Dresses Evolve Stay the Same

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same

 

There are many different styles of dresses: A Line, Trapeze, Mini, Midi, Gown, Sleeveless, Trench, Wrap, Fit and Flare, Sheath, Baby Doll, Empire Waist and Off the Shoulder.

 

Dresses Evolve, Stay the Same in how designer’s challenge themselves in development of new fabrics and adding new elements to a basic design. For example, a new type fabric is “Ponte” making the knit tighter and it hugs the body or taking a simple trapeze design and making it long sleeve or flared sleeves.

 

These new Perfect Black Dresses include a “Ponte” style and styles with added elements to a basic style. It is important to see the contrast with the dresses illustrated above from the 1940’s and 1950’s.

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same POLO Ralph Lauren Ruffle Hem Ponte Dress, $298

POLO Ralph Lauren Ruffle Hem Ponte Dress, $298

Smooth and structured ponte enhances this dress’ streamlined style for day or after dark, while a ruffled hem adds modern movement.

Features: Crewneck; Cap sleeves; Concealed back zip closure; Lined; About 39″ from shoulder to hem; Viscose/nylon/elastane; Dry clean; Imported

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Alexis Keith Lace Midi Dress $770

Alexis Keith Lace Midi Dress, $770

Exquisite lace midi dress in fit-&-flare silhouette

Features: Crewneck; Sleeveless; Flared skirt; Concealed back zip closure; Lined; About 45″ from shoulder to hem; Polyester; Dry clean; Imported

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Michael Kors Collection Paillette Racer Sheath Dress $1,895

Michael Kors Collection Paillette Racer Sheath Dress, $1,895

Cold-shoulder racer dress dazzles with tonal paillettes

Features: Racer front and back; Cold-shoulder cutouts; Pencil skirt; Exposed back quarter zip; Viscose/polyester; Dry clean; Made in Italy

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Herve Leger Off The Shoulder Dress $1,290

Herve Leger Off The Shoulder Dress, $1,290

Off the shoulder design with semi-sheer accents

Features: Off the shoulder; Elbow-length sleeves; Concealed back zip closure; About 36.5″ from shoulder to hem; Rayon/nylon/spandex; Dry clean; Imported

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Diane Von Furstenberg Tailored Twig Lace Dress $368

Diane Von Furstenberg Tailored Twig Lace Dress, $368

Impeccably tailored dress topped with twig lace trims

Features: Jewel neckline; Sleeveless; Concealed back zip closure; Back slit; Lined; About 46″ from shoulder to hem; Polyester/spandex; Dry clean; Imported

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Halston Heritage Flowy Cape Sleeve Crepe Dress $295

Halston Heritage Flowy Cape Sleeve Crepe Dress, $295

Flowing cape style dress in a solid finish

Features Cape sleeves; V-neckline, V-back with string detail; Concealed back zip closure
Lined; About 34″ from shoulder to hem; Polyester/spandex; Dry clean; Imported

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Halston Heritage Strapless Faille Dress $1,395

Halston Heritage Strapless Faille Dress, $395

Faille dress finished with a folded drape skirt

Features: Strapless; Straight neckline; Concealed back zip closure; Lined; About 36″ from top to hem; Cotton/silk; Dry clean; Imported

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Badgley Mischka Scalloped Off-The-Shoulder Dress $495

Badgley Mischka Scalloped Off-The-Shoulder Dress, $495

Scalloped neckline elevates chic A-line dress

Features: Off-the-shoulder neckline; Short sleeves; Seamed waist; Flared skirt; Concealed back zip closure; Lined; About 40″ from shoulder to hem; Polyester; Dry clean; Imported

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Brandon Maxwell Mod Mini Dress $1,395

Brandon Maxwell Mod Mini Dress, $1,395

A mod-inspired shift silhoutte with tonal accents

Features: Mockneck; Sleeveless; Concealed back zip; About 34″ from shoulder to hem; Polyester; Dry clean; Made in USA

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Alice & Olivia Rema Textured Fit-&-Flare Dress $275

Alice & Olivia Rema Textured Fit-&-Flare Dress, $275

Classic fit-&-flare dress in textured design

Features: Boatneck; Sleeveless; Exposed back zip with hook-and-eye closure; About 34″ from shoulder to hem; Nylon/viscose; Dry clean; Imported

 

Mossimo Rib Sweater Dress, $32.99

Mossimo Rib Sweater Dress, $32.99

Sleek and sassy meets modern comfort for a figure-hugging dynamo that easily goes from desk to dinner.

Sizing: Women; Fabric Weight Type: midweight fabric; Material: 80% Acrylic, 20% Nylon; Neckline: Crew; Sleeve Style: Long sleeve; Closure Style: Pullover; Pocket Style: No pocket; Length: Below knee; Care and Cleaning: Machine wash, cold, Machine wash, gentle or delicate, Wash with Like Colors

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Mossimo Lace Fit & Flare Dress $29.99

Mossimo Lace Fit & Flare Dress, $29.99

This sleeveless dress plays with the triumphant lace trend by backing it with the same hue for beautiful depth.

Sizing: Women; Material: 62% Nylon, 38% Cotton; Neckline: Scoop; Sleeve Style: Sleeveless; Closure Style: Pullover, Back half length zipper; Pocket Style: No pocket; Length: At knee; Care and Cleaning: Machine wash, cold, Machine wash, gentle or delicate, Wash with Like Colors

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Mossimo Trapeze Dress $27.99

Mossimo Trapeze Dress, $27.99

This adorably kicky dress has a looser fit for comfort and a youth-inspired length.

Sizing: Women; Weave Type: Crepe; Material: 100% Polyester; Neckline: Round,
Sleeve Style: Sleeveless; Closure Style: Pullover, Behind the neck button; Pocket Style: No pocket; Length: Above knee; Hem Style: Wide hem; Care and Cleaning: Machine wash, cold, Machine wash, gentle or delicate

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Chiasso Tank Dress, $34.99

Chiasso Tank Dress, $34.99

This sleeveless little black dress uses cutouts to transform a classic into something fantastic.

Sizing: Women; Material: 96% Polyester, 4% Spandex,; Neckline: Round; Sleeve Style: Sleeveless; Closure Style: Pullover; Pocket Style: No pocket; Length: At knee; Care and Cleaning: Machine wash, cold, Wash with Like Colors

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same Chiasso Chiffon V-Neck Dress $34.99

Chiasso Chiffon V-Neck Dress, $34.99

This is a classic little black dress with a feminine twist, beautiful chiffon bell sleeves with lace trim. Just add some kitten heels and you’re ready for date night.

Sizing: Women; Material: 96% Polyester, 4% Spandex, 100% Polyester; Neckline: V neck; Sleeve Style: Long sleeve; Closure Style: Pullover; Pocket Style: No pocket; Length: At knee; Care and Cleaning: Machine wash, cold, Wash with Like Colors

 

Dresses Evolve Stay the Same R+J Couture Ribbed Tank Dress, $69.99

R+J Couture Ribbed Tank Dress, $69.99

Figure-flattering silhouette that’s sure to impress, with its fitted bodice and flared a-line skirt.  This dress is the perfect base to pair with accessories to customize your outfit for a different look every time.

Sizing: Women; Material: 100% Polyester,; Neckline: Round,; Back Style: Plain; Sleeve Style: Sleeveless,; Closure Style: Back full length zipper; Pocket Style: No pocket; Length: At knee; Care and Cleaning: Hand wash

 

Perfect Black Shoes

 

Aquazzura Zani Suede Peep-Toe Pumps $785

Aquazzura Zani Suede Peep-Toe Pumps, $785

Curvaceous suede peep-toe pump with crisscross straps
Features: Self-covered heel; 4.13″ (105mm); Suede upper; Peep toe; Adjustable ankle strap; Leather lining and sole; Padded insole; Made in Italy

 

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Nappa Leather Point-Toe Pumps

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Nappa Leather Point-Toe Pumps, $675

Sultry leather point-toe pump with low-cut toe box
Features: Self-covered heel, 4″ (100mm); Nappa leather upper; Point toe; Leather lining; Signature red leather sole; Made in Italy

 

Jimmy Choo Vanessa Cutout Suede & Leather Front-Tie Pumps $750

Jimmy Choo Vanessa Cutout Suede & Leather Front-Tie Pumps, $750

Cutout pointy suede front-tie pump with leather heel
Features: Self-covered heel, 3.34″ (85mm); Suede and leather upper; Point toe; Front tie; Leather lining and sole; Made in Italy

 

Manolo Blahnik BB 90 Crepe De Chine Point-Toe Pumps $595

Manolo Blahnik BB 90 Crepe De Chine Point-Toe Pumps, $595

Timeless point-toe pumps in crepe de chine
Features: Self covered heel, about 90mm (3.5″); Crepe de chine upper; Leather lining and sole; Made in Italy

 

SJP Rampling Suede Point-Toe Pumps $355

SJP Rampling Suede Point-Toe Pumps, $355

EXCLUSIVELY IN BLACK SUEDE AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Rich suede pump with contrast grosgrain backstay
Features: Self-covered heel, 4″ (100mm); Suede upper; Back grosgrain trim; Point toe; Leather lining and sole; Padded insole; Made in Italy

 

 

 

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