Give your structured blazers a dose of femininity with layers of wispy raspberry silk. While the knee-length hem and modest neckline work for the office, its swishy silhouette can also mix it up at a summer soiree. Also available in black.
To buy:Unfortunately, this item is no longer available, but please see aritzia.com for similar dresses.
Featured May 2014
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Loft Embroidered Linen Cotton Dress
This ivory linen-and-cotton sheath is cool and breathable yet maintains elegance, thanks to its crisp tailoring and intricate embroidery. Also available in tall and petite sizes.
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Cuyana for Real Simple Silk Shift Dress
Here’s a design that’s, well, real simple. Gently gliding over curves, the classic shift made of rich cobalt silk, from the just-launched Cuyana/Real Simple Collection, has a high-low hem that offers an added level of sophistication. It transcends occasions too: Wear it with a statement necklace and strappy heels for evenings out or with a blazer and pumps at the office. Also available in sand and black.
Nautical stripes impart seaside charm to a pleated cotton-blend dress. And no need to be wary of those horizontal stripes, since the strategic princess seaming and full skirt flatter the shape.
To buy:Unfortunately, this item is no longer available, but please see lordandtaylor.com for similar dresses.
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Ann Taylor Striped Gingham Cross Front Dress
This adorable cotton dress features crossover panels to whittle the waist, while the delicate blue-and-white pinstripes are beautifully suited for sunny summer days. Also available in tall and petite sizes.
Thanks to a prim shape, you can get away with a bright all-over print for the office. If you need to be more covered up, layer this spotted stretch-cotton number with a belted cardigan and add kitten heels.
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Amy Matto Cipriani Dress
Searching for a dress that has sleeves but won’t be sweltering in humid weather? This cap-sleeved cotton-blend sheath has a professional cut, and tiny polka dots for a lighthearted look.
To buy:Unfortunately, this item is no longer available, but please see amazon.com for similar dresses.