Ask Belle: Pretty Dresses for Fall
Jul 29, 2010
It’s been awhile since we’ve had an Ask Belle, so I decided that it was time to dive back into the mailbag.
I know you said that you generally wear dresses/skirts every day. I want to girlify my wardrobe, and am looking for lots and lots of everyday dresses. I’m not really the type to do strapless or spaghetti strap minis every day, and it seems that those are the only types of casual dresses that I can find nowadays. I don’t want to wear these to work, I want to wear them every time I leave the house, whether it be to mosey around a museum or go grocery shopping.
Where should I be looking to find sweet, everyday dresses that don’t make me look either like a whore or a Puritan? Is there an in-between?
Of course there’s something in between! Here are three dresses that are pretty, chic and work-appropriate.
In a heavier fabric, this purple dress is perfect for Fall. I love the detachable belt and the ruffle detail to five it a little something extra. I would wear this dress with a light purple cardigan (belted), eggplant tights and knee high boots.
This dress is a knock-off of a Rebecca Taylor dress, but it’s a really pretty knock-off, so who cares?
The cap sleeve means that you can wear it in the Summer and Spring, and the darker color gives you license to wear it in the colder months as well. You could add a tank underneath if you want more coverage, or a statement necklace if you wanted to make your camouflage a bit more chic.
Like the dress above, this frock is a knock-off of Belle favorite Ports 1961. Lovely, isn’t it? My only complaint about this dress is the cheap belt, but that could be replaced easily enough.