If your Summer calendar looks like ours, it might have a few weddings, reunions, and weekend getaways filling those precious Summer months, which can result in the perpetual I-need-a-dress stress. Banana Republic is hoping to alleviate the stress with a Summer dress collection retailing for under $300. Filled with a mix of dramatic maxi dresses, colorful cocktail dresses, and breezy frocks, the collection aims to be a go-to for every event we have. Side note: we can't help but think they're dipping their pinky toe into the bridal market with the silk starburst dress ($165), which comes in four pretty colors and looks like the ultimate bridesmaid's dress. Click to see the best of the dresses available online, as well as our favorites from the preview.
Fall's on its way in, which means Summer's on its way out. I'm sad to see it go, but there's a consolation prize: End of Summer sales! The best part is snagging Summer steals like this Port Dauphine Dress ($70, originally $138) at Anthropologie's sale. Even if Summer is fading, this will look just as chic with a denim jacket in September. If maxis aren't your thing, shop the shorter variety and transition to Fall with tights — either way, you've got a sweet deal.
I probably don't need anymore Summer dresses, but when perusing J.Crew's Summer sale, where sweet little beach dresses and perfect cocktail sheaths are all on markdown, I couldn't walk away in good conscience. Especially when I spied this adorable J.Crew Frankie Mini Dress ($35, originally $55) at a snag-worthy reduction. I'll throw it on as a cover-up at beach or for a girl's brunch come Sunday. Aside from dresses, there's more to be had — blazers, cardigans, shorts, even swim. Hop to it.
Here's what she has on:
- Dress: Unknown
- Shoes: Banana Republic
- Earrings: Unknown
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I'm feeling the heat, you're feeling the heat, we're all feeling the heat! Your recent Fab Finds were all sexy little summer dresses - great for staying cool and looking good! Even though these dresses can be a sexy date outfit or a cool concert look by themselves, you can transition them to workwear by layering a cardigan over them or a cute little tee underneath - that way you can get more bang for your buck!
The Fab Finder of the week is cassandrasnow, who found this great summery dress - I love the pattern! Every week the Fab Finder I announce Monday morning will receive either a TeamSugar or FabSugar baby tee shirt. I thoroughly enjoy perusing your Fab Finds every week, so dare to be a Fab Finding trendsetter and you just might win a Sugar tee!
- Milly Valetta cotton dress, found by cassandrasnow.
- Topshop Mesh Tunic Dress, found by cassandrasnow.
- Anna Sui Roses on Voile, found by uacosj.
- Lux Colorblocked Pocket Dress, found by Tursh.
- Diane von Furstenberg Jersey halter dress, found by uacosj.
- Milly Geo print mini dress, found by msshellokitty.
- J. Crew Striped Sylvan dress, found by angie_pangie.
- Sleeveless V-Neck Dress, found by Lorelei Spirit.
- Meadow Dress, found by WhiplashGirlchild.
- T Bags Short Convertible Dress, found by Prettymeme.
As the man Mizrahi said himself, this dress has "every pink and orange and red a girl could want." It also has all the tell-tale signs of a Mizrahi design: color-blocking, bright summery colors, a great shape...basically, this Isaac Mizrahi Sunset Stripe Cotton Faille Dress, $285, could make any bad day cheery!
It can easily transition from under a cute cardigan at work to displaying its true colors all alone at night - this baby has some personality! Just imagine how fab it would look with a flirty pair of espadrilles...