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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Easter Dresses are at Vintage Fringe

Easter dresses were as much a tradition in my family as decorating Easter eggs.  Now that I am older- the egg hunts may be over for me but I still love finding that perfect Easter dress to wear to church on Easter Sunday.  In my opinion there are some key elements to any Easter dress you wear.  First the color of your dress must be bright, and second your dress has to scream spring.  Below are some of my picks for the perfect Easter dress.

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck Dress

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck Dress

I love this V Neck Dress from Splendid in the color blueberry (purple) for an Easter dress.   I love love love this modal jersey fabric this dress is made from because it is machine washable, ultra soft, and extremely flattering.  Also check out the empire waiste, v-neck detail and those cute short sleeves.

Ella Moss Dita V Neck Ruffle Dress

Ella Moss Dita V Neck Ruffle Dress

This V Neck Ruffle Dress is a perfect choice for Easter.  This dress is all about the tiny details like the ruffled neckline and ruching on the empire waist line which takes this classically constructed dress into a whole new level of design.  This dress will be a favorite of yours for years to come.   I should also mention that Ella Moss designs this dress in shadow (purple pictured about) and pond (green).

Ella Moss Odessa V Neck Dress

Ella Moss Odessa V Neck Dress

Long dresses are a major trend this season, and this Odessa Dress designed by Ella Moss could also double as a great Easter dress.  I love the pleaded detail on this dress along with the empire waistband.  View this dress and many more designer dresses at Vintage Fringe and Happy Easter!!!

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Laurie B. Short Sleeve Sweaters

Whoever thought sweaters were out for spring was certainly wrong!!!  Short sleeved sweaters are a perfect must have for this time of year.  Especially on those days that seem to be warm, but could easily turn cooler.  This time of year I find is perfect for short sleeved knitwear.

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  I love how this cardigan sweater snaps closed for one kind of look, but can also be worn unsnapped as a cardigan.  The puff sleeves and pocket detail sets this cardigan sweater apart from any of your friends clothing.  Available in Grey or Black this sweater is perfect for layering this spring.

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

This short sleeve sweater with it’s traditional design with a few modern “fringe” details is the perfect sweater for spring.  The front features flared sleeves and a traditional cut, while the back has a unique and subtle double keyhole detail. Laurie B.’s Venice Keyhole sweater looks great for work or play and is available in purple and ivory.

Whether you are going for a spring walk or walking into work, these short sleeve sweaters will keep you just warm enough without looking too wintry.  For these and other knitwear designs perfect for spring, just visit www.vintagefringe.com.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Trends

Fashion Trends were not hard to spot last week in New York at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  New York’s Bryant Park hosted the Mercedes-Benz Fashion week for the last time.  The every popular semi-annual fashion event will now move to Lincoln Center starting with September 2010.  As usual Hollywood’s royalty found front row tickets to admire the couture fashions and be seen and heard.  From my observance there were three major trends to this past week’s events: texture, color, and celebrity.

Texture

A model walks the runway of Carolina Herera's fashion show in New York phot credit: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

A model walks the runway of Carolina Herera's fashion show in New York photo credit: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

From fur to textured material to knitwear texture was all over the place last week.

Fur was all the rage at Zac Posen's runway show in New York last week Photograph: Stefan Gosatti/ Getty Images

Fur was all the rage at Zac Posen's runway show in New York last week Photograph: Stefan Gosatti/ Getty Images

Color

While black and grey are always the most popular colors some other colors made their mark: orange, red and purple notably

Nicole Miller's Fashion Show Highlighted a Pop of Red photography by: Fernanda Calfat/ Getty Images

Nicole Miller's Fashion Show Highlighted a Pop of Red photography by: Fernanda Calfat/ Getty Images

Model Walks the Runway in Purple at Donna Karen's Fashion Show

Model Walks the Runway in Purple at Donna Karen's Fashion Show photography by Slavin Vlasic/ Getty Images

Celebrities:

As always Celebs and other Hollywood types flock to New York to take in the couture and get photographed while doing it.  At many shows it was young hollywood versus old hollywood.  Which celebrity do you think looked the most fashionable at fashion week?

Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl), Kristen Bell (When in Rome), Mena Suvari at the Rebecca Taylor show photo by: Bryan Beddar/ Getty Images

Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl), Kristen Bell (When in Rome), Mena Suvari at the Rebecca Taylor show photo by: Bryan Beddar/ Getty Images

Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, and Brooke Shields at Donna Karens show

Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, and Brooke Shields at Donna Karen's show

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Fall Essential Styles: Ella Moss Ellasentials Cardigan

As the temperature begins to cool make sure and update your wardrobe by getting this fall’s “essentials” for anyones wardrobe: a cardigan. Lighter and softer than a thick winter coat a cardigan is a soft and fashionable way to add versatility and layers to your look.  One of my favorite cardigans at Vintage Fringe is the Ellassential Cardigan Smock by Ella Moss.  This Cardigan has ruching around the neckline which adds a fitted flattering shape to the cardigan.  I also absolutely love this deep purple color and the soft and beautiful feel of the supima cotton/modal blend.  Ella Moss as usual delivers a look that is both trendy and classic.  This cardigan is a must have now and will continue to be a great asset to everyone’s wardrobe.  Best yet this cardigan is machine washable so no expensive dry cleaning bills.  To see this cardigan or any other style essentials visit Vintage Fringe.com.

Ella Moss Ellassentials Cardigan

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Ella Moss Clothing Vintage Style

Ella Moss Clothing

Ella Moss Clothing

Ella Moss Clothing is naturally known as a trendy, fashionable line for women, but at Vintage Fringe we also love how much of their line is impacted by vintage style.  For example, take this picture of Katherine Hepburn circa the 1940s.  Notice the puffy sleeves and the cinched center with the v neck.  All of these details are rampant in today’s modern fashions and many of them are found in recent designs from Ella Moss.

Ella Moss Clothing Vintage Style

Katherine Hepburn Vintage Style

Check out the Ella Moss Puff Sleeve V Neck top; perhaps the best illustration of this Hepburn vintage style in modern application.  We love the cinched v neck, the puff sleeve and another application of another fashion trend as we mentioned in prior posts this awesome Smokey Purple Color.

This top is available at Vintage Fringe in this color, Ella Moss calls it Soot.  We love the look of this top and love the feminine touches as well as the homage to vintage style.  More importantly, we want to know what you think about this top and specifically these vintage style trends.

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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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