Monday, September 17, 2012

get the look -- collared dresses.


ATTAINABLE: Madewell Tree-Twig Cuff
www.madewell.com; $28
There's something so fall-like about this delicate little Madewell cuff.  Maybe it's the intricate branch shape or the perfect twig details -- regardless, I love the ethereal vibe that it gives off.  It's so sweet and simple and would be completely charming on its own or darling as part of a stack of pretty gold bracelets.

Dresses for fall can often be tricky -- you don't want to have too much skin exposed, but being too covered-up can feel dull.  This year, I'm totally enamored with the collared dress.  It's a fun way to wear a pretty frock into fall and add an extra element of detail into your look.  With a bit of a preppy vibe, these dresses are perfect to wear on crisp fall days and, best of all, there's one out there to fit every budget.

Pina Collar-da Cream Lace Dress  - Click Image to Close 
DEAL: Lulu's Pina Collar-da Cream Dress
www.lulus.com; $43
There's so much about this dress that is just outrageously pretty: the lace, the sweet mini length, the cinched waist, the creamy hue, the demure neckline -- but the bright neon collar works brilliantly to keep it fresh and modern.  While the days are still warm, I'd pair this with a pair of rich jewel-toned flats, but as it grows cooler, I think that it would be charming with opaque tights and pumps.

  
EXTRAVAGANCE: Gryphon Sequin Collar Shirtdress
www.shopbop.com; $485 
I am massively obsessed with this darling little shirtdress.  The floral print is nothing short of brilliant -- in dark hues, it's so fresh and pretty for fall.  I love how light and flirty the chiffon is, and the sequined collar is the absolute icing on the cake.  It adds a little extra fun and glitz to an already interesting silhouette that would be perfect with a fabulous pair of booties.


 
DEAL: DV by Dolce Vita Maureen Leopard Collar Sleeveless Shirtdress
www.urbanoutfitters.com; sale (now) $39.99 
Though the bright, fresh green hue is what drew me to this dress right away, the leopard-print collar is what totally sold me on it.  It's so fun and unexpected, especially when combined with the short, flirty gathered skirt, hidden buttons, and slightly dropped waistband.  The color is pretty and different from the typical fall palette, ensuring that you'll stand out in a crowd of browns and grays.

  
EXTRAVAGANCE: Only Hearts Sara's Lace Dress with Velvet Collar
www.shopbop.com; $143 
Probably my favorite dress of the bunch, this little Only Hearts shift is absolutely darling.  I love the easy shape (though it would be so charming belted as well), lace overlay, and, most of all, the velvet collar that keeps the frock from feeling too summery.  This would be true perfection with a sweet clutch, opaque tights, and heels in a coordinating shade for endless-looking legs.

Will YOU be wearing collared dresses this fall?
xo Josie
Thanks to Madewell, Lulu's, Shopbop, and Urban Outfitters for the photos.

20 comments:

Sophie said...

obsessed with collared dresses. they are all so cute! loving all these ones :) x

C said...

I love collared dresses, so cute and feminine!!!!
a little less than a month and I'll be shopping in Dallas like crazy!
:)

Kisses Aren't Contracts said...

lulus, UO, madewell & shopbop. Do you need anywhere else??

xoxo Shauna

kissesandcontreacts.blogspot.com

Alexa said...

Love the look. Especially that top neon collared one!

STYLE'N said...

I love the last dress...of course I am a sucker for anything with lace. Love the delicate Madewell cuff too. Hope you are doing well--it's been a while! xx, Naina

Beautygirl24 said...

I love collared dresses! They look sophisticated without even trying!

The Redhead Fashionista said...

I adore that Only Hearts dress. It's so chic and pretty! The black collar against the white lace is the perfect touch!

Krystal said...

ooo so the green one with the leopard collar is super cute!

Henar said...

I love collared dresses, I will wear them for sure!

xo
Henar
www.ohmyvogue.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm on a spending freeze? Can you post ugly clothes for the next month? ;)

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

I love the madewell cuff & the collared dresses are very adorable love them!

Audrey Allure said...

Super cute -- loving the contrast of the colors too!

beckspick.com said...

these collar dresses are soo gorgeous!

www.beckspick.com

Ashley said...

FUN leopard collar!!

Linds said...

i saw that madewell cuff in person, along with the matching ring, and fell in love. it is SO dainty and feminine. love these fall dress picks!

Amelia Eaton said...

I'm loving the neutral & neon! xx

www.thechicagolifeblog.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These are adorable. I especially love the green and leopard one. For some reason, I've always found the green/leo combo to be really classy.

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

Love this style! The first one is amazing!

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the little leopard collar on the UO dress! My favorite print! xo style, she wrote

Cilla B said...

these pieces are amazing

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