May 28, 2010
The print on the Farrin Long Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
is fun and eye catching. If you can wear horizontal stripes, this is a great dress to consider. It features covered elastic banding at the top hem, pleating at the bust, wrap detail at the front, and box pleats at the waist, it is 47 inches long, 100% silk, and lined at the bodice.
May 27, 2010
The Saloon Gal Dress by Nanette Lepore
is a cute dress that will make everything think you are tons of fun. Made from a wrinkled cotton, it has a crossover V-neck, smocked elastic waist, slant hip pockets, ruching at the shoulders, and ruffled tiers at the skirt. There is a slip-dress lining, and it is 34 inches long.
May 26, 2010
We love orange, but we only wear it in the fall for some reason. We think we might change our thinking with the Rebecca Tie Dress by Alice + Olivia
though. This gorgeous halter has ruching at the bust and sides, a shirttail hem, and 1.5 inch straps that tie behind the neck. There is a satin lining, it is made from a stretchy silk, and it is 32 inches long.
May 26, 2010
The Steele Wrap Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
is the perfect dress for the office. It features a quilted sateen tie at the waist, a sateen skirt, folds and buttons at the stand-up collar, button-flap pockets at the bust, picot trim at the bodice, folds at the shoulders, on-seam hip pockets, ruching at the waist, quilted banding at the hem, and inverted pleats at the cuffed short sleeves. It is 36 inches long.
May 25, 2010
We don't see many goddess dresses in the last couple of years, but the Hostess Long Dress by Milly
is a lovely one. There is colorblocked, metal-beaded rope that ties at the waist and more at the straps that cross at the back, ruching at the scoop neck, keyhole at the bust, gathered elastic banding at the waist, and a 26 inch side slit. It is lined and 56 inches long.
We adore the bright yellow color of the Tie Front Long Dress by T-Bags
. This maxi dress has a tie at the bust, gathered elastic banding at the top hem, unfinished edge at the cascading ruffles and at the ruffled bottom hem, and a built-in shelf bra. It is 46 inches long.
May 24, 2010
The print on the Hermosa Dress by Rachel Pally
is simple yet flattering. It has a crossover V-neck, unfinished bottom hem, ruched banding and ruching at the waist, and 1/2 inch straps. The bodice is lined, and it is 31 inches long.
We like this next dress because the striped print and solid top combo isn't very common right now. The Stripe Tube Dress by Milly
has a ribbed bodice, covered elastic banding at the top hem, ruching at the waist, and ribbed banding and pointelle detail at the bottom hem. It is 28 inches long.
May 21, 2010
This next dress seems very familiar to us, but we could not find a record of writing about it in the past. So we are making sure not to miss it now! The Long Cutout Dress by Rachel Pally
has a V-neck, two inch strap detail at the open back, cutout sides, ruching and banding at the waist, an unfinished hem, and 1.5 inch straps. The bodice is lined, it is available in black and cream, and it is 61 inches long.
May 20, 2010
When we first saw the Perfect Party Dress by Rebecca Taylor
, we thought it would be a great party dress. Then we take a look at its name, and it looks like we aren't the only ones! There are tonal jacquard stripes throughout, boning at the seamed, corset-style bodice, on-seam pockets at the hip, ruching at the waist, and a contrasting grosgrain pull at the hidden back zipper. The bodice is lined, it is 25 inches long, and it is 100% silk.
The bright watermelon color of the Tyrah Dress by Theory
drew us to it. There are inverted pleats at the front, slant hip pockets, one inch banding at the top hem, vertical seams at the bust, and a hidden back zipper. It is made from a stretch linen and is 23 inches long.
May 19, 2010
The black and white print of the North Moore Dress by Nili Lotan
is eye-catching and unusual, so you will be turning heads everywhere you wear it. There is unfinished banding at the V-neck, racer back, and shirttail hem and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 40 inches long and 100% silk.
The name says it all with this next dress. The Beach Dress by Rachel Pally
would be perfect for wearing when you head to the beach and on the boardwalk as well. It features a scoop neck, ruching at the empire waist, ruffled tiers at the shirt, and two inch straps. It is semi-sheer, 59 inches long, and is available in stone and charcoal.
May 18, 2010
This is how a one shoulder dress should look! Sexy, simple, and fabulous! The Lomena Dress by Velvet
has an asymmetrical neckline, ruching at the side, and one inch strap. It is 36 inches long, lined, made from a stretchy cotton, and is available in black and cherry.
We haven't seen ombré like this! The Jasmine Bustier Dress by Alice + Olivia
has bias pintucks at the bodice, horizontal pintucks at the skirt, a sweetheart neckline, boning at the bodice, and an exposed back zipper. It is lined, 22 inches long, and 100% silk.
May 17, 2010
The Kaja Dress by Velvet
is a cute, simple dress that gives you a lot of options for styling. It features gathered elastic banding and a self-belt tie at the waist, a crossover V-neck, and short flutter sleeves. It is 37 inches long and available in shade and silken, although the latter is almost sold out.
Simple is sometimes what we want in a dress, like with the Short Bra Dress by Rachel Pally
. It is perfect as is, without much embellishment. There is a sweetheart neckline, seamed cups, pleating at the empire waist, an unfinished bottom hem, and 1.5 inch straps. The bodice is lined, it is 35 inches long, made from a stretchy cotton, and is available in black and carnation.
May 14, 2010
The Addy Tank Dress by Alice + Olivia
is so classically girly, and we adore that! It had a scoop neck, contrast banding and ruching at the waist, draping at the skirt, and one inch straps. It is made from a stretchy silk, lined, and 35 inches long.
May 13, 2010
Our favorite black and white strikes again! We just cannot pass up the Johanna Dress by Ella Moss
. This shirtdress has layered ruffles at the stand-up collar and V-neck, nine buttons down the front, a shirttail hem, buckle closure at the contrasting, braided belt, button-tab detail at the cuffs, and elbow-length sleeves. There is a jersey slip-dress lining, it is 35 inches long, and the shell is made of a cotton and silk blend.
May 12, 2010
The '80s Cocktail Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
is what you would expect, a dress that your mom could have worn too. But it luckily doesn't have some of those 80s features that shouldn't ever come back, like extra large shoulder pads! This dress has a jacquard croc pattern at the skirt, one inch banding and ruching at the waist, a single button, hidden zipper, and gathered elastic banding at the split back, and short dolman sleeves. It is extra short at 31 inches and is 100% silk.
May 11, 2010
The Nia Dress by Elie Tahari
would be perfect for an outdoor evening wedding this summer. This print dress has flocked lamé spots throughout, cascading ruffle and pleating at the bust, built-in underwire bustier lining at the bodice, an exposed back zipper, and spaghetti straps. It is lined, made from silk and a metallic yarn, and is 34 inches long.
May 10, 2010
The Stargazer Long Dress by Free People
is a mix of old fashioned elegance and modern hipness that we really like. This strapless dress features a crocheted overlay with assorted beads at the bodice, gathered elastic banding and ruffle trim at the top hem, an elastic waistband, and tiered skirt. It is lined and 46 inches long.
The Trapeze Dress by Thayer
is simple, but it doesn't need lots of embellishments to look fabulous. This dress has a V-neck, rounded bottom hem, vertical front and back seams, and long spaghetti straps that tie at the shoulders. It is semi-sheer, 32 inches long, and 100% silk. We adore the yellow color too, which is perfect for summer.
May 7, 2010
The Drape Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
is simple, both in the design and the print, but we know you will still stand out when wearing it. There is ruching at the shoulder and sides, an exposed back zipper, and no sleeves. It is 35 inches long and lined.
We love the Strapless Sequin Bandage Dress by Haute Hippie
more than we can express. It is shiny and fabulous! There are sequins throughout, contrast banding and topstitching at the placket, and an exposed back zipper. It is 29 inches long.
May 6, 2010
Earlier this week we showed you a classy black and white dress. Today, here is an edgy one. the Skull Print Dress by Helmut Lang
has an abstract skull print, scoop neck, side ruching, pleating at the shoulder, and an unfinished bottom hem. It is lined and 34 inches long.
This is one case where we adore hot pink! The Franchesca Combo Mini Dress by Karina Grimaldi
is a two-toned dress with a lapel at the crossover V-neck, hidden zipper at the T-back, slant hip pockets, gathered elastic banding at the waist, and no sleeves. It is 100% silk and 34 inches long.
We love flowy, white dresses like the Sleeveless V Neck Dress by Haute Hippie
. There is such a great innocence about them, and they make us long for lazy and hot summer days. This dress 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 shoulder, and no sleeves. There is a cotton slip-dress lining, the outer layer is 100% silk, and it is 43 inches long.
May 5, 2010
Here's a pretty dress that is conservative enough for the office. The Tailored Mini Dress by Rachel Roy Signature
has a black and white print, solid black trim and side panels, and exposed back zipper, and a 5.5 inch slit at the back. It is 35 inches long and made from a stretchy cotton.
There is nothing more summery than an eyelet dress. The Eyelet Mini Dress by C&C California
has a scoop neck, drawstring and gathered elastic banding at the waist, on-seam hip pockets, gathered elastic cuffs, and short sleeves. It is lined and 34 inches long.
May 4, 2010
We think the floral print of the Summer Garden Strapless Dress by Shoshanna
really does look like a garden full of flowers. This dress has boning and topstitching at the pleated bodice, pleating at the waist, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined, 25 inches long, and made from a cotton and silk combination.
May 3, 2010
Our favorite black and white combo is back! The Delphie Dolman Dress with Belt by Alice + Olivia
is a black dress with a wide neck, ruching at the waist, thick pintucks at the shirt, and a deep keyhole and hidden zipper at the back. Then there is a contrasting white faille belt at the waist. The dress is 32 inches long, and the bodice is jersey while the skirt is crepe.
May 2, 2010
Tons of gorgeous dresses were discovered during the month of April here at It's the Dress. Here is a look back at the previous month: