First Look: Saturated Color

There’s a lot of oomph on  seasonal runways this year.


Left: Carolina Herrera Off-the-Shoulder Dress – Elegant. Mid-weight silk faille . Short gathered sleeve. Pleated from the waist seam. Asymmetric hem, front slit Center-back concealed hook and zip fastening. Canary yellow crepe lining. $2976.00

Center: Tadashi Shoji Sol Strapless Tassel-Trim Dress– Resort/Summer ready. Imagine this with a tan. Straight-across neckline; tassel trim. Embroidered tulle details. Fitted sheath silhouette. Hidden back zipper. Handmade tassel hem. Center back slit. Cotton/nylon. $495.00

Right: Contrasting Rib Dress– Be slim/lithe please. Sophisticated and cool. Sleeveless midi dress with a round neckline and contrasting ribbed detail. Viscose/elastane. $35.90


Lela Rose Textured Silk Cloque Tie-Sleeve Dress– Easy but distinctive.. Spread collar; one button. Keyhole front. Short, tie sleeves. Embroidered lace detail. Banded waist. A-line silhouette. Ankle-length. Acetate/viscose.  $1695.00

Center: Akris Punto Shirtdress– Smart and crisp looking. Sleeveless cotton top and stretch-woven skirt. Spread collar; hidden-button front. Full-shoulder coverage. Slim silhouette. Pencil skirt. Below knee-length. Cotton; lining, viscose. $1190.00

Right: Reiss Grace Wrap Dress– Be noticed in the office. Crossover V-neck, long sleeves, button cuffs. Wrap front with attached self-tie sash belt, lined. Viscose; lining: polyester. $370.00

Red/Hot Pink

3.1 Phillip Lim Crepe Dress– Immensely flattering, beautifully detailed. Vibrant tomato-red dress falls to a voluminous bubble hem that’s pleated to create extra movement. Concealed hook and zipper fastening at side. Lined viscose.  $695.00

Club L Kick Flare Scuba Crepe Dress– Slips on smooth, pretty, unfussy. Crew neck. Short sleeves. Flared hem. Button-keyhole back. Thick, structured scuba-style fabric- polyester/elastane. Sale $40.00.

ASOS Extreme Sleeve Mini Dress with Square Neck– Glossy and flattering. Unlined. Statement sleeves. Zipper with hook and eye fastening. Lightweight structured, polyester fabric, the kind that doesn’t stretch. Short. Sale $36.50

Likely Driggs Dress– Show those shoulders. Smooth, mid-weight woven fabric. Nonslip rubber binding at top hem. Sheath-dress silhouette. Knee length. Hook-and-eye at side. Hidden zipper at side..Unlined- this will stick-slip, please. polyester/rayon/spandex. $178.00


Left: Jovani Fashions Illusion Mermaid Gown– Sleek and sinuous. Banded round neck, sleeveless, built-in bra cups. Mesh-inset shoulders, princess seams, pooled back hem. Cutout open back with hook-and-eye closures at nape. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure, lined. $238.00

Center: Black Halo Clover Sheath Dress– All this needs is a brooch or some bracelets. Fits slightly small; if between sizes, order one size up. Fixed spaghetti straps, sweetheart neckline, strapless-bra friendly. Fold-over trim at neckline extends partially to back.Front and back seaming detail, concealed back zip closure, back vent .Lined polyester. $345.00

Right: Maggy London Textured Split Shoulder Sheath DressAll day bright and polished. A split at one shoulder brings alluring asymmetry.  Exposed back-zipper closure, Jewel neck. Fitted waist. Back slit. Partially lined polyester/spandex. Machine wash, dry flat. $138.00

Chartreuse by Hobbs London

Left: Sadie Bell Sleeve Silk Midi Dress– Truly distinctive. Feminine. Round neck, three-quarter length bell sleeves. Slit cuffs, seamed waist, button closure at back keyhole. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fit-and-flare silhouette, allover floral print. Lined silk. $630.00

Right: Moira Floral Print Sheath Dress– ladylike. Round neck, sleeveless. Bust darts, front and back seams . Concealed back zip closure, back vent. Sheath silhouette, allover floral print. Machine washable polyester/elastane.  $315.00


Left: Cotton Balloon Dress– for those with confidence and pizzazz. Round neck balloon dress with long sleeves. Gathered cuffs and hem with bows. $45.90

Center: ASOS Scuba Midi Pencil Dress with Frill SleeveA ladylike wink. Smooth scuba-feel fabric. Fully lined. Round neck. Zipper fastening. Back vent. Close-cut bodycon fit. Lined polyester/elastane. $64.00

Right:  Hazel Tank Dress by Elizabeth and James– Sunlight on the hoof. Unlined silk. Knit trim. Ruffled hem. $595.00

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.