Graphic Print Dresses for Spring 2009! Sunday, Mar 29 2009 

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The runways were filled with strong graphic images on everything …….especially Spring dresses. Take a look at some of the best that can be found on The Internet today.

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Diane Von Furstenberg always does a great print. Her Alondra Shirt Dress makes a powerful statement in navy and white silk georgette. Love the contrasting waist panel! This dress just might be a working girl’s ticket to success from the boardroom to the power lunch. $425 at net-a-porter.com

Missoni Pattern Knit Minidress

Missoni is always recognizable by their zig zag Italian print. This Knit Mini Dress has been updated for Spring in a bold and graphic and gray and blue print. If you have the legs for it…….this number is super chic! $1585 at Nordstrom.com


BCBG’S Painted Blocks Tunic is bold with shades of soothing blue. Wear it alone with a neutral colored shoe or pair it with leggings. Either way…it will make a statement at an affordable price. $ 128 at BCBG.com

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Black and white always makes a graphic statement. No one does it better than White House Black Market. This Strapless Silk Charmeuse Dress is so cute for the price! Wear it dressed up at night or add a little jacket for work. $168 at whitehouseblackmarket.com

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This Optic Print Halter dress will get you noticed……especially when you add a splash of red or bright pink! it is maxi length with maximum appeal! $151.50 at Mywardrobe.com

Oh I LOVE this one by Pringle! It is a viscose and nylon knit. Great alone or over skinny pants or leggings. The lime green really gives it a pop of color. So ’60’s! MyWardrobe.com $366

B0TM2 Roberto Cavalli Psychedelic Print Dress

Go psychedelic with Roberto Cavalli’s Asymmetric Dress! Love the neckline and the graphic gren print! $985 at BergdorfGoodman.com

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Ribbon Printed Jersey Dress

Another good one from BCBG that is well priced! The Ribbon Print Jersey dress could be good for the office….a lunch date…..or even out to dinner. It look comfy and has a good sleeve length for Spring and Summer. $158 at Bloomingdales.com

Herve Leger is known for his figure hugging dresses. His woodgrain strapless dress down in sexy spandex and a great graphic print. Fab! $1250 at Saks.com


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3.1 Phillip Lim’s Graphic Patchwork Dress will take from the office to a night out….in style. Stunning! $875 at net-a-porter.com









Dressing To The Nines At All Price Points! Monday, Feb 23 2009 

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In a nod to the Oscars……..let’s play dress up! Sure the economy is bad. Life does go on. There will be weddings, proms, business and charity events. You will be invited…..what will you where? First…I say “shop your closet.” Then take a look at what I have found for Spring and Summer 2009. Perhaps inside your own closet you will find an oldie but goodie that has at least one of the style “must haves” for the season: Bright Color….One Shoulder bodices….Ruffles…..Grecian Inspired….Fringe and feathers……Strapless…..and yes….black is still in style for evening! If the closet is bare…take a look at what is being shown below at all price points. And the Oscar goes to………

Bright Colors:

apple taffeta gown


This apple taffeta gown by Gustavo Cadile is red carpet ready with thee pop of color…..the sheen of taffeta…..and mermaid bottom. It is a WOW of a dress with a price tag to match. It is a beautiful gown that speaks Spring! $3190 at ultimo.com

On Sale Now for $1999! Only a size 6 left…..Then take an additional 50% off with Coupon Code MM2009. Expires March 31st. What a deal!


Diane von Furstenberg Women's Chevron Scarf Gown

Give yourself a graphic image in Diane Von Furstenberg’s Chevron Scarf Gown. I love the bold color combination! it is a dress with plenty of drama and style. Very Von Furstenberg! $695 at Bloomingdales.com

Though…in this case….butterflies aren’t free…..they sure are beautiful! The Ryan Dress by Meghan Fabulous will flutter your way to any special summer soiree. $1350 at smfashiongroup.com

There is a current promotion going on for the above and anything on the site. Take 40% off (wow) with Coupon Code: meghan40 I don’t have an expiration date.


Color and more color! Alice + Olivia’s Pleated Silk Dress blends a sorbet of pinks and orange for a bright but soft look. The pleating makes this dress very special! $546 at Saks.com

David Meister Long Jersey Halter Gown


Ladies in red always get noticed! This David Meister Jersey Halter Gown is ruched draped and wrapped in the most flattering of ways. The fiber content includes spandex……the better to hold you in! Available in sizes 2 -14 for $548 at Nordstrom.com

Versace Wave Print Jersey Dress

The Versace Wave Print Jersey Dress is one of my favorites for Spring! Dressing for evening doesn’t have to mean a long dress. This bright …sunset inspired….the dress drapes perfectly for a flattering fit. It is very Versace and very expensive at $271o. At Nordstrom.com

Red carpet ready! Jenny Packham’s crimson red silk gown will make you the belle of the ball! It features jewels….tulle…..a layered full skirt…..and more sex appeal than the average dress. Very special from mytheresa.com for $2429.



One Shoulder

The one shoulder look is prevalent tonight on the Red Carpet. Here are a few great one shoulder dresses from the ready to wear collections.

Carolina Herrera’s Shoulder Tie Cocktail Dress is simply stunning! So sophisticated with its’ contrast in colors. it’s simple. It’s dramatic. It’s one shoulder perfection. $2290 at Saks.com

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I have selected Juicy Couture’s One Shoulder Gown because it is a perfect example of simplicity. it has several of the style hits going for it….one shoulder…..ruffles…..and the ever loved color of black. This black crepe dress defies age……whether you are young at heart or years…..this dress will take you anywhere for $400 at Net-a-porter.com

Alberto Makali has designed a gown that gives you a whole lot of look for a price tag that is less than you might expect. A close up look reveals pretty jet beads at the shoulder. The trumpet skirt is perfect for kicking up your heals on the dance floor! A beauty in black and white for $525 at NeimanMarcus.com

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This is one special dress! Designed by Roland Mouret…….this black dress has contrast gray lining…..and it shows. It is knee length with asymmetrical lines. This is an example of high style and high impact dressing! A high price tag of $4170 at net-a-porter.com

Y-Yigal’s silk paisley one shoulder dress is sexy with a status print of color and side gathers. Perfect for evening or daytime. Quite different from the other collections! $460 at BergdorfGoodman.com

AKA New York’s Cluster jeweled dress is jewelry optional! The crystal bead detail makes quite a statement. Nicely priced at $368 25Park.com




Ruffles

Get a custom dress made just for you! The Wish All My Love Dress By Sarah Seven can be made to order. I think it is almost ethereal in it’s beautiful fabric and design! The pleating….the flower….the ruffles……are all delightful. So are her other creations. $1220 at Sarahseven.com


T1RRU Notte by Marchesa Chiffon Pailette Gown

Lipstick red! No red carpet is without the look of Marchesa. This chiffon Pailette Gown is from their Notte collection……one that is a bit more affordable. Pure silk and simply divine! A close up view shows little ruffles all over the gown. This one makes em feel like dancing! $1265 at NeimanMarcus.com

Elizabeth & James Tiered Dress

This is a sweet little dress by Elizabeth and James. It is also a bit sexy with the halter neckline. Made of cotton voile and available now in sizes XS – M for $425. Take 20% off With Coupon Code: AdoreMadison Expires: 06/23/09 MadisonLosAngeles.com

Tadashi Tiered Ruffle Silk Gown



Tadashi Couture is always well represented on the runway and red carpet. Nordstrom offers a lower price point selection of Tadashi dresses that every woman can enjoy wearing. This navy dress (so chic when worn with black patent) features layers upon layers of silk ruffles. It has a small train for drama and a little wrap for added coverage. $508 at Nordstrom.com



This ruffled silk gown in the sensational shade of turquois…..is almost ethereal. All silk with easy to wear layered ruffles….that won’t widen your torso. The price is an easy $378.00. Take an additional $100 off any $300 purchase with Coupon Code SPRING09. Expires March. 1st. BCBG.com



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Party in Plum by Luella! I like everyrthing about this dress….the boned bodice…..the aysmmetrical shoulder detail….the hot pink stitching. The design is in the details….and they are fab!$1585 at net-a-porter.com

Sophie Theallet’s Silk Chiffon Tiered Dress is fun fancy and oh so feminine! it has an ethereal look about with the billowy details. Wonderful soft colors create this special dress. $2550 at Eluxury.com

T1SVH Tracy Reese Sequin Shift Dress

A confection in cream! Tracy Reese’s cream sequin block dress is a standout from the ballerina neckline to the ruffled hem. So pretty for so many reasons! $525 at NeimanMarcus.com

Zasha Silk Ruffle Halter Dress - Blue Label - RalphLauren.com

You will be the party when wearing Ralph Lauren’s Zasha Dress. The tropical print silk dress will make a bright entrance to any festive affair. On sale now at RalphLauren.com for $429.



Fringe and Feathers


A little black skirt is almost as handy as a little black dress! Fron the Norma Kamali Collection…….this fringe skirt is too much fun! I love the way Norma pairs it with a basic tank top! $650 at normakamalicollection.com

A flourish of feathers along with beading…lace…sequins……and mesh give Alice + Olivia’s ballerina Dress the finishing touch. I love the tulle skirt. This dress covers a range of ages…in my opinion. It’s adorable! $588 at ShopBop.com

T1X3K Notte by Marchesa Feather Bust Chiffon Gown

Make a grand entrance by floating in feathers! Another Notte by Marchesa dress in a lipstick pink! Pure silk and pure drama! $1100 at BergdorfGoodman.com

Sue Wong silk feather dress

Sparkle….Shimmer…..and Shine in Sue Wong’s Silk Feather Dress! A close up view will show you pleated detail and boning on the bodice. Bugle beads and rhinestones embellish the waist and hem. This is one beautiful dress! Just think how it will look on the dance floor. $528 at Bloomingdales.com


Strapless

Imagine a custom made dress for $385! Sarah Seven will whip this one up for you in six weeks. It’s called the Robins Egg Dress……offered as shown in Robin’s Egg Blue or Bright Pink or Deep Purple. Heavenly! Great for anything but adorable and classy for prom! SarahSeven.com



Get color and strapless style in one great dress from Tracy Reese! Straight from the runway in 50% silk and 50% linen. The long peplum waist will hide a multitude of sins! Love the lemon grass color! $330 at Eluxury.com


Very lady like in a light gold jacquard …the Shoshanna dress is nicely priced at $310. I believe thee look out prices the tag! BergdorfGoodman.com




By Jasmine De Milo……this is the perfect little black dress for evening! The black silk fabrication and beautiful draping are both alluring and sophisticated. Love it! $920 at mytheresa.com



T1V2Y Catherine Malandrino Strapless Sheath Dress

White is always right..unless you are a wedding guest. Catherine Malandrino’s strapless sheath is very chic and summery! Love the floral detail at the bust. Made from cotton spandex and poplin….you might have a chance of not wrinkling when wearing this stylish dress. $475.00 at NeimanMarcus.com Get Free Shipping at Neiman’s on any order with Code: NMFEB. Expires: Feb. 25th

BCBGMAXAZRIA Laser Cut Satin Gown

The BCBGMAXAZARIA Laser Cut Satin Gown is at a nice price point for a Prom Dress. It even wold make a lovely Bridal Gown for a bride on a budget…..looking for a simple but elegant look. For $298 it has a whole lot of style! I would love to se it paired with silver strappy sandals. The look is certainly more expensive than the price tag! Nordstrom.com



Greek Chic

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Oh how lovely! By Roksanda Ilincic and draped to perfection like a Grecian goddess. Silk is draped to draw attention to one’s own curves. The floral embellishments make for perfect posies. Elegance to the max! $2670 at Net-a-porter.com



The back of the Athena Dress from Ranjana Kahn makes the grand entrance in this silk dress with glass…metal…and burnt sequin embroidery. A close up view will show detailed images of this exquisite cocktail dress. $860 at 25park.com

Cleopatra would have loved 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Jewel Neck Dress in teal! No need to break out the jewels as this dress comes fully loaded with a built in and attached necklace. That’s a money savings right there! Love the tie shoulders. $775.00 at ShopJake.com

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Thurley’s Athenian Strapless Dress is hot…..in wild rose! It is 100% silk and fabulous. You will be held in tight with the concealed boning…..which I always think is a great design detail. consider wearing it with heeled gladiator sandals. $610 at net-a-porter.com