December 31, 2009

Monthly Round Up - December 2009

In 2009 we started It's The Dress, and we've had a blast writing for it. We have found a number of gorgeous dresses for all occasions, and we hope 2010 is as good for us. Here is a quick look back at the last month of 2009.

Casual Dresses

Cocktail Dresses

Halter Dresses

Maxi Dresses

Mini Dresses

Strapless Dresses

Work Dresses

Wrap Dresses

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December 31, 2009

Stripe Dress by Beyond Vintage

Horizontal stripes aren't for everyone, but if you can pull it off, you should consider the Stripe Dress by Beyond Vintage. This dress has a V-neck, gathered elastic waistband, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 42 inches long, semi-sheer, and 100% silk.
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December 31, 2009

Gabi Dress by Wink

The Gabi Dress by Wink is conservative enough for work, but the off-center zipper gives it some edginess. There's also an asymmetrical notched collar, welt hip pockets, ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. The placket is lined, and it is 32 inches long.
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December 30, 2009

One Shoulder Pleat Dress by Laila Azhar

We rarely like the one shoulder look, but it is fabulous on the One Shoulder Pleat Dress by Laila Azhar. This colorblock dress has an asymmetrical neckline, slant hip pockets, and exposed side zipper, boning at the bodice, three inch straps, and banding, darting, and pleating at the waist. It is 35 inches long and lined.
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December 29, 2009

Colorblock Racer Dress by Milly

We adore colorblocking, and the Colorblock Racer Dress by Milly is therefore a dress we would love to own. There is ruching at the scoop neck and waist, a hidden side zipper, a racer back, and 3/4 inch straps. It is 35 inches long and has some great colors for spring.
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December 28, 2009

Metallic Shift Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent

The Metallic Shift Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is a great dress to wear when ringing in 2010. Made of metallic jersey, it has assorted studs at the crew neck, an exposed back zipper, and ruching at the sides and shoulders. There is a jersey lining, and it is 34 inches long.
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Folded Neck Dress by Laila Azhar

The Folded Neck Dress by Laila Azhar is a great dress for your next party, and we adore the colorblocking yet again! There is fold detail at the V-neck and bust, thick pintucking and ruching at the waist, 1/2 inch straps, and a hidden side zipper. it is lined, 32 inches long, and the shell is 100% silk.
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December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

merry_christmas.jpg We are taking the day off to celebrate Christmas with the family. We'll be back again on Monday with more fabulous dress discoveries. To everyone else who celebrates, Merry Christmas!
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December 24, 2009

Cimmy Dress by Theory

The Cimmy Dress by Theory would be great for your next date! It has a jersey bodice and contrasting silk skirt, sweetheart neckline, seams at the bust, ruching and elastic banding at the waist, an exposed back zipper, peek-a-boo hem, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 33 inches long and lined.
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Dayna Long Dress by ADAM

If you are looking for something totally different than anything else out there for your next formal affair, check out the Dayna Long Dress by ADAM. This gorgeous print maxi dress features a V-neck, ruching at the shoulders, and two inch straps that look and tie at the deep scoop back. It is 64 inches long, lined, and 100% silk.
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December 23, 2009

The Sweetheart Dress by See by Chloe

The The Sweetheart Dress by See by Chloe has a nice contrast between sweet and edgy. There is a sweetheart neckline, seam detail, asymmetrical five buttons down the front that are engraved with hearts, and detachable and adjustable one inch straps. All this makes it sound girly, but the army color brings that down a notch. This dress is 33 inches long and made of stretch twill.
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Back Cutout Dress by Cynthia Rowley

We think the Back Cutout Dress by Cynthia Rowley is a great dress for the office, but you can make it work for almost any occasion depending on how you accessorize. There is banding at the crew neck and arm openings, cutotus and a hidden zipper at the back, and no sleeves. It is 34 inches long and available in red and black.
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December 22, 2009

Pamelot Wrap Dress by Diane von Furstenberg

You will need to take a closer look at the Pamelot Wrap Dress by Diane von Furstenberg in order to see all of its gorgeous details. There is smocking and accordion pleats throughout which really make it unique. This wrap dress also has a tie at the waist, ruffled hem and cuffs, and short sleeves. It is 34 inches long and lined.
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Flutter String Dress by Susana Monaco

The Flutter String Dress by Susana Monaco is similar to yesterday's Flutter Tube Dress, just with straps. It has an unfinished ruffle at the scoop neck, spaghetti straps, and is lined at the bodice. It is 32 inches long and comes in three colors: passion, black, and bijou.
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December 21, 2009

Meridian Dress by Sunner

The Meridian Dress by Sunner is a sleek and modern black dress perfect for your next cocktail party or dressy dinner. It features a deep V-neck, wrap detail at the skirt, charmeuse banding and tie at the waist, ruching at the waist and shoulders, a hidden side zipper, envelope hem, and two inch straps that tie behind the neck. It is 43 inches long, lined at the bodice, and 100% silk.
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Flutter Tube Dress by Susana Monaco

The Flutter Tube Dress by Susana Monaco is an adorable dress perfect for your next vacation. It has gathered elastic banding and an unfinished ruffle at the top hem and is lined at the bodice. It is 25 inches long and available in iris and lemon drop.
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December 18, 2009

Strapless Smocked Long Dress by Sunner

Dresses like the Strapless Smocked Long Dress by Sunner were very popular this past summer, and we think they will continue to be during the upcoming year. If you haven't picked one up yet, now is a great time if you are going on a warm weathered vacation soon. It has a smocked elastic bodice and gathered elastic banding at the top hem. It is 52 inches long and comes in both stone and tar.
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Marilu Dress by Diane von Furstenberg

We've mentioned many times how we adore black and white dresses here at It's the Dress. The Marilu Dress by Diane von Furstenberg is another example with black stripes over a white dress. It is a wrap dress with a self-belt tie at the waist, and it also features layered ruffles at the hem, ruching at the yoke, and cap sleeves. It is 100% silk and 33 inches long.
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December 17, 2009

Side Gathered Halter Dress by Susana Monaco

Here is simple and sexy done right! The Side Gathered Halter Dress by Susana Monaco features a scoop neck, ruching at the sides, and one inch straps that connect behind the neck. It is 32 inches long and available in two colors: black and bijou.
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Strapless Tulip Dress by Shoshanna

Gold is a great color to wear during the holidays. It will go great for a Christmas party or for New Years Eve. The Strapless Tulip Dress by Shoshanna is a strapless metallic-brocade dress with bias seams at the bodice, ruching at the waist, boning at the bodice, on-seam hip pockets, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined and 24 inches long.
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December 16, 2009

Shelly Dress by Velvet

We like the Shelly Dress by Velvet for both work and for drinks afterward. It has a cowl neck, ruching at the right hip, pleating at the left hip, bias seams at the skirt, and two inch straps. It is lined and 35 inches long.
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Skinny Halter Dress by Susana Monaco

Susana Monaco makes the kind of basics that we all want and need in our closets. We adore the Skinny Halter Dress, which we know every woman would get a ton of use out of. It has covered elastic banding at the scoop neck, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, and spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck. It is lined at the bodice, 32 inches long, and available in black and iris.
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December 15, 2009

Grosgrain Dress by Geren Ford

The sexy Grosgrain Dress by Geren Ford would be a great dress for your next date. It has a V-neck, vertical grosgrain ribbon banding at the sides, a hidden zipper and darting at the back, pleating at the front and shoulders, and cap sleeves. It is 31 inches long and 100% silk.
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Janice Combo Dress by Dolce Vita

The gold and black combo is a great look for a party. The Janice Combo Dress by Dolce Vita features a scoop neck, ruching at the waist, an exposed back zipper, darting at the bust, and one inch straps. It is a jersey dress with a gold print silk overlay at the skirt. It hangs at 33 inches in length from the shoulder.
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December 14, 2009

Soft Fine Jersey Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs

It's hard to look more adorable than when you are wearing the Soft Fine Jersey Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This colorblocked dress has a scoop neck, a drawstring at the waist, ruching at the shoulders, two buttons at the left shoulder, tiered cuffs, and short sleeves. It is 34 inches long.
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Dee Dee Dress by Velvet

Today we're featuring a few of our favorite navy dresses. First up is the Dee Dee Dress by Velvet, which would be perfect for the office. This jersey dress has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the sides, and elbow length sleeves. It is lined and 37 inches long.
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Adedra Dress by Theory

The Adedra Dress by Theory is a cute, two-tone dress perfect for your every day life. It has a sweetheart neckline, tiered skirt with unfinished edges, seam detail at the bodice, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps. This dress hangs at 33 inches in length.
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December 11, 2009

Striped Tank Dress by Alice + Olivia

Planning a vacation to somewhere warm? The Striped Tank Dress by Alice + Olivia is a dress you'll want to take with you. It has a scoop neck, gathered elastic banding at the back, adjustable spaghetti straps, and colorful stripes throughout. It is 32 inches long, lined, and 100% silk.
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Buttercup Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss

The Buttercup Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss stands out because of it's flirty flounce hem. There is also tiered mesh and chiffon ruffles at the scoop neck, a single button keyhole at the back, and 1.5 inch straps. It is lined, 35 icnhes long, and 100% silk.
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December 10, 2009

Cee Cee Mini Dress by Black Halo

It may be hard to see from the picture, but the Cee Cee Mini Dress by Black Halo has a navy skirt. It's a nice change from your typical little black dress. There are layered chiffon ruffles at the silk bodice, seam detail at the fitted, stretch skirt, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a hidden side zipper. It is 34 inches long and lined.
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Sequin Dress by Vince

Here is a gorgeous cocktail dress for your next party. The Sequin Dress by Vince has sequins throughout, unfinished jersey banding at the scoop neck and arm openings, an unfinished hem, and 1.5 inch straps. It is 35 inches long.
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December 9, 2009

Tiered Strapless Dress by Shoshanna

Much like yesterday's Flutter Sleeve Dress, we think the color of the Tiered Strapless Dress by Shoshanna is quite striking. This strapless dress has boning at the shirred bodice, ruched tiers at the skirt, a ruffled hem, and a hidden back zipper. It is 50 inches long, lined, and 100% silk.
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Twisted Halter Dress by Alice + Olivia

If you want to look fabulous on your next tropical vacation or just want to start buying for the summer months, the Twisted Halter Dress by Alice + Olivia is one to look at. This gorgeous dress has asymmetrical pleating at the bodice and waist, wrap detail at the skirt, ruched straps that tie behind the neck, and a hidden back zipper. It is 34 inches long, made of a stretchy silk, and also lined in silk.
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December 8, 2009

Flutter Sleeve Dress by Shoshanna

The Flutter Sleeve Dress by Shoshanna would be great for a dinner party or date. There is a square nekline, gathered elastic banding at the waist, adjustable snap closure at the studded belt, pintucks at the hem, ruching at the shoulders, a hidden side zipper, and double-layered short flutter sleeves. It is lined, 36 inches long, and 100% silk. We adore the bright blue iris color too.
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Lila Strapless Dress / Skirt by Ella Moss

Who doesn't love versatility? The Lila Strapless Dress / Skirt by Ella Moss can be worn either as a skirt or dress, giving you two great looks. It has thick, covered elastic banding at the top hem, ruching at the back, and a flounce bottom hem. It is 36 inches long, lined, and available in black and denim.
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December 7, 2009

Long Fortuna Dress by Rachel Pally

The Long Fortuna Dress by Rachel Pally will allow you to look like and feel like a goddess! It has a ruched bodice, ruched triangle inset at the bust, knife pleats at the empire waist, draped pockets at the sides, gathered elastic banding at the top hem, and an unfinished edge at the bottom hem. The bodice is lined, and it is 52 inches long.
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Draped Panel Dress by Alice + Olivia

The Draped Panel Dress by Alice + Olivia looks ethereal with the draped overlays at the bodice and back. This halter dress also features ruching at the V-neck and double spaghetti straps. It is 31 inches long, 100% silk, and lined.
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December 4, 2009

Peplum Dress by Alice + Olivia

The Peplum Dress by Alice + Olivia is perfect for you if you want to look like you have a few more curves than you do. It features a wide neck, peplum, and a single button and zipper at the cutout back. It is wool with a silk lining and 33 inches long.
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Pleat Detail Sheath Dress by Shoshanna

The Pleat Detail Sheath Dress by Shoshanna works well for both the office and then your after work events. It has pleating at the scoop neck, bias seams at the front, 1.25 inch straps, darting and a six inch slit at the back, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined, 34 inches long, and the bodice is silk while the skirt is a cotton and silk blend.
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Buttercup Short Sleeve Dress by Ella Moss

We still love floral prints but haven't found many dresses like this in a while. The Buttercup Short Sleeve Dress by Ella Moss has a V-neck, five buttons at the front, ruching at the placket and waist, short sleeves, a hidden side zipper, and a slip-dress lining, It is 35 inches long and 100% silk.
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December 3, 2009

Spectator Dress by Cynthia Rowley

We covet this next dress because we love the colorblocking and feminine silhouette. The Spectator Dress by Cynthia Rowley features a sweetheart neckline, pleating at the bodice, asymmetrical banding and ruching at the waist, on-seam hip pockets, four inch banding at the bottom hem, a tie, hidden zipper, and gathered elastic banding at the back, and spaghetti straps. The bodice is silk lined, and the dress hangs at 31 inches.
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Strapless Mini Dress by Shoshanna

The Strapless Mini Dress by Shoshanna is fabulous because you have endless ways of accessorizing. We like the look on the model with the black tights, but you can do so much more if you'd rather. This dress has a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the waist, bias seams and boning at the bodice, on-seam hip pockets, and a hidden back zipper. It is 24 inches long, lined, and made of a cotton and silk blend.
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December 2, 2009

Luminous Vision Dress by Twinkle

Here is a handsome cocktail dress with some cute details! The Luminous Vision Dress by Twinkle has a sweetheart neckline with lamé banding, lamé straps at the cutout back, seam detail at the bust, ruching and two inch banding at the empire waist, on-seam hip pockets, and a hidden back zipper. It is 34 inches long and lined.
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Corset Dress by Sauce

We've found the perfect dress for your next date. The Corset Dress by Sauce is a jersey dress with boning and seam detail at the corset-style bodice, ruching at the waist, detachable and adjustable contrasting elastic straps, and a hidden back zipper. It is 32 inches long.
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December 1, 2009

String Back Long Dress by T-Bags

The brown and black print on the String Back Long Dress by T-Bags is pretty and interesting. There is a V-neck, beaded tassels at the chain belt, metal rings that gather the spaghetti straps at the back, and an unfinished bottom hem. It is 61 inches long.
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Cherry Blossom Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs

The Cherry Blossom Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a lovely conservative dress that would be great for a winter wedding. It features a jacquard cherry blossom pattern throughout, a wide neck, square back, pleating at the neck and waist, slant hip pockets, quilted panel at the back, quilted banding at the waist and cuffs, ruching at the shoulders, a single button at the cuffs, short sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. It is 33 inches long, 100% silk, and lined at the bodice.
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New Combo Dress by Rebecca Taylor

The New Combo Dress by Rebecca Taylor is a sexy and feminine frock that you'll be itching to wear all the time. It has ruchign and bias seams at the bust, topstitched banding at the waist and topstitched vertical seams at the skirt, a five inch slit at the back, a grosgrain trimmed placket, ruffle trimmed and ruched shoulders, ruched short sleeves, and an exposed zipper. It is 38 inches long, lined, and the bodice is silk while the skirt is wool.
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Monthly Round Up - November

As the holiday season approaches, we've discovered a bunch of beautiful dresses. Here is a look back at November:

Casual Dresses

Cocktail Dresses

Dress News

Halter Dresses

Maxi Dresses

Mini Dresses

Sales

Strapless Dresses

Work Dresses

Wrap Dresses

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