When the weather takes a turn for the hot, hot, hot (fingers crossed it actually happens, I mean, does anybody remember winter?), societal requirements mandate you should be wearing clothes, but I’d rather be… not, not, not. Seriously, I love the warm weather, but the idea of sticky shorts and tank tops has me sweating already. It may not be so bad when you’re lounging poolside, but think New York City in the summer time, and by New York City I mean the subway. Ah, public transportation — for the low price of $2.25, you, too can have your perspiring thighs stuck to a metal bench or, even better, an equally swampy stranger. Fun! (No, terrible.) I don’t consider myself over-the-top girly, but dresses suddenly become a whole lot more attractive when the thought of putting my legs through pants makes me want to hop into the Hudson. I’m foreseeing loose, easy (/lazy), short, diaphanous, versatile, and white as the characteristics I’ll be desperately seeking in frocks this summer, and now’s the time to stock up before everyone beats you to it. After the jump, ten white dresses I can’t wait to get my (train-hopping, A/C-craving) hands on.
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Kate Middleton isn’t exactly my fashion hero, given her somewhat mundane personal style selections (don’t hit me!), but I must confess that even I, a jaded fashion freak, am occasionally charmed by some of her more impressive choices. My favorite thus far of her sartorial standouts has been the Grecian-style lavender Alexander McQueen gown she wore in July to the Hollywood BAFTA dinner, but I’ll admit I’m equally dazzled by this week’s stunning floor-length split-to-the-thigh Roland Mouret. I know she’s married to the prince and all (I mean, duh), but Kate is a young, fresh-faced woman who shouldn’t feel confined to matronly wear. In particular, I like to see some glamour from her. This gown is the perfect synthesis of proper (the length, the long sleeves, the high neckline) and punchy (the off-center zipper in the back, the daring exposure of leg, and especially those shimmering Jimmy Choos). To this I say, Kate may in fact be wholly worthy of her iconic reputation. [photos via People Style Watch]
Warm weather calls for sunglasses, popsicles, cute sandals, and breezy dresses. Here are seven of our favorite summer dresses in sunny shades of yellow, in a variety of sizes and styles. The best part? They’re all $50 or less. Click through to check ‘em out…
If you’ve always harbored a hidden fantasy about wearing a giant doily, this dress is currently on sale for $886. That’s a small price to pay to realize a doily dress dream, you guys. [Shopbop]
Unisex clothing company Brooklyn Industries makes comfy staples and classic designs, all with a cheeky Brooklyn twist. As the name might suggest, the company is New York born and bred, and is as much influenced by the city life surrounding it as by the desire to create easy, affordable casual wear. We’ve found 10 pieces from their humongous collection that we think you’ll like — no, love – without breaking the bank.
If you’re searching for style inspiration for spring and summer, try looking to the past. Silhouettes and prints from the 40s through the ’70s will instantly add a playful feel to your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for something casual or special occasion, we found 7 gorgeous dresses to flatter and celebrate your curves. Click through to check ‘em out …
We’ve been big fans of Tracy Reese for a long time. Her dresses are girly, pretty and the epitome of feminine charm. So we were especially thrilled to learn she’d be doing a capsule collection for Anthropologie. Reese’s seven-piece collection is part of Anthro’s Made In Kind series, where the company teams up with lesser-known and smaller design houses to create limited collaborations. Check out Reese’s designs in the slideshow above!
I would GREATLY appreciate some help in finding maxi dresses that don’t make someone 5’1″ look pregnant. I always love how they look on everyone, and the few I’ve tried on are the most comfortable things on Earth, however, they always end up making me look short and fat, and often like I’m about to make an announcement that I’m expecting. I know that short women CAN pull this look off, but I don’t know where to even start. Any advice on how to make this look work would make me one happy girl as the summer gets underway! — Gina
As a fellow shortie, I feel your pain, It’s so hard finding maxi dresses that don’t either dwarf us, or make us look like tiny little expectant ladies. So I have a couple of tips and options for you, after the jump! Keep reading »
Can a gal ever have too much chambray and denim? I think not, especially since the fabrics are used for much more than jackets, jeans, and shorts! Behold these 11 spring-appropriate denim and chambray dresses, skirts, and blouses!
I’ve typically shied away from wearing nude tones, but I’m super into this new trend of mixing nudes with neons and brights. Designers like Christian Siriano did it on the runway for spring, and it seems like a great way to tone down what could be too much color. Pairing a nude shirt with a bold skirt is a great way to get more use out of both pieces. And if you’re dying to wear the trend right now, we’ve got eight dresses that perfectly combine nude tons with pops of bright color.