THE Color of 2018

According to Pantone, soothsayer of color trend, 2018’s hue is purple-ish ultra violent. While it’s impossible to tell whether these match – printing distorts, I think they’re all indicative of the trend you’ll be seeing.

Dresses (left to right)

Tom Ford Long Sleeved Ruched Knit Dress – High fashion with subtlety- Bateau neckline. Ruffle trim. Slim silhouette. Straight hem. Hidden side zipper closure. Silk; lining, silk/spandex. Originally $3490.00 NOW $1396.

Pissaro Nights Beaded Dress – Feminine but not too too. Ornate floral beadwork covers the long mesh overlay of an Art Deo-inspired gown fashioned with a zigzag design that flatters your waist. V-neck. Three-quarter sleeves. Fully lined rayon. Hidden side-zipper closure. $189.

Cinq à Sept “Jolie” Ponte Dress – Luscious color. Strapless neckline w/ distinctive ruffle detail. Sleeveless. Fitted silhouette. Hidden side zipper closure. Midi length. Polyester/viscose/spandex. $495.

Brooklyn Slip-Front Slip Dress – For the delicate minimalist-just needs a little glitter- V neckline. Sleeveless; thin straps. Fitted bodice. Nips in at the waist. Sheath silhouette. Center front slit. Hidden back zipper closure. Lined Polyester/rayon/spandex. $198.00

Not Shown: Shoshanna “Mirian” Cocktail Dress in Crochet Lace $405.00

Blouses

Left: Ruffle Sleeve Blouse by Chelsea28 – On-trend sleeve interest. Drapey satin blouse with V-neck. Polyester. $69.00

Center: Ruffle Asymmetrical Blouse by Gibson – Casual with a tad of flirt. Scoop neckline; back keyhole closure. Keyhole cutout at front neckline. Fitted; hits below hip. Machine washable rayon/spandex. $39.50

Right: INC International Keyhole Top – Sleek and modern. Scoop neckline; back keyhole closure. Keyhole cutout at front neckline. Fitted; hits below hip. Machine washable rayon/spandex. $39.50

Alternatives

Left: Brody Dress by Marjorelle – Looks like a long sweater to me—add leggings? Unlined knit fabric (will cling). Foldover neckline; Slit detail at arm opening. $178.00

Center: Perfect Fitted Button Up by Theory – shiny silk/elastane top. Add some pizzazz to the traditional. Front button closure. Button sleeves. Not your boyfriend’s shirt. $295.00

Right: Sequin Crop Top and Box Pleat Skirt – A Set for someone young in your life- you? Polyester skater skirt, button, zipper closure. Round neck, polyester, sequin to with short sleeves. $24.00!
Gowns

Left: Embroidered Column Gown by Alex Evenings – Ladylike and royal- A sheath dress with peekaboo illusion at the yolk and sleeves. Jewel neck. Hidden back zipper closure. Back slit. Lined polyester. $229.00

Center: Nicolle Miller NY One Shoulder Trumpet Gown – Gorgeous jewel tone. Perfect hostess gown. About 62” from shoulder to hem. Lined polyester/spandex. Concealed side zipper closure. $248.00

Right A: Convertible Wrap Tie Surplice Jersey Gown by Dessy – Elegant and contemporary. Cross-draped bodice and flowing A-line skirt. Long straps can be twisted, knotted, draped or tied into a bow to create a look. Lightweight, easily packable jersey, unlined (clip ladies), raw edged. Polyester/spandex. $150.00

Right B: Convertible Wrap Tie Surplice Jersey Dress by Dessy -28″ skirt length. $130.00

Other Long Options

Left: High Waist Maxi Skirt in Chiffon Silk – Bespoke- Multi-seasonal skirt with flow and grace. Elastic waist. Removable bow tie chiffon waistband. $49.00 plus $10.00 To ship-still a bargain

Right: High Waist Pleated Bow Knot Maxi Skirt – Wowza. Here’s an entrance-maker. Bespoke. Lace and button closure. They say this is suede. At this price, it must be faux, but who cares. $39.00

Opening:

Zac by Zac Posen Josephina Blouse – Trendy cold shoulder blouse in the hot color and feminine, polyester lace. 30% off at $245.00

Nicolle Miller Ruched Fitted Dress – If you have the body, this discretely shows it off with style. V-neck, long sleeves, a back zipper fastening and ruched details. Rayon/nylon/elastane Packable. Limited sizes left. $290.00

Neiman Marcus Cashmere Knit Leggings – Baby, it’s cold outside. Mid-rise. Second-skin fit. Pull-on style. $240.00

Purple Silk Satin 110 Slingback Heels from Miu Miu – A show-stopping investment- Outer composition satin, inner-all leather. $1120.00

Not Shown: For fashionistas – ASOS Embellished Pointed Ankle Boots $87.00

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.