March 31, 2010
The Print Smocked Dress by Juicy Couture
is the perfect flirty summer frock. It features beaded spaghetti straps that can be tied at the bust to make it strapless or behind the neck to be a halter. There is a smocked elastic bodice, ruffled hem, and built in shelf bra. It is 29 inches long from the center of the back and made from viscose and silk.
March 31, 2010
We like the bright yellow color of the Lightweight Twill Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
. There is a sweetheart neckline, bias pintucks at the front and back, quilted banding at the waist, slant pockets at the hip, an exposed back zipper, and one inch straps. It is 34 inches long as well.
March 30, 2010
The Mettie Dress by Theory
is a cute shirt dress in an almost army green that makes it a bit more edgy. There is a single button at the mandarin collar, hidden three buttons at the front, slant hip pockets, flap bust pockets, contrast elastic banding and ruching at the waist, knife pleat at the two button cuffs, long sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. It is 34 inches long and made from a combination of silk and cupro.
March 30, 2010
The combination of jacquard polka dots and dome studs throughout the Calliope Mini Dress by Sheri Bodell
is quite an unusual and interesting look. This wrinkled dress has a deep V-neck, ruching and an attached self-belt tie at the waist, picot edge at the hem, ruching at the cuffs, long raglan sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. It is 32 inches long, lined, and 100% silk.
March 29, 2010
The Strapless Dress by Juicy Couture
is such an adorable dress that we want it in both colors! It has a sweetheart neckline, pleated ruffles at the bust, asymmetrical pleats at the bodice, ruching at the sides and waist, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined in silk, 24 inches long, and available in black and poppy field.
Wrinkled dresses are so easy to wear. The High Neck Ruffle Dress by Sunner
is such a dress. It features a high neck, mini houndstooth pattern throughout, ruffle trim at the eight buttons at the front, self-belt tie, and on-seam hip pockets. It is 31 inches long.
March 26, 2010
Yet another feminine and innocent white summer dress that is too sweet to pass up! The Linen Dress with Lace by Juicy Couture
features lace insets at the waist and skirt, scalloped lace trim at the neck, a peek-a-boo hem, pintucking at the empire waist, smocked elastic panels at the back, ruching at the waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 33 inches long, lined, and 100% linen.
March 25, 2010
If you are going to wear horizontal stripes, smaller ones are the most flattering such as on the 1x1 Mini Stripe Halter Tube Dress by C&C California
. This tube dress has gathered elastic banding at he top hem and a drawstring at the bust that can also be tied behind the neck. It is 25 inches long from the center of the back.
Looking for a maxi dress for summer? The Felicity Floral Long Dress by Juicy Couture
has such a pretty print. There is a sweetheart neckline, six buttons at the front, pintucks at the bust, smocked elastic banding at the waist, smocking at the tiered and ruffled hem, and frayed ruffle at the adjustable 1/2 inch straps. It is 100% silk, lined, and 56 inches long.
March 24, 2010
Long white frocks like the Antiqued Gypsy Long Dress by Free People
are so much fun to wear in the summer. They feel innocent and feminine and are always in style. This one has a V-neck, lace insets throughout, ruching at the bust and waist, two rope ties at the back, pintucks at the bust, a ruffled hem, and 1.5 inch straps. It is lined and 54 inches long.
The Sleeveless V Neck Dress by Haute Hippie
is quite a delicate and beautiful dress. It features a V-neck, ruching and banding at the front, ruffled appliqués at the asymmetrical hem, ruching at the back drop waist, gathered bands at the ruched shoulders, and no sleeves. There is a cotton slip-dress lining, it is 100% silk, and it is 39 inches long.
March 23, 2010
Black lace over a white frock is edgy and quite pretty. The Amanda Square Neck Lace Dress by Alice + Olivia
has a square neck, two elastic straps with hook closures at the square back, knife pleats at the waist, a hidden back zipper, and two inch straps. It is 32 inches long, and the bottom layer is made of a stretchy silk.
The Alexis Dress by Twenty8Twelve
is simple and sexy. There is a cowl neck, ruching at the padded shoulders, waist, and back, two hook-and-eye closures at the split back, a hidden side zipper, a fitted skirt, and no sleeves. It is 34 inches in length.
March 22, 2010
We know our readers have heard us gush over black and white combos before. It is definitely a favorite of ours. But the Sabeen Strapless Dress with Chains by Alice + Olivia
may be the cutest one we've ever seen. This strapless dress features zipper trim, mixed chains, and crystals and charms at the buckled canvas belt, pleating at the waist, boning at the bodice, an exposed back zipper, tulle interlining, and a contrasting peek-a-boo lining. It is 22 inches long.
We love halter dresses in the summer. The Halter Day Dress by Halston Heritage
has a deep V-neck, open back, gathered elastic banding and an extra long self-belt tie at the waist, and double hook-and-eye closure and pleats at the 1.5 inch straps. The bodice is lined, and the dress is 36 inches long.
March 19, 2010
Take a closer look at the collar of the Kaitlin Dress by Velvet
. There are contrasting beading on it that you cannot see from this picture. This dress also has ruching at the crew neck, a self-belt tie at the waist, a hook-and-eye closure at the keyhole at the back, and 1.5 inch straps. It is 34 inches long and lined.
While it isn't red, white, and blue, the Expanse Dress by Madison Marcus
makes us think of July 4th. This star print dress has a scoop neck, ruching and contrast pleated sash at the waist, cutouts at the bust and back, slant hip pockets, knife pleat at the back hem, four snaps behind the neck, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined, 32 inches long, and 100% silk.
March 18, 2010
If you are sick of black, you need to look closer at the Haysie Hammered Satin Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
. We adore the bright purple color! This dress features a ruffle trim at the scoop neck and at the rounded hip pockets, quilted banding and ruching at the waist, a tie at the back, hidden side zipper, and adjustable spaghetti straps. The bodice is lined, it is 36 inches long, and it is 100% silk.
The Mixed Pointelle Dress by Catherine Malandrino
is a gorgeous and sexy dress that is one of our favorites this spring. It features pointelle detail throughout, gathered elastic banding at the ruffled wide neck, sleeves, and ruffled cuffs, ruffle detail at the yoke, and elbow-length raglan sleeves. It is lined, knit, 32 inches long, and can be worn on or off the shoulder.
March 17, 2010
If you need a new simple black dress (as it is a staple of many women's wardrobes), check out the Floren Dress by Velvet
. There is a crossover V-neck, ruching at the racer back, knot detail at the front, ruching at the bust and waist, and two inch straps. It has a lined bodice and is 35 inches long.
The drapey Catania Draped Dress by Ever
is great because it is stylish while forgiving on your body. It has a crossover V-neck, box pleats at the racer back, draped slant pockets at the hip, ruching at the shoulders, covered elastic banding and ruching at the waist, pleating at the front, and a shirttail hem. It is 38 inches long and lined.
March 16, 2010
The Garcia W Dress by Theory
can help you hide your belly if it is an issue area for you. This dress has a lapel at the crossover V-neck, a tie at the hip, no sleeves, and a peek-a-boo jersey tank lining at the bodice. The bodice is silk and the skirt is twill, and it is 33 inches long.
The Calico Floral Liberty Print Dress by Anna Sui
is a busy dress with all those different prints coming together, but we think it works quite well. There is eyelet trim at the V-neck and shoulders, accordion-pleated panels at the ruffled bottom hem, accordion-pleated banding at the hips, a hidden zipper and tie at the back, surged cuffs, and short flutter sleeves. It is lined and 34 inches long.
March 15, 2010
The Twisted Up Dress by Free People
is one of those cute and girly summer dresses that we adore more than any other. There is a floral print throughout, a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the bust, two twisted straps at the square back, a hidden side zipper, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is lined and 32 inches long.
The Hadlee Dress by Velvet
is a cute and simple dress that is perfect to wear with your favorite new sandals. It has a ribbed V-neck, ribbed banding and ruching at the waist, and short kimono sleeves. It is 35 inches long and comes in three colors: sesame, mudslide, and black.
March 12, 2010
The Barita Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
is really cute, although it's hard to see the details since it is black. There is a fold-over collar, seven buttons down the front, ruching at the attached self-belt tie, pleating at the waist, welt bust pockets, on-seam hip pockets, topstitching at the shoulders, bias pintucks at the hem, yoke, and cuffs, and cap sleeves. It is made of a stretchy cotton and is 36 inches long.
The Trump V Neck Dress by Ella Moss
is a cute dress that would be great to wear on any average day, making it a little more fun by wearing a dress instead of your usual jeans. It has a deep V-neck, ruching at the yoke and waist, ruched banding at the waist, twisted banding at the arm openings, and no sleeves. It is 33 inches long.
March 11, 2010
The name of this next dress fits it quite well. The Beach Dress by Rachel Pally
would be a great dress to bring on your trip to the beach. It has a scoop neck, ruched empire waist, ruffled tiers at the skirt, and two inch straps. It is 59 inches long, semi-sheer, and available in stone and charcoal.
The Soybean Jersey Empire Waist Swing Dress at MaxStudio
has a simple elegance with some very interesting details at the front. The crossover V-neck leads to pleats at the empire waist. There is also ruching at the bust and shoulders, topstitching at the waist and hem, and elastic banding and ruching at the back. It falls 26 inches from the waist, is available in black and plum, and is eco-friendly by being made from a stretchy soybean.
March 10, 2010
Orange always makes us think of the fall, but here is a gorgeous spring orange color. The One Shoulder Lace Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
has eyelet ruffle and ruching at the asymmetrical neckline, a self-belt tie, shirttail hem, and a two inch strap. It is lined at the bodice, 35 inches long, and 100% silk.
The Silk Halter Dress With Pleat Detail by under.ligne by doo.ri
is a simple yet adorable summer frock. It features a spaghetti strap tie behind the neck, elastic banding, ruching, and a cut out at the back, and pleats at the waist. It is 35 inches long, 100% silk, and is available in coral and black.
March 9, 2010
Not everyone can get away with vertical stripes, but if you can you should see the Downtown Date Dress by Free People
. This cute dress has stripes with twisted rolled seams throughout. There is also a square neck and scoop back. It is lined throughout and 35 inches long.
The Mixed Media Cowl Neck Dress by Rachel Roy Signature
would be a great dress for the office. It is conservative but hardly boring. There is a deep cowl neck, on-seam hip pockets, knife pleats and pleated puckered silk banding at the waist, an exposed side zipper, and no sleeves. It is 35 inches long, lined, and the bodice is silk while the skirt is wool.
March 8, 2010
We think the Yili Silk Jacquard Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
is beyond adorable. It had a sweetheart neckline, on-seam hip pockets, pleated banding at the bust and waist, knife pleats and ruching at the waist, accordion pleats at the ruffled bottom hem, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a hidden side zipper. The bodice is lined, it is 36 inches long, and it is 100% silk.
March 5, 2010
If you can't get enough of floral prints, you should take a closer look at the Wrap Dress by Parker
. This print is like a firework display of flowers. There is ruffle trim at the deep crossover V-neck, an interior tie at the waist, pleating and draping at the skirt, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 100% silk and 33 inches long.
The Modern Love Dress by Nanette Lepore
is a fabulous way to be noticed in the work place if that is what you are looking for. This wrap dress features a fold-over collar, crossover V-neck, contrast canvas panel and D-ring closure at the self-belt, pleating and a hook-and-eye closure at the waist, slant pockets at the hip, draping at the skirt, padding and pleating at the shoulders, quilted banding at the edges, and elbow-length dolman sleeves. It is 35 inches long.
March 4, 2010
The Melanie Crochet Mini Dress by Brigid Catiis
has a simple design, but the gorgeous crocheting throughout really makes it stand out. There is a scoop neck, deep scoop back with a hidden zipper, and 1.5 inch straps. It is 34 inches long and lined.
The Holly Dress by Kova & T
is yet another black and dress, and we adore how lively and cute it is. There's a scoop neck, bias stripes at the skirt, gathered elastic banding at the waist, and 1/2 inch straps that tie at the shoulders. The skirt is lined, it is 32 inches long, and it is 100% silk.
March 3, 2010
The Foulard Fever Dress by LaROK
is a frilly dress perfect for the girly side in you. It features ruffled detail at the scoop neck, a cascading ruffle and single button at the bust, pintucks at the drawstring waist, a lace-up gusset at the back, a tiered and ruffled hem, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is lined, 34 inches long, and made of a silk and cotton blend.
The Dominica Dress by Theory
is very conservative and would be great for work. It features a fold-over collar, five buttons down the front, welt pockets at the hip, gathered elastic banding at the waist, knife pleat and single button at the cuffs, button tab detail at the cuffs, and sleeves that can be worn either elbow or 3/4 length. It is 32 inches long and sateen.
March 2, 2010
There seems to be no black and white dress that we don't adore. The Justin Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
has a fold-over collar, self-belt tie at the waist, 2.5 inch banding at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 36 inches long and 100% silk. This dress is also available in a jungle fire green print
The back of the Ponte Dress with Crisscross Back by Alexander Wang
is what will draw all eyes to you. There are woven crisscross straps at the open back. At the front, there is a vertical zipper, and there is also tonal inset piping at the front and back and 2.5 inch straps. The dress is 34 inches long.
March 1, 2010
We love polka dots right now, and those on the Idalia Dress by Theory
are scattered in a unsymmetrical pattern so it is a little different. There is also gathered elastic banding at the top hem, ruching and solid elastic banding at the waist, a tiered hem, and a hidden side zipper. The bodice is lined, it is 24 inches long, and it is 100% silk.
Teal and purple always make for an eye catcher. The Serafina Dress by Nanette Lepore
is a linen dress with pointelle detail at he skirt and sides. It features a V-neck, three buttons and ruching at the bust, ribbed banding at the empire waist, ribbed panel at the racer back, and 1.25 inches straps. There is a contrasting peek-a-book slip dress lining, and it is 35 inches in length.