September 30, 2009
We love almost anything with the black and white combination, so of course we're totally about the Dark Sensation Dress by LaROK
. This dress features a sweetheart neckline, pleated and draped overlay at the bodice, an exposed back zipper, boning at the built-in peek-a-boo underwire bra, cutout and hidden zipper at the back, and 1.5 inch straps. It is lined and 34 inches long.
September 30, 2009
The Wanda Dress by Velvet
is simple yet cute and can be worn on a date or for your errands around town. It has a cowl neck, front draping, unfinished hem, and cap sleeves. It hangs at 33 inches in length.
September 29, 2009
The Rhian Dress by Velvet
has all the casual elegance that this designer usually possesses. There is ruching at the front, gathered elastic banding at the back, a self-belt tie, straps that cross at the front, and an unfinished hem at the lining. It is 35 inches in length.
September 29, 2009
The bright red color of the Multi Gather Peplum Dress by Alice + Olivia
will help you stand out in a crowd, but it's an interesting dress besides that. It features a pleated overlay at the bust, pleated peplum and ruched banding at the waist, one inch straps, and a hidden back zipper. It is also fully lined.
September 29, 2009
The style of the V Neck Dress by Tibi
is rather ethereal. There are crisscross overlays at the front, ruching at the scoop neck, waist, and shoulders, a hidden back zipper, and 1.5 inch straps. It is 34 inches long, lined, and 100% silk.
September 28, 2009
Looking for a new little black dress? The Latte Shift Dress by Hanii Y
will definitely work! It has quilted silk-chiffon banding at the crew neck, a chiffon inset at the back, two overlays and a hidden zipper at the back, and quilted banding at the waist and shoulders. It is 36 inches long, lined, and made of a wool and silk combination that will help keep you warm this fall.
The Tuxedo Dress by Tibi
is a bold dress that really makes a statement. There is a crossover V-neck, T back, layered grosgrain ruffles at the bodice, five buttons at the skirt, two buttons at the back, envelope hem, and 1.25 inch straps. The bodice is silk while the skirt is stretch wool. It is 36 inches long and fully lined.
September 25, 2009
Once again Susana Monaco has come out with a dress that is simple, yet adorable. We covet everything she designs! The Selma Dress
has a V-neck, ruching at the front and shoulders, banding at the empire waist, and straps that cross at the back. It is lined, 34 inches long, and available in midnight and baguette.
We quite like the color of the Modal Jersey Long Sleeve Dress by Splendid
. This simple frock has a peek-a-boo V-neck at the cowl neck and long sleeves. It is made from a modal and supima cotton blend and is 34 inches long.
Here is a cute dress that won't break the bank! The Shine 3/4 Sleeve Drape Neck Tee Dress
is by Michael Stars. It has a draped neckline, seaqm detail at the empire waist, 3/4 length sleeves, and falls to just above the knee. It is made of a cotton and nylon blend and available in two colors: forest and cranberry.
September 24, 2009
The Nadja Jersey Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
is a cute and flattering little black dress. It has a V-neck, five buttons at the cami inset, ruching and ruffles at the waist, pleating and grosgrain tie at the back, and a ruffled bottom hem. It is 33 inches in length.
The Prisema Dress by Theory
is perfect if you aren't very curvy and want to add a bit of dimension to your hip area. This dress has a scoop neck, ruffled tiers at the skirt, no sleeves, and four buttons at the back. it is lined and 33 inches long.
The Knife Pleated Dress by Sue Wong
is a cute and youthful dress is a fabulous fall color. It has a floral pattern made up of beads at the bust, knife pleating at the empire waist, more beading throughout the skirt, a hidden side zipper, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is also fully lined, 37 inches long, and made of 100% silk.
September 23, 2009
The Evening Walk Dress by Twinkle
is a beautiful cocktail dress in a gorgeous emerald color. It has a scoop neck, ruching and pleated banding at the waist, split banding at the patch bust pocket, cascading ruffle at the front, and a back tie. It is 100% silk, lined, and 35 inches long.
We like the print of the Robe Dress by Rebecca Minkoff
. It's similar to the many floral prints we saw this spring and summer, but it's in colors perfect for fall. It features a crossover V-neck, wrap detail at the skirt, ruching and a tie at the waist, six snaps at the waist, pleating at the shoulders, and wrap detail at the elbow-length sleeves. It is made from 100% silk, lined, and hangs at 32 inches.
We were first drawn to the Lurex & Silk Jacquard Cocktail Dress at MaxStudio
because of the rows of metallic frayed lurex at the skirt that create a whole lot of texture. There's also a deep V-neck and back with elastic trim that criss-crosses right below it, elastic banding at the waist, ruching at the bust, and slightly accentuated shoulders. It is fully lined and hangs 26 inches from the waist.
September 22, 2009
The back of the Scoop Neck Pleated Dress by Rebecca Minkoff
is quite spectacular. There is a pleated overlay, zipper trim at the deep V-back, and a hidden back zipper. There's also a crew neck, princess seams at the front, ruching at the shoulders, pintucked cuffs, and short sleeves. It is lined, made from a stretchy silk, and 34 inches long. Love the royal blue color as well.
The Allegra Dress by Fiumicelli
is not exactly original; we've seen many dresses that look quite similar. But we adore the teal color! It has a V-neck, draping and pleating at the bust, darting and a hidden zipper at the back, and no sleeves. It is 36 inches long and 100% silk.
September 21, 2009
You will need confidence and personality to handle the Award Worthy Dress by LaROK
, but if you've got it, you'll definitely be a head turner! This dress features contrast rosettes and sequins at the bust, ombré cascading ruffles at the skirt, cutout and gathered elastic banding at the back, a triple hook-and-eye closure at the back sequined bra strap, ruching at the empire waist, and boning at the bust. It is 27 inches long and lined throughout.
The Kelsey Dress with Raw Edge Collar by Milly
is a great work dress as it's conservative and sophisticated. What you may not see at first glance is the bright pink fabric at the seven inch vent at the back. It also has a fold over collar and banding at the crew neck, an unfinished edge at the collar, one inch grosgrain banding at the waist, and a hidden zipper at the back. It is 35 inches long, lined, and made of partially wool.
The Mandy Sheath Dress by Black Halo
would actually be a great work dress if you can get away with the cutouts at the front and back. It has a textured top, leather banding at the waist, crew neck, exposed back zipper, and two button closures at the back of the neck. It hangs at 35 inches in length.
September 19, 2009
Here's a pretty work dress that will keep you warm and stylish. The Crepe Twill Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
has a bow at the cowl neck, frayed edges at the bow, vertical front seams, and three inch cuffs, ruching at the back, a hidden side zipper, and elbow-length sleeves. It is 35 inches long, lined, and 100% wool.
September 18, 2009
The pine color of the Boho Dress by Susana Monaco
is perfect for the colder months, especially the holiday season, which is quickly approaching. This dress features a deep V-neck, ruffle trim and ruching at the bust, empire waist, and shoulders, unfinished banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length bell sleeves. It is 32 inches long, lined at the bodice, and made partially of wool. It is also available in mulberry.
We are quite fond of the blue print of the Deep V Dress by T-Bags
. It almost looks like an animal print, but not quite so offensive. It has a deep V-neck and back, ruching at the bust and shoulders, ruched banding at the waist, and a draped overlay at the skirt. It is 34 inches long. You can wear it alone if you dare, or add a simple camisole underneath for a little extra coverage.
September 17, 2009
Looking for the perfect strapless dress? We've discovered it in the Sweetheart Strapless Dress by Shoshanna
. It has a sweetheart neckline, knife pleats at the waist, welt hip pockets, a hidden back zipper, and boning and seam detail a the bodice. This dress hangs at 27 inches, is lined, available in chocolate and deep blue, and it's made from a cotton and silk blend. It's simple enough that you can accessorize it however you want to, but it's flattering enough that everyone will notice you at the party!
The Faith Dress by Velvet
is a simple dress with just enough detail that it isn't boring. There is an inverted triangle inset and ruching at the V-neck, an unfinished hem at the lining, and short dolman sleeves. It is 35 inches long. Pair with many different accessories and wear with flats or your favorite heels.
September 16, 2009
A Grecian look with a bold red color, we love the combination! The Double Strap V Neck Dress by T-Bags
has a V-neck and back, ruching at the empire waist, an unfinished bottom hem, and metal beading at the double one inch straps. The bodice is lined, and it is 34 inches long.
Here is a great dress if you are tall as it'll show off your long legs. The Ruffle Mini Dress by Laila Azhar
has an unfinished hem at the asymmetrical overlay, a sweetheart neckline, boning at the bust, cutout and seam detail at the back, and a hidden side zipper. It is 22 inches long and 100% silk.
The August Ridge Waist Wrap Dress by Free People
is simple yet adorable, and a good stand by for your wardrobe. It has elastic banded embroidery at the waist, a scoop neck and back, flounce bottom, side pockets, and puff short sleeves with banded cuffs. It is 35 inches long and available in two colors, ballet pink and charcoal.
September 15, 2009
We think this would be a great dress for work. Conservative, but it's still quite unique and interesting. The Colorblock V Neck Dress by Tibi
has a crossover V-neck, pleated shoulders, knot detail and four inch ruched banding at the waist, a single button keyhole and hidden zipper at the back, and crossover detail at the elbow-length sleeves. Included is a slip dress lining. It is 33 inches long, and it is made of 100% silk.
Looking to add a little plaid into your wardrobe but are too afraid you'll look like a lumberjack? The Pettibone Dress by Ella Moss
will help you out. It has an understated plaid jersey skirt with a solid bodice. There is a tie and layered ruffles at the split V-neck, self-belt tie and gathered elastic banding at the waist, and a lined bodice. It is 34 inches long from the center of the back.
September 14, 2009
The Viona Dress by What Comes Around Goes Around
has some very interesting crystal and bead trim at the split V-neck which makes it stand apart from other dresses. There is also beading at the front and back and a lining. It is 33 inches long and made from 100% silk.
The Pleated Detail Bustier by Catherine Malandrino
is a little busy, but it's so feminine and beautiful that we couldn't pass it up! It has rosette detail and pleated ruffle trim at the front, a smocked elastic back, and a hidden side zipper. It is 100% wool. Perfect for looking like a ballerina princess at your next party.
September 12, 2009
The Dotted Wool Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
is a dress that will be in style for years. It has a wide neck, V-back, pleating and knot detail at the waist, bow detail at the shoulders, and grosgrain pull at the exposed back. It hangs at 35 inches long, is lined, and is made of mostly wool.
September 11, 2009
Look closely at the Gaia Mini Dress by Black Halo
, and you'll see it's denim! There is a V-neck, a notch and pintucking at the bust, bias seams at the empire waist and natural waist, exposed back zipper, adjustable spaghetti straps, and lightly padded cups. It is lined and 33 inches long.
We think the Fuchsia Party Dresses by Alexia Admor
is one of the cutest dresses around and perfect for your next party! It has a sweetheart neckline, embellished empire waist, and a fitted bodice. Besides dark fuchsia, it is available in violet
Looking for a great fall dress that won't break the bank? This week's Frugal Friday pick is the Empire Peasant Dress
at New York & Co. This cute frock has shirring at the scoop neck and empire waist, raw edges on the ruffles at the elasticized cuffs, and 3/4 length raglan puff sleeves. It is also available in five colors: irish setter red, beating red, zesty teal, fuchsia garden, and black.
September 10, 2009
The Belted Wrap Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
can be worn to the office and on your date after work! There is a crossover V-neck, pleating at the waist, wrap detail at the skirt, metallic leather belt, four buttons and a hidden zipper at the side, and cap sleeves. It is 34 inches long and 100% silk.
Black Halo makes such sexy yet comfortable clothing! The Julian Dress
is a jersey halter dress with an interesting diamond at the bodice. There's also ruching throughout the bodice, two buttons behind the neck, and two inch straps. The bodice is lined, the dress is 34 inches long, and it is available in grey and sapphire.
The Graphic Cutout Ponte Dress by Free People
is a cute dress for hanging out with your friends or going out to lunch or any casual setting. It has a floral print on the top, pleating at the front, banded waist, a cut out at the back with metallic elastic banding, short sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. It hangs at 34 inches. Looks great alone, paired with tights like on the model, or with a cute cardigan.
September 9, 2009
The Tiered Shirred Printed Chiffon Dress at MaxStudio
is a floral print dress that reminds us of an impressionist painting. It features a sweetheart neckline, fitted and shirred bust, vertical seaming, a bubble bottom hem, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a back zipper with a ribbon attached. It is also fully lined and 100% silk.
The print of the Strapless Twist Dress by Shoshanna
looks like it's made out of a braided material throughout which makes us want to take a closer look. There is a sweetheart neckline, boning and ruching at the bodice, ruching at the empire waist, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined and 100% silk.
The focal point of the Diamond Wrap Dress by Rachel Pally
is a diamond-shaped inset at the side. From there is ruching and wrap detail. This dress also has a crossover V-neck, two inch straps, and is 35 inches long.
September 8, 2009
From far away, we actually thought the Solid Silk Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
was a wrap dress, but it just has cute ruffle trim throughout the front. There's also a crew neck, self-belt tie, keyhole and two buttons at the bust, ruching at the waist, back, shoulders, and cuffs, three buttons at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 36 inches long and 100% silk.
The sexy and unusual Eva Mini Dress by Black Halo
would stand out in any color, but in red, you will be ravishing! There is a split deep V-neck, seam detail at the waist, short flutter sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. The bodice, back, and sides are lined, and it is 34 inches long.
Susana Monaco makes clothing with such clean and smooth silhouettes that they are extremely flattering on so many. One new dress of hers, the Cross Back Dress
, fits this bill with a scoop neck, pleating at the empire waist, and straps that cross at the back. It is 33 inches long and available in midnight and azzuro.
September 7, 2009
One of our favorite things about Velvet is that they so often offer a bunch of colors to choose from, so you're bound to find one that fits your coloring and personal preferences. The Jennica Dress
is one such dress. Available in four colors (currant, shingle, galaxy, and black), it has a fold-over collar, 11 buttons down the front, a smocked elastic waist, patch bust pocket, and 3/4 length sleeves. It hangs at 34 inches in length.
We haven't found a dress that we love more for work this fall than the Combo Sheath Dress by Shoshanna
. It combines a mid-weight jersey bodice with a variegated-striped felt skirt. You'll stay warm and still look professional and fashionable in it! There is a wide scoop neck, seam detail at the front, ruching and banding at the waist, and a hidden back zipper. The skirt is lined, and it hangs at 35 inches.
We simply adore the Turtle Shift by Susana Monaco
, which to us is the perfect work dress. It is sophisticated and stylish, yet conservative enough for most all work settings. It has a tie at the turtleneck, short sleeves, and hangs at 34 inches from the shoulder. It is available in three colors too: jet, midnight, and black.
September 6, 2009
Who would adore the zig zag print of the Carla Dress by Brigid Catiis
? This dress has a V-neck, tie at the open back, wrap detail at the skirt, and spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck. It is semi-sheer, 39 inches long, and made from 100% reclaimed cotton.
September 5, 2009
The purple color of the Strapless Dress by Tibi
is what will make you stand out at your next cocktail party. It has a sweetheart neckline, wrap detail at the skirt, padded cups, boning and seam detail at the bodice, a hidden back zipper, and built-in bra band. It is 25 inches long and lined throughout.
September 4, 2009
The Leese Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
is pulled together because of the pleated and studden self-belt tie at the waist which stands out amongst the black of the dress. There is also a split V-neck, on-seam hip pockets, ruching at the waist, hidden five button closure, and pleating at the back, shoulders, and cuffs. It is 34 inches long.
You cannot help but turn heads when wearing the Artemis Dress by Rachel Pally
because its construction is so unique. It has an asymmetrical overlay, cowl neck, ruching at the front and right shoulder, and 2.5 inch straps. It is 32 inches long and available in cream and everglade.
For this week's Frugal Friday, we've found a cute dress for the office. The Meadow Creek Grey Dress by XOXO
features a square neck, seam detail at the neckline, a black belt at the waist, slit at the back, hidden back zipper, and cap sleeves. It hangs just above the knee.
September 3, 2009
This spin on menswear would be a great dress to wear to the office. The Beatrice Dress by Dolce Vita
is a double breasted sleeveless dress with a notched collar, crossover V-neck, four buttons and four button detail at the skirt, pleating at the yoke and waist, slant hip pockets, cuffed arm openings and short sleeves. It is lined at the front, 100% silk, and 33 inches long.
Interesting how this next dress is a mini but somehow still looks elegant. The Valda Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
has a split V-neck, seam detail throughtout, and cap sleeves. It is lined, 32 inches long, made of mostly wool, and available in ivory and deep poppy.
We adore the extra edginess of the sweet sounding Ballerina Strapless Dress with Belt by Alice + Olivia
. There is metallic black lace on the bodice, lace covered belt, boning at the bodice for support, pleating at the waist, and a back zipper. We like how the black contrasts with the blush colored dress. The skirt is fully lined in silk as well.
September 2, 2009
We cannot help but get excited for plaid this time of year, and the Hollywood Dress by Nanette Lepore
is the best way we've seen it in a dress this year. This stunning piece has a deep V-neck, draping at the waist, thick straps, and a hidden side zipper. It is full lined, 36 inches long, and made from a mix of materials including wool and acrylic, so it'll be warm this winter.
The Shirt Snob is not usually a fan of animal prints, but the Cheetah Ombre Dress by C&C California
doesn't go overboard with the look at all. Besides, we think it's interesting how to see an ombré print such as this. There is a V-neck, ruffle trim at the empire waist, and 1.25 inch straps. The skirt is 100% silk while the bodice is 50% supima cotton and 50% micro modal, and it hangs at 34 inches.
Leave it to Velvet to make such a casual and comfortable dress. The Dannie Dress
has a split V-neck, drawstring at the waist, on-seam hip pockets, gathered elastic cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 33 inches long.
September 1, 2009
We actually didn't realize at first that the Apocalyptic Dress by Foley + Corinna
was tie dyed! Interesting style of dress and use of colors here, we adore the look! It has a V-neck and back, bow at the bust, ruching and charmeuse banding at the empire waist, gathered elastic banding and a double hook-and-eye closure at the back, ruffled tiers at the hem, smocking at the shoulders, and two inch straps. There is a visible slip dress lining, it is 100% silk, and it hangs at 34 inches long.
We chose the Floral Fly Away Dress by Rebecca Taylor
because of its perky blue print that looks like a lot of fun to wear. This shirtdress has a V-neck, eight buttons down the front, cascading ruffle trim at the placket, drawstring at the drop waist, and short flutter sleeves. It is 33 inches long.
We're quite fond of the earthy teal color of the Synthesizer Dress by Vena Cava
. There is a V ring at the V-neck, pleating and self-belt tie at the waist, front overlay, padded shoulders, vent at the back, hidden zipper, and no sleeves. The bust is lined, and it is 34 inches long.
This summer flew by! In August, we here at It's the Dress found a bunch of great dresses for both warmer and slightly cooler temperatures. Here's a look back at the month's fabulous finds: