If you need further proof that statement printed dresses are here to stay, let Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Dianna Agron be the latest examples of why you need to invest in one, stat. The three actresses recently attended the Vogue Triple Threats dinner in LA looking nothing short of Spring-ready in their respective party frocks: Anna made a statement in a silk flare dress by Thakoon, Brittany opted for a midlength creation by Duro Olowu, and Glee girl Dianna Agron showed off her new red 'do in a two-piece runway look from Derek Lam. Needless to say, we're inspired to shop similar looks to prepare ourselves for the warm-weather party season ahead (weddings, bridal showers, dinner parties, etc). Style tip: make sure to accessorize a bold patterned dress with more neutral accompaniments, so you don't take attention away from the main centerpiece. Now, ready to evoke the same Spring-perfect look? Shop our top 16 eye-catching, jaw-dropping statement printed dresses below.
Furthering our style crush with every appearance, Diane Kruger pretty much nails it every time she steps out on the red carpet. Case in point: all of the looks she has worn promoting her new movie, The Host. It's a lineup of the chicest kind of dressing, which made it practically impossible to pick a favorite — so we had to round them up and show you all of them! Take a look and let us know what you think below. On Allison McNamara: Bebe top and vest, Robert Rodriguez pants.
We're always so quick to reach for our favorite pair of jeans, but this Spring, we're also making it a point to grab equally cool denim dresses. One part cool-girl, one part tomboy, these picks are all grown-up — and a far cry from any of the versions you may have sported in middle school. Even if you pick a dressier cut with intricate details à la street-style star Miroslava Duma, pictured in Chanel, the staple fabric will always lend a more relaxed vibe, so you can wear it day or night. Right now we're all about 14 denim dresses that feature unique details like patchwork, ruffles, pleats, ties, and more, but if you're a minimalist, we've got you covered, too. Find your perfect version when you keep clicking.
The Host's leading ladies, Diane Kruger and Saoirse Ronan, stepped out for the film's LA premiere in equally sleek cocktail dresses, supplying us with our latest red carpet faceoff. Kruger wore a sheer, embellished LBD, fresh from the Thakoon Fall '13 runway, and punched it up with metallic two-toned Jimmy Choo booties, diamond earrings, and a wristful of edgier crystal-encrusted bracelets. While Kruger's darker take on dandelion prints and floral appliqué certainly channeled a sexier kind of sci-fi style, Ronan's maroon-hued Lanvin shift and black ankle-strap pumps, also by Lanvin, proved just as chic, albeit in a much more subtle vein. The costars didn't go the all-out glamorous route for last night's premiere, but they definitely did right by two leggier evening ensembles. Which one is best?
Today marks the kickoff of the Outnet's big clearance event, featuring an irresistible array of designer wares marked up to 85 percent off. Yes, you heard right — 85 percent off dresses, jackets, and shoes from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Jimmy Choo, and Lanvin. In fact, we can't think of a better reason to jump-start your Spring shopping spree. Take a look at some of our favorite stylish savings, then make sure to visit TheOutnet.com and get your shop on.
Thakoon's Fall 2013 presentation included makeup and hair that made a statement — and was hard to miss. Makeup artist Diane Kendal took inspiration from the collection, which was inspired by Summer. "We wanted to reflect that in the makeup, so we did a very dark midnight blue shadow, but to get that Summer feel we added glitter on top. It created the perfect juxtaposition between Winter and Summer." As far as the hair goes, think sharp, graphic, and modern: bangs placed on half of the forehead and cut short, creating a youthful, girlish style with an edge.
The Thakoon Fall '13 collection delivered a lineup defined by its darker take on Spring's themes. Think feminine silhouettes paired with black lace insets, whimsical dandelion and dragonfly prints embellished on heavier dress fabrics, and kitschy leopard-printed outerwear for the girl who wants a funkier set of Winter wares. See all of Thakoon's latest when you keep watching.