October 31, 2010
Now that October has come and gone and the last trick-or-treaters have finished collecting their candy for another year, we will look back at all of the gorgeous dresses we have written about over the past month. Happy Halloween!
October 29, 2010
We used to adore velour when we were younger, so of course we are so excited to see the Velour Flutter Sleeve Dress by Juicy Couture
. This dress features a square neck, inverted pleats at the neck, draping at the sides, and cap sleeves. It is 32 inches long.
October 28, 2010
This time of year we rarely see halter tops, so we was excited to find the Victoire Long Dress by Winter Kate
. There are sequins and beading at the bodice, ruching at the waist, a hidden back zipper, and 1.5 inch straps that tie behind the neck. It is 52 inches long, lined, and 100% vintage silk.
October 27, 2010
We adore wrap dresses like the Biker Wrap Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
. This one has a topstitched and buckled strap at the waist, pintucked panels at the yoke and elbow, snap-tab detail at the mandarin collar, welt hip pockets, topstitched side panels, an exposed zipper at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is 100% wool and is 36 inches long.
October 26, 2010
From afar, this dress may look black. But the Doreen Dress by Dolce Vita
actually has a print throughout, just in darker colors. There is ruching at the bodice and sides, vertical leather piping at the front and back, a sweetheart neckline, envelope hem, and adjustable 3/4 inch leather straps that cross at the back. It is 34 inches long and lined.
October 25, 2010
The Lucy Dress by Winter Kate
would be a beautiful dress for your holiday parties. It's also simple enough so it looks like you aren't trying, but the color is still quite eye catching. It has ruching at the shoulders, yoke, and waist tie and inverted pleat at the short puff sleeves. It is 100% vintage silk and extra short at 31 inches in length.
October 22, 2010
The Quantum Side Pleat Dress by Helmut Lang
is a unique and gorgeous option for your next party. There is draping at the neck and side, an exposed side zipper, and cap sleeves. It is made from a stretchy silk and is 35 inches long.
October 21, 2010
You'll stand out amongst the crowd if you wear the Velvet Jewel Dress by Nanette Lepore
. There is an intricate burnout pattern throughout as well as a cowl neck, hidden side zipper, and no sleeves. It is lined and 33 inches long.
October 20, 2010
Add a little 80s flair to the next party you attend with the Sasha Dress by Karen Zambos Vintage Couture
. This one shoulder dress has bias tiers at the asymmetrical neckline and skirt, surged edges, 1.5 inch straps, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined and 32 inches long.
October 19, 2010
We wrote about a similar dress a year ago, but the Long Two Tone Halter Dress by Rachel Pally
is out again this year in a gorgeous new purple color. This two-toned dress has a V-neck, convertible contrast banding, unfinished edges at the banding and bottom hem, and halter straps that tie behind the neck. It is 60 inches long.
October 18, 2010
The Fair Isle Sweater Dress by James Perse
takes a fall classic and brings it to the dress. There is an inside-out Fair Isle pattern at the top of the dress, a V-neck, rolled edge at the neck and bottom hem, inside-out seams, and long ribbed sleeves. It is 31 inches long and fine knit with cashmere.
October 15, 2010
Add some sparkle to your next party with the Pickford Seamed Glitter Dress by Alice + Olivia
. This slinky dress has bias glitter pinstripes throughout, an asymmetrical neckline, side pleating bias seams at the front and back, and an exposed zipper and semi-sheer mesh panel at the back. It is 36 inches long.
October 14, 2010
While the Elegant Rock Sweater Tunic by JNBY
is called a tunic, we think it's more of a dress as it's 31 inches long. There is pointelle details at the shoulders and front, a crew neck, ribbed back panel, ribbing at the edges, and long sleeves. It is 100% wool.
October 13, 2010
Velvet is back, so why not wear it yourself? The One Shoulder Mini Dress by Mara Hoffman
has a burnout velvet pattern throughout. There is also an asymmetrical neckline, 1.5 inch strap at one shoulder, ruching at the sides, draping at the front and back, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined and 34 inches long.
October 12, 2010
Velvet does simple so well! The Jessamine Dress
features ruching at the sides, banding at the scoop neck and back, and long raglan sleeves. It is double layered and 34 inches long. We just wish it came in more colors than one.
October 11, 2010
We love two toned dresses like the Jasmine Dress by Anlo
. This one has a scoop neck, tiered skirt, gathered elastic banding at the back of the waist, darts at the front, and no sleeves. It is 100% silk and 32 inches long.
October 8, 2010
The Moto Kimono Dress by Geren Ford
is something a little different. There is quilted banding at the V-neck, front, and cuffs, smocked elastic banding at the back, a shirttail hem, and elbow-length kimono sleeves. It is 100% puckered silk and is 33 inches long.
October 7, 2010
Look fabulous is a great fall color. The Bally Tunic by Elie Tahari
is a mesh dress with transparent sequins throughout, a scoop neck, banding at the waist, fold detail at the skirt, and cap sleeves. It is lined and 33 inches long.
October 6, 2010
One of our favorite t-shirt companies, Threadless
, has just started selling a few of their designs on dresses too! We are very excited for this development. Right now there are only two dresses, London
and Dandy Lions
, but we are hopeful that they will add more in the future.
Mixing prints can be a disaster, but in the case of the Gloria Dress by Of Two Minds
, it works fabulously. It is a floral dress with metallic accents throughout with a peek-a-boo leopard print lace hem. There is ruching all over, cap sleeves, and a slip-dress lining. It is 34 inches long.
October 5, 2010
The Matteo Dress by Dallin Chase
is great if you need to add a few curves. This strapless dress has a print bodice and peplum made of wool, a solid jersey skirt, sweetheart neckline, seamed underwire cups, boning at the bodice, patch pockets at the front, detachable grosgrain straps, and an exposed back zipper. it is 23 inches long.
October 4, 2010
Here is another gorgeous Rebecca Taylor dress. The Fly Away Runway Dress
is quite unusual because of the ostrich feather trim as well as assorted sequins at the unfinished and pleated ruffles at the hem. There is also a ruched empire waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a hidden back zipper. It is extra short at 31 inches, and both the shell and the lining are 100% silk.
The Tutu Dress by Rebecca Taylor
is by far prettier than anything a ballerina would wear. This dress has a sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice, unfinished asymmetrical tiers at the skirt, vertical front seam, one inch straps, and an exposed back zipper. It is lined, 100% silk, and 33 inches long.
October 1, 2010
The Scoop Neck Dress at MaxStudio
is a great dress for when you need to look a bit conservative. It features a scoop neck, stitched banding at the neck and arm holes, shirring at the empire waist, a size zipper, short sleeves, and banding at the waist made to look like a belt. It comes in two colors, heather black and heather wood.
September has come and gone in what feels like record speed! Here is a quick look back at all the lovely dresses we discovered in the past month: