Long Sleeve Dresses

It’s the perfect time of year to be shopping for Long sleeve dresses.  We love finding stylish dresses and especially love finding distinctive styles to wear for special occasions or just for fun.  Pairing dresses with boots, leggings, scarves or even just great jewelry make finding good dresses even more worthwhile. A variety of designers notoriously have great dresses and a variety of long sleeve dresses.  Dresses by Velvet by Graham and Spencer have become some of our favorites.  They are typically made of their baby jersey or gauzy jersey cotton so they are comfortable, machine washable and wearable which can’t be said for a lot of dresses.  Here are a few of our favorite dresses by Velvet this season:

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Freda Gathered Waist Dress – This dress is a classic style, but we love the look of the gathered waist and the deep v neck giving it an elegant feminine look.  This dress style reminds us of a vintage Greta Garbo dress.  Since the Freda dress is made of a super soft jersey cotton this dress is versatile and works in warm and cool weather a great feature when you are trying to get the most out of every purchase these days.  One of my favorite things about this dress is that it is available in black, navy and white.  We love the look of the white dress in the spring and warmer weather as it is not a dress color you find every day.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Doreen Cutout Dress – A truly fashionable classic long sleeve dress with a bit of an edge.  The Doreen dress features long sleeves with cutouts on each arm just at the base of the shoulders.  Lengthwise it hits our models at about mid-thigh so it pairs perfectly with boots, and leggings or tights.  It is currently available at Vintage Fringe in Gazelle, a great purple color so it goes wonderfully with blacks and greys.  We love the cutout look giving this dress an added twist and the fitted look.  We are so hooked on boots and leggings this year that this dress is a must have this season.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Zahara Knot Dress – A timeless dress the Zahara Knot dress features an A line skirt and a knot at the base of the v neckline.  With long sleeves as well, this dress is another versatile piece for cold and warm weather. We love the simple, but elegant look of this dress and again the colors.  It is available at Vintage Fringe in Rain (a light blue), Black, Chisel (Grey), and Lilypad (Green).   The neckline on this dress is very flirty and distinctive and takes a classic style up a notch.

As you can see, long sleeve dresses can come in many styles and designs and naturally you have to find the right style for you, but we think you’ll find that these long sleeve dresses by Velvet are great additions to your wardrobe and many of them can be classic pieces that will not be out of style next season.

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Garbo Vintage Style

In our vintage style quest to find clothing that has a bit of flair while also incorporating a bit of vintage style, today we are highlighting a piece that we think would have been the perfect fit for Greta Garbo in “Grand Hotel.”

Garbo's Vintage Style

Garbo's Vintage Style

We love the flowing top and think that today’s modern version would have even Greta smiling.  The modern version is made by Zooey which means that of course it feels luxurious enough that even Greta would approve.  Made with supima cotton and a contrasting voile fabric, this Pintuck Empire top creates the ultimate vintage look.

The collar is really a modified mandarin collar which is connected by two accent buttons.  With 3/4 length sleeves and the voile fabric that flares on the sleeves, this top is sure to be a favorite.  While the top is loose at the bottom, it still provides a fitted look because of the empire waist.

Zooey by Alice Heller Pintuck Empire

Zooey by Alice Heller Pintuck Empire

Zooey by Alice Heller is a great brand with fashions ranging from basics to extravagance, but even the basics are made of supima cottons so they feel far from basic.   Zooey quickly became a staple in our wardrobes for every season.   We love all of Zooey’s designs and this Pintuck Empire is no exception.  We would be crazy not to mention that this top is currently on sale for $70 at Vintage Fringe.  Get your’s today while they’re still available.

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