T Shirt Dresses

T shirt dresses are not simply just for casual occasions anymore.  This season, you’ll see t shirt dresses making a comeback for special occasions and even being worn by a number of celebrities.   The loose off the shoulder t shirt dress is certainly a popular style trend.  We love this trend because it is a great way to dress up something casual and yet still be comfortable.  The t shirt dress is something you really should consider including in your summer wardrobe.  Depending on the piece it can also work as a tunic top paired with leggings in colder weather too.

T shirt dresses can come in a variety of styles and fabrics giving you lots of options with a style that is seemingly straightforward.  Consider the Berta dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This baby jersey cotton t shirt fabric is styled in a v neck with a tie around the waist.  This longer version of your essential v neck tee is a great staple piece for your summer dress wardrobe and is stylish while also being comfortable and easy to wear.  The tie around the waist really does give you added versatility and gives this dress a more fitted look than a loose t shirt.

Another great example of the t shirt dress is the Hunter Maldives Striped Dress also by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This dress features an off center v neck on a striped t shirt dress.  The v neck has a contrasting navy trim against white.  This dress has a t shirt fit that is loose and can even fall a touch off the shoulder.   Another baby jersey cotton dress, this dress is also comfortable and easy to wear.  This dress is also perfect to wear as a tunic over navy leggings.

A dressier option that embodies a t shirt dress style is the Burca Scoopneck dress by Velvet.  This dress features a slinky rayon fabric which adds to the dressier style, and features a bold silver zipper down the back of this dress.  The style is looser at the top and more fitted at the waist giving it a flirty, sexy style while still remaining true to the t shirt dress style.

As you can see there are a number of different ways that t shirt dresses can be worn and in a variety of different fabrics.  With tunic tops and leggings also becoming so popular of late, the t shirt dress is really a variant of that trend and a great way to add versatility to your wardrobe.   Comfort is always something we consider when buying any item and especially dresses, so the t shirt dress is a welcome trend because it is such a great comfort piece.  No matter what your style, the t shirt dress is something that you should consider incorporating into your closet.  Truly there are so many different variations of the basic t shirt now found in a dress or tunic length top that you really can’t go wrong in finding at least one if not several of these pieces to layer into your wardrobe.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Cowl Neck Sweaters

The cowl neck sweater is such a feminine, flirty style of sweater.  The cowl neck is great because it really is a loose turtleneck look with an edge.  As I am sure you already know, cowl necks and turtlenecks are very en vogue this season.  The cowl neck has infiltrated more than just sweaters too.  You will find cowl necks on lots of great tunic tops, long sleeve tops and even dresses.  The cowl neck top or sweater is really a great piece to have in your wardrobe during cold weather as it doesn’t look as stiff or formal as your basic turtleneck and gives an added feminine detail to any piece.   I’ll be honest the only thing I don’t like about cowl neck sweaters is that sometimes the cowl neck is too much.  It may be too low or not stay in place well enough so I end up fidgeting with it all day to get it to lay just right.   In the quest to find some great cowl neck pieces that do not fall into that excessive cowl neck category consider a few of these pieces that still give you that look, but are more comfortable and wearable which makes us love them all the more.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater – This adorable sweater from Velvet by Graham and Spencer is a super versatile piece.  You can wear it as a jacket, as a sweater, zipped up – all the way, zipped up part of the way, or not zipped up at all.  This classic cropped motorcycle jacket/sweater features a zipper off center that goes from top to bottom.   Available in basic black, this sweater is so warm and cozy and features epaulets on the shoulders and zippered pockets at each side.  Of course it also has a tighter fitting cowl neck that you can wear a variety of ways with the functionality of the zipper.  We love that again this isn’t an excessive cowl neck, but a classic neckline that helps make this sweater the ultimate statement piece.

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress – The classic cowl neck piece this great dress or tunic length top also from Velvet by Graham and Spencer features the cowl neck line that is just right.  Of course the cowl neck is really on the beginning of the details on this dress with the drawstring waist and the pockets on the front below the waistline.  We love the wide rolled up sleeves and the amazing color choices with this dress.  It has been one of our most popular pieces at Vintage Fringe and we can’t get enough of it.  Of course it pairs perfectly with boots or leggings too. The Marni dress is a great stylish dress with lots of fringe to make this another fabulous statement dress for your wardrobe.

As you can see both of these pieces use the cowl neck features in different ways, but still the cowl neck adds to the amazing fashionable style that makes each of these items distinctive and super stylish.  You can’t go wrong with either of these pieces and we especially love that even though the cowl neck is a great aspect of each of these items it doesn’t overwhelm the dress or the sweater as there are loads of other details that make them perfect statement pieces for any wardrobe.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

En Vogue Velvet Brand Clothing

Velvet brand clothing is always en vogue.  One fashion trend that we have loved this season are the long tunic length tops.  As examples, we love Velvet by Graham and Spencer’s Darvey Tunic length buttonup top and we love the Kelisha long tank top as it is a perfect complement for these tunic length tops that look silly with your standard length tank underneath.

Velvet Brand Clothing Darvey

Velvet Brand Clothing Darvey

Velvet’s Darvey top features a raw edge at the waist giving it a more casual feel.  We love the buttons that give you the option of wearing them mostly buttoned or mostly unbuttoned.  The length of these tops is perfectly complemented by cute leggings or boots, but if that isn’t your style can be easily worn with your favorite pair of jeans.  The length on both the Darvey and Kelisha tops traditionally fits several inches below the waist. We currently have the Darvey top available in Lilypad (Green), Mole (Brown), Black and White.

Velvet Brand Clothing Kelisha

Velvet Brand Clothing Kelisha

The Kelisha tank features the traditional scoop neck in both front and back and as mentioned is tunic length.  If you’re like us, you know how difficult it can be to find a tunic length tank top.  We have the Kelisha tank in both Black and White.  Both the Darvey and the Kelisha tank are part of Velvet by Graham and Spencer’s Baby Jersey collection and accordingly are machine washable.

While this fashion trend unfortunately isn’t for all body types, we at Vintage Fringe think if your body type fits the profile, then by all means wear it.   We love not having to worry about shorter shirts riding up all the time or tucking tops in.  We love the legging look (part of this trend) and love wearing tops like these with boots.  At Vintage Fringe, we are fans of this tunic length top trend, but we love to hear from you.  What do you think?

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon