Navy, Navy Give Me Your Answer True: The First Navy Blue of Spring

Always a secondary hue in Winter and a Leading one come Spring (go figure), navy blue has been biding its time. This year, though the color remains classic, silhouettes are extremely varied, many with sleeker lines, careful tailoring.

Dresses

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Left to Right: Alexander McQueen Leaf Crepe Dress – Man’s shirting with a soft, feminine take. Right for a confident, woman executive.  V neckline with hidden zip; traditional collar. Sharp shoulders; elbow length sleeves. Formfitting silhouette; pockets at hips. Knee-length; back vent. Acetate/rayon; fully lined. On sale $628.00

T Tahari Marianna Dress – Chic and easy. All it needs is a shoulder brooch and great shoes. Cascades like liquid.  Slimming. Round neck, sleeveless, asymmetric hem, mesh at back yoke, lined, pullover style. Polyester/elastane. $128.00

AQUA Eyelit Knit Fit n Flare – Short and cute. Swings when you walk. For the young or youthful. Perfect with flats. Round neck, sleeveless, sheer eyelet knit overlay. On-trend, exposed zipper back closure, seaming detail, ruffled hem, lined. Can be hand washed. $88.00

Charlie Jade Filigree Lace Dress by CUSPShort and sassy, great for petites. Definitely feminine. Tonal underlay lines dress. Scalloped trimmed illusion neckline, sleeves, and hem. Mock turtleneck. Cap sleeves. Fitted silhouette nipping in at natural waist. Straight skirt. Hidden back zipper closure. Cotton/polyester. $83.00

Skirts Left to Right

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Vinyl, Flippy Skirt – On trend and fun. For those of you with wink-like pizzazz. Super shiny, 100% polyester, drop-waist, short  skirt. Can be hand washed. $85.00

Kenzo Cotton Miniskirt – Subtle color-on-color polka dots make this cute skirt worthy of a second look. Brass naval buttons add a classic touch. Side slit pockets. Zippered back closure, hook fastening. Pleated front. Fully lined. $494.00

JOA Here Midi Navy Blue and Ivory Striped Skirt – One of the really good looking full skirts this season. Directional stripes add style distinction. Lightweight, lined polyester with poofy layers of tulle underneath. Wide banded waistline; hidden side zipper/clasp closure. $87.00

Not Shown: Peach Blossom Navy and Pink, Full Midi Skirt $49.00

Derek Lam Crosby Suspender Midi Skirt $595.00

Penelope Lace Applique Midi Skirt – Feminine and fitted (remember the latter.) Pair with white blouse or tee or contemporize with matching crop top. Slight raised hem at the front, concealed zipper closure at the back. Vintage looking crochet design running down the sides of the skirt in contrasting white. 100% polyester. $41.00

Matching Lora Lace Applique Crop Top $34.20 

Modern Pizzazz

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Left: Bailey44 Faux-Leather Striped Top – A sophisticated, multi-use, packable look for subtle seduction. Off-the-shoulder straps. Front faux-leather stripes-back is solid. Pullover style. Rayon/nylon/spandex.  $174.00

Right: Sacai Mixed Media A-Line Skirt – An architectural take on the season with angular pleated hem panels and striped knit combo. For those who lead rather than follow. Allover stripe. Ribbed, banded waist. Contrast pleated hem panels. Exposed back zipper closure. Acrylic/cotton. $560.00 

Jumpsuits

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Left: Sleeveless Wrap-Front Jump Suit – (grey color is here to show detailing) Easy and put together, all for a price. Plunging V-neckline (camisole with a little lace?) that releases into a crossover wrap. Straight-leg pants, storm flap and a waistline belt secured with a metallic D-ring add a touch of contemporary flair. 100% polyester.  $115.00

Center: Lisele, Draped Wide Leg Jumpsuit – Soft, comfortable stretch jersey in a style you can dress up or down and still appear finished. Cowlneck with draped, sleeveless, blouson top. Elasticized waist. To belt or not to belt. Pull-on style. Can be hand washed. $216.00

Right: 1 By O’2nd Delos Jumpsuit – Tailored, chic, useful. Faux button-down collar, sleeveless, side slit pockets, waistband, pleats at waist. Cropped wide leg silhouette, concealed back zipper fastening with hook closure. Lined rayon/cotton. $375.00

One Very Cool Jacket

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Alexander Wang Blazer – This nifty piece has a functional, horizontal zipper achieving crop look alternative. Removable bottom panel has two front pockets. Relaxed styling. 30” long. Polyester. $515.00  

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About Alix Cohen (898 Articles)
Alix Cohen is the recipient of eight New York Press Club Awards for work published on this venue. Her writing history began with poetry, segued into lyrics and took a commercial detour while holding executive positions in product development, merchandising, and design. A cultural sponge, she now turns her diverse personal and professional background to authoring pieces about culture/the arts with particular interest in artists/performers and entrepreneurs. Theater, music, art/design are lifelong areas of study and passion. She is a voting member of Drama Desk and Drama League. Alix’s professional experience in women’s fashion fuels writing in that area. Besides Woman Around Town, the journalist writes for Cabaret Scenes, Broadway World, and Theater Pizzazz. Additional pieces have been published by The New York Post, The National Observer’s Playground Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, Times Square Chronicles, and ifashionnetwork. She lives in Manhattan. Of course.