Posts tagged "dresses"

A Spring Dress To Wear Now

There are two problems with unseasonably warm weather in the middle of winter: 1) global warming, duh, and 2) the urge to buy spring dresses months before you’ll actually get any use out of them. Luckily this dress — on sale at American Eagle Outfitters — is a super affordable way to indulge and ca…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 12, 2012

Shopping Guide: 9 Lovely Lace Dresses

We love a hint of lace on a dress or shirt — it’s flirty, romantic and ultra-feminine. And that’s why we’ve gathered 10 pretty dresses with lace detailing and overlays. Try a bit of lace and add some texture to your life (pun intended, of course).

Julie Gerstein / March 10, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Sleek Chevron Stripes

Chevron stripes first came into popularity as a design element in coats of arms. These days, though, they’re just considered flattering and slimming clothing patterns. And we’re really digging them for spring. Check out 10 dresses, tops and sweaters featuring the chevron mark.

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2012

Shopping Guide: 9 Cool Coral Frocks

The weather report says it’s going to be raining for the next week and a half straight, but I don’t care: I’m wearing coral. Did you hear me? This cheery color has voluble punch, dammit! We’ve found nine stunning coral-toned dresses to drown your rain-soaked sorrows in. Let the sun shine, already.

Julie Gerstein / March 4, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Lovely Yellow Dresses

We know it’s going to be little while before it’s officially spring, so why not channel the sunshine with these bright yellow dresses? We’ve picked 10 bright and cheery numbers guaranteed to lift your mood without breaking the bank.

Julie Gerstein / February 29, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Beautiful Backless Dresses

It’s not quite spring yet, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t hide a backless dress underneath a cardigan or sweater. These open-backed dresses highlight an oft-forgotten sexy part of the body. Bring sexy back with your, uh, sexy back with these 10 cute little numbers.

Julie Gerstein / February 25, 2012

A Straight-Up Sexy Dress

Everyone talks about how every woman needs a Little Black Dress in her closet, but may we propose a necessity of our own? The Sexy F**kin’ Dress, SFD for short. The SFD we are currently coveting is this black and cream bustier-style frock by Sparkle & Fade. We’re all hot under the collar for its suggestive…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 24, 2012

Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha

Mini dresses have been trendy for the past few seasons, but the truth is hemlines have been steadily rising for years. These days leggings are pants and shirts are dresses and it’s all very confusing. That’s where our new feature, “Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha,” comes in. Here we will document the most egregious offenders, from…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 19, 2012

New Year’s Eve Style Inspiration #1: The Human Disco Ball

New Year’s Eve means a lot of things: reflection, rebirth, resolutions, parties, flirting, champagne singing, and perhaps most importantly, SEQUINS. Add a little festive sparkle to your outfit this weekend with one or two sequined accessories, amp things up with a pair of sequined heels, steal the show in a sequined dress, or channel your…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 27, 2011

Awesomely Affordable: 50 Cute Long-Sleeve Dresses Under $50

You’ve been sooooo good all holiday season, spending your hard-earned cash on gifts for friends and family. Isn’t it about time you splurged on a little something-something for yourself? Yeah, we thought so too. That’s why we’ve assembled 50 bangin’ long-sleeved dresses, all for $50 bucks or less. These frocks are seasonally appropriate and won’t…

Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2011

Shopping Guide: Your Sexy New Year’s Eve Dress

Stop what you’re doing. Do you have your New Year’s Eve planned yet? Do you know what you’re wearing, at least? If not, take a look at these gorgeous party dress options — full of sparkle, print patterns and plenty of detail.

Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2011

Shopping Guide: 7 Sexy Plus-Size Sequined Dresses

The season of holiday parties is upon us. What better time to ditch the predictable LBD and highlight your curves with a fabulous sequin dress? We found seven sparkling show-stoppers available in plus sizes. Just add black tights, red lipstick, and high heels to complete the look!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 12, 2011

Shopping Guide: 10 Hot Holiday Dresses

Picking the perfect holiday party dress is important. Not just any flouncy dress will do. You’re going to want something that’s at least marginally festive, sexy, but also not too holiday-specific so that you can wear it again someday. The 10 gorgeous dresses we’ve chosen hopefully fall under all those criteria, and will have the…

Julie Gerstein / December 11, 2011

Sure, Why Not: Teen Makes Dress From 4,000 Tea Bags

The latest entry in the Dresses Made From Wacky Fabrics category: 16-year-old Suraya Mohd Zairin, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, won an eco contest by fashioning a dress out of more than 4,000 tea bags. The colorful gown took her more than three months to complete, and was inspired by her love of flowers. For her…

Julie Gerstein / December 8, 2011

Perfect Dresses Made Of Paper

Artist Susan Stockwell makes intricate, gorgeous dresses out of paper goods, like maps and sheets of currency. The dresses mimic colonial styles, and reflect her interests in ecology, geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. It’s this confluence of ideas that give her work an extra charge. Check out some of her paper dresses in thi…

Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2011

Ladylike Lace Done Right

Lace — especially white or cream lace — has the tendency to look either childish or totally matronly. Surely it isn’t that hard to make, say, a lacy frock for a mature but still youthful and hip woman? H&M heard our plea, or we assume they did, because they’ve made this amazing cream, long-sleeve sheath and we’re…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2011

A Wilma Flintstone-Approved Bedrock Dress

Getting sexy doesn’t require your ensemble to be tight and revealing. Subtly will get you much farther in the long run. But don’t think your sexy look has to be (gasp!) boring. Everly’s Bedrock Dress is both visually interesting with its graphic print and sexy with a plunging V-back and exposed zipper. Yet it leave…

Annika Harris / October 25, 2011

Inspiration Board: Wearing A Maxi Dress For Fall

Look at Olivia Wilde trying to be all incognito in the photo above. It’s okay, Liv, we’re paying more attention to your early fall look than you, actually. Why are we so smitten with her ensemble, you might ask? Well for starters, we’re suckers for stripe maxi dresses. But even more than that, we love…

Annika Harris / August 27, 2011

Breaking News: The New York Times Discovers Women Wear Dresses

Fresh off their discovery that people breathe air and women enjoy staring at Ryan Gosling’s abs, the New York Times style section has apparently uncovered that women love to wear dresses when it’s “soupy” out. In fact! They love dresses so much! They like, wear them all the time! The Times interviewed dozens of cutting…

Julie Gerstein / July 21, 2011

Take It To The Max

Let me tell you a secret: sometimes, when I am feeling supremely lazy, I will wear a maxi dress all day long and then sleep in it that night. I mean, a maxi dress is essentially just a nice-ish looking nightgown, so can you blame me? Well, one maxi dress I won’t be wearing to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 9, 2011