Sundresses are a summertime essential. They're easy to throw on, super versatile, and have a go-anywhere sensibility. We searched and found the best dresses on the market for under $100! From seasonal florals to the perfect LBD, watch on to see our picks and shop them below. On Allison: Addison dress.
The latest batch of designer collaborations has us plotting all the ways we can style these ingenious seasonal matchups. From the high-low partnerships to the unexpected duos to the capsules that continue to reinvent the wheel (hello, Charlotte Olympia x Tom Binns!), this Spring's — and Summer's — most exciting collaborations promise to supply us with our fair share of warm-weather-perfect pieces. Think quirky zebra-head prints à la Peter Som for Anthropologie, cool-girl sandals courtesy of the third annual J.Crew x CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund partnership, and colorful beach totes and caftans from the exclusive Mario Testino for MATE lineup. Click on to see all this, plus all the other designer collaborations we're excited to get our hands on.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
If Suno's Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis are feeling any pressure as a result of winning the CFDA's Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear earlier this month, you can't tell it from their Resort 2014 collection. In fact, this collection seems to epitomize everything that this design duo does best: pattern-mixing, interesting yet wearable silhouettes, and an unmistakable feeling of fun.
What else would one call the first dress in this collection, which mixes brown and blue stripes and a heart print with a blue lattice? What better way to characterize the plaid t-shirt with a spray of florals around the collar, or the blue-and-white striped jumpsuit with floral patch pockets? Even the fresh eye they've turned to fabric combinations (we're referring to the polka-dotted silk-polyester blend and, of course, the short-sleeved vinyl dress) seems more like a charming wink than a commitment to experiment with new territory. Not that we would mind if they did.
Jeans, the staple of many a modern girl's wardrobe, can become the enemy once Summer weather finally arrives. Rather than sport only dresses and skirts until October rolls in, consider updating your closet with a pair of slouchy, printed pants. They're flirty and fun, they're wearable on the weekend or to work, and, perhaps best of all, they have a fit similar to your favorite pair of sweats (rejoice!).
It's no strange thing for a designer's work to inspire a music video, but until Prabal Gurung said he took cues for ICB's Resort 2014 collection from Solange Knowles's video for her single "Losing You," we'd rarely heard of it happening the other way around.
The video, which Knowles shot in the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, gave Gurung a starting point for the colors and patterns in this collection — one of which is based on the wallpaper of one of the buildings in the video.
But while the clothes are vibrant, they're also fairly grounded. Gurung wanted the clothes to make sense for November, when Resort collections end up in stores, so while there are healthy shots of bright red, emerald green, and sapphire, there's also a lot of black. The shapes, while edgy, are wearable and fun — like a striped bomber jacket with generous sleeves and a green and blue dress with an asymmetrical skirt.
With a cool new crop of collections, Resort 2014 has our undivided attention. Rebecca Minkoff and BCBG Max Azria are just begging to be worn by the street-style set, there's a mix of dreamy dresses and pretty plaid at Zimmermann, and The Row's minimalist lineup proves that you should never underestimate the understated. Suffice it to say, we're anxiously looking to a new season of style to inspire — even if we can't shop it right now. Click on for our favorites from the Resort forecast — so far.
So far, she's given us five equally gorgeous ensembles to admire. The latest is a white strapless lace dress. Before that, there were several hits, including a retro-chic, black bustier dress by Michael Kors for a photocall in Italy and a fit-and-flare dress from the London premiere. Step inside to get a closer look at Amy Adams's Man of Steel promotion ensembles, and check back for lots more red carpet moments from the leading lady.
As summer heats up, you don't have to cover up to keep it office-appropriate, especially when you make smart switches to lightweight fabrics, bright colors, and breezy silhouettes that get the job done without compromising on style or comfort.
Inside, we've culled 16 office-style game-changers to shake up your 9-to-5 dressing routine in the best way possible. Think printed pencil skirts, subtle statement jewels, and a bold-hued carryall to take you right into the boardroom in style — because really, you have no business wearing that tweed suit in the 85-degree heat.
- Karlie Kloss fronts Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2013 campaign — The Fashion Spot
- London's menswear collections via a disposable camera — AnOtherMag
- Sofia Coppola interned for Karl Lagerfeld — Vogue UK
- Michael Kors takes a big pay cut — Styleite
- The ultimate menswear guide to London — GQ
- The craziest concert outfits to date — The Daily Beast
- Christie's latest auction is a purse-lover's dream — Purseblog
- The designer behind Apple's first jewelry piece — Fashionista
- Street artist designs scarves for Louis Vuitton — Telegraph