Why wear a maxi dress during the summer? It’s simple: Shaving your legs every friggin’ day gets so tedious. Plus, maxi dresses are a femme, flow-y way to stay cool in the face of 90 degree heat and humidity. Throw one over your head, slip on some sandals and you’re ready for work, the beach — just about anywhere. Maxis are the best, so you’re probably gonna want to have at least a couple to get you through the warmer months, which is why I’ve found 10 great options, all under $50 each. Maxify your life with abandon!
What does it mean to have an eco-friendly wedding dress? That’s a good question, considering that by their very nature a dress that’s only worn once, twice tops, seems rather wasteful by environmental standards. There are a lot of ways around that. You can buy a previously owned or vintage dress; you can rent a gown rather than purchase one; or you can check out some of these sustainably- and compassionately-made gorgeous gowns from eco-savvy designers.
More and more couples are eschewing the pomp and circumstance of big weddings in favor of getting married at City Hall. City Hall weddings are super affordable (most often costing between $40 and $100), and are a quick and easy way to get hitched without spending a lot of time or money on a big production. What should you do if you want to get married at your local City Hall? Make an appointment ahead of time, be prompt, bring cash, and don’t forget your rings.
As for what to wear? We’ve got that all figured out for you. City Hall weddings are certainly a less formal alternative to a big wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look nice. After the jump, 11 dresses to wear to your City Hall wedding.
One sleeve so long, so flowy, extreme
One sleeve right out of a Stevie Nicks dream
The other — sigh! — gone, a specter in the night
A whole sleeve is missing, the cause of such fright
Off-shoulder flutter dress, and your similar ilk
Whether made of cotton or fashioned from silk
I don’t understand your lopsided ways
Your chiffon-infused nightmare, it haunts me for days. Keep reading »
A flirty mini dress in a stunning galaxy print, for less than $50: perfection. Add black tights, pointy toe pumps, a cropped blazer, and this astronaut necklace to really complete the look. [$44, ROMWE]
Generally, Mariah Carey can pull off anything she wants, because she’s Mariah Carey. A bikini top missing its bottom half? Sure. A mini-skirt stretched within an inch of its life? Okay. Anything and everything covered in spandex and sparkles? Well, alright, I mean, she has had about five million number one hits. If she wants sparkles, fine. But this tickety-tackety ensemble, replete with bizarrely exaggerated ’80s cinch belt and “Vision of Love”-era hairstyle? I won’t even mention the terrible table cloth-esque checked dress she’s wearing. Mimi. No. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Listen, I know, sometimes we just want to be cute. Cute is fine, but in my estimation, this dress goes over the cliff from cute to infantilizing. This “Kawaii Not?” dress from Modcloth puts a Hello Kitty face on your boobs, and just seems like an adult-man repeller. But what do you think?
Mark our words, you’re going to be seeing a lot of silver in the coming year. We’ve just got a feeling about it. So why not get a jump on the trend — and get a perfect holiday party dress — with one of these ten snazzy silver numbers? These dresses will get you through every Christmas and New Year’s Eve party thrown your way.
As we’ve mentioned, emerald green is going to loom large in the style consciousness this next year, at least according to the folks at Pantone. To prevent you from going green with envy (of green stuff), we’ve put together this guide to jewelry and clothes in our new favorite hue.
Nope, the name Tulip dress doesn’t refer to the pattern — it’s actually a reference to the shape of the skirt, which flares out and then comes back in at the hem, mimicking the shape of a tulip. This style is great for girls who are lacking in the hip department, and they provide a flattering alternative to a typical fit-and-flare skirt style.
We’ve picked out 10 tulip skirt dresses we think are extra cute. Click on through to check ‘em out!