Ahead of the Curve-Gatsby Dresses


Baz Luhrmann’s film of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan opens Christmas of this year. You can bet Gatsbyesque clothing will be featured in store windows, undoubtedly becoming all the rage. Dresses are classically low-waisted, shifts, blousons – all perfect silhouettes for air circulation and ease during warmer weather. (Check dresses on models wherever possible. Interpretations are often much shorter than they look). Be fashion forward by looking backward:

Marc Jacobs Lame and Mesh Striped Dress

This one is truly worthy of Daisy. An absolutely gorgeous number that will take you through the fall and winter when everyone else can’t find anything as stunning. Silver silk-blend lame and neon-lime sheer mesh. Tiered striped, dropped waist, pleated skirt, lined. Slips on (like the originals.) Dazzle ‘em. At 50% off, this should be purchased now and held until the right event. $1450.00

Day Dresses

Left and Center: Lace Drop Waist Dress- (also in beige or white)- Feminine and innocent. Definitely of the times. A garment that breathes and moves (great for dancing) Eases in and out of sports cars well. Peter Pan collar detail. Nylon/metallic fiber. Machine washable. On sale $44.00 plus $10.00 shipping. Hardly matters at the price.

Right: Marc Jacobs Diagonal Gingham Print Dress- Add a big white hat and you’re ready for the races, polo, a garden party or lunch at The Plaza. Wear a white shoe with t-straps or ankle straps to complete the historical illusion. Fresh looking. Flattering color. Fun. Sleeveless, v-neck, drop waist with ruching. Loose fit, slips on.100% cotton. On sale $534.00

Alice & Olivia Minka Sequin Shift Dress

Another piece worth acquiring and storing until the right moment comes. Clearly glamorous. Made for slinking. A cigarette holder would serve, but being unwise, a martini will do. Add a shawl or feather boa, depending on how far you want to take this-for now and your fur later in the season. Grazes the knee. Covered with black sequins and beads in Art deco style. Elegant long line. Fully lined. Polyester/spandex. On sale $358.20

Draped Crepe de Chine Dress by Vanessa Bruno

Sexy but not clingy. A showcase for good arms and legs. Dance your way through hot summer nights. Wear at a book party, PS1 reception, Tribeca film opening, imbibing trendy cocktails. Zingy grass green. Ruffles neck, crossover front, waist ties, draped t-bar back. Slips on. Silk/acetate. On sale $378.00

Adora Dress

Pretty as a picture. Sophisticated color and pattern. Easy but finished look for galleries, matinees, lunching, committee meetings; the office. Very distinctive. Keep accessories nuanced. Knee-length, drop waist, sleeveless, scoop neck, pleated skirt. Silk. Braided corn tassel at snapper waist tab. Gold buttons. Side zipper with hook and eye closure. Light chiffon stretch lining. On sale $237.00

Really Interesting Versions

Left: Suno Pleated Camisole Dress- Chic and cool looking. Extremely patrician in its subtle coloration and finely wrought print pattern. Delicate. Keep jewelry delicate, accessories pale. Lipstick should have a pink tint. Chiffon scarf or silk sweater. Deserving of a Bentley. Silk organza with dropped waist & pleated skirt. Slight v-neckline, adjustable spaghetti straps, darts at bust, dropped waist, curved waist seam detail & pleated skirt. Slightly sheer. On sale $810.00

Right: MSGM Floral Shift Dress- Ok, they’d never put these patterns together. A modern take with a 20s silhouette. Very cool and arty. A downtown look that can travel north. Round neck, lace top, dropped waist, contrasting blue and cream stripe with a frayed edges, a blue floral print skirt, loose fit. Concealed zipper fastening to the back. On sale $420.00

To purchase a featured item click on the product name in RED

Add Comment Register

Leave a Reply

Find out why every womanwants to be a woman around town.

Sign up for our Free E-mails and receive news about upcoming events and promotions