Sleeveless dresses for summer? Groundbreaking. But sleeveless dresses for fall? Not so easy to style! We’re all for taking our summer staples into fall (peep our two looks for cutoff shorts here if you haven’t yet!) so this time we’re focusing on the one dress that we’re just not ready to part with – even though summer is coming to a close faster than we can type summer to fall transitional looks. Ready for this seasonal styling switch up? Let’s get to it!
International Star Wars Day isn’t a big deal to everyone, everywhere, but it should be. May the Fourth (a.k.a. May the Fourth Be With You), is the day to let your inner geek shine. And, dear friends, this is the dress you are looking for.
For less than $ 20, these Star Wars dresses evoke the more manga-esque elements of the series with Japanese script and a slightly retro wash. Created by lady-geek haven HerUniverse and sold at Hot Topic (yes, we know), these dresses are perfect for the die-hard, old-school, before-the-atrocity-of-Jar-Jar Star Wars fan girls everywhere.
(Also, when the author, after her first ecstatic viewing of the original Star Wars, told her mother that she would grow up to marry Luke Skywalker, her mother sagely corrected her by saying she ought to wait to see what a handsome rogue Han Solo becomes in the later movies. She was right.) (The Gloss)
HerUniverse Star Wars Dress, $ 19.88, available at Hot Topic.
When it comes to fashion, it’s not easy to keep our attention — but Modcloth keeps us coming back, year after year. Its constantly updated stock of adorable, vintage-meets-modern dresses is hard to resist — and not just because we love throwing on a ’60s-inspired sheath, black ballet flats, and pretending we’re Alexa Chung for the day (don’t mess with our dreams, okay?).
So, what would Alexa wear to a chic, springtime soirée? Probably something a lot like these 10 dresses. From draped floral schmattes to tomboyish, sporty-chic tank dresses, these numbers are flirty, fun, and will definitely turn heads.
Read on for all our springy favorites!
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Don’t even talk to us about the snow that’s falling right now — in our heads, we’re already floating around in BCBG‘s dreamy spring collection.
From Jil Sander-esque, wide-striped maxi-dresses and airy, pleated tea dresses to BCBG’s signature sexy little party dresses, we’re hard-pressed to imagine any spring event this collection couldn’t cover. And they’re surprisingly editorial for a mass retailer, too (anyone else getting a distinct Proenza vibe from that printed, lace number?).
Click on for the 10 dresses we’ll be wearing to every wedding, cocktail party, and chic rooftop soirée this summer — uh, after it stops hailing, that is.
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To say we’re fond of cupcakes is an understatement. Red velvet, blue velvet, trusty vanilla, banana with maple-pecan frosting — we inhale ‘em all with childlike delight. But when it comes to cupcakes, we’re firm believers in eating those suckers, not wearing them.
Yep, we’re talking about the strange phenomenon of special-occasion gowns so puffed-up and ornate, you’d think they were frosted, not designed. Luckily, we’ve got the antidote to that fashion toothache: Reem Acra. From wedding gowns to cocktail dresses, Reem Acra has a knack for making occasion wear that’s romantic but never overdone.
Witness the simple, columnar lines of the I’m Ready gown, the exquisite silk organza Simple Beauty dress, and that flirty, flounce-hemmed cocktail shift. Wear one of these babies to your next black tie, and we promise you’ll stand out — even when you’re standing next to the dessert table.
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