Seeing dots before your eyes? Relax, it’s seasonal. Polka dots seem to come out spring/summer like the flowers. It could be the implication of movement or their playful spirit. Style tends to dictate reserve= two colors are most often utilized and/or the dots are of uniform size.
Still, here they are. When fall comes, all but pin dots will disappear.
Isn’t it lovely to swish again? So female. Go buy a petticoat at a vintage shop. Wear with flats or heels. Keep the ensemble natural looking- simple accessories, easy hairstyle. From picnics to street fairs, film festivals to dinner on the river. V-neck, full skirt below the knee, big self-sash; concealed zipper fastening at the side. 100% cotton. Available in black and white as well. Machine washable. $55.00
Beat the Heat
Left: Abercrombie & Fitch Evette- An empire waist makes this best on those who are petite or slim. White with black creates a freshness despite the weather. Keep your bottom piece uncomplicated-again, the empire line dictates. Should be a smooth silhouette. Easy, un-boned fit. Soft, 100% cotton with trendy peplum. Embroidery near hem. On sale $25.00
Right: Say What? Polka Dot Corset- The kind of item you pack first. Effortlessly sexy. Wear with pencil pants, shorts, skirts-from mini pleats to maxi with a high slit. Zip front with elastic smoking below zipper. Padded cups. Elastic smock back. 100% cotton. Machine washable. Deep pink or black with white dots. $21.99
You couldn’t find an easier dress for the heat in terms of construction. Fits without cling, falls without constraint. Silk for versatility. Uptown but not pretentious. From sightseeing to cocktails. Remember, it’s short. Spice (light orange) polka dot silk charmeuse. Draped neckline; tie back. Sleeveless-full shoulder coverage. Elastic waistband. Side pockets. Pleated skirt. On sale $195.00
Sophisticated skirt for fashion offices, advertising agencies, foundations, board rooms or just lunch with women who will notice. Like a Vasarely artwork=optical. Pleated, knee length skirt (works for all ages). Blue and white sliced spot print with navy cotton waistband. Hidden side zipper fastening. 100% polyester. Fully lined. $582.00
Left: David Meister One-Shouldered Polka Dot Shift Dress- This will never go out of style. Trend up with hot pink, yellow or turquoise shoes or keep traditional wearing black. The same options apply to jewelry-trend up or wear demurely. Asymmetrical neckline, side zipper and hook fastening. Bright green grosgrain ribbon sash adds pizzazz. $239.99
Right: Piano Performance Dress- Extremely ladylike, yet the different hem lengths keep this from being stodgy. Delicate and ready for an occasion. Keep accessories pale-pearls, crystal, silver-and light. Or add a big flower for color and zip. 6” Longer sheer shell, separate under-slip. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Nylon/cotton. Sleeveless. Removable, narrow belt. Order one size smaller. $345.00
Couldn’t get prettier. Look what they’ve done with the cascading front. Soft and feminine. Great for dancing-prom to country club event- the length makes this appropriate for a wide age range. Ivory, gray and black polka-dot charmeuse: acetate/silk/nylon/polyester. Strapless, sweetheart neckline. Fitted bodice. Full, a-line skirt with hem below the knee. On sale $803.00
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