Minimal White Dress

Now that we are safely past the Memorial Day deadline about wearing white, it is a perfect time to shop for the perfect white dress.  Of course many people choose not to follow the wear white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but I must admit that I still do stick to that rule.

If you are looking for a great minimal white dress, look no further than the Freda Gathered Waist dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  The Freda dress features a gorgeous v neck complemented by a gathered waist and flared skirt.  The gathered waist does really do a great job of separating the top of the dress from the flared skirt to give it a very classic style dress.  It has an elegant vintage feel that looks like it just walked out of an Audrey Hepburn movie.  It also reminds us a bit of the dress Kate Middleton wore in her engagement photos, although in a different color.  The white dress is a stunning color and the color alone transforms practically any dress into a classy statement dress.  The dress is also lined with an added layer of baby jersey cotton fabric which is so helpful with a white dress to ensure that it isn’t too sheer.

If you are looking for a minimal white dress with some hints of color or contrasting pattern to it, consider the Chapel Dress by Velvet.  This gorgeous dress is an example of a classy yet bold statement dress featuring a black and white or a red and white pattern.  Part of Velvet’s Spanish Tile collection, naturally this dress features a tile pattern and a gorgeous fitted style with a v neck and a subtle knot at the center of the v neck.  This dress hits just at or below the knee and features short sleeves. Here white is the primary color accented by either a black or red tile pattern.  This dress has a simple fitted style and is a good minimalist white dress with pops of contrast color and pattern.

There are so many options for ways to incorporate white dresses into your closet.  If you still haven’t fournd something that interests you, there is always the option of utilizing a solid white top or skirt to accent  with contrasting colored or patterned pieces and accessories.   Personally, I love wearing the Freda dress in White with bold accessories in black or red whether it be boots, big chunky necklaces, or the right belt to accent the waist.    In that sense, the white dress has so many versatile options and gives you a number of options to wear it with great accessories and shoes.

A few final rules of thumb to think about with the white dress option, you want to make sure that it is not too sheer, that it gives you options for a variety of ways to accessorize it and of course that it fits you well to give you that confidence to wear it.

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Rose Print Dress

This summer floral pattern dresses are just as popular as ever.  If you are looking for rose pattern dresses and tops then you’ll frequently see them in delicate even sheer fabrics such as chiffons with sweetheart necklines and spaghetti straps.  They are beautiful, but they are also traditional.  We like to branch out a bit with a variety of different alternatives with that basic rose print dress with alternate ways to bring rose or floral patterns into your closet.

Consider pairing the Sleeveless Front Tie Tank from designer Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati with a green or red skirt.  This great tank features a distinctive neckline with the ruched neck with a tie around the neck.  This tank exudes femininity and of course is complemented by a beautiful rose print pattern featuring bright red roses.   For a dressier look, we suggest pairing this with a pencil skirt such as the Sintia Pencil Skirt by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  It would look great with one of our newest colors Botanica a green color.  This outfit would truly be a statement piece in your closet and a distinctive way to incorporate roses compared to the traditional dress options.

If the gathered tie neck isn’t for you, consider the sister tank also by designer Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati, the Sleeveless Tie Tank Top which also features a beautiful rose pattern in baby blue.  With a baby blue tie in back for added contrast.  This tank features a flared waist and subtle pleats in front.  With a retro style, this rose print tank is a great feminine styled piece that again would look great with a pencil skirt or even leggings for a dressier look.  This is a great summer tank with lots of color and feminine touches.

If you are still interested in finding a distinctive floral /rose print dress consider the Tie Short Dress also by designer Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.  This dress features a retro style and a bold brown and pink floral pattern.  With color blocking detail around the waist and bodice, this dress is completely distinctive and a great away to bring in floral patterns while also maintaining your individual style.  This dress also works with leggings or simply as is whatever you prefer.

As you can see there are a number of ways to create an individual style while still including feminine pieces such as rose prints whether they are in tops, tanks, skirts or dresses.  Using patterns and prints is a great way to add versatility and options to accessorize these statement pieces and maximize the options of different ways to wear patterned pieces.  We also love that they are truly distinctive.  Even though roses are fairly uniform, these pieces show that they can also be distinctive.

Ultimately, you have to find the dress that is the perfect fit for you, but we suggest that you consider thinking outside of the box instead of simply sticking with the traditional rose pattern dresses that you can find from a number of designers.

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Ella Moss on Sale

Ella Moss dresses are always fun and flirty and best of all many of them are on sale now at Vintage Fringe.  Fashionable, feminine, and always flattering Ella Moss dresses are a great addition to your wardrobe.  One of our favorite Ella Moss dresses is the Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress.  We love the fashion forward look this Ella Moss designer dress has by combining ruffles, one of the seasons hottest  fashion trends, with a classic silhouette that is sure to flatter.

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Dress

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Dress

This fabulous dress in black silk features a tie around the empire waist at the base of the ruffle V neck accented by a series of black buttons.  This “little black dress” by Ella Moss is extremely versatile.  The length of the dress falls just above the knee so it’s elegant enough for the day and flirty enough for the night.  Whether it is a night on the town or a walk in the park this Ella Moss dress is perfect for spring.  Hurry and scoop one up before Vintage Fringe’s Ella Moss sale ends.

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Dress

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Dress

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