While everyone else is anticipating pumpkins, apple picking and autumn colors, I staunchly enjoy my watermelon, berries and green leaves. Dressing for the summer is so much easier than fall. Just slip on a casual, every day frock and you’re good to go. Who wants layers, scarves and (shudder) tights?
With September’s arrival, it does make sense to look for a dress that slips effortlessly into fall. Here’s my pick of
5 every day dresses for early fall, 2014.
PromGirl carries a great selection of casual dresses under $50, so my picks today are all under that price point.
Shirt dresses are making their reliable reappearance for fall. The tiny diamond print on this short sleeve shirt dress interprets the classic with a nod to fall trends. Excellent for layering or just slipping on over the swim suit, you’ll get a lot of wear from this casual dress.
Give a simple cap sleeve dress an adorable kick with wide godets on each side. They give a flirty edge to an A line dress priced under $50. The bright blue and black print makes this budget friendly dress really versatile. Keep the narrow belt or switch it out to create another look. Darling!
Dynamic chevrons in mocha and magenta give a boho edge to this belted scoop neck dress. You can push the ¾ length sleeves up on warmer days, but this easy going dress takes a prize for its versatility. It’s perfect to toss in your suitcase for weekends away.
Maybe your style is more cosmopolitan? Then take a peek at this black and white dress. It’s got an edge but surprises with the lace insert at the back shoulders. You’ve got the look of separates with the ease of a dress, which is nice. If white’s not your color, choose blue, red or all black versions of this knit dress.
Sheer chiffon chevrons cover a belted casual dress. This ¾ sleeve dress has a certain polish that some may call definitely not casual. I still think it’s an easy to wear dress that looks great heading out for coffee with friends or running around town. Style it your way and you’ll see for yourself.
The only dilemma now is which dress to choose. Do you have a favorite?Tags: casual dresses, dresses under 50, print dresses
August 28th, 2014Dresses
After its success with prom 2014, JVN by Jovani debuts a fabulous selection of semi formal dresses this season. Whether there’s a wedding reception, homecoming dance or gala party on your calendar, you’ve got to see how JVN by Jovani interprets formal wear trends in its collection.
6 Gorgeous JVN by Jovani Semi Formal Dresses
Show off strong shoulders when you wear this open back halter dress. The narrow straps running vertically and horizontally are power statements as you walk away. The red jersey makes it simply a knock out!
Fashion transformed from grey from dull to contemporary in the last decade. This cocktail dress
is a perfect example of that. Maximizing an hourglass shape, sheer cut outs are lined with transparent mesh. The look is long, lean and subtle… but no one would underestimate you in this JVN by Jovani dress.
Sheer illusion mesh blends with lace in this sexy JVN by Jovani dress. The large scale lace is appliquéd down the sides of this sleeveless dress, creating a seductive and opulent statement at semi formal special occasions.
Love the lace, but want a sweeter statement? JVN by Jovani mixes sweet with sophisticated in an open back lace dress. Lovely details like a scalloped hem, wide v neck and a gentle scoop back give a more romantic interpretation of sexy. Choose the hot pink for playful, or choose classic black in this semi formal dress.
Blending beads and rhinestones, JVN by Jovani keeps the focus on the back. It’s as if your back is protected by a sparkling curtain. Rock your inner Cleopatra with a ruched jersey dress at your next big event.
Finally, boning gives structure to the sheer panels on this lace semi formal dress. Once again, JVN by Jovani gives lace a sexy reputation by inserting mesh to bare your torso. It’s daring and just like the red carpet gowns that celebrities wear.
So many beautiful semi formal dresses, I can’t wait. Bring on the celebrations!Tags: beaded party dress, homecoming dresses, JVN by Jovani, lace dress, open back dresses, semi formal dress
Ever since the trend began, I’ve loved the drama and allure of open back dresses. While you see this movement in casual dresses, imho the real appeal is for formal occasions. There’s so many gorgeous open back floor length gowns on sale now at PromGirl, it was difficult to choose. So many of these open back gowns were remarkable from both the front and back, I had difficulty choosing which side to share first. Be sure to click the links to see front and back views of
5 Sexy Open Back Formal Dresses
Whether you want black, bright primary or pastel colors, this one shoulder gown is totally about the open back trend. Rhinestones highlight asymmetrical aspects of this floor length dress. Carefully incorporating pleats, the full effect is strong, sparkling yet effortless. It’s a whole new angle on the sweetheart gown.
This B Darlin long dress is a perfect example of which side is better. I love the cut out lines on the open back, but the jeweled halter neck is gorgeous. Black is ever so sophisticated. Buy this dress now and be prepared for your next formal dance!
Sheer panels and creative cut outs make it difficult to choose a photo of the front or back of La Femme’s sleek open back dress. Straps from the front cut out sections criss cross the upper back for a dramatic look that’s got a touch of practical as well. I chose the front view for the fabulous sheer panel insert that shrinks your midriff. This open back gown would be a great choice for a full busted beauty.
Whether you prefer this open back gown in grey or red, JVN by Jovani creates a sleek look with rounded lines cut out along the waist and hips. There’s a small train that highlights the glam, puddling beautifully around you as if you’ve just appeared magically on the stage. With all of that drama in front, sleek long bare back is all you’ll need to wow them all. Don’t be shy…Go for it!
Want that open back look but feeling a bit bashful? Then I heartily recommend this lace trimmed open back dress. This V neck gown features a ruched bodice and waistband. At the back, a large scale floral lace frames the open back. A sleek, slim skirt keeps all of the focus on you. With the rainbow of available colors and a price point under $100, you can’t go wrong with this open back dress.
Have you embraced the open back trend? Which of these dresses most fits your style?Tags: B Darlin, black evening gown, JVN by Jovani exclusive, La Femme formal dresses, open back evening gowns
Roll out the red carpet as the Television Academy salutes prime time television performers at the 66th Emmy awards on Monday, August 25, 2014. Even if you didn’t grab one of the coveted spots to enjoy the red carpet parade of stars or purchase a ticket to the award ceremony, we can definitely play dress the nominees, right?
Kerry Washington won the Emmy for best actress in a dramatic role in 2013. How about a red dress for the red carpet?
She would look fabulous accepting another award in this lace mermaid gown from Alyce. The sheer gown is covered in appliqué lace motifs and accented with tiny beads. What a sparkling way to take the stage!
Michelle Dockery is no stranger to the Emmys, having been nominated three times for her role in Downton Abbey. I think she’d look totally smashing in this silver beaded gown from Sherri Hill . What a perfect way to highlight her hourglass figure than with radiating rows of beads that surge from the low V back, and ricochet from the rhinestones that edge the V neck.
Everyone’s proclaimed Christina Hendricks a winner for her Hollywood style. Hoping to pick up an award for the show Mad Men, she would look stunning in this Sherri Hill open back lace dress.
The delicate aqua would be fabulous with her coloring and the mixture of beads, lace and sheer fabric would float down the red carpet.
It’s the first Emmy nomination for Kate Mara. Her role in House of Cards is just one in a television career that began when she was just a teenager. This Sherri Hill two piece gown captures her youth and energy but is full of drama. The long layered skirt has not only a thigh baring slit but a short train which would be perfect for the red carpet photography.
Best of luck to all of these Emmy nominees! I wish you fabulous looks and a successful night under the LA stars.Tags: Christina Hendricks, Kate Mara, Kerry Washington, Michelle Dockery, red carpet dresses