15 May 2007


Nothing can beat a good dress. Talk about easy dressing - pop it on, slap on a great pair of shoes and you're good to go. What's not to like about that? I could live in dresses all spring and summer long, so one of my goals this year is to augment my dress wardrobe. I need classic, tasteful dresses for work and here are a few of my favourites (pictures and descriptions are from Nordstrom.com):

Theory "Lilabeth W" Dress - $375

Eyelet A-line is simply styled with an elasticized scooped neck and cap sleeves.


BCBG Max Azria Stretch Shirtdress - $180

Fabric belt nips a crisp, buttoned shirtdress with puff sleeves and pleated pockets.


Carilyn Vaile "Hepburn" Dress - $172

Soft stretch jersey dress is shaped with cap sleeves, a paneled waist and a gently pleated skirt.


Eileen Fischer Surplice Tank Dress - $238

Empire-waist dress with surplice front and full A-line skirt is cut from a light stretch blend.


Jones New York Signature Linen Wrap Dress - $129

Contrast piping highlights a notch-collar dress with genuine wrap construction, secured with a sash for emphasis.


Shoshanna Eyelet Dress - $340

Embroidered eyelet shirtdress is styled with puffed cap sleeves and a pintucked bib placket.


Kay Unger Cap Sleeve Dress - $348

Solid knit bodice flatters above a woven floral skirt, pleated for volume. A nonadjustable bow adds a pretty finish.

polyester/rayon bodice, cotton/silk skirt

Eliza J Dot Jersey Dress - $98

Solid trim emphasizes the lines of a knit dress, colored with an eye-popping print. Keyhole neck closes with a single fabric-covered button.


Ebby by Farinaz Taghavi Kimono Tie Back Dress - $138

Surplice neckline and gathered inset waist shape a jersey knit dress with full kimono-inspired sleeves.


Nanette Lepore "Ciao Bella" Lace Dress - $395

Sheer eyelet shapes a feminine dress, styled with a collar, cap sleeves and ribbon trim.


These choices just confirm for me a few things I already knew:
  1. I love a good A-line silhouette - it helps disguise a large booty.
  2. I love a full skirt - see 1 for the explanation.
  3. I love a fitted empire silhouette - one of my best assets is a small waist, I don't want to engulf it in a maternity top look.
  4. I love eyelet, the shirtdress, the kimono style and small cap sleeves this season.


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

So how many of these styles are you thinking about duplicating?

Tany said...

Your choices are to die for! Love the jackets & dresses styles!

MéLisa said...

Wow thanks for posting all of these. I really like the Eileen Fischer Surplice & Jones New York Signature Linen Wrap dresses. I think that I will be wearing more skirts & dresses now that we are moving from the freezing North to the South West. I will have to keep these in mind….

Summerset said...

Very cute dress! There's lots of good ideas there!

French.Seam said...

I must make up something like the Eliza J dot dress, its perfect. Any suggestions for a suitable pattern? I haven't found any yet.