The Little Black Dress

little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress with a simply cut and a classic style. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou who expected the little black dress (LBD) to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. Since the 1920’s the little black dress  has been an essential in every woman’s wardrobe, however sometimes its hard to find that perfect versatile one. With holiday season around the corner and many end of year functions up ahead, the little black dress could be perfect for all your party needs. We have found 10 classic and sophisticated little black dress’s that will catch everyone’s eye.

 

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The Shona Joy Restrained Cross Over Bodycon ($240.00) has a high neckline with a cross over bodycon and front cut outs which adds a “wow” factor to this LBD.

 

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Constructed from a soft, stretch fabric, the Mossée Ruffled Front Dress ($159.95) has a simple, yet versatile design. Team with pin-thin heels and gold accessories for a knockout look.

 

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A stylish, strapless design in a striking cobalt hue, the Nicholas Bonded Silk Strapless Dress ($450) has a structured, contemporary design that is perfect for evening events.

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Featuring a layered, peplum frill falling from the waistline,The End Dress ($219.95) by Cameo features this seasons mid-length cut with a front split for easy movement.

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The Kookai Berlin Dress ($180.00) is quite structured, featuring a deep v neckline which falls from the hips into a feminine tutu style bottom, making this dress a must have for the festive season ahead.

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Flowing and feminine, the Witchery Plisse Chiffon Dress ($149.95) has a sense of old-world sophistication. The relaxed cut flows beautifully with movement, and features an asymmetric hemline for a contemporary edge.

 

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Contemporary yet chic, the Black by Geng Jojo Dress ($119.95) offers a slim fit, and is made from a sculpting, scuba fabric. We love the one-shoulder design.

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The Rodeo Show Capri Dress ($299.99) will make a classic addition to your cocktail collection.

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The Alice Mcall She Said She Said ($380.00) dress is a textured bonded dress with mirrored embroidery and layered skirt, making it a unique showstopper little black dress for all formal occasions.

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Taking a sleek and contemporary approach to the LBD classic, the Pink Stitch Maci Dress ($125.00) features a flattering v-neckline and an asymmetrical, wrap hemline.

We hope you loved all these little black dress styles, for more check out http://www.pinterest.com/dressyu/the-little-black-dress/

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The Best Swimwear for Summer

The endless beach days are just around the corner and we have some great swimsuit options for all body types. There’s nothing like buying a new swimsuit to get you stoked for summer. This year, there are plenty of new, exciting options, so there’s no better time to step out of your sartorial comfort zone and try a different style or pattern. From the high-waisted bikini’s to the halter neck top and the shaping one-peice, theres the perfect bather waiting for you this summer season. We have put together a few of our favourite styles to suit you.

 

Big Bust- For those out there with a fuller top, it can be hard to seed through all the itty bitty bikini tops to find one that is even going to cover everything up, let alone provide support.

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The Seafolly Goddess DD cup Balconette ($119.95) has a Ultra feminine balconette design, underwire for bust support and thicker straps for added comfort. The Isola Grandiflora E Cup tie front Bra ($144.95) is designed for those of a big bust and has adjustable hook back for firm & structured support.

 

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The Seafolly Shimmer Shirred D Cup One piece ($159.95) provides an underwire for maximum support and adjustable straps for the perfect fit. The Freya in the mix F cup frill halter ($69.99) has an underwire for great bust support and lift and a banded underbust for extra support.

 

Curvy- If you have a round mid section, try having gathered or mesh features as it has extra hold and will smooth out those lumps and bumps, making you feel more comfortable.

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The Miraclesuit Network Mystify One Peice ($249.95) has triple strength spandex to slim and firm the body. The Mesh panelling makes it a slimming design on curves. The Robyn Lawley Gothic Rose Pleated One Piece ($189.95) has gorgeous black pleated panels throughout to flatter those curves.

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The Robyn Lawley Rough Diamonds Scuba One Piece ($179.95) has a Fierce Rough Diamond print and black panels to enhance your silhouette. The Capriosca Pool Swim Dress ($149.99)  has a classic and elegant dress style that will cover those curves as well as power mesh lining for extra tummy control. 

Petite- To add some subtle curves to a petite frame, add lots of features such as frills, ruffles and embellishments. Cut out mesh panels are also a winner with a petite body and right on trend this season.

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The Mesh about fixed Tri top ($89.95) and the Mesh about High Cut Brazilian Pant ($79.95) provide extra edgy detailing to give your bather that “WOW” factor. The NLP Black and White Bikini is the perfect, on trend swimsuit which will glam up those curves and accentuate the bust.

 

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The Shimmer Lazer cut mini tube ($79.95) and the Shimmer Lazer cut hipster pant ($69.95) has a flirty large frill design  and a gorgeous shimmer shiny fabric. The Camilla Dancing of the Dao plunge V neck one piece ($299.00) has beaded embellishments throughout and a deep halter neckline to accentuate the bust line.

Tummy fix- Detour the attention away from your stomach by highlighting and flaunting your best assets. The best tummy slimming style is a tankini or one piece as it provides comfort and support whilst highlighting the bust line or those luscious legs.

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The Nancy Ganz Plain Ultra Ruch singlet ($99.95) has Ruched front fabric to disguise tummy troubles and a powerful base to help slim and trim your shape. The Miraclesuit Aloha Gardens Escape One piece ($199.99) has a plunging neckline which accentuates the frame and bust to draw away attention from your tummy.

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The Jets Precision High Neck One Piece ($129.99) has a contrasting stripe print to flatter the tummy region as well as a sophisticated and sleek spliced neckline to ensure perfection. The Sunseeker Allure Panelled Mesh High Neck One Piece ($159.95) has a stunning mesh top panel and classic design. The Fashionable high neck and flattering scoop back, work together to ensure maximum comfort and support on the stomach area.

 

We hope you enjoyed our swimwear edition. Checkout http://www.pinterest.com/dressyu/the-best-swimwear-for-summer/ for more styles and looks.

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The Perfect Spring Jackets

Raining? Showers? Brilliant sunshine? We have no idea what the weather is playing at during Spring, but our wardrobes need to keep up! The light and breezy denim jacket to the rock chick bikers and chiffon duster coats, can all be easily dressed up or down to fit the spring weather and any occasion on the calendar. The Jacket often acts as an aid to ones outfit adding that spectacular effect or just adding the warmth one needs. The Spring/ Summer trends such as the strip, monochrome, denim on denim, floral greyscales and colour blocking trend are all being expressed through the jacket. Take a look at some of this season’s best blazers, Kaftans, denim jackets and leather jackets. 

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The Stylestalker First Love Blazer ($189.99) is the perfect blazer for all occasions, dress it up with a black jumpsuit or black dress or dress it down with a pair of blue jeans and white/black singlet!

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This Witchery Crop Drape Jacket ($179.95) provides a sophisticated and chic look to any outfit.

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Love these Seed denim Jackets, they are perfect for a mix weathered casual spring day. On the left the Chambray Jacket ($149.95) and on the right the Denim jacket (129.95).

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The Decjuba Ransom leather Jacket ($329.95) is a stylish light leather jacket for those summer nights.

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This Sass and bide (left) Draw the line blazer ($650.00)  and the Pilgrim (right) cape me jacket ($99.95) are the perfect summer blazers for those formal occasions.

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The Fringed Seed Kaften ($69.95) combines a monochrome trend with a light summer pull over. Perfect for those warm sunny days.

Checkout more Spring/Summer Jackets at http://www.pinterest.com/dressyu/the-perfect-spring-jackets/

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Black and White

Coco Chanel once said: “Women think of all colours, except the absence of colour. Black has it all. White, too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” This year’s most popular Spring/Summer 14′ trend delves into the once 1960’s trend with stylish and chic Black and White combos. Designers are experimenting with monochrome through pattern play, geometrics, grayscale florals and intelligent design. Not only will the perfect combination of these two colours make your outfit an eye stopper but it ensures simple sophistication and poise. However, be careful not to over do it otherwise you may find yourself looking like a french mime or a sort of zebra. The key is to find the right monochrome thats suits you and your body shape, adding accessories and the right heels to finish your look. For this season, every designer is following this trend through dresses, swimwear, shoes and accessories so be sure to reveal your monochrome style on the streets. Here are some of our favourite black and white combinations:

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Witchery Strip Top ($90) and matching Milano strip skirt (149)

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Zigilane- Quick Learner One-Piece ($340.00)

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Seed Strip linen Tee  ($69.95)

 

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Senso Shoes- Riley IV ($275)

 

 

 

 

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Shona Joy Dress- The Savage Draped Bustier Dress ($320)

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Stussy Dress ($89.99)

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Witchery Lyndall Clutch ($59.95)

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Seafolly Swimwear

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Life with Bird Dress ($365)

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Witchery- St Barths Hat ($59.95)

For more Monochrome looks, check out https://www.pinterest.com/dressyu/black-white-trend/

xoxo Dressyu Team

Derby Day: Black and White

This week has kicked off in style at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne with Derby Day yesterday. The weather had started out a little grim with wind and rain greeting racegoers, but that didn’t stop those in the finest fashions from looking nothing but perfect. It’s not that everyone had awkwardly bought an outfit in the same colour, Derby Day has a classic black-and-white dress code that people are encouraged to embrace.

The monochrome look was embraced through Stripes, Polka dots, hound’s-tooth, and greyscale florals, however, one of our favourites is my fellow Highpoint Shopping Centre Stylist, the gorgeous Nadia Bartel who as always nailed the Black and White trend.

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The winner of this year’s Derby Day Myer Fashions on the Field, Brodie Worrell, wore a crisp white Maticevski dress to take out the prize.

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(Picture from the Herald Sun)

Overall, the fashion, frocks, fascinators and crowds at Flemington Racecourse honoured the black and white tradition, however others added bursts of colour to brighten up their black and white attire. The sea of black and white celebrities included Jodi Anasta, Bachelor Blake Garvey, Rachael Finch, Laura Dundovic and many others. Derby Day 2014, was a fashion event on the calendar not to be missed by anyone.

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Beautiful Jennifer Hawkins wearing a sophisticated Alex Perry Dress from Myers.

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Jesinta Campbell changed it up in a pantsuit combo.

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Ashley Hart and Megan Gale acing the monochrome style.

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Rachel Finch’s controversial outfit, attracting paparazzi due to her pop of colour.

Let us know what you think and who your favourites are!

xoxo Dressyu Team

( Images sourced from news.com.au, the Herald sun and chroniclesofnadia.com )

Spring Racing on a Budget- 10 perfect dresses for under $250

Often a day at the races, can do some serious damage to your bank account, however, the perfect dress doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. We have found 10 perfect dresses to suit different body types for under $250.

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FINDERS KEEPERS- Formation Dress- $189

The Contrast of the floral pattern and plain dark colour, provides a very flattering, sophisticated look for every individual.

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KEEPSAKE- Adore You Dress- $159

The feminine colour and classic design of this dress is perfect for Spring Racing. Add some accessories and a fascinator and you will be sure to look the part.

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CAMEO- Why Ask Dress- $199

This dress is the perfect black and white combination for all racing events.

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TALULAH- Summer Nights Dress- $240

Injected with a vivid floral print, the Talulah Summer Nights Dress has a panelled design to flatter any body shape.

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FRESH SOUL- Huntress Dress- $139

Featuring a colour-blocked design and an asymmetric hemline, the Fresh Soul Huntress Dress will make a statement addition to your party portfolio.

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WISH- Mauritius Strapless Dress- $139

Featuring a fitted bodice with internal boning for structure and support, the Wish Mauritius Strapless Dress will make a stylish statement.

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BY JOHNNY- Tri brush Sport Dress- $250

This dress features a digital brush stroke print and has a body-con design neckline with racerback straps, giving a sports luxe touch.

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SHONA JOY- The New Wave Cross Over Bodycon Dress- $240

The Combination of the Different Colors on this dress prove to compliment one another and will compliment any skin tone.

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SHONA JOY- The Restrained Spliced Bodycon Dress- $220

The Nude coloring and mesh high neck, makes this a feminine dress for the races.

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CAMEO- The End Dress- $220

Featuring a layered, peplum frill falling from the waistline, The End Dress by Cameo features this season’s mid-length cut with an angular front splint.

 

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Fashions on the Field

The horses, the Champagne, the Sun, the Fashion but the question on everybody’s lips is What To Wear? When stepping out on the racing course this year be sure to dress to impress. The best way to do this is to wear a very current trend or a completely unique classic. Whether it be this year’s colour blocking trend, black and white trend or the coral colour pallet, you’ll be sure to be an eye stopper! The best tip one can give when dressing for the races is to feel good in what you wear and Wear something that suits you. No matter, how expensive the dress is or how amazing the material is, if it doesn’t compliment your body, don’t second-guess it! The hat or fascinator, is another racing essential- where something that compliments the outfit! Finish your outfit with flawless accessories and immaculate hair and make up to ensure you catch everyone’s eye this season!

Derby day is the first major event on the Flemington calendar, which traditionally calls for the classy black and white palette. Our pick is this timeless Camilla and Marc dress. The tailored hemline on this dress shows sophistication and poise.

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Melbourne cup is the day that stops the nation so make sure the dress is a showstopper too. We suggest bright colours and loud patterns to add that edge. Our pick is the Dion Lee crocodile effect dress.

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When choosing a dress for Oaks day, the lady’s day on the racing calendar, we suggest feminine floral and alternative headpieces. Our Pick is the Life with Bird, Cartier Bresson Dress.

 

 

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We would love to see what you wear this racing season so send us your outfits and tips! Don’t forget to follow us on www.pinterest.com/dressyu/,

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Xoxo Dressyu Team