April 29, 2010
Like the idea of jumpers, but don't love the reality? The Cross Back Jumper Dress by L.A.M.B.
is a cute alternative. It has a leather drawstring at the drop waist, ruching at the bust and back, vertical front and back seams, twisted balloon bottom hem, and buckles and leather tabs at the adjustable suspender straps. It is double layered and is 31 inches long.
April 28, 2010
The Cascading Color Dress / Skirt by LaROK
is pretty darn fabulous if you ask us! This gorgeous dress has a contrasting fleece panel at the bodice, and a surged edge at the tiered, colorblock handkerchief hem. It has a fleece lining, the shell is 100% silk, it is 26 inches long, and best of all you can also wear it as a skirt.
April 27, 2010
We like that this dress has both a beautiful floral print and is strapless, combining a very popular trend with a bit of sexiness. The Felicity Floral Smocked Cover Up by Juicy Couture
has a smocked elastic bodice, a surged edge at the ruffled top and bottom hem, and a built-in shelf bra. It is 27 inches long.
April 26, 2010
We adore colorblocking, and this is especially true with the The It Dress by LaROK
. This strapless dress has a fleece bodice, a layered and colorblocked skirt, elastic banding and ruching at the waist, darting between the molded cups, seam detail at the bodice, and an exposed back zipper. It is lined, 23 inches long, and the skirt is silk.
April 23, 2010
In the market for another little black dress? We think the Ruched Sleeveless Dress by Helmut Lang
fits the bill nicely. This cowl neck dress has a cutout back, ruching at the sides, smocked elastic insets at the shoulders, and a hidden side zipper. It is 32 inches long, lined, and it can be worn on or off the shoulder.
April 22, 2010
The Spray Ombre Dress by Helmut Lang
has an unusual ombré panel at the front that is eye catching. There is also a cowl neck, V-back, draping at the front, vertical seam detail at the back, an asymmetrical hem, knife pleats at the straps, and a black panel at the back. It is lined, 34 inches long, and the front is 100% silk while the back is 100% tencel.
April 21, 2010
The Renata Long Dress by Wink
is a dress you will certainly stand out in. It has a V-neck, ruffles at the body, ruching at the bust, a ruffled hem, spagheitt straps that cross and tie at the back, chiffon rosettes at the straps, and a hidden back zipper. It is jersey with silk ruffle, lined, and 62 inches long.
April 20, 2010
The Weekender Dress by Free People
is a simple dress great for hanging out after a day at the beach or for running around town on errands. It features a scoop neck, V-back, five snaps at the bust, ruching at the waist, contrast peek-a-boo lining at the on-seam hip pockets, and cap sleeves. It is 33 inches long and comes in two colors, navy and white.
The Paloma Dress by Erin Fetherston
is a great dress to wear to any weddings you may be invited to this summer. It had a deep V-neck and back, pleating at the front and back, and a hidden zipper at the back. It is lined, 36 inches long, and 100% silk.
April 19, 2010
The Lexi Strapless Ballerina Dress with Belt by Alice + Olivia
is one of the cutest dresses we've seen in a long time. This ombré-striped dress has a leather belt and inverted pleats at the waist, gathered elastic straps and snap closures at the cutout back, gathered elastic banding and an exposed zipper at the back, boning at the bodice, and a tulle interlining at the skirt. It is lined, 25 inches long, and the shell is 100% silk.
We like how Juicy Couture has taken a classic staple and changed it around a bit. We think it'd be the perfect dress for going out to eat after a long day at the beach this summer. The Terry Smocked Asymmetrical Dress
is a terry dress with a smocked elastic bodice and ruffle trim at the top hem and the one shoulder strap. It is 32 inches long and available in three colors: vivid, white, and lemon.
April 16, 2010
The back of the Becca Dress by Ella Moss
reminds the Shirt Snob of an old fashioned school girl's uniform with its contrasting 1.5 inch straps that tie at the center of the back. This dress also features a scoop neck, tonal embroidered stripes at the bodice, tiers at the contrasting skirt, pleating at the bust, and a drawstring at the gathered elastic waist. The bodice is lined, it is 35 inches long, and the skirt is rayon while the bodice is silk.
April 15, 2010
The floral print at the skirt of the Denim Floral Corset Dress by Kettle Black
takes an edgy dress and eases it up in a nice way. There is a corset denim bodice, sweetheart neckline, vertical seam detail at the bust, ruching at the waist, gathered elastic strpa, gathered elastic inset, and boning at the cutout back, and a hidden hook-and-eye closure and zipper at the back. It is 22 inches long and lined at the bodice.
The swirl pattern on the Decoupage Dress by Vena Cava
is what caught our eye. There is a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the waist, smocked elastic banding at the back, and solid silk shoulder straps that tie at the scoop back. It is 32 inches long, lined, and made from a cotton and silk blend.
April 14, 2010
Many tops with different straps can look confusing and just wrong, but that isn't the case with the Ariel Mini Dress by Black Halo
. This dress has an asymmetrical ruffle at the top hem and left strap that is interesting and pretty. There is also pleating at the bus, boning at the bodice, banding at the waist, a hidden back zipper, and thick straps that form a V at the neck. It is 32 inches long and lined.
The floral print on the Lady Ruffle Mini Dress by Sunner
is so girly and innocent that we can't help but think this dress would be perfect for any time you want to look younger or non-threatening. Maybe when meeting your boyfriend's parents for the first time? It features a ruffled high collar, ruffled placket, five buttons at the front, knife pleats and banding at the waist, slant hip pockets, a ruched yoke, hidden side zipper, and faint pinstripes throughout. It is 32 inches long as well, which offsets the innocence a bit.
April 13, 2010
The Jackie Strapless Dress by Ella Moss
would be a great dress for your next date. It has a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the bust and sides, seven hook-and-eye closures at the back, solid woven banding at the placket, covered elastic banding at the top hem, and vertical seam detail at the skirt. The bodice is lined, and it is 24 inches long.
April 12, 2010
The Cherry Blossom Dress by Juicy Couture
is an adorable dress, although we think it might look better on someone a bit younger than the model. Besides the floral print, it features accordion-pleated ruffle trim at the scoop neck, tiered bottom hem, and shoulders, a drawstring at the neck, a keyhole at the bust, smocked insets at the waist and back, and a hidden side zipper. It is 35 inches long, lined, and the outer layer is made from a cotton and silk blend.
Floral prints with black backgrounds is becoming a new favorite of the Shirt Snobs. The Ginger Drop Dress by Ella Moss
is one such example. It also has a sweetheart neckline, ruching at the bust, sides, and waist, an exposed back zipper, boning at the bodice, and ruched 1.5 inch straps that cross at the back. It is 33 inches long, 100% silk, and lined.
April 9, 2010
The Bowery Dress by Sunner
is a cute frock for your summer parties. It has elastic banding at the square neck, a single button at the cutout back, ruching and three inch banding at the waist, an exposed back zipper, ruffle trim at the shoulders, and no sleeves. The bodice is lined, it is 35 inches long, and it is available in stone and luggage.
April 8, 2010
We really like the asymmetrical straps on the Nomie Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
. They aren't overly worked like this feature often is. This dress also has a seam at the empire waist, pleating at the left side, and one inch straps. It is lined and 38 inches long. The cyan color is also stunning.
April 7, 2010
If you like ruching, this is the dress for you! The Netting Dress by Foley + Corinna
has ruched overlays at the skirt, ruching, knot detail, and bias seams at the bust, a sweetheart neckline, contrast elastic banding at the waist, an exposed back zipper, boning at the bodice, and spaghetti straps. It is lined and 34 inches long.
April 6, 2010
The Bra Cup Mini Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
is simple and sexy. There is a sweetheart neckline, jacquard croc pattern at the skirt, gathered elastic banding at the waist, smocked elastic banding at the back, light padding at the underwire cups, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk and 35 inches long.
The Mia Tie Waist Dress by Juicy Couture
is such a cute dress that you will feel so confident wearing it. There is a smocked elastic bodice, striped tie at the waist, and ruffled top and bottom hems. It is 29 inches long.
April 5, 2010
You will feel like you live on Mount Olympus in the Gina Bustier Goddess Dress by Alice + Olivia
. This gorgeous dress has a sweetheart neckline, ruching and boning at the bodice, seam detail at the natural waist and at the drop waist, draping at the skirt, an exposed zipper and shiny and matte elastic banding at the back, and an asymmetrical hem. It is lined and 32 inches long. The skirt is 100% silk while the bodice is made from a stretchy silk.
It may be hard to see from the picture, but this little black dress actually is polka dotted with rhinestones! The Strapless Drape Pocket Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
has a sweetheart neckline, pleats at the front, gathered elastic banding at the back, draped hip pockets, a hidden side zipper, and boning at the bodice. There is a chiffon interlining and taffeta lining, it is 22 inches long, and it is 100% silk.
April 2, 2010
The contrast topstitching throughout the Tube Dress by Rebecca Taylor
makes this otherwise simple dress quite interesting. There is also a scoop neck, cap sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. The bodice is lined, and it is 35 inches long. Perfect for a day at the office.
White dresses are so classic and perfect for summer. The Vivacious Dress by Nanette Lepore
is such a dress. It features a sweetheart neckline, a double hook-and-eye closure at the bust, bias banding at the empire waist, vertical banding and ruching at the skirt, a double-button strap, cutout, and hidden zipper at the back, exposed side zippers, and one inch straps. It is lined, 35 inches long, and made from a stretchy cotton.
April 1, 2010
If you want to be noticed, red is the most obvious color to wear. The Willis Knit Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
is definitely a head turner! This dress features bias front seams, on-seam hip pockets, a V-neck, attached self-belt buttons at the back, ruching at the waist, and a hidden side zipper. It is 36 inches long as well.
The pink contrast piping against the plum color of the Zip Front Strapless Dress by Milly
is what quickly drew our eye in. This strapless knit dress has a sweetheart neckline, hidden front zipper, inverted pleats at the front, and a built-in shelf bra. It is 28 inches long.
March brought in the warm weather, and the stores brought in the clothes to wear with it. Here is a look back at the past month: