I love a good A-line dress. It looks put together and feminine without looking too sweet, and does wonders for a gal’s figure.
I have been lusting after the Proenza Schouler Grosgrain Stripe dress since I saw it on Rent the Runway:
I love the structure of it, the sheen and texture of the material, and the sweet ribbon striping at the bottom hem. It’s technically a fall/winter dress, but with the bright color of the ribbon, it could work all year round. It retails at $1175. Even RTR’s rental price of $250 is, decidedly, out of my budget.
Click here to view the dress on RTR; you may need to sign up, but the ability to rent couture is a tool every girl should have in her back pocket anyway.
Lucky for me, sweet, ladylike A-line dresses are BIG this spring.
DaisyJD recently featured this lovely Jason Wu dress in her blog and I think it’s a perfect spring/summer substitute for the more-expensive-than-my-rent Proenza Schouler:
I love the high neckline with the almost mini-skirt hem, and the classic navy and red color combo. It’s cotton poplin, and not nearly as luxurious or evening-appropriate as the Proenza, but its tailored enough fit right in at all those spring weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, and charity luncheons. At $39.99, I’ll be happy even if I only wear it to brunch with my girlfriends.
The Jason Wu for Target line is available February 5. Here’s to hoping there won’t be any Missoni-esque lines and website crashes this time around, so I can get a piece of this pretty capsule collection.