Ask Belle: Racerback Cocktail Dresses
Apr 17, 2014
I’m searching for a dress for a friend’s wedding next month. I’d like something with a racerback silhouette, but all I’m finding are casual dresses and maxis. I’d like to spend under-$100 so I might be asking too much.
Please help! Jen
Asking too much? Never! We have the whole Internet available to us, let’s go searching.
Ah, racer back goodness and all under-$100. Nailed it! But seriously, given that it’s wedding season, here are my favorite places to search for party dresses at reasonable prices.
ASOS, always, ASOS. This flirty, strappy chiffon dress from Warehouse is perfection. I also love this Oasis dress with a gorgeous coral color and collar embellishments. They also have a wide selection of plus, petite, tall and maternity dresses.
Bloomingdale’s offers an under-$150 section that’s full of good stuff. This deep blue dress from Coast has an interesting shape and a great look to it. And this Michael Kors one-shoulder is a truly unique LBD.
Zara. If you need to spend under-$100, Zara offers styles and prices that will suit you perfectly. This navy dress with frilly sleeves could do double duty, casual with flat sandals or cocktail with strappy heels. This dress with a knotted back detail is pretty fantastic. And if it’s drama in the back that you want, don’t miss this racerback dress in a bold red with cut-outs in the back.