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Denim And Faint Stripes Make An Adorable Mix

It’s not easy to wear a denim dress without looking like a confused farm hand. For doing it right, we must praise Motel, purveyors of this utterly adorable striped denim concoction. The shape is cute, the pockets subtle and the denim-y-ness not at all overwhelming. We sense a new weekend uniform in the making.

[$74.00 Pixie Market]

Isaac Mizrahi Channels Vintage “90210″ Prom On His Runway


If Brenda Walsh and Kelly Taylor were pissed that they had the same dress for West Beverly’s prom in ’91, imagine how mad they’ll be at Isaac Mizrahi for doing the dress all over again and sending it down the runway. Okay, Mizrahi may not have been out to sabotage Brenda and Kelly’s prom dreams, but a dress that marched down his resort runway did look a hell of a lot like a latter day version of the “90210″ mini with its huge cream bow. Side by side images after the jump. [Shine] Keep reading »

Yeah, We’d Play Soccer In That

The World Cup has an official car, so I guess it was only a matter of time before it got a skanky mini dress, too. And here we were thinking that the soccer-sploitation couldn’t get any worse. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Style Tip: Ruched Dresses Are A Curvy Girl’s Best Friend

The title of this post may have been a bit of a misnomer. Ruched dresses are actually on good terms with pretty much everyone, but if you’re a curvier girl looking to step into the body-conscious dress arena, a ruched dress is the way to go. Whereas a straight-up fitted dress does little to disguise the mushier areas we all have, gathered pieces cleverly camouflage them with flattering folds of fabric, daring people to guess where the dress begins and you end. We love the dress at left, but it’s a little pricey. For a more affordable alternative, Topshop gets the job done. Keep reading »

A Clothing Crush To Set Your Heart A-Flutter

There are crushes, girl crushes, and clothing crushes, and all of them involve falling hard, whether the object of our affection is a coworker or a lovely lace dress. We’ve officially developed a clothing crush on this sweet Fred Flare dress. We’d wear it with ballet flats, dainty flat sandals, or a pair of pumps when we take it out on the town. What’s so wrong with wanting to spoil our new clothing companion?

[$54.00 Fred Flare]

Cute As A Cupcake

Yesterday we saw a sweet pair of ice cream cone heels that we’d actually wear. This cupcake dress, however, might be too cute for its own good. Maybe for Halloween? [devaniweaver/Etsy] Keep reading »

Dear Topshop: Skirt Slits Are Awesome

Dearest Topshop,

We have a problem. Lately, I have purchased several skirts and dresses from your store. I love them. They are all adorable, fit perfectly, and have quickly become go-to items. However, they are all made of fabrics without much give and none of them have a detail that I think of as standard in such garments: a slit in the back. Normally, a lack of slit is not an issue. But in certain instances—for example, when presented with a flight of stairs—the lack of leg mobility becomes vexing. Yesterday, on the way to see a band, I encountered a hill of a medium incline. Comedy ensued as I had to take baby steps the entire way up it. And forget dancing. So I beg you, Topshop, please start stitching slits into your skirts and dresses. Slits keep us ladyfolk from doing the I-can’t-quite-move-in-my-skirt shuffle.

Kate Keep reading »

Cheapskate: Sheath Dresses

You might not have the ducats of Victoria Beckham — or her severely serious demeanor — but that doesn’t mean her style is out of your reach. Victoria is a fan of sheath dresses; she wears them and designs them. While Victoria’s dresses have crazy attitude, most sheath dresses are sophisticated yet understated. They’re also extremely wearable, regardless of your shape, because they skim the body and draw attention to the waist. Plus, they’re easy to throw on when you’re late to work. Check out the affordable options we found. Keep reading »

An Uptown Silhouette With A Downtown Edge

Not to pull the “SATC” fashion card, but this Forever 21 dress is a classic Charlotte. With a business-chic construction, she’d strut it down Park Avenue in the daytime, but also be able to work it downtown after hours thanks to that sexy mesh collar and peek-a-boo back. What’s one more LBD in your closet? They’re always put to use somehow, whether you’re going for the girly or the girls’ night out.

[$32.80 Forever 21]

A Dress For Spring Formal

Welcome to the season of outdoor events with a dress that’ll suit you up for all of them. We’re crushing on this French Connection number (hilariously named the “Wizard Wonder” dress) for its chic simplicity—pure white gets the high-fashion treatment with a structured body and sleek side ruffle. Good for garden get-togethers, patio parties, and even daytime weddings (we say: screw it, you can wear white, too). This style screams for a pair of awesome red pumps in the daytime; sky-high, noir stilettos at night.

[$168.00 French Connection]
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