January 29, 2010
There are very few items of clothing that we like with large beads. It is so easy for this look to be gaudy. But on the Beaded Cut Away Dress by Shoshanna
, it's elegant and beautiful. This dress has the wood beading at the crew neck and bust, knife pleats at the waist, two button keyhole and a hidden zipper at the back, and no sleeves. The bodice is lined, and it is 34 inches long.
January 28, 2010
We like the print of the Man Hunt Strapless Dress by Mink Pink
. The charcoal and silver combination is a bit of an icy look, but when you wear it with confidence, you will be the most stunning person in the room. It has a sweetheart neckline, seamed cups, a pleated waist, and an exposed zipper, smocked elastic banding, and vertical seams at the back. It hangs at 24 inches in length and the bodice is also lined.
January 27, 2010
The burnt orange color is what first stood out to us, but we also think the large cascading ruffles and tiered skirt of the Tiered Ruffle Dress by Juicy Couture
are flirty and fun. This dress also features unfinished edges at the tiers, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, an unfinished hem, and spaghetti straps. The bodice is lined, it is 32 inches long, and it is also available in a camouflage print
January 26, 2010
The mango color of the Pleat Strapless Dress by Shoshanna
is beautiful and perfect for spring. There are bias pleats at the bodice and waist, on-seam hip pockets, boning and vertical seams at the bodice, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined, 25 inches long, and a sateen faille.
January 25, 2010
Two things we adore, black and white together and polka dots, make up the Every Breath Dress by Nanette Lepore
. This dress features asymmetrical ruffles at the crossover V-neck, ruching at the yoke and back, a print tie and pleating at the waist, short flutter sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. The skirt is lined, it is 100% silk, and it is 33 inches long.
January 21, 2010
The Gauze Dress by Splendid
can be worn as a skirt as well as a dress so there is a lot of versatility with it. It has fold-over banding at the top hem and is wrinkled throughout. There is a jersey lining, it is 42 inches long, and it comes in three colors: white, cayenne, and coal.
This bohemian mini dress is a great way to show off your legs. The Shirred Empire Paisley Dress by Juicy Couture
has a V-neck, jacquard stripes throughout, a tasseled tie and three buttons at the bust, ruffle trim and gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 31 inches long, semi-sheer and available in two colors: carbon and air.
January 20, 2010
No one does stripes like Ella Moss. The Trixie Dress
has a crossover V-neck, self-belt tie at the gathered elastic waist, a pleat at the shoulders, slant hip pockets, and short sleeves. It is 33 inches long and has a slip dress lining.
The Beach Gauze Long Dress by C&C California
is a simple dress, but it allows you to accessorize in many different ways. It has lattice banding at the crossover V-neck, crossover V-back, and rounded bottom hem, gathered elastic empire waist, and 1.25 inch straps. It is made of a wrinkled cotton gauze, lined, and 54 inches long.
January 19, 2010
The Daisy Stripe Dress by Anna Sui
is very girly and whimsical. There is an open-weave, jacquard lattice pattern throughout, a sweetheart neckline, five buttons at the front, mesh and frayed chiffon trim at the smocked elastic waist, solid trim at the tiered skirt, ruffles at the top hem, a surged bottom hem, and one inch straps. The skirt is lined, it is 100% silk, and it hangs at 34 inches in length.
We don't normally think of Ella Moss as a sexy designer, but that certainly is the case with her Aster Dress
. This two-toned jersey dress has a cowl neck, gathered elastic banding at the waist, seam detail at the skirt, knife pleats at the shoulders, and short dolman sleeves. The bodice is lined, and it is 32 inches long.
The Starlight Coast Dress by Free People
is very pretty with its rhinestone and bead embellished scooped neckline. There is also a metallic elastic waistband, mesh insets at the bottom with lace trim and pintucking, tiered skirt, and spaghetti straps. It has a lined bottom, is 29 inches long, and available in white and grey.
January 18, 2010
Black lace is mysterious and intriguing. If you like that idea, see the Lace Strapless Dress by Only Hearts
. This dress has stretch lace throughout, a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the bodice, gathered elastic banding at the top hem and waist, and an unfinished, asymmetrical bottom hem. There is a jersey lining, it is 43 inches long, and mesh panties are included.
We love that the Striped Shirtdress by Free People
is more feminine looking than other shirt dresses on the market. This dress has a fold-over collar, six buttons at the front, button-patch bust pockets, a canvas tie at the waist, slant pockets at the hip, ruching at the bias waist seam, and cuffed elbow-length sleeves. It is 32 inches long.
The cute Cannery Row Dress by Free People
is a dress that is hard not to love. It has vertical stripes throughout, a fold-over collar, six buttons down teh front, a tie sash around the waist, a flounce bottom, button pockets at the bust, and cuffed elbow-length sleeves. It is 34.5 inches long and available in yellow and blue.
January 15, 2010
The colorful and crazy print on the Splish Splash Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
reminds us of the 80s. There is a sweetheart neckline, pleated ruffle at the top hem, ruching and vertical seam at the bust, pleated banding and ruching at the waist, topstitched pintucks at the hip, vertical seam and hidden zipper at the back and one inch straps that tie at the shoulder. It is also 34 inches long.
The Mia Mini Dress by Black Halo
works well for both the office and drinks later on that evening. It has a notched collar at the deep crossover V-neck, ruching at the sides, draping at the front and back, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is lined at the skirt and 36 inches in length.
Feel like the prettiest girl in the room when you wear the Beaded Silk Charmeuse & Chiffon Dress at MaxStudio
. It features a silk charmeuse bodice with folded and beaded floral appliqués, pleats and ruffles at the empire waist, smocking at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It falls 26 inches from the waist and is 100% silk.
January 14, 2010
We cannot get over how cute the Sequin Tulle Cocktail Dress by Haute Hippie
. You will be the talk of the party when you wear this! It features a sequined bodice, ruffled tulle skirt, grosgrain tie at the waist, and a hidden back zipper. The skirt is lined, and it is 25 inches long.
The Paintball Print Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
is a fun way to wear polka dots. It has a pleated panel and vertical banding at the bodice, a tie at the pleated waist, 1/2 inch banding and pleating at the hem, adjustable 1/2 inch straps, and a hidden side zipper. The bodice is lined, and the dress is 36 inches long.
The Two Tone Tube Dress by Free People
is simple enough that you can accessorize in many different ways, but it's still far from boring. It has an elastic waistband and neckline, front pockets, and grey banding at the top and across the back. It is 26 inches in length.
January 13, 2010
If you are looking for a cocktail dress that is flattering and a bit forgiving, consider the Megan Halter Dress by Black Halo
. There is ruching at the sides and front that will help hide some trouble areas. This dress also has a sweetheart neckline, an exposed back zipper, light padding at the cups, boning at the bodice, and 1.25 inch straps. It is 35 inches long and lined.
We think the ruching throughout the Aja Strapless Dress by ADAM
is quite flattering. This dress also features a rosette at the bust, seam at the waist, boning at the bodice, and a hidden side zipper. It is 21 inches long, 100% silk, lined, and available in white and night.
Look mythical and alluring in the Babylon Dress by Leyendecker
. This halter dress has draping and boning at the bodice, knife pleats at the sides and waist, a sweetheart neckline, lightly molded cups, wrap detail at the skirt, envelope hem, gathered elastic banding and a hidden zipper at the back, and tasseled and braided straps that tie behind the neck. The dress is 100% silk, 32 inches long, and lined.
January 12, 2010
Here is a very different but equally gorgeous black and white dress from the previous beauty. The Blowout Dress by Nanette Lepore
is a one shoulder print dress with an asymmetrical neckline, pleated drape at the front, ruching at the shoulder, darting and a hidden zipper at the back, and pleating and tulle lining at the cap sleeve. It is lined, 32 inches in length, and 100% silk.
There have been quite a few fabulous black and white dresses lately. The Layla's Lacy Skirt Dress by Free People
is yet another with its cotton bodice and contrasting lace skirt. There is lace trim and gathered elastic banding at the scoop neck and cuffs, smocked elastic banding at the bust, covered elastic banding at the waist, a hidden side zipper, and cap sleeves. It is lined, semi-sheer at the bodice, and 30 inches long.
The Patra's Ruffle Dress by Free People
is a flirty number with mini ruffles throughout. It also has a scoop neck, and it is 33 inches long. Perfect for a night dancing!
January 11, 2010
The Mary's Garden Easy Breezy Dress by Free People
is a great casual dress for the spring, and it does have the laid back appeal that the name implies. This dress features a solid bodice, floral skirt, scoop neck, racer back, contrast elastic banding at the waist, and 1.25 inch straps. It is 34 inches long as well.
The Buttercup Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss
is yet another classy black cocktail dress to add to your wardrobe. It had tiered mesh and chiffon ruffles at the scoop neck and founce hem, a single button keyhole at the back, and 1.5 inch straps. It is lined, 35 inches long, and 100% silk.
The Strapped Band Dress at MaxStudio
is knit throughout but only a medium weight. There are wide straps, a self-belt tie at the waist, ruffled hem, and a slight sheen throughout. It is stretchy, falls 19 inches from the waist, and is available in plum and black.
January 8, 2010
We adore the beautiful turquoise color of the Shirred Strapless Dress by Shoshanna
. This strapless dress has a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the bodice, multicolored woven banding and ruching at the waist, boning at the bodice, and a hidden back zipper. It is 26 inches long, lined, and 100% silk.
The Marlow Dress by Rachel Pally
is perfect for adding a few curves if you have a skinny frame. There is a V-neck and back, knife pleats at the empire waist, slant pockets at the hip, an unfinished hem, and one inch straps. The bust is lined, and it is 36 inches long.
The Dazzling Ditsy Dress by Free People
is incredibly girly with a cute floral print and sheer lace straps. There is also ruching at the empire waist, smocking at the back, a button and loop placket at the neck, pleating at the bottom with a ruffled tulle hemline, and a hidden side zipper. it is fully lined, 32 inches long, and available in navy and apricot.
January 7, 2010
The Print Long Shirred Camisole Dress by Rachel Pally
will work well for your tropical vacation or save it for when the weather gets warm again. This maxi dress has a V-neck, smocked elastic banding at the empire waist, an unfinished edge at the bottom hem, and spaghetti straps. It is 57 inches long and in our favorite color combo - black and white.
The Seema Dress by Velvet
is simple, but cowl necks are all the rage so it's still current. It is 35 inches long, made from a stretchy cotton, and is available in two colors, pansy and midnight.
We can't get enough polka dots all of a sudden, and the Polka Dot Dress by Laila Azhar
is definitely one to fill that need. This one-shoulder dress has ruching, cascading ruffles, and boning at the bodice, wrap detail at the skirt, pleats at the waist, ruffled 3/4 inch strap, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined, 35 inches long, and 100% silk.
January 6, 2010
Want to really knock your man's eyes out? The Cece Dress by Rachel Pally
will do the trick. This dress has a V-neck, ruching at the front and sides, and spaghetti straps. It is lined, 34 inches long, and made from a stretchy modal that is quite flattering. The dress comes in two colors, harbor and black.
The Maple Tank Dress by Patterson J. Kincaid
is simple and cute and perfect for hanging out with the girls. It has a scoop neck, racer back, drawstring waist, pleated patch at the hip pockets, vertical back seam, and 1.25 inch straps. The bodice is linen-jersey while the skirt is silk. It is sheer at the bodice, the skirt is lined, and the dress is 34 inches long. It is also available in black and slate.
We love black and white together, so the Correa Wrap Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
is a new favorite of ours. This print wrap dress has a self-belt tie, lightly padded shoulders, princess seams, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 100% silk and 36 inches long. Great for a day at the office!
January 5, 2010
Show off your skinny waist with the Modal Jersey Bell Sleeve Dress by Splendid
. This jersey dress has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the shoulders, smocked elastic banding at the waist, and elbow-length sleeves. It is 33 inches long and available in three colors: vanilla, navy, and cayenne.
The Print Acacia Dress by Rachel Pally
is perfect for your vacation to warmer weather this spring with its bright floral print. There is a crossover V-neck, ruching and banding at the waist, an unfinished bottom hem, and two inch straps. It is lined at the bodice, 38 inches long, and also available in gumdrop
The Ruffle Cami Dress by Shoshanna
won't work very well right now, but it's the perfect dress to pull out on the first warm weathered day this spring. It has flocked-jacquard polka dots, a ruffle-trimmed V-neck, gathered elastic banding at the waist and back, and double, adjustable spaghetti straps. It is lined, 34 inches long, and made from a cotton and silk blend.
January 4, 2010
The Asymmetrical Pleat Dress by Vince
is perfect for those occasions that you want to dress up but don't want a cocktail dress. It features a crew neck, asymmetrical folds at the front, subtle metallic accents at the dark spots, pleats, darting, and a hidden back zipper, and 1.25 inch straps. It is 35 inches long and lined.
Sometimes a simple black dress is all you need. In that case, we like the Ellen Dress by Velvet
. This sleeveless jersey dress has a crossover V-neck, ruched banding at the empire waist, ruching at the shoulders, and two inch straps. It is 34 inches long and lined.
January 1, 2010
We are taking the day off to recover from a fun night staying up late to ring in the new year. We'll be back on Monday. Happy New Year!