Late Season Blues (No Sadness)

The end of summer may make us blue, but these dresses do nothing but make us happy.

The Lighter Side

Left: Tamara Maxi Dress by Tolani– Veritably floats. Unlined viscose- slip ladies. Smocked elasticized waist. Back keyhole with tie closure. Asymmetrical hem. $196.00                                                                                                              

Center: Padua Off Shoulder Dress by aijek– Soft and sweet. Ready for him or his mother. All over polyester lace, partially lined. Hidden back zipper closure. Neckline to hem measures approx 38″ in length. $288.00

Right: Milly Sasha Dress– Uber feminine dress accented with voluminous ruffles. A side slit relaxes the fit. Optional ties. Boned sides. Hidden side zipper closure. Lined cotton poplin. $495.00

Not Shown: Blue Striped One Shoulder Layered Ruffle Dress $34.00.

On-Trend Illusion Hem– left to right

Aiden Aiden Illusion Fit-and-Flare Dress– Cover ready, sophisticated  style. Round neck, sleeveless, strapless-bra-friendly. Illusion neckline and hem, fit-and-flare silhouette. Button closure at keyhole back. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure, lined . $195.00

Gemma Halter Lace Sheath Dress by Bardot– Ladylike with a wink. A leafy lace cocktail dress that conceals and reveals. Caged ladder trim through the bodice, strappy open back, sheer illusion hem. Back zip closure; button-and-loop closure behind neck. Cutaway shoulders. Partially lined polyester.   $119.00                                                                                                    

Laundry by Shelli Segal Color-Block Venise Lace Dress– An even more modern take. Color black palette and velvet waistband. Round neck, sheer short sleeves, bra friendly. Allover lace, color blocked, ladder-stitch insets at waist and hem. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure, lined polyester lace and velvet. $265.00

Sapphire Midi Dress by Bardot– A diaphanous sheath. Sheer mesh overlay with embroidered detail throughout. Fully lined nylon. Adjustable shoulder straps. Laddered trim. Hidden back zipper closure. $139.00

Minimalist left to right

Knot Draped Dress by Shona Joy– ‘Should just skim the body for longlined grace. Halter neck dress with button closure; Back exposed zipper closure. Unlined polyester. Neckline to hem measures approx 47″ in length. $279.00

Betsy Johnson Ruffled Stretch Crepe Dress– Polished with a bit of a flirt. Stretch crepe dress with V-neck, sleeveless, bra friendly. Front slit, asymmetric ruffled hem. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined polyester/spandex. $138.00

Aiden Aiden Side Cut-out Dress– Cocktails with a breeze. Strategically placed spaghetti straps and cutaway shoulders create the illusion of a halter design. High V-neck, cutaway shoulders, spaghetti straps. Side cutouts, seamed cross-over waist. Back slit, concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure, lined. $165.00

Velvet Tank Dress by Bardot– Couldn’t get simpler and sleeker than this. Just add a brooch and a smile. Body-con fit. Front and back scoop neck, sleeveless, slit back hem detail. Unlined, pullover style.  Approx. 40″ from back of neck to hem, based on a size small. Polyester/elastane. $69.00

Not Shown: ‘Solange’ Off the Shoulder Midi Dress by Bardot– bell sleeves- $119.00


Left: Diane von Furstenberg Tailored Midi Dress– It’s sequined! Subtle and wry, only masquerades as conservative. A back vent relaxes the fit. Short sleeves. Hidden back zipper closure. Lined polyester/spandex. $468.00

Center: Micaeia Dress by MISA Los Angeles – Girly and graceful. Slip optional. Partly lined, polyblend dress with elasticized neckline; Draped ruffle overlay with pompom trim, shirred ruffle detail. $295.00

Right: LemLem Semay Column Dress– Very hip and downtown. Cotton dress with ruffle trim at straps and hem. Relaxed fit. Made in Kenya. Be this shape to wear it. $425.00

Not Shown: Dot Knit Sheath Dress by Lela Rose $1495.00

Not Shown: Adrianna Papell Abstract Floral High/Low Dress $179.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.