turn the heads of everyone who sees you in it. There is a deep V-neck, draping and two rosettes at the front, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, ruching at the shoulders, a braided T-strap at the back, an asymmetrical bottom hem, and two inch straps. The bust is lined, it is 36 inches long, and it's available in black and purple. Also check out the similar Taylor Halter Top by Black Halo
The Nadja Jersey Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
is a cute dress with great details. There is a V-neck, five buttons at the camisole inset, ruffles and ruching at the waist, pleating and grosgrain tie at the back, and a ruffle bottom hem. It is 33 inches long.
August 26, 2009
We adore the print on the Tumbling Blocks Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
. It's so colorful and bold! This dress also has pleated ruffle trim at the scoop neck, pleating at the front, back, and hem, and a hidden side zipper. The bodice is lined, and it measures 34 inches from the shoulder.
The Sweetheart Strapless Dress by Shoshanna
is the perfect party dress. It has a sweetheart neckline, knife pleats at the waist, boning and seam detail at the bodice, welt hip pockets, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined, 27 inches long, and made from a cotton and silk blend.
Another gorgeous black and white find! The Ramona Dress by Rachel Pally
has a vine print throughout, a wide neck, drawstring at the waist, single button keyhole and vertical seam at the back, pintucking at the arm openings, and long dolman sleeves. It is 35 inches long.
August 25, 2009
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The Colorblock Layered Dress by Thread Social
is a whole lot of fun with its unusual colorblocking. It has asymmetrical tiers, piping at the neck and arm openings, darting at the bust, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined, 31 inches long, and 100% silk.
The Isis Long Dress by Tart
is similar to many maxi dresses but with an edge. There is studded leather banding at the empire waist. This dress also has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the bust and waist, gathered elastic banding at the back, leather knots at the braided straps, and straps that cross at the back. The bust is lined, and it hangs at 55 inches.
The High Collar Dress by Milly
has a bold and modern print, and we adore the blue and brown color combination. There is a draped collar at the wide neck, darting at the bust, no sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. It is 32 inches long and lined throughout.
August 24, 2009
The Crinkled Zipper Front Dress by Free People
is exactly what it sounds like. It is crinkled throughout and has an exposed zipper at the front. There is also banding at the neck and empire waist, a smocked panel at the back, ribbon embroidery at the bust, and removable and adjustable straps. It is available in three colors: black, violet, and blue.
The Seamed Sheath Dress by Milly
looks like a very elegant and simple black dress, but you can't see the texture throughout unless you take a closer look. There is a folded collar at the wide neck and V-back, seaming at the front, back, and sides, an inverted pleat at the cap sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. It is 35 inches long and lined.
Who doesn't love versatility? The Agatha 2 Way Dress by Rachel Pally
has pleating at the bust, an empire waist, unfinished hem, two inch straps, and a lined bodice. It can be worn so the pleating is at the front or the back, so it's practically two dresses in one! It is 56 inches long and available in two colors: black and ash.
August 23, 2009
The Dreaming In Paradise Dress by Free People
is super busy, but somehow all the parts equal a fantastic whole. There is a sweetheart neckline, beading at the bodice, metal beads and crocheted banding at the empire waist, a peacock print skirt, smocked elastic back panel, hidden side zipper, and one inch straps that knot and cross at the open back. It is 31 inches long.
August 22, 2009
Contrary to the name, the Lurex Embroidered Lace Strapless Top at MaxStudio
actually is a dress. It has a strapless bodice with elastic and seam detail, the skirt has embroidered lace covered with rubber coating for extra texture, and it is fully lined. It hangs 26 inches from the waist.
August 21, 2009
Need a new black dress but don't have the cash to spend on it this fall? Check out the Silk Pintucked Dress from Gap
. This cute and simple frock has decorative strings at the collar, buttons down the front, pintucking at the body and bottom hem, and shirring at the bottom hem. It is 100% silk and available in tall and petite sizes too. You can easily dress it up or down, and wear it to so many different occasions this fall.
The Rock Princess Mini Dress by LaROK
is a great way to add some edge into your wardrobe. It has a cowl neck, slouchy bodice with a fitted skirt, studded banding and ruching at the waist, and a hidden zipper at the side. It is 32 inches long and available in white and silver.
As you maybe could guess, we were drawn to the Tuck Sleeve Dress by Juicy Couture
because we love the sleeves! They are short flutter sleeves, and the ruffle trim at the shoulders compliments them so well! This dress also has a scoop neck and cowl back, and it is 33 inches long.
At first glance you may not realize that the Colorblock Dress by Vince
has colorblocking as the grey and black don't stand out against each other. But that is what we like about it, how it isn't flashy and would be great for more conservative events or work. There is a crew neck, grey wool panel at the front, banding at the waist, and a hidden back zipper. This dress is made partially out of wool, lined at the bodice, and it is 39 inches long.
August 20, 2009
We love how flowing and goddess-like the Draped Panel Dress by Alice + Olivia
looks. It has a draped overlay, double spaghetti straps, halter top, and is lined. It is 100% silk, 31 inches long, and available in pale pink and currant.
The Slim Dress with Embellished Hem by Alice + Olivia
adds a little spice to the typical little black dress. There is feather trim, ribbons, and a draped chain detail at the bottom hem. This dress also has a crew neck, ruching at the sides, a sheer mesh panel at the back, and two inch straps. It is lined and 32 inches long.
We like how the large flat beading at the scoop neck of the Racer Back Dress by Prairie New York
contrast with its color so well. This dress also has an empire waist, ruching at the waist and throughout the bodice, and is made of 100% modal. Available in two colors: orchid and twig.
August 19, 2009
You'll feel like a ballerina in the Tutu Mini Dress by Haute Hippie
. It has a contrast tulle overlay at the skirt, unfinished edge at the overlay hem, ruching and an attached ruched silk belt at the waist, a scoop neck, and one inch straps. It is 34 inches long from the shoulder.
We hate the name of the Meatpacking Dress by Catherine Malandrino
, but we love the sophisticated look of it, as well as the strong purple color. There is a cowl neck, slant hip pockets, pleating at the waist, a buckled belt at the natural waist, ruching at the two inch straps, and a hidden back zipper. The skirt is lined, it is 100% silk, and it is 35 inches long.
The Valda Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
is simple and understated, so it'd work great with flashy accessories or shoes. It has a split V-neck, seam detail throughout, cap sleeves, and is lined. It is 32 inches long and comes in ivory and deep poppy.
August 18, 2009
The Spring Dress by Catherine Malandrino
is a dress you need to see a bit closer up so you can appreciate the details. You may not be able to tell from the picture that it is a pointelle sweater dress! There is pleated trim at the scoop neck, ribbed banding at the waist, ribbed stripes at the bodice and skirt, and short sleeves. It is 34 inches from the center of the back, and it has a contrast lining.
If you love belts, the Tank Dress with Chain Belt by Alice + Olivia
may be the perfect black dress for you. There is a wrinkled patent belt with tiered chain detail at the natural waist as well as a scoop neck, ruching at the waist, on-seam hip pockets, tulle interlining at the skirt, and one inch straps. The skirt is 100% silk while the bodice is a viscose and polyamide blend, and it is 34 inches long.
Every woman needs a little black dress, so today let's show only those! The Oxford Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
is up first. It has a pleated collar, vertical seams at the bust, thick pintucks and pleating at the waist, cap sleeves, and an exposed back zipper. It is understated, but still quite flattering. It is made of wool, lined, and hangs at 35 inches from the center of the back.
If you like ruffles, the Hope 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Dress by Twenty8Twelve
is the dress for you. There are tiered ruffles at the bottom hem and cuffs which bring some heaviness to the thin fabric. There is also a scoop neck, short sleeves, and it is 37.5 inches long.
August 17, 2009
We think the Grecian Dress by Grace Sun
is the perfect party dress. You will be noticed by all and be the prettiest girl in the room! It has a V-neck, draped and pleated overlay at the bust, an asymmetrical pleated overlay at the skirt, ruching and banding at the waist, one inch straps, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined, 34 inches long, and 100% silk.
We adore wrap dresses, and the black and white print on the Voce Wrap Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
really makes this one stand out. It has a waist tie and long sleeves, so it's perfect for the soon to be cooling weather. It is 100% silk and 34 inches long.
The Addison Dress by Twenty8Twelve
has the perfect floral print for fall. This dress has a layered and notched collar at the crossover V-neck, gathered elastic inset at the front, ruching at the back, picot edges, cap sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. It is semi-sheer, 34 inches long, and 100% silk.
August 14, 2009
We can't lie, we love this dress partially because we adore the name Avery. But it really is a head turner and quite beautiful regardless of the name. The Avery Colorblock Wrap Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
has a double hook-and-eye closure at the wrap front, a sweetheart neckline, peek-a-boo top hem, pleating at the bust, bow detail, pintucking and pleating at the empire waist, and is lined. The shell is a cotton and silk blend, and it is 33 inches long.
From far away, you'd never notice that the Striped Jersey Tied Dress at MaxStudio
really is striped. This elegant looking dress has a draped neckline, capelet that wraps around the back, belted waist with gathering, and chain stitch details. The capelet makes it interesting enough to turn heads, but it's still quite conservative and could be worn to work.
The Racer Back Dress with Ruffle by Splendid
looks girly, comfy, and perfect for all your more casual outings. It has a ruffle around the scoop neck, two buttons at the neck, and more ruffles at the racer back. It is 32 inches long and made from a cotton and modal blend.
We have found a cute dress for work for this week's Frugal Friday, the Abstract Plaid Dress at Charlotte Russe
. It's a fun and bold print, but one that you may get sick of quickly, so it's a good dress to buy a little more inexpensively. It has a scoop neck, skinny belt at the natural waist, and is 33 inches long. Dress is up with some fun heals, throw on a cardigan if you get cold, and you'll love it for the office! It's great for after work drinks too!
August 13, 2009
While the Fitted Combo Dress by Alexander Wang
is certainly not for everyone, it is an eye catcher and great if you want to look edgy. It has a sweetheart neckline, pleating at the sides, semi-molded cups, and an exposed side zipper. There's contrasting lining, and it is 25 inches long.
We cannot get enough of maxi dresses right now. The Angelina Dress by Mink Pink
has a pretty french country print, knotted triangle bodice with a keyhole, empire waist, elastic smocking at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is also fully lined.
We've shown so many black and white dresses lately, but we just cannot get enough of them! the Short Shirred Cocktail Dress by Faviana
has a sweetheart neckline, rhinestone embellishment and ruching at the bust, and spaghetti straps. It falls just above the knee.
August 12, 2009
We adore black and white, and the Split V Dress by Grace Sun
makes fun use out of the contrasting colors. Along the front pleats and the self-belt tie there is white ball-chain trim that stands out on the black cotton dress. There is also a crossover V-neck with a hidden single snap closure, gathered elastic banding at the waist, and on-seam hip pockets. This dress is 32 inches long.
The Embroidered Ruffled Swing Dress at MaxStudio
looks pretty simple from far away, but take a closer look and you'll see a lot more detail. Besides the shirring and ruffles at the bust, there is an embroidered overlay throughout the skirt. This dress also has an empire waist, exposed back zipper with ribbons attached, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It falls 26 inches from the waist.
While busy and detailed dresses are a lot of fun, sometimes we just want something simple and classic. In this instance, check out the Shirred Dress by Lotta Stensson
. It is a simple black cocktail dress with shirring at the sides and a V-neck. It hits just below the knee.
August 11, 2009
We aren't normally a fan of shirt dresses, but the Shirt Dress by Rojas
is a classic that you'll be reaching for over all your other dresses. It has a V-neck, buttons down the front, self tie at the natural waist, and two pockets. It's also lined.
The Bustier Detail Pleated Mini Dress by Black Halo
is perfect for you if you want some color this fall. It has a plunging neckline, sheer shoulders, a gold-toned pleather belt and pleats at the natural waist, and lined pockets. It is made from an elasticized viscose, 34 inches long, and available in geranium, persimmon, and cranberry.
August 10, 2009
The Erien Dress by Theory
is a fun party dress, but it has a self tie leather belt at the natural waist which gives it an edge. There is also pleating at the waist and pockets at the hip. It is 30 inches long.
The Mesh Ornate V-Neck Dress by Qi Cashmere
is technically grey, so feel free to wear it after Labor Day! It has a slight V-neck with mesh covered button detail, banding at the short sleeves and bottom hem, a tie at the waist, and a keyhole at the back. It is made from a silk and cotton blend.
August 7, 2009
We like the combination of a casual bodice and fancier skirt on the Striped & Solid Jersey Ruched Dress at MaxStudio
. The bodice is striped with a V-neck and no sleeves, and there is ruching across the middle. It is 25 inches from the waist. Wear alone or over a long sleeved shirt for a few different looks.
The Tropical Poppy Silk Dress by Tibi
is a bit more fluorescent than most other floral prints we've seen lately, so you'll stand out from everyone else when you wear it! It has a crossover halter neck with ruching, a self tie belt and ruching at the waist, and a side zipper. It is also fully lined and made from a cotton and silk blend.
August 6, 2009
If pink is a favorite of yours, check out the Long Prairie Dress by Lotta Stensson
. This maxi dress has a slight V-neck, adjustable bow tie straps, an elasticized empire waist with ruching, and wide ruffle trim at the bottom hem. There is also metallic stripes throughout.
The Silk Maxi Striped Dress by Gypsy 05
combines two of the summer's biggest trends: tie dye and maxi dresses! This striped dress has a crossover V-neck, adjustable elasticized drawstring tie at the waist, peace signs at the ends of the tie, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk.
The Banded Henley Dress by Autumn Cashmere
is the perfect work dress for fall. It has a crew neck, black trim throughout, six buttons down the front, two pockets with buttons, and short sleeves. We adore the black and white combo as our faithful readers know, and as it's knit, it will keep you a little warmer than your summer frocks.
August 5, 2009
The floral print is too pretty to pass up on the Galila Dress by Theory
. It has a ruffle at the crossover V-neck, tie at the natural waist, and a ruffle at the back of the straps. It is 100% silk with a 100% silk lining and is 38.5 inches long.
Yet another versatile dress from Diesel! The Dallyx Dress
has a scoop neck, scoop back, self tie belt at the natural waist, and ruffles at the arm holes. It is 100% cotton and 34 inches long.
August 4, 2009
The Cross Front Dress by Elizabeth and James
is an unusual but fun dress that you can wear well into the fall with a cute cardigan. It has a V-neck, straps that run through the neckline and cross in the front, pleating and a ruffle at the neck, seam detail at the waist, and an exposed zipper at the back. It is also 39 inches long.
The Camisole Dress by Rachel Pally
looks casual and comfy, which is what we expect from our maxi dresses. It has a V-neck, ruched banding below the bust, elastic banding at the back, and spaghetti straps. It is also 60 inches in length.
August 3, 2009
The name says it all with this next dress. The Flower Detail Short Dress by Sue Wong
stands apart because of its beautiful floral design at the skirt. This dress also has a pleated bodice with slight padding, a V-neck, stripes at the empire waist and bottom hem, side zipper, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk, lined, and available in black and brown.
Oh how we adore black and white together! The fern print of the Dagryl Dress by Diesel
could go either dressy or casual depending on how you accessorize, and the sexy cut will make everyone take a second look at you. There is a tunneled scoop neckline for adjustability with ruching, racer back, spaghetti straps, and an adjustable tie at the waist. It is 32 inches long.
August 2, 2009
July was over before we knew it! Here is a look back at all our favorite dresses during the month of July: