So last week, New York Times fashion writer Guy Trebay intimated that the dress might be over…
… he quoted Anne Slowey of Elle Magazine who proclaimed, “The eye is looking for something new, and so is the psyche…The dress has been done to death...”
Hmmm, fashion magazines might be a wee bit out of touch because I personally love to throw on a dress virtually any time of year! They’re easy, one stop outfits, supremely flirty, colorful, and feminine: basically perfect wardrobe staples and ideal go-to’s for spring/summer.
The fashion powers that be may want you to spend money on the ‘new’ silhouette (pants? ugh!), but here at The Fashion Bomb, we’re all about feeding your current obsessions while saving money!
So, just for you frock lovers: 20 summer dresses for $100 or less.
First, one of my favorite silhouettes: strapless dresses…
Bottom Row: Printed Swiss Dot Alexa Dress, $75, www.jcrew.com; Cindy Dress, $75, www.calypso-celle.com; Abigail Gray and Yellow Dress, $33, www.lulus.com.
Dresses with dainty straps always look cute:
…and are perfect for a picnic or day at the beach:
Top Row: Dallas Dress, $79, www.guess.com; Scarf Print Sundress, $58, www.urbanoutfitters.com; Abbey Dress, $39.50, www.delias.com.
Bottom Row: Single Dress Francesca Spaghetti Stap Dress, $68, www.macys.com; After the Storm Dress, $55, www.modcloth.com; Ameerah Baby Doll Dress, $27.80, www.forever21.com.
Shirtdresses are simple choices for a summer job (interns, listen up!)
…they look crisp, polished, and sophisticated:
Top Row: Shirtdress, $69, www.victoriassecret.com; Rebecca & Drew Swiss Dot Shirtdress, $84, www.neimanmarcus.com.
Bottom Row:Robbie Bee Circles Shirtdress (Plus), $88, www.nordstrom.com; Ben Sherman Shirtdress, $55, www.urbanoutfitters.com.
Reserve these for the weekend:
Top Row: Erin Halter Dress, $89, www.guess.com; Design History Marilyn Dress, $60, www.bluefly.com.
Bottom Row: Twisted Grecian Halter Dress, $77, www.asos.com; Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Mini Halter Dress, $100, shopbop.com
Dresses for all!
*My silk shirtdress (with static cling!) from yesterday was by a company called Bilingual. I swear they had a website when I bought it, but I searched and couldn’t find it! I found a few Bilingual dresses here at www.pinksaloon.com. Good luck!
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*Glamour Magazine is having yet another panel on Women, Race, and Friendship:
Notable panelists include Bethann Hardison and Aisha Tyler.
It’s next Friday, May 9th from 8:30-10:30am. That’s a wee bit early for my taste (I like my sleep!), but it might worth it! At least it’s before work… E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Seats are limited!
Don’t know why there’s a panel? Read here.
*If you want neon nails like Rihanna…
…you’re in luck!
Fab blog Chic & Untroubled reports that Essie will be releasing these juicy neon colors…
…on June 1st. Get ’em for $7 a pop at Essie.com.