You might be several years older than the “Gossip Girl” crew, but admit it: you’ve wanted to dress like Blair Waldorf, Serena Van Der Woodsen, or maybe even Jenny Humphrey at least once. Well, now is your chance. Eric Daman, the stylist who brought us all those cute looks, is designing a line of party dresses for Charlotte Russe, where he is also a creative director. These are party dresses, not cocktail dresses, so expect the line to be geared more towards the tweens and teens, but as we all know a pair of opaque black tights and a blazer can make almost any dress age-appropriate. The line is expected to hit the mall store on Oct. 24. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Why do we love wrap dresses? Let us count the ways: 1) they’re expandable and contractible, meaning they work during bloated times and thin days; 2) they always flatter our cleavage region; and 3) more often than not, they’re actually comfortable. Why do we love this wrap dress in particular? Because it features our three favorite wrap dress elements and comes in a great length, cool print and classic colors. What’s not to like?
American Apparel may be going bankrupt, but recently the retailer’s new styles have been right on the money. Take, for example, this simple jersey tank dress with a sexy scooped back. Our minds are racing with a myriad of ways to use and wear this item. Beach cover-up? Comfy nightgown, perhaps? Trying going risqué with the look: pair the dress with a fun-colored bra that peeks out the back. Or go hipster-retro with spandex biker shorts underneath. Convinced? We’re already planning our AA lunch break shopping trip.
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.
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
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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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
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.
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