October 30, 2015

Tweed Mini Dress

tweed mini dress |twiːdˈmɪnidrɛs|
noun
a dress that length is above the knee and made of a rough-surfaced woollen cloth, typically of mixed flecked colours, originally produced in Scotland.

DOLCE & GABBANA

Wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,572.26
 Dolce & Gabbana's emerald mini dress had been made in Italy from wool-blend tweed and finished with satin-covered faux buttons. Fully lined in a smooth lace-trimmed silk-blend, this piece has flattering defined shoulders and a nipped-in waist. Style it with pumps and a clutch.

NINA RICCI

Wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,343.03
 Nina Ricci's mini dress is crafted from a wool-blend tweed with a subtle stretch. Cut in a classic shift silhouette, this sleeveless style is finished with fringed edges and is fully lined in silk for a smooth drape. Wear yours with this season's platform sandals.

ROLAND MOURET

Jenolan crepe and tweed mini dress

$1,738
 Roland Mouret's 'Jenolan' mini dress is cut from contrasting smooth crepe and textured blushwhite and black tweed. This architectural piece is cleverly paneled to frame and flatter your figure. Try it layered over a sheer top as seen on the runway, or on its own with pointed pumps and a clutch.

SIMONE ROCHA

Faux pearl-embellished plaid bouclé-tweed mini dress

$1,750.69
 "Simone Rocha is one of my favorite designers, and I love how she's made a classic tweed dress youthful by coloring it lipstick-red and slashing the skirt," says our Buyer, Linda Ayepe. Designed to flatter the bust and waist, this Italian-made piece flares into an A-line silhouette and is finished with a faux pearl embellishment – a nod to the designer's romantic aesthetic. Mirror the runway look by teaming yours with boyish flats.


SONIA RYKIEL

Embellished metallic tweed mini dress

$2,198.37
Sonia Rykiel's tweed mini dress captures the brand's cool take on classic styles. This figure-flattering piece is cleverly designed to look like a double-breasted blazer. Embellished with safety pins and metallic threads, it's finished with raw edging to maximize the contemporary feel. Emulate the runway look with over-the-knee boots.

SONIA RYKIEL

Fringed wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,094.11
Sonia Rykiel's mini dress has been crafted from black and charcoal wool-blend tweed subtly flecked with white and claret thread. Cut in a classic shift silhouette, this slightly loose-fitting style is finished with fringed edging and fully lined for a smooth drape and comfortable fit. We like it best with ankle boots. 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Ayana asymmetric wool-blend tweed mini dress

$1,400.81
Stella McCartney's 'Ayana' mini dress has an asymmetric fluted skirt - a key shape in the label's Fall '15 runway collection. This black and whitestyle has been crafted in Italy from wool-blend tweed and is fully lined for a smooth fit. Split sleeves add to the low-key feel of this piece.

Credits to Net-a-Porter.com

October 26, 2015

Crop Top


crop top(also cropped top)

noun
a woman's casual sleeveless or short-sleeved garment or undergarment for the upper body, cut short so that it reveals the stomach.



ALICE + OLIVIA

Avani embroidered tulle top

$244.38
Alice + Olivia's tulle 'Avani' top is intricately embroidered with white and gold threads in a pretty floral motif. Cut in a flattering cropped silhouette, it's finished with scalloped edges that highlight the narrowest part of your waist. Pair it with the matching skirt as an elegant alternative to a party dress.



ALICE + OLIVIA

Bernie crocheted cropped top

$222.88
Alice + Olivia's crocheted 'Bernie' top is cut for a close fit with a blushlining that accentuates its pretty floral pattern. It features a concealed elasticated trim to keep it in place, too. We'll be teaming it with the coordinating skirt.



ALICE + OLIVIA

Joelle cropped leather-trimmed jacquard top

$376.25
Alice + Olivia's 'Joelle' top is cropped to hit at the smallest part of your frame. Crafted from black and cream jacquard, it's detailed with a leather-trimmed open back and is fully lined to ensure the smoothest fit. Wear it with high-rise pants, or embrace the full look with the matching skirt.



BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO

Cropped embellished crepe top

$280.67
Boutique Moschino's black crepe top is playfully embellished with a strand of faux pearls and a glossy gold chain. It's cut for a loose, boxy fit perfect for dressing up or down. Accentuate the slightly cropped silhouette with high-rise pants.



CUSHNIE ET OCHS

Cutout stretch-jersey top

$782.96
Cushnie et Ochs' stretch-jersey top has strategically placed cutouts that reveal just the right amount of skin. This bold style is fully lined and has a close, supportive fit. Echo the runway styling by pairing it with the coordinating skirt.



DELPOZO

Cropped striped jacquard top

$1,012.19
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. DELPOZO's cropped top is cut in the modern boxy shape that the brand is so known for. Crafted from striped jacquard that is structured but not heavy, this fully lined piece looks chicest worn with the matching skirt.




ELIZABETH AND JAMES

Terri cropped printed organza top

$241.94
Elizabeth and James' 'Terri' top is printed with mint and dark-greenleaves dotted with coral berries. Lightly structured, it's crafted from sheer checked organza with a glossy satin lining. Team this cropped piece with high-rise styles or the coordinating skirt.

JONATHAN SAUNDERS

Bibbi cropped floral-print stretch-cotton top

$394.97
Jonathan Saunders' cropped top exposes a flash of skin just under the rib cage that instantly creates the illusion of an hourglass shape. This boxy style is made from stretch-cotton with a pretty pink and whitefloral print. Wear yours with high-rise pants or embrace the full look with the coordinating skirt.


JONATHAN SIMKHAI

Cutout honeycomb stretch-knit top

$350.52
AVAILABLE AS AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM.Cropped to reveal the narrowest part of your waist, Jonathan Simkhai's stretch-knit top is best suited to those with smaller busts. This textured piece has a flattering V-neck and cutout at the front. Team yours with the matching skirt.

MUGLER

Mesh-paneled stretch-crepe top

$974.09
The Edit perfectly describes Mugler's creations as "pieces that play a tantalizing game of peekaboo." Made in France, this form-fitting stretch-crepe top is spliced with sheer mesh at the shoulders and sleeves. Highlight its cropped silhouette with high-waisted skirts or pants.

OPENING CEREMONY

Cropped intarsia stretch-knit top

$274.32
Opening Ceremony's bright-blue top is crafted from a comfortable stretch-knit fabric and patterned with an abstract black intarsia. This waist-skimming style is cut for a close fit and cropped to hit at the most flattering part of your midriff. Pair yours with the matching skirt as a bold alternative to an LBD.

RIME ARODAKY

Caplan cropped lace and crepe top

$1,204.51
Rime Arodaky's lace and crepe top is crafted in France and cropped to define the narrowest part of your waist. Showcase the sheer back and coated buttons with an updo.

SEA

Cutout stretch-crepe top

$363.22
Part of SEA's Tyrolean-inspired Pre-Fall '15 collection, this boxy top captures the brand's effortless ease. It's cut from crinkled stretch-crepeand detailed with cutouts outlined by intricate embroidery. The slightly cropped length pairs perfectly with high-rise pants or skirts.

SEA

Embroidered organza top

$318.77
Made from crisp and lightweight cream organza, SEA's relaxed-fit top has beautiful floral embroidery that's brushed for a soft, velvety feel. It's lined in cotton through the front, turning to reveal a sheer back. Team yours with denim shorts and sandals at the weekend.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Maureen wool-blend bustier top

$649.61
Stella McCartney's 'Maureen' bustier top is made from a smooth black wool-blend and lined in soft satin. Darted at the front for a streamlined look, this flattering piece is finished with flexible boned sides for added structure. Complement the cropped cut with high-rise pants.


TIBI

Checked jacquard bustier top

$337.82
Tibi's white strapless top is constructed with an internal bustier that shapes your figure and ensures a flawless fit. The semi-sheer windowpane jacquard overlay feels light and feminine. Wear this piece with skirts or shorts.

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

October 23, 2015

Knit Dress


knit dress | nit dres |

noun
a dress made of a knitted fabric.


ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Jacquard-knit mini dress

$1,432.56
 Alexander McQueen's mini dress has been crafted in Italy from a figure-smoothing jacquard-knit in a fit-and-flare silhouette that flatters any body type. Finished with crocheted trims, it has an ecru and whitepattern that's designed to look like lace. Wear yours with anything from pumps to ankle boots.

ALICE + OLIVIA

Darby intarsia knitted mini dress

$293.37


Alice + Olivia's knitted 'Darby' dress is patterned with graphic black and oatmeal intarsia. The slightly stretchy fabric adds flexibility to the close-cut top and movement to the flared skirt. Wear yours now with bare legs and flats, adding opaques when the weather cools.


BALMAIN

Color-block crochet-knit mini dress

$2,367.91

From Balmain's Fall '15 runway, this color-block mini dress has been crafted in France from an orange and purple crochet-knit. It's lined through the body for coverage and is finished with black elasticated panels that are cleverly placed for a figure-narrowing effect. Call out the statement zip with gold accessories.


BALMAIN

Striped stretch-knit mini dress

$2,202.82
Balmain's stretch-knit mini dress is designed for a close, figure-flattering fit. Cut in the label's signature sharp-shouldered silhouette, this Italian-made style is crafted with vertical stripes that have a slimming, narrowing effect. Wear it after-dark with ankle boots or pumps, layering it over tights when the weather cools. 

DKNY

Cutout embroidered cotton-blend mini dress

$662.31
DKNY's Spring '15 collection - entitled 'New York Nation' - is a celebration of the city's multicultural energy. Embroidered with a geometric print, this cotton-blend mini dress is finished with a skin-baring front cutout at the waist. Team yours with sandals and a clutch at the weekend. 

EDUN

Ribbed stretch-knit and guipure lace midi dress

$1,069.34
 Edun's ribbed stretch-knit midi dress fits comfortably while flattering your figure. This raw-edged piece is paneled with delicate guipure lace at the hem for a semi-sheer finish. Team yours with sandals on evenings out.

ISSA

Ophelia printed stretch-knit mini dress

$980.44
 Issa's 'Ophelia' mini dress is knitted with a touch of stretch and designed with a smoothing band to beautifully shape your silhouette. This Fall '15 runway style is cleverly paneled with with paisley intarsia to accentuate a slim waist and has a deep V-neck spliced with cutouts. Wear it with point-toe heels.

KENZO

Symbols intarsia cotton and wool-blend mini dress

$407.67
 The abstract intarsia on KENZO's 'Symbols' mini dress is inspired by hieroglyphics and spiritual signs. It's crafted from an ultra soft cotton and wool-blend and is cut in a flattering A-line silhouette. Contrasting striped trims complete the graphic look.

M MISSONI

Crochet-knit cotton-blend mini dress

$592.46
 Retro crochet-knit pieces are a key look for Fall '15 - M Missoni's cotton-blend dress demonstrates how to work the trend in an effortless way. This pistachiobrick and neon-yellow piece is cut with contrasting panels and trims that create the illusion of a narrower waist. Wear yours with a geometric cuff to echo the honeycomb design.

M MISSONI

Metallic crochet-knit gown

$847.09
M Missoni's gown is perfect for glamorous warm-weather getaways or summer events. Crafted from the brand's signature crochet-knit, it is flatteringly nipped-in at the waist and turns to reveal a cutout racer-back. Complement the sparkling gold threads with tonal accessories. 

MARY KATRANTZOU

Lilla paisley-intarsia stretch-knit mini dress

$1,451.61
Mary Katrantzou's signature paisley print is re-imagined in a bold bright-blue and emerald intarsia, giving this mini dress a retro feel. This flattering stretch-knit design is cut for a close fit through the bodice, falling to a slightly looser thigh-grazing skirt. It works just as well with classic pumps as it does with point-toe flats. 

MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Ribbed wool mini dress

$541.65
 McQ Alexander McQueen's black wool mini dress is knitted with tactile, mixed-gauge ribbing for sumptuous texture. This piece is finished with cape-inspired sleeves and a dipped-back hem. Wear yours with bare legs and ankle boots now, layering it with tights come fall.

MISSONI

Flame crochet-knit coverup

$586.11
 Missoni Mare's crochet-knit coverup is woven in the brand's signature zigzag pattern. This semi-sheer style is perfect for layering over a bikini post-swim. Add metallic sandals and a sunhat to take it from the beach to lunch.

MISSONI

Metallic crochet-knit mini dress

$1,445.26
 "Our clothes are joyful and they inspire that outlook when you wear them," Angela Missoni told PORTER magazine. This vibrant mini dress is woven with silver thread that makes the color palette and zigzag pattern really pop. Wear this stretch silk-lined piece with flats and minimal accessories.

MIU MIU

Open-knit wool mini dress

$821.69
 Miu Miu's open-knit wool mini dress is an effortless piece you can wear now and into the cooler months. Made in Italy, this cream piece has a high neckline and ample stretch. Wear it with neutral pumps and a cross-body bag, switching to knee boots and a leather jacket when the temperature drops.

REDVALENTINO

Point d'esprit tulle-paneled wool mini dress

$541.65
 A feminine take on sweater dressing, REDValentino's wool mini style has a cotton-lined, point d'esprit tulle hem to emphasize its drop-waist silhouette. This cream Aran-knit style will flatter every skin tone. Wear yours with a bracelet stack and pumps.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Asymmetric ribbed-knit wool-blend sweater dress

$732.15
Cozy and chic sweater dressing is a key trend this season, and we love Stella McCartney's take on the look. This off-white wool-blend dress has been knitted in Italy with a chunky fisherman's rib texture. Replicate the runway look by layering yours over the label's tonal midi skirt.

TEMPERLEY LONDON

Jani chenille-intarsia stretch-knit dress

$649.61
Temperley London's stone dress is knitted with a black chenille intarsia for a tactile contrast. The pattern is perfectly placed to flatter your waist and shoulders. Wear it in the evening with heeled sandals, or add opaques and ankle boots for a more casual look.

VALENTINO

Lace-paneled stretch-knit mini dress

$1,776.10
Directing the focus to your shoulders and décolletage, Valentino's blackdress has been made in Italy with intricate lace panels - spun from luxuriously soft silk. This stretch-knit style also has a lightly flared hem to emphasize a narrow waist. We think it's a flawless choice for evening.

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Stretch-knit dress

$1,750.69
Victoria Beckham delivers a striking alternative to the typical LBD with this emerald dress. Cut from a figure-flattering stretch-knit, this style accentuates an hourglass silhouette and is lined in smooth silk. Adjust the two-way zipper at the back to create a split.

Credits to Net-a-Porter.