Red Carpet Ruffles for Everyday

While Red Carpet fashion isn’t something I wear on a daily basis…I do try to see what celebrities pick to wear and glean some fashion trends from them.  This year the fashion magazines and I agree the major trend was ruffles.  Romantic Ruffles were  everywhere on the red carpets of the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Below are my favorite best dressed celebrities and my own everyday translation to their style.

First the Golden Globes and the beautiful and every elegant Diane Kruger in a ruffled Pink gown by Christian Lacroix.

Diane Kruger looking pretty in pink at the Golden Globes

Diane Kruger looking pretty in pink at the Golden Globes

I first started noticing Diane Kruger when she played the face who launched a thousand ships as Helen in Troy.  Since then she has proven she has impeccable taste, especially on the red carpet.  I love this vibrant pink color which will no doubt be perfect for fall.  My everyday translation of this style and dress is this 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea.

Sweet Pea by Staci Frati 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank

Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank

Sweet Pea’s signature lightweight and flowing fabric in this fuchsia color is a perfect everyday version of Diane’s red carpet look.  This ruffled tank can easily be dressed up or down and will make everyone look glamorous and trendy for spring.

My other favorite red carpet look was Glee’s very own Lea Michele and her green goddess dress designed by Catherine Malandrino

Lea Michele at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Lea Michele at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

This plunging ruffled v-neck gown was gorgeous and oh so daring.  My interpretation or should I say translation of this red carpet look is the Aggie V-Neck Ruffle Dress in chive  by Ella Moss.

Ella Moss Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress
Ella Moss Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress

You can always count on Ella Moss to design fun and flirty designer dresses for spring.  While the v-neck is not as plunging as Lea’s red carpet gown that is probably a good thing.  This shorter striped dress has a wonderfully flattering empire waist and slanted stripe detail that is oh so flattering.  Win your own best dressed awards with these styles and more available at VintageFringe.

Who was your vote on best dressed this red carpet season?  Write in your own picks by commenting on this post.

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Fashionable Essentials for Fall: The Dress

Dresses are always a fashion essential, but this season a dress that can be worn with boots is so essential!  In this post we wanted to highlight a couple of excellent examples of how to rock great dresses with boots.   First, the elegant and classic dress that pairs perfectly with boots is the Kiki Front Tie Dress by Ella Moss. This dress falls just above the knee so it is the perfect length for knee high boots. I also love the look of the layers of this dress, especially with boots on.  The dress comes in slate (grey) and vanilla (ivory) which means this dress fits with any wardrobe whether you have brown boots or black.  This dress will undoubtedly become a statement piece for any wardrobe.

Kiki Front Tie Dress by Ella Moss

To prove how truly versatile boots have become this fall, my second pick for a essential fall dress is the Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress from Ella Moss. This long designer dress is a great choice for fall.  Ella Moss’s Maxi dress shows why long dresses have come back in style.  The beautiful lace like knit detail around the neckline along with the racerback and empire waist makes this dress elegant and distinctive, but also classic and simple. What is hard to show in a picture is how incredibly soft this supima fabric is. I love pairing this dress as pictured with cowboy boots. This dress will work any season, but is especially fun to wear in the fall.

Ella Moss Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress

Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress by Ella Moss

These are just two of dozens of designer dresses at Vintage Fringe, some of which are on sale and better yet some of which are in the outlet.

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The Mod Look for Everyone

The Mod look from the 60’s seems to be inspiration on runways everywhere. Sweet Pea is just one of many designers who is turning the classic mod look into a modern style and here at Vintage Fringe we have found many mod patterns and cuts that can be a great addition to any one’s personal style.  After all, new vintage style clothing is what Vintage Fringe is all about.

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic

So what do we at vintage fringe recommend to turn your mod on? First we love this Mod Retro Tunic from Sweet Pea. Pair this bold and colorful Rupert patterned tunic with leggings, chunky jewelry, and a darkly lined eye and you’ll capture the look of the modern mod.  If sleeveless isn’t your thing I adore another variation on this fabulous look, at Vintage Fringe we also love Sweet Pea’s Retro Boatneck Dress also in the Rupert pattern.

Sweet Pea Retro Boatneck Dress

Sweet Pea Retro Boatneck Dress

This dress is a bit longer than the tunic and would look great with high boots, leggings, or even dark colored tights.   Both looks are fun and flirty and will keep you fresh and modern this fall.  To find designer dresses for fall just visit us at Vintage Fringe.

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Feminine Style Ella Moss Dresses

We love Ella Moss and especially their designer dresses!  They perpetually embody such great feminine style and are always fashion forward.  This season one of the pervasive fashion trends has been the resurgence of purple and different variations of the color.

Ella Moss Kiki Front Tie Dress

Ella Moss Kiki Front Tie Dress

Ella Moss’ Kiki Front Tie Dress is a great example of this feminine style and absolutely beautiful in the Slate (Smokey Purple) color.   This elegant dress made of lace complete with lace straps and gathered lace around the v neck.  We also love the subtle ruffle at the bottom of the dress.

Ella Moss left no detail uncovered and includes a silk tie bow in the front in a matching Slate color too.  We love the Slate color!  It is such a great way to wear this season’s popular purple color as it isn’t that old Jack Nicholson “Joker” purple.  It isn’t over the top like that shade of purple.  Yet it isn’t as muted as your basic  grey either.  Completely stunning and completely distinctive, which is classic Ella Moss!

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