We’ve posted so many new styles this week, our stylists couldn’t help but share what their faves! What are you dying to rent?
“Bring any look to the next level this winter with Carlos Falchi's Vanilla Latte Clutch...sassy, sparkly and sophisticated!”
“The Moschino Signature Put a Ring on It Gown is a perfect combination of elegance and sophistication with a flirty edge! It will be a guaranteed hit at any holiday party!”
“The Cloud in the Sky Clutch is the perfect pop of color that can take any outfit to the next level!”
“Why not experience the power of a golden goddess? Slip into this Golden Sparrow Dress and all attention will gravitate towards you!”
“You might have missed the boat with Prince William, but you will feel like a queen in this Catherine Malandrino blue, off the shoulder stunner!”
It’s almost December and holiday events are filling up your calendar! You already know what you are renting for events hosted by your friends and family but there is one dress that always stumps you. Every. Single. Year. The work event dress.
We’ve asked our stylists to choose their favorite dresses that stand out, are stylish and appropriate for a work event, and also got them to share their best tips for pulling together your look!
Tip 1: A dress can only be two of three: fitted, low cut and above the knee. Follow this rule. If you wear a dress above the knee, make sure it doesn’t have a plunging neckline. This is the first step for a sophisticated choice.
Tip 2: Choose a dress you feel comfortable wearing. Don’t wear a dress that you will be pulling up all night or something you think you can’t breathe in. Remember, you are there to have fun and may be photographed!
Tip 3: Wear the right undergarments! It may be the right dress, but the wrong undergarments can make the dress look completely wrong. Our stylists suggest wearing Spanx, NuBras and Hanky Pankys as no fail options.
Tip 4: Don’t be afraid of color! Just because you are attending a work event doesn’t mean you have to wear black. Experiment with brighter colors and patterns and opt for subtle make up and classic jewelry.
What are you renting for your work event? Share your choices in the comments!
With so many places to go for the holidays- not to mention all the photos to be taken (eeek!)- we want to make sure you stand out! We racked our brains to answer this question… how would you wear the same dress to three different events? Take a look at what we thought and share how you would’ve worn it.
Mission: Wear the same dress in three different ways for the holidays.
Event 1: Holiday dinner party hosted by Mr. Right's friends
Daria: I’m wearing this dress with black booties, Erickson Beamon Heart of Glass Earrings and Dangerous Liasons Bracelet. It’s a perfect outfit for a dinner party hosted by my beau’s friends! This dress is fitted but understated and the print gives it personality.
Event 2: Photo heavy family dinner
Camille: I wanted to wear something that wasn’t too dressy and that I could dress down a bit. This dress photographs so well and has stretch, so I’m not self conscious about dinner. Try it with the Anton Heunis Vintage Flower Drop Necklace, Chan Luu Silver Gwen Wrap Bracelet, blazer, suede boots and the darkest of Spanx tights to complete your look.
Event 3: Secret Santa mixer with the girls
Ashelyn: This dress is ideal for the Secret Santa mixer that I’m hosting with my friends. I can run around in it while I’m preparing all of the hors d’oeuvre and take my jacket off when we decide to go out! I paired it with CC Skye Pave Stud Earrings, two CC Skye Pave Pyramid Stud Bracelets, lace up boots and a leather belt and jacket.
No matter what you are wearing, having the coveted accessory of the season is always in. Our stylists have chosen the top accessory trends and what piece to wear to embody them. What’s your favorite?
Rachel’s trend: Rock N Roll Rebel
These tough pieces are for the girl who knows how to talk the talk and walk the walk. Be a rebel in the Erickson Beamon Supernova Cuff, and command the attention of any room.
Melissa’s trend: Ice Ice Baby
Bling is always in. If I could wear the Rodrigo Otazu Insanely Chic Crystal Cuff every day, I would! It’s perfect for going out with the girls or dressing up a black dress for a work event.
Emily’s trend: Prim & Proper
You can never go wrong with a perfect pearl. These Miriam Haskell Power Pearl Earrings are my favorite prim and proper piece… they are classy with any look!
Camille’s trend: Warhol Whirlwind
Warhol took the world over and I can still channel him in current fashion. This Judith Leiber Lovestruck Bag takes me back to The Factory and can be worn to any party throughout the season.
Ashley’s trend: Sweet Like Candy
Fun and colorful jewelry is a must for me. The Tuleste Market Colorful Confetti Earrings make me feel like a kid in a candy store! They are my go to earrings for any jewel toned dress for the holidays!
No one likes a wrinkled dress and who has the time to look at fabric content for suitcase ready fashion? We’ve done the work for you and have compiled a list of the easiest to pack dresses for your Thanksgiving travels. Remember, you can also have your dress sent to your travel destination so you won’t run into any luggage limit issues at the airport (read: pack as many shoes as you want)! Here's the rundown:
Wool and Stretch Knit
Fold a light wool fabric for a day or two and you won’t see a wrinkle, and with the lines on the bottom of the Helmut Lang Geo Print Dress, you can fool anyone. As for a stretch knit, the Camila and Marc Ruched and Famous Dress is ruched so it can hide any creases. Added plus- it’s a small dress, so just fold it in half and go!
Tweed and Matte Jersey
Tweed is a great fabric for packing since it’s the least likely to wrinkle. We love the Lela Rose Galaxy Tweed Dress because of the added shine and festive print. Matte jersey might get a crease or two during travel, but since the fabric is light, just hang up the Escada Foxy Kimono Dress in the bathroom while you shower and the steam will take the wrinkles out no problem.
We've all been there: the best part of Thanksgiving is your grandma’s homemade stuffing, gravy and pie. Can you look chic and be comfortable at the same time? Not to worry! Our stylists have the run down on how to wear fitted dresses for a big Thanksgiving dinner.
Tip 1: Wear a dress with lots of stretch. Stretchy dresses will breathe and expand with you, so you won’t have to worry about feeling constricted during dinner.
Tip 2: Ruching, ruching, ruching! Dresses with ruching distract the eye from the midsection and attract attention to the outline of your curves. Why do you think the Kardashian’s wear it all the time?
Tip 3: Choose dresses that have more of an open neckline so that there is more exposed on the upper half of your body. If the dress has a higher neckline, wear a statement necklace or statement earrings to balance out the look and distract the eye.
These are some of our best fitted dresses for Thanksgiving dinner. Do you have a tip? Share it in our comments!
Pumpkin pie, midday naps and way too much to eat… Thanksgiving is here! Just because you are staying in for the holidays doesn’t mean you have to be in sweats (remember, the neighbors are coming over). Here are a couple of our favorite casual Thanksgiving looks to keep you fashionable throughout the feast. Which one is your favorite? --Ashelyn
This dress is so comfortable you can go from the dining table to the couch for your post meal nap. If you are heading somewhere chilly, layer it with a Rebecca Taylor fur vest and some flat boots for a country casual look.
Worried about showing a Thanksgiving Tummy? Wear this sheath to cover it up and go ahead and take a second serving. We suggest flats and tights to keep it cute and casual.
This is the dress you want to wear just in case your childhood crush is stopping by for dinner! The jersey material on this dress makes it stretchy and comfortable, but it is still fitted and sexy. Complete your look with the Gwen Wrap Bracelet to add a dash of bling.
So many new arrivals - who could decide? We asked some of our stylists to tell us their fave picks.
"Pair with our new tights and sky high black heels - you'll be ready for any party this holiday season!"
"Love the neckline! Perfect for a night out on the town!.. and it's the EMILY dress!"
"If your looking for some attention you'll definitely gain some stares in this dress. It's edgy, sassy and sophisticated!"
"This dress is beautiful, and elegant but still figure-flattering--the color, which is vibrant and rich, also makes a statement!"
"My new favorite is the Calvin Klein Rainier Gown because it is so chic and unique. I love how it’s so simple, but so special at the same time with the open back and one sleeve detail."
Generally speaking, petites are small, slender and shorter women (5’3” and shorter); BIG fashionistas in small packages!
We recommend deep necklines and empire waistlines, which will help elongate petite figures. Go for bright colors and patterns – you can pull it off! Avoid oversized styles and loose fitting dresses such as ponchos – they are too much for your small frame. Use the Petite body filter when searching for dresses.
Don’t take this one too literally – you don’t actually have to run marathons to have an athletic body type! With broader shoulders, a phenomenal build and toned arms and legs, you’ve got a lot to show off!
We recommend steering clear of cap-sleeves, high neck tanks and loose-sleeved dresses that add “bulk” to the upper body. Emphasize your phenomenal stature with full skirts and dresses with detail on the bottom. Athletic body type women look stunning in one-shoulder dresses that detract from wider-built shoulders. Use the Athletic body type filter when searching for dresses.