July 27th, 2015Our Fashion Choice
Now that summer weather is getting REALLY hot, wearing anything other than a dress is unthinkable (too bad for you, guys!). Beat the heat in these
5 Essential Summer Dresses
Nautical dresses are always in fashion during the summer. Keep cool and look great with bold navy and white stripes. This tank dress features a deep scoop back and full skirt. Just zip up and you’ll look polished even if the day promises plenty of heat and humidity.
Cool cream and tan print make this floral print sundress a flowing look on a hot summer day. A faux necklace sewn to the racer neckline adds a special touch to this essential summer dress. With bare shoulders and a keyhole opening at the back neck, you can stay cool and comfortable in this blouson dress.
Black and white stripes are totally trending for summer 2015! With its playful flared skirt, adjustable spaghetti straps and scoop back, this sundress is definitely a wardrobe essential. Heading to the beach? Dancing at parties? Lounging in a hammock? An on trend interpretation of a classic summer dress shape will look fresh in your closet this summer.
Whether you choose it in periwinkle blue, ivory, rose or black, this fashion forward shift dress is a great choice when the weather is so hot. The gathered chiffon skims lightly over your body. Adjustable spaghetti straps touch your shoulders as lightly as a feather. With a scoop back, you’re as undressed as socially acceptable and yet comfortably covered – a perfect summer dress option.
For those who love their black, this cut out sundress will definitely be our hot summer choice. The scoop neck sleeveless dress adds an edgy finish with a contrasting front zipper. At the back, a lacey insert is cut into curving shapes for a cool, body conscious look. The details really give this black sundress updated style.
Let’s face it, those temperatures will soar, so it’s time to adapt. Pull out those essential hot weather dresses and soak up the shade!Tags: dresses with stripes, shift dress, spaghetti strap, summer dress
July 23rd, 2015Our Fashion Choice
New on the sun dress scene are notched necklines. Originally interpreted as a more geometric, deeper version of the v neck, notched necklines can be a bit more daring. Summer is the perfect time to riff on the trend and there’s always a time and place for adventure, right? I’ve found casual and formal dresses with versions of a notched neckline. They look great and cost less than $100. With no further a due, here are my finds:
Summer Dresses with Notched Necklines
Wow! This black strapless party dress cannot simply be labeled as a lbd. Made of stretch knit and trimmed with floral lace, the notched neckline angles like a v from the strapless bodice. Lace inserts at the waist hint at 2 piece dress while holding it all together. There’s a fabulous combination of angle and curve in this party dress.
Mint is a trending color for summer 2015. It’s cool, it’s sweet and fun. Pair mint with this notched neckline sundress for a fabulous statement. The daring notch dips down to your diaphragm. Adjustable spaghetti straps let you control just where that notched neckline goes. The bias cut flared skirt makes this cute dress perfect for a modern Marilyn Monroe moment, so grab this mint notched number for your own iconic images.
Ok, this cute romper is totally OT, but its plunging v neck catches the daring vibe of a notched neckline. The deep v slides down your collarbone to your rib cage. An open back continues with the daring look. Its drapey wasabi colored fabric looks so elegant and sophisticated. Isn’t this romper perfect for summer BBQs, roof top cafes or beach days? Paired with heels and a structured jacket, this could be an eye catching statement as you head out for a night on the town.
Love the shape of that mint notched neckline sundress but want a print? Definitely consider the floral color ways available in this spaghetti strap summer dress. With the same flirty bias cut skirt and adjustable straps, the narrow rectangle of this notched neckline creates an modern twist on the feminine floral. Heck, with the $69 price, why not get the solid and the floral version of this sundress?
Here’s a halter neck print dress that features notched cut outs at back and front for a fun take on the floral summer dress. A fitted waistband and bias cut skirt make the most of the drapey scuba knit to complete the image of summer, sweet but sexy. Depending on your styling choices, this floral dress could work at a wedding reception or casual party. The notched cut outs make this a savvy choice for summer.
No matter how you interpret the trend, the notched neckline look cannot be ignored. What do you say? Are you ready to add a notched neckline dress to your wardrobe this summer?Tags: dresses under $100, notched neckline, summer dress, sun dresses
July 16th, 2015Celebrity Dresses
They won again! Not only have they captured the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but the US Women’s Soccer team made an outstanding presence on stage as they accepted the Best Team Award at the 2015 EPSYS awards. Whether you loved Carli Lloyd’s beaded black strapless evening gown or Abby Wambach’s tailored smoking pants and jacket, there’s plenty of formal gown inspiration found in the US National Soccer Team! We may only aspire to play as well as they do, but it can’t hurt to channel a little of their style for our next special occasion, right?
Evening Gowns Inspired by the US Women’s Soccer Team
Now on sale (behold a budget buy!), this fabulous strapless black glitter gown by Jump catches the excitement and glamour of a red carpet gala night. The heavily beaded long dress features geometric patterns and a sweetheart neckline. What a winning strategy for a beautiful gala look.
Many team players wore sequin dresses, both short and long. Definitely check out this knee length gold sequin dress. Sheer panels and satin ribbons combine textures for a very contemporary look. This cocktail dress glitters, but doesn’t steal the game. It works like a team to make you the star of the evening. Glamourous style and clean lines make a sophisticated presence at any formal event.
There’s vintage glamour in sequins and fringe. I can’t tell for sure who wore that cute fringed dress, but it looks great on her. Here’s a sequin fringed cocktail dress that makes the most of your moves. The sleeveless style shows off toned arms, and the contrasting beads on the fringe add sparkle to your move across the red carpet. Excellent strategy, players!
I saw more than one crop top formal dress on the stage at the EPSYS awards. A Sherri Hill lace 2 piece party dress is an excellent choice to highlight the strong bodies. They’ve worked hard and it shows!
Congratulations again to the US Women’s Soccer Team. Your accomplishments and style are an inspiration to us all!
The Giro Rosa 2015 (Pink Race) ended its last day of women’s bicycle competition with a mountainous climb. What a fabulous women’s biking race it was!
The Tour de France may get the media attention, but the challenging course for this year’s women’s bicycle race had compelling team tactics and results. Riders wear yellow to signify their daily victory in the Tour de France, the stage winners in the Giro Rosa wear pink. So guess what? You got it…
Pink dresses for summer celebrations!
White piping gives this pink stretch lace dress sporty panache. You can feel the flowing motion as the white stripes surround the halter neckline and curve to create an open back. Highlighting your waist and curving to minimize your hips, this pink dress captures a confident style.
Pink flowing jersey caught my eye immediately. Upon closer examination, I realized that you can wear this cocktail dress in many different ways. Use the two jersey bodice bands to create:
- a one shoulder dress,
- a halter dress,
- a strapless dress
or whatever you design. What a perfect strategy to reflect your assets!
We all know that optimum strength and fitness are an important part of a sports professional’s daily life. What a way to show it off with this pink jersey dress? Confident and casual, the halter dress straps cross your back and are sealed with a bow. This lined dress wins my vote for sporty and pink!
Floral prints are all the rage this summer, so here’s a pink floral knit dress to celebrate. The winding asymmetrical neckline and shaping commemorate the winding Italian mountain roads the bikers tackled in many race stages.
It’s not often you find a dress with detachable jewelry. This pink shift features a removable necklace. If I rode as hard and fast as these women, the shift dress would definitely be my favorite after training choice. Imagine the sore muscles and exhaustion they must work through.
It’s time to celebrate! Put on your favorite pink dress, raise your glass and salute the Giro Rosa women bicycle riders.Tags: Gira Rosa, pink party dress, women's biking