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Relaxed dresses and skirts for your busy lifestyle. The softer side of dressing. Go to: Nightcap, WHIT, Yumi Kim, Adrianna Papell, Eva Franco, dRA, Corey Lynn Calter, Byron Lars, Bailey 44, Tiny

Nightcap

With the desire to create pieces that could be worn from dawn until your evening nightcap, designer Carisa Brambles launched the brand Nightcap in 2006. From its beginnings as a closely curated assortment of contemporary bohemian loungewear, the collection quickly expanded to include everything from delicate lace dresses to specialty knits and swimwear. Handmade with love in Los Angeles, each piece is crafted with equal emphasis on comfort and femininity.

Slide View: 1: Pinwheel Party Dress Slide View: 1: Esparella Lace Mini Dress Slide View: 1: Ruffled Velvet Dress
Pinwheel Party Dress Esparella Lace Mini Dress Ruffled Velvet Dress
Prepare to turn heads in this mini dress - its sheer yoke and lace detailing makes perfect for the festive season. Who says mini dresses are reserved exclusively for summer? The sheer sleeves and dramatic ruffles transform this LBD into a seasonless stunner. Whether rendered in saturated, moody hues or sweet, lighthearted pastels, velvet clothing adds the desired depth and touchable softness we look for, year after year. Its long association with nobility makes the textile synonymous with luxury - so whether it's an elegant blazer, a sleeveless blouse, or a ruffled dress, velvet ensures a regally stylish finish.

WHIT

Inspired by the kaleidoscopic backdrop of New York City, designer Whitney Pozgay infuses her colorful aesthetic with clean-lined silhouettes.

Slide View: 1: WHIT Etta Silk Dress Slide View: 1: WHIT Cheery Shift Dress Slide View: 1: WHIT Silk Sheath Dress
WHIT Etta Silk Dress WHIT Cheery Shift Dress WHIT Silk Sheath Dress
This silk dress features a colorful geometric print for an unexpected take on occasion dressing. In cheerful hues, this shift dress is given a bold look through an eye-catching, abstract print. This sumptuous silk dress falls just slightly off one shoulder, for an effortlessly chic style.


Slide View: 1: WHIT Abstract Floral Dress Slide View: 1: WHIT Striped Silk Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: WHIT Dada Silk Blouse
WHIT Abstract Floral Dress WHIT Striped Silk Tunic Dress WHIT Dada Silk Blouse
In an adorable babydoll silhouette, this dress is given a bold look through an eye-catching, abstract print. This season, go bold: Reach for the brightest, most eye-catching stripes like the ones seen on this belted tunic dress. Liven up your wardrobe by donning a bold geometric print, like the one seen on this luxe silk blouse.


Slide View: 1: WHIT Neil Silk Top
WHIT Neil Silk Top
A wardrobe essential, this luxurious silk top is lightweight enough for the sunniest days.

Yumi Kim

After a brief stint in the music industry, designer Kim Phan returned to fashion in 2004 with the launch of Yumi Kim. With a focus on prints and silk, the line - which borrows its first name from Kim's pet Yorkie - is inspired by vintage silhouettes and city living

Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Giselle Maxi Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Liliane Maxi Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Duet Mini Dress
Yumi Kim Giselle Maxi Dress Yumi Kim Liliane Maxi Dress Yumi Kim Duet Mini Dress
With a dash of drama and a whole lot of glamour, this maxi dress is a showstopper - simply add strappy heels and a sparkly clutch to complete the look. In a floor-sweeping length, this occasion-ready dress exudes sophistication. With an all-over floral print, this modest mini dress is perfectly ladylike.


Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Wildflower Wrap Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Belmont Silk Wrap Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Bryant Wrap Dress
Yumi Kim Wildflower Wrap Dress Yumi Kim Belmont Silk Wrap Dress Yumi Kim Bryant Wrap Dress
Rayon, spandex The fluidity of this silk dress makes it an ethereal piece for special occasions. Viscose


Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Fairytale Lace Dress Slide View: 1: Botticelli Dress Slide View: 1: Galloway Wrap Dress
Yumi Kim Fairytale Lace Dress Botticelli Dress Galloway Wrap Dress
Scalloped edges, intricate lace, a bold hue - the list of things to love about this dress is endless. This floor-length stunner is elegant enough for the most formal of fall occasions - think galas, weddings, and black tie soirees. A favorite silhouette for spring, wrap dresses are an effortless choice for any occasion. This one is finished with a ruffled hem for added feminine flair.

Corey Lynn Calter

With experience gained in opera houses, Broadway shows and New York's punk scene, Corey Lynn Calter's eponymous line is defined by original prints, flattering cuts and punchy hues that are inspired by her vast and varied background.

Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Melinda Velvet Burnout Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Tyler Cropped Wide-Leg Pants Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Sleeveless Valley Shift Dress
Corey Lynn Calter Melinda Velvet Burnout Jumpsuit Corey Lynn Calter Tyler Cropped Wide-Leg Pants Corey Lynn Calter Sleeveless Valley Shift Dress
Whether rendered in saturated, moody hues or sweet, lighthearted pastels, velvet clothing adds the desired depth and touchable softness we look for, year after year. Its long association with nobility makes the textile synonymous with luxury - so whether it's an elegant blazer, a sleeveless blouse, or an all-in-one jumpsuit, velvet ensures a regally stylish finish. Here, the luxe fabric lends a subtle pattern to this burnout jumpsuit, for a festive statement that will earn endless compliments. In a classic striped print, these pants deliver a breezy, wide-leg fit that's essential for warmer days. Ramie, viscose; polyester lining


Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Geometric Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Marta Ruffled Shirtdress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Ana Velvet Slip Dress
Corey Lynn Calter Geometric Tunic Dress Corey Lynn Calter Marta Ruffled Shirtdress Corey Lynn Calter Ana Velvet Slip Dress
Liven up your wardrobe by donning a bold geometric print, like the one seen on this tunic dress. A contrasting rope belt and equine print make this ruffled dress win Best-in-Show - style with booties and a rancher hat to complete your look. From Sunday brunch to a minimalist wedding day, the slip dress lends itself to every occasion.

 

Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Clementine Floral Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Emma Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Cosima Maxi Dress
Corey Lynn Calter Clementine Floral Dress Corey Lynn Calter Emma Tunic Dress Corey Lynn Calter Cosima Maxi Dress
This romantic dress features a head-to-toe floral print and a tied neck for an ethereal, occasion-ready piece. Featuring a darling bow print, this tunic dress can be belted for a figure-flattering look. Forever feminine and flattering, a sweetheart neckline gives this floral maxi dress a romantic finish.


Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Talia Jumpsuit
Corey Lynn Calter Talia Jumpsuit
Creating a striking look that goes beyond a simple dress or two-piece combo, this super-soft jumpsuit can be dressed up with heels and a clutch or, for a more casual take, styled with sneakers.

Eva Franco

After immigrating to the United States, Hungarian designer Eva Franco embraced fashion as the bridge to understanding her American peers. Having studied in New York and Paris, Franco moved to Los Angeles, where she began designing her own clothes and selling them at a local flea market. Today, Eva Franco is still based in LA, where each of her exquisite silhouettes is meticulously crafted to celebrate contemporary femininity.

Slide View: 1: Blake Striped Wrap Pants Slide View: 1: Birdie Dress Slide View: 1: Dahlia Wrap Dress
Blake Striped Wrap Pants Birdie Dress Dahlia Wrap Dress
With the look of a skirt and the comfort of trousers, these pants take you from office to out on the town with ease. Fluttering between playful and polished, this dress features colorful swallows in flight, for a whimsical take on occasion dressing. A floral wrap dress is the ultimate day-to-evening piece - swap out flats for barely-there heels to achieve a more elevated effect.


Slide View: 1: Melody Striped Dress Slide View: 1: Vienna Shift Dress Slide View: 1: Aloha Sequin Top
Melody Striped Dress Vienna Shift Dress Aloha Sequin Top
Polyester, acrylic, metallic thread, spandex; polyester lining Cotton; polyester lining Sequin and embroidered detail. 92% viscose, 8% spandex


Slide View: 1: Tiered Mosaic Dress Slide View: 1: Velvet Party Top Slide View: 1: Jubilee Shine Tee
Tiered Mosaic Dress Velvet Party Top Jubilee Shine Tee
Linen, cotton Forego the expected frock this holiday season for tailored trousers and a statement top, like the velvet one seen here. Equally as festive, an occasion top is a versatile piece you'll wear again and again. Usher in the most celebratory of seasons with a high-shine, metallic party top - sparkly and festive, it's a versatile special-occasion option that looks as lovely under a businesslike blazer as it does paired with jeans.


Slide View: 1: Berteau Striped Top Slide View: 1: Velvet Patterned Top Slide View: 1: Langley Velvet Top
Berteau Striped Top Velvet Patterned Top Langley Velvet Top
60% polyester, 20% acrylic, 15% metallic, 5% spandex Whether rendered in saturated, moody hues or sweet, lighthearted pastels, velvet clothing adds the desired depth and touchable softness we look for, year after year. Whether rendered in saturated, moody hues or sweet, lighthearted pastels, velvet clothing adds the desired depth and touchable softness we look for, year after year. Its long association with nobility makes the textile synonymous with luxury - so whether it's an elegant blazer, a streamlined skirt, or printed top, velvet ensures a regally stylish finish.


Slide View: 1: Whimsy Midi Skirt Slide View: 1: Textured Polka Dot Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Palm Halter Dress
Whimsy Midi Skirt Textured Polka Dot Jumpsuit Palm Halter Dress
With its slim, fitted waist and flared, full silhouette, the A-line skirt is a flattering, feminine closet staple. Creating a striking look that goes beyond a simple dress or two-piece combo, this all-in-one wonder can be dressed up with heels and a clutch or, for a more casual take, styled with sneakers. Swap your florals for leafy greens via this palm-printed dress - it styles well with sandals and booties alike.

 

Slide View: 1: Simone Floral Trousers Slide View: 1: Textured Chevron Midi Skirt Slide View: 1: Laszlo Textured Top
Simone Floral Trousers Textured Chevron Midi Skirt Laszlo Textured Top
Polyester, elastane The chevron pattern first appeared on pottery and carvings circa 1800 BC, in ancient Greece. While Missoni is justly credited for the zigzag's sartorial popularity - and eclectic feel - the graphic print is ubiquitous, decorating everything from handbags to skirts like the textured one seen here. 95% polyester, 5% spandex

 

Slide View: 1: Garden One-Shoulder Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Ikebana Floral Skirt
Garden One-Shoulder Jumpsuit Ikebana Floral Skirt
Ikebana Floral Blouse
Simply add heels and a clutch - this party-ready jumpsuit is a one-and-done outfit that suits a variety of occasions. Whether you style with its matching blouse or with your favorite cotton tee, this bold floral skirt makes a stunning statement.

Bailey 44

Designed exclusively by and for women, Bailey 44 is a collection of essentials for the modern fashionista. Always made from breathable, lightweight fabrics, Bailey 44 designs are fresh and effortlessly versatile. Each flattering dress, feminine top and tailored pant is meant to go wherever you do – from work to the weekend and beyond.

Slide View: 1: Carnelian Dress Slide View: 1: Parlour Ponte Dress Slide View: 1: Revelry Ruffled Dress
Carnelian Dress Parlour Ponte Dress Revelry Ruffled Dress
61% rayon, 35% nylon, 4% spandex The contrasting fabrics of this dress creates the trompe l'oeil effect of a two-piece set - add a cute pair of heels and your outfit's complete. Polyester, spandex; polyester lining

Byron Lars

A San Francisco native who earned insta-praise and was lauded as Women's Wear Daily's Rookie of the Year for his first collection, Byron Lars specializes in expertly structured, sensuously cut silhouettes.

Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Bettine Column Dress Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Bell-Sleeved Buttondown Slide View: 4: Byron Lars Cormier Column Dress
Byron Lars Bettine Column Dress Byron Lars Bell-Sleeved Buttondown Byron Lars Cormier Column Dress
Make heads turn with this fitted column dress - its decorative buttons and delicate lace combine for an expertly crafted, seriously stunning piece Forego the expected frock this holiday season for tailored trousers and a statement top, like the printed blouse seen here. Equally as festive, an occasion top is a versatile piece you'll wear again and again Make heads turn with this fitted column dress - its feminine print and rich hues combine for an expertly crafted, seriously stunning piece.


Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Reese Blouse Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Patchwork Plaid Skirt Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Pinstriped Wide-Leg Pants
Byron Lars Reese Blouse Byron Lars Patchwork Plaid Skirt Byron Lars Pinstriped Wide-Leg Pants
Forego the expected frock this holiday season for tailored trousers and a statement top, like the delicate lace blouse seen here. Equally as festive, an occasion top is a versatile piece you can wear again and again. The cool way to wear pattern is layered, and this patchwork skirt does the work for you, effortlessly blending a myriad of plaids. Long associated with bankers, the pinstripe pattern seen on these wide-leg pants makes a powerful statement.

 

Slide View: 1: Enchanted Buttondown Slide View: 1: Fleur Shirtdress Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Pinstriped Trousers
Enchanted Buttondown Fleur Shirtdress Byron Lars Pinstriped Trousers
A colorful embroidery and textured finish make this buttondown an occasion-worthy piece - complete the look with a fitted pencil skirt or trousers and strappy heels. With a delightful melody of feminine prints and an asymmetrical hem, this shirtdress is a stunning statement that suits any occasion. Did we mention it has pockets? Long associated with bankers, the pinstripe pattern seen on these slim trousers makes a powerful statement.


Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Carissima Sheath Dress Slide View: 1: Garden Party Embroidered Dress
Byron Lars Carissima Sheath Dress Garden Party Embroidered Dress
We're so smitten with this column dress - the lace and appliquéd flowers make it a perfect piece for every occasion. Add strappy, sparkly sandals for an event-ready look. With the option to bustle to the side, this versatile dress makes a stunning statement.

dRA

At once youthful and mature, dRA blends the artful rebellion of cutting-edge design with the tailored elements of time-tested fashion for a line of versatile and feminine silhouettes. Founded by Diana Ra, the independent line offers a curated everyday collection. Los Angeles

Slide View: 1: Western Coat Slide View: 1: Skirted Trench Coat
Western Coat Skirted Trench Coat
Featuring a bold, colorful print, this Western-inspired coat will keep you snug and chic during the colder months. From its flattering skirted silhouette to its rich hue, this outerwear classic is all about the unexpected details.

Adrianna Papell

Slide View: 1: Arden Dress Slide View: 1: Devon Dress Slide View: 1: Bryce Dress
Arden Dress Devon Dress Bryce Dress
Embroidered sequins mimic lace for a look that's both effortless and glam. By Adrianna Papell A blouson bodice with an illusion neckline tops a neutral chiffon dress embellished with deco-inspired floral beading. By Adrianna Papell Embellished with glistening beads hand-sewn in a chic geo pattern, a sleeveless v-neck bodice leads to an airy tulle maxi skirt. By Adrianna Papell

Tiny

Slide View: 1: Isla Embroidered Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: Crevier Silk Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: Imperial Belted Dress
Isla Embroidered Tunic Dress Crevier Silk Tunic Dress Imperial Belted Dress
Rayon, spandex; rayon lining; polyester contrast The fluidity of silk never fails to enthrall. Here, it offers a touch of shine to this tunic dress for a luxurious, occasion-worthy statement. Modal, cupro


Slide View: 1: Pippa Top Slide View: 1: Olsen Floral Top Slide View: 1: Patchwork Tunic Dress
Pippa Top Olsen Floral Top Patchwork Tunic Dress
95% rayon, 5% spandex, 100% polyester contrast 100% rayon; 80% cotton, 15% nylon, 5% spandex contrast The sartorial practice of using material scraps blossomed into the patchwork designs we know and love today. Perfectly pieced-together patterns, like the ones found on this tunic dress, offer plenty of color for a statement piece you'll want to wear everywhere.


Slide View: 1: Evesham Printed Top Slide View: 1: Sea Fan Embroidered Top Slide View: 1: Omina Kimono Dress
Evesham Printed Top Sea Fan Embroidered Top Omina Kimono Dress
Rayon; polyester contrast 100% rayon; 100% polyester A printed wrap dress is the ultimate day-to-evening piece - swap out sandals for barely-there heels to achieve a more elevated look.

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