A shirtdress is something I always considered to be an essential piece for a a work wardrobe. A belted shirtdress paired with pumps is a perfect work outfit because it’s conservative enough for an office setting but a bit more relaxed and comfortable than suit or blouse and skirt. What I didn’t realize is how many varieties of shirtdresses are out there which makes it a truly versatile option for many different occasions.
This crisp, white Rag & Bone dress is sweet and edgy making it a great look to take from work to happy hour.
This sophisticated lace-inset beauty by Catherine Malandrino would be perfect for a cocktail party or an evening wedding.
You can’t go wrong with a safari style dress for a perfectly chic and relaxed weekend look.
I love a dress with a masculine feel especially when paired with some uber high stilettos for an irresistibly sexy look.
I love this polo shirtdress by Tory Burch. It would look really cute with some slip-on sneakers or some Chuck Taylors.
A sleeveless dress is a great option for a summer backyard BBQ or wear it with a light military jacket to transition into fall.
This super flirty, pleated, chambray dress is perfect for a first date to draw just enough attention to your gorgeous legs.
I have not seen many maxi shirtdress options but I love this Vince one with this super sexy slit.
What’s your shirtdress style? Feel free to share your looks and be featured on the blog.
Alas, another MBFW is over but it left behind a brilliant outlook on what’s to come in the fall. There are a few trends that really jumped out and made me excited for the next fall season. I’m happy to see that capes were still on the runways. There is something so mysterious and sophisticated about a cape that I just love.
BCBG Max Azria
Creatures of the Wind
Lupita Nyong’o was stunning in a jaw-dropping Ralph Lauren cape gown at the Golden Globes and it appears other designers are following suit with their own designs.
One of my favorite movies of all times is Clueless and that’s exactly what I thought of as I watched the Tory Burch show. She brought back thigh and knee high socks with chunky heeled shoes. Classic!
It appeared many designers may be fans of Scandal as there were quite a few wrap coats on the runways indicative of Olivia Pope’s flawless style.
Creatures of the Wind
It was refreshing to see pretty pastel palettes as opposed to the typical warm colors. For some reason, I feel that clothes in heavy textures like wool and tweed look so much cooler in light colors. Unexpected and chic.
Black and white is a look that never goes out of style. It’s fun to see how designers continue to re-invent this look time after time.
Just as radiant orchid is the pantone of this spring, azure blue is the star of fall. This deeply rich blue hue will make anyone feel like royalty.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Diane Von Furstenberg
All photos courtesy of www.mbfashionweek.com
Thanks for reading my MBFW runway trend compilation. What were some of your favorite trends?
I just absolutely love award season! It’s a fashion addict’s dream and the Oscars are like our Superbowl! The Oscars 2013 red carpet did not disappoint. There were so many great looks that I’m hard pressed to pick just one favorite. There were also some great trends like the metallics seen on Stacy Keibler and Halle Berry and the white seen on Charlize Theron and Zoe Saldana. The stars really did dazzle so let’s get right to it!
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan
Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab
Halle Berry in Versace
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille
Pop of Color
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu
Regal in Blue
Robin Roberts in Marc Bouwer
Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli
Quvenzhane Wallis in Armani
Beautiful Ball Gowns
Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive
Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan
I really felt that Naomi really rocked that asymmetrical neckline beautifully. It would be hard for most people to pull that off, but she did so in a fabulous way. Halle and Stacy were gorgeous as always. They both have such amazing bodies and they know how to accentuate them with their dress choices. I’m loving Charlize with the pixie haircut. She looked so statuesque in the fitted white gown with minimal jewelry. Zoe, I felt had the most interesting dress on the red carpet. I just could not take my eyes off of it. You would think with the detailing on the bodice plus the belt that the dress would look to busy, but it was actually pretty amazing. The dress had a bonus with a gray and black finish on the train…..genius! I was so proud of Robin Roberts attending the Oscars looking fabulous and strong and little Quvenzhane was absolutely adorable! Jennifer Lawrence looked beautiful in her ball gown, but the diamond chain cascading down her back was the best part of her entire look. Jessica Chastain perfected the old Hollywood glam look. The nude, figure flattering dress with the red lip reminded me of Jessica Rabbit (in a good way). And of course, what a pleasant surprise with Michelle Obama presenting the best picture award smoldering with her hot bangs and shimmery dress! Well, I can’t wait to tune into Fashion Police to hear them weigh in on all the stars. I have a feeling they’re going to go with Jessica Chastain for Best Dressed, but I’m still favoring Zoe Saldana. What was your favorite red carpet look?
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I was perusing my usual stack of fashion magazines and one thing that caught my eye were the bold statement earrings on the models and celebrities. What is really great is that these earrings once reserved for more formal occasions are now being worn with casual, everyday outfits adding a touch of glam to a day look. There are also a lot of affordable options from brands such as Forever 21, Ann Taylor, and Lulu Frost for J. Crew. So add a little sparkle to your outfits with a fun, bold statement earring!
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for Spring!!! I have been receiving all of these catalogs from my favorite stores and they’re making me yearn for warmer weather and fun bright clothes. It may be too early to break out the floral print shorts but you can go ahead and get your Spring handbag! Celebs such as stylist Brad Goreski are already rockin’ the ‘it’ bag of Spring. The Cambridge Satchel Co bag. It comes in some wonderfully delicious hues, different sizes, and can even be embossed with your initials! I have my eye on the neon pink one. These beauties are now available in the States at Modcloth, J.Crew, and thecambridgesatchelus.com. So, go and get your satchel and be ahead of the game for Spring!