We're doing a second Dress of the Day today, partially because our motivation melted in the late-June heat yesterday, and partially because we couldn't wait until tomorrow to gawk at this silk handkerchief masquerading as a mini dress.
The Virginia Silk Mini Dress by designer Rory Beca is a little wrap style dress, and by "little," we mean "extremely super tiny," that is held closed in the front with a snap button at the crossover V neckline and a solid sash belt that ties.
Apparently, there is an elastic waistband that would be helpful for those of us who might need a little bit of give around the waist, but really, if that were the case, we shouldn't be wearing a dress that falls a mere 17" from the natural waistline.
The dress features side slash pockets which we assume is only for show. If you put anything in those pockets, they'd drag the dress right off your body.
Available from Saks Fifth Avenue for $322. Read
Tracy Reese is known for femininity, with super-sweet dresses and lady-like lacy skirts. This dress, however, is a little bit of a departure from the frilly frills with a more aggressive color in bright sunny yellow, and a somewhat vintage-inspired plaid pattern. The Linen Strapless dress is made of of a silk/cotton blend fabric (natural fiber perfect for keeping cool in summer!) and features a wide waistband with a sharp contrasting pattern. More than anything, though, the dress has pockets, and you know how much we love the utility of a good set of pockets.
The dress would be perfect with a pair of patent leather Mary Janes.
Available from Revolve Clothing for $290. Read
We have a confession to make.
Ever since investing all of $40 on a cheap jersey maxi dress a few weeks ago, we have been unable to give our attention to anything else. Yes, we are obsessed with the maxi dress.
Of course, the Print Tube dress by T-bags is nowhere near a mere $40, but the brick and blue multi-print rayon dress is worth the $218 price. The dress has ruching and an overly at the bust and falls 51" to the floor, perfect for a pair of thongs on a tall girl, or platform wedge sandals on those of us who are not quite so tall. Because the dress is strapless, it can work for evening, too.
Available from ShopBop for $218. Read
Though we're inclined to run around all summer in nothing but the exact same pair of dark brown flip flops that "go with" everything from our ethnic print maxi dress to a pair of cut-offs, there are occasions when we may have to wear real shoes. It doesn't mean we have to be uncomfortable in a pair of skin-pinching, back-breaking stiletto heels. Moschino Cheap & Chic's flats are perfect for summer comfort because they are flat and have a rubber sole. The black and silver upper is made of leather and features a tiny strap to keep the shoes on your feet.
Moschino Cheap & Chic's black and silver flats are available from Revolve Clothing for $235. Read
It would have been nice if the name of this Multi-color "Boob" dress by Filippa K were some hint, some promise of, well, any help it could provide for us in that area.
Unfortunately, the dress has nothing to do with "support" or "enhancement."
Fortunately, the purple (bloom), taupe (bark) and white color blocked dress has everything to do with staying stylishly cool through the heat of summer. Strapless means it can be worn out in the sunshine without the thret of tan marks, 100% viscose is cool to the touch, and the ruched waist makes the dress easy and comfortable to wear.
The dress is available from Matthew Izzo for $189. Read