V Neck Dresses

We love v neck tops and dresses and this season there are a number of great v neck dresses in a variety of different styles and patterns.  If you’re looking for a frilly feminine dress then consider either the Abigail Dress or the Dita Ruffle dress or even the Aggie dress all by designer Ella Moss.  These dresses all feature v neck lines accented by ruffles around the neckline.  The Abigail dress features a silk fabric and is the dressiest of the three dresses.  With buttons down the center and a tie around the waist, this dress is an absolute show stopper.   The Dita and Aggie dresses are really sister dresses with one featuring polka dots and the other stripes.  They each feature a ruffle around the neckline and an empire waist.  Both the Dita and Aggie dresses are made of supima cotton and modal fabric and super soft and comfortable.

For more V Neck dress options consider a few alternatives from designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  Whether it is the patterned Chapel dress featuring a Spanish Tile pattern on a fitted knee length dress or the Berta wide V Neck with a tie around the waist Velvet has a variety of great V Neck Dresses.  One of the latest new arrivals that features a narrow v neck is the Sammy Long Sleeve Belted Dress.  This dress features a split v neck and a white and green pattern.  The Sammy dress is an adorable v neck dress that is the sister to the Rhonia V Neck Dress with a wide tank v neck and a flared skirt at the waist. If you are looking for something a touch more casual consider the Hunter Maldives Striped short sleeve v neck dress.  This dress can easily double as a tunic top with leggings and is the perfect summer shirt dress.  With a wide v neck and navy trim around the slightly off center neckline, this dress is one of our summer must haves.

To round out some of our favorite v neck dresses and show that literally just about every designer has great v neck dresses in their lines, consider the wrap dress by Sweet Pea by designer Stacy Frati.  The Wrap Dress is gathered at the waist and features a wide v neckline.  Available in basic black, this dress is really a classic and sophisticated look.

As you can see there are so many different varieties of v neck dresses.  The dresses we mentioned are really on the tip of the iceberg and depending on the occasion or reason for your search for a great v neck dress, you can easily find a great v neck dress for literally any occasion and they are not just in your basic jersey cottons.  While we always are on the lookout for dresses that are stylish and comfortable, you can also easily find dressier v neck dress options like the Abigail dress or many others as great options for that signature v neckline.

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Mixed Pattern Fashion

Mixed pattern fashion is certainly not for everyone.  However, if you are feeling like stepping out in a bold way or are looking to make a fashion statement, then consider a few simple rules of thumb when selecting your patterns.  In our opinion, mixing patterns only works when you keep in mind one piece can be bold, but the other piece should be subtle.  Typically, offsetting bold patterns with solids or simple, subtle patterns can be a great way to truly incorporate your own fashion style in a bold way.   The more you can use solid colors as complements the better.   Also, be sure to avoid the cardinal rule of mixing patterns with colors that clash.

One of our favorite lines that incorporate a variety of patterns in elegant, feminine ways is Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.  She uses lots of bold, bright patterns and offsets or complements them with accenting solid colors for trim or lining underneath.  Consider the Tie Short Dress by Sweet Pea.  This dress features a bold fuscia pink and brown floral pattern.  For contrast, she uses solid brown for the ties at the waist and in the bodice and around the neckline.  The effect of incorporating the contrast is that it helps to add a bit of simplicity to the bold pattern which helps create a more elegant, feminine look.

Consider also branching out into bolder colors and mixing them with non-traditional base colors like navy or brown.  For example, we love the look of brown with navy.  Of course you want the right shades to make it work, but these are colors we would never have thought pair well together, but we fell in love with the Annabelle top by designer AlixK which features a warm clay brown fabric accented with embroidered flowers in navy.  It looks stunning.  We also mix solid navy tops with reds, greens, corals, and greys.

When you’re trying to mix in different patterns with solid colors consider wearing accenting colored tank tops under patterned tops.  As an example, in the winter we wear navy or black long sleeve tops under the Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan by Splendid.  Similarly, you could also wear a long Kelisha tank top by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer under the Variegated Stripe Loose Jersey Dress for contrast.

In short, when you are exercising your creative licenses with your wardrobe planning and if you feel like stepping out in a bold patterned look, be sure to offset patterns with solid colors as much as possible.  Be sure to stay within the realm of colors that work together and beware of mixing patterns with colors that clash.  Doubling patterns is not for the faint at heart, so whatever look you create be sure to wear it with confidence and make sure that you do feel confident enough to wear it.  There is nothing worse than wearing an outfit that you feel embarrassed to be seen in once you step out of the house.

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Sweet Pea Tops

This spring or summer you will absolutely want to include a sexy Sweet Pea top.  Sweet Pea Tops by designer Stacy Frati are also a great way to introduce sophisticated patterns into your wardrobe.  The Sweet Pea line is known for fabulous patterns on almost every piece.  Of course you can also find Sweet Pea in solid colors, but the pattern is a Sweet Pea signature.  Stacy Frati designs great pieces in a classic nylon mesh fabric which is extremely forgiving and comfortable to wear.  It was designed to be breathable in humidity.  The Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati line hails from Miami where humidity can be a sweltering.  Stacy also designed the Sweet Pea line to be not only wearable but also versatile.  She wants each piece to be something that you can wear to the office or to the carpool.  Sweet Pea tops are also designed in many amazing feminine styles.  Here are few examples of these fabulous Sweet Pea tops with classic, beautiful patterns in a variety of feminine styles.

Consider the Bell Sleeve top by Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati – This top features a beautiful black and fuscia filigree pattern with a wide solid fuscia accenting the narrow v neck.  True to its name the top features wide bell like sleeves that flare at the bottom of the sleeve.   Of course the signature nylon mesh fabric makes this top feel lightweight and comfortable.

For a great spring or summer top take a look at the Cap Sleeve Ruched Top by Sweet Pea.  This top features ruched or gathered fabric around the center of the bust in this top.  With a great element of contrast featuring a red contrasting fabric at the base of the v neck, this top incorporates lovely feminine touches.  We love the airy cap sleeve and the adorable navy nylon mesh fabric with a cute modern polka dot pattern.

Alternatively consider a great Sweet Pea tank for this summer.  Consider the Surplice V Neck Tank Top which we have in a couple of patterns the Wilma or the Felix.  The Wilma pattern features an ivory background with a dotted circle pattern in purple, teal blue and green pattern.  With purple accents around the neckline, we love the deep v neck look of the surplice neckline.  Alternatively, the Felix pattern features an elegant yellow background with a floral pattern featuring some flowers in sky blue and orange.  All of the flowers are outlined in black and of course the pattern also features a black accent around the neckline.

These are a few illustrations of how versatile and feminine the Sweet Pea line actually is.  Here are three tops that can be worn in a variety of different ways and in a variety of different temperatures.  We love layering the Sweet Pea tank under a blazer for a work meeting or wearing the Long Sleeve top with a cute skirt and boots during the winter.  In short, there are endless options for you to utilize a few great Sweet Pea tops in your wardrobe.

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Sweet Pea Women’s Blouses

Sweet Pea Women’s BlousesSweet Pea Women’s Blouses are some of our favorite things!  The Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati line provides a great contrast to many of the other plain vanilla, traditional, boring lines with basic colors and fabrics.  Sweet Pea’s signature patterned designs on their signature nylon mesh fabric provides the ultimate distinctive comfort top.  We love the nylon mesh fabric which does not cling and is also super flattering and forgiving on all figures.  We also love the patterns!  Stacy Frati always makes sure that she has vibrant, colorful patterns with a feminine flair on just about every piece.   Sweet Pea’s patterns range from floral, feminine paisley, polka dots or even Asian inspired designs.  We love the bold colors and the contrast that is evident in every patterned Sweet Pea top.  You’re sure to love the versatility of each piece as well.  Sweet Pea blouses can easily transition from the board room to the soccer field for the different aspects of the modern woman’s life.

One of the other great things about the Sweet Pea line is that the styles are also extremely flattering.  Many of the classic Sweet Pea styles include fluid sleeves, often with feminine details such as a slit down the shoulder or a ruffle sleeve.  Another frequent detail is contrasting colors for the lining of the top.  Stacy Frati frequently plays with these contrasting colors and often has a contrasting hem on many tops. Sweet Pea styles also frequently include women’s blouses which feature great feminine styles including empire waists which often flair at the waist or ruching.  Alternatively, many styles also include more fitted styles featuring scoop necks or contrasting colors or patterns on the hem or sleeves.   Sweet Pea also frequently has great maxi dresses and sexy tank tops.   Designer Stacy Frati always makes sure to include lots of ruffles and feminine touches.   Sweet Pea’s fabric is distinctive too and is extremely comfortable and easy to wear.  It is relatively wrinkle free compared to traditional cottons and is still washable, although a tad more delicate than your basic cottons.

In today’s current market, Sweet Pea also stands out as a great line with extreme versatility.  It works well for the casual weekend and also is classy enough to wear at the office or dressy enough for a night out.  This versatility makes Sweet Pea’s women’s blouses a great buy when your clothing budget is tapped out which we all can appreciate in the current economy.

Of course this plenty of celebrity buzz about the Sweet Pea line too.  The Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati line has been featured on a variety of celebrities including the likes of Kate Hudson, Keri Russell, and Bonnie Hunt to name a few.    In short, we love Sweet Pea women’s blouses because they are truly great versatile pieces that work well for the everyday girl and the celebrity in all of us.  You really can have a flattering feminine style with exciting patterns and contrasting details that will make each of these tops statement pieces in your wardrobe for all facets of your life while still being easy to wear.

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