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Relaxed dresses and skirts for your busy lifestyle. The softer side of dressing. Go to: Relaxed Dresses, Fame and Partners, Daniel Rainn, Byron Lars, Cocktail Dresses

Special Pieces

Special pieces to enhance your wardrobe whether you're entertaining at home or out for the evening.

Heritage Duster Verona Sweater Coat Tudor Jacket
Our stunning A-line duster is embellished with golden teardrop medallions of hammered discs, beads, sequins, and metallic threads on black micro-velvet. Stand collar, princess seams in front and back, front welt pockets, hook-and-eye closure. All embellishments are gold-colored. Misses 51" long. The definition of a statement piece, with rich embroidery sweeping down the back. An embellished hem finishes this scene-stealing look. On-seam pockets. Misses 41-1/2" long. A head-turning statement jacket with a touch of Old-World romance and a lot of luxe style. Cut from woven velvet, embellished with embroidery and beading, then finished with black lace at the hem and slit sleeves. Looped buttons at front edge, double princess seams, fully lined.


Maria Top Stonehaven Jacket Katerina Sweater
A sea of unfurling fronds in elaborate Zardozi embroidery curl around elongated cuffs and split neck on sumptuous velvet. Hook-and-eye closure at neckline, side slits. Misses 31" long. Lush faux suede with a stripe-and-tartan print also echoed in the lining. Princess seams, back-waist smocking, hook-and-eye closure and on-seam pockets. Misses 39-1/2" long. Exquisitely hand-embroidered with a rendition of wildflowers in delicate 3-D detail, a process that takes hours by expert craftsmen. Warm, yet not too heavy, with on-seam pockets. Misses 39" long.


Isidora Jacket Spellbound Duster Varanasi Jacket
Rococo refinement is showcased in our fine velvet blazer, with stand collar, on-seam pockets, fitted construction, single hidden hook-and-eye closure, jacquard lining, and A-line silhouette. With golden threaded tassels, our full-length mesh knit duster weaves a spell, with kimono-style dropped 3/4-sleeves, V-neck, and princess seams beneath a high waist seam. Black velvet embroidered with paisley swirls in brilliant hues, with mandarin collar, slit cuffed sleeves and golden piping along velvet trim. On-seam pockets. Trio of hook-and-eye closures. Misses 30" long.

Relaxed Dresses

Leda Maxi Dress Raquela Maxi Dress Deauville Tunic Dress
World-renowned for incorporating traditional fabrication and embroidery in each thoughtful piece, Nikasha has been designing womenswear for over a decade. With each delicately detailed garment, the label pays homage to India's rich culture, while incorporating contemporary handcrafted elements to set them apart. With a ruffled hem and an eye-catching motif, this maxi dress imparts an air of effortless style — pair it with Chelsea boots for an edgy everyday look, or elevate the ensemble with bangle bracelets and heels. Launched by Roberta Freymann, Ro's Garden is a resortwear collection brimming with vacation style stalwarts. The candy-colored caftans and breezy beachside separates are cut from fine-spun fabrics and printed with signature, hand-blocked designs for a striking style heliophiles can rejoice in.

 

Venetian Dress Woodland Manor Dress Lucia Solid Flounce Dress
Burnished color ignites on our crepe maxi, with tasseled zipper at scoop neck, cuffed 3/4-sleeves, flat front/smocked back waistband, georgette lining, and hidden side zipper, fitted Designed with feminine style, this woven midi dress is cut with a wispy sheer layer falling into a high-low hem. Styled with a ruffle at the neck, elasticized sleeve openings, and a keyhole closure in back. Lined body, sheer arms. Soft ruffled tiers cascade at angles, adding textural play to our scoop neck dress with asymmetrical hem and ruffles echoed on the long sleeve cuffs.


Isabetta Dress Marsilia Dress Lawton Shirtdress & Slip
Turn up the effortless style with this knit maxi taken to a more luscious realm thanks to a silk chiffon overlay that gathers at a front ribbon and creates a goddess-like drape. Invisible zip at center back, long sleeves. When the dress code calls for something effortless but stylish, this brushed-jersey maxi is at the top of our list. Princess seams front and back add flattering lines, while two front slits lend irresistible style and flow. Ultra-relevant retro chic in an alluring animal print, our button-front maxi with blouson sleeves, point collar, and darts shaping the waist and bust, over jersey slip.


Masina Sweater Dress Gemma Dress Bartola Dress
Pair this easy sweater dress with flats, heels, or boots for a posh, pulled-together look in seconds. Fitted on top, falls into a flare with a slimming vertical knit-stitch below the waist. 3/4-sleeves. A standout botanical print makes a bold impact in this waist-shaping maxi dress. Cut from soft, flowy jersey; finished with a front zip, long sleeves, elasticized cuffs. Sure to get compliments, this midi has the kind of runway-vibe we absolutely love. A skirted overlay wraps around the straight sheath beneath adding flow and head-turning style. Jacquard knit, piecing at bottom hem, long sleeves.


Lisabetta Velvet Dress Saorise Velvet Dress Arabelle Dress & Slip
Velvet adds an extra dimension of luxe to this sumptuous midi created with angled pleats on the right for shaping. Long set-in sleeves, bateau neckline. We can't stop dreaming about this elegant midi created from creamy-perfect velvet. Creative seams and style lines give it one of the most flattering fits we've ever seen, while the asymmetrical hem lends an amazing drape to the flowy A-line bottom. Perfect for the holidays and wintry months beyond, this cheerful maxi is fashioned in a generous A-line for a graceful float. Finished with princess seams all around, a soft slip trimmed in lace, and a full button-down front.


Lagia Maxi Dress Moderne Dress Florencia Dress
An amazing silhouette with center front twist and contoured ruching from V-neck to full sweep, in versatile ponte knit. Our black/grey herringbone jacquard-knit dress with high-low overlayer, cowl neck and velvet at outer sleeves. Side pockets. Misses 37" long. Turn heads and capture hearts in this beautiful midi, styled with a fitted wrap top flowing into a full, floaty asymmetrical skirt. Accented with contrast trim along the seams, above-elbow sleeves.


Yasmin Dress Santiago Dress Molly Dress
Search no more for an eye-catching party dress: This sheer embellished maxi is fitted to the waist before floating into a flattering A-line. All-over embroidery adds elegance, while the lining's sweetheart neckline adds extra allure. Bust and waist shaping darts, slit sleeves, invisible back zip. One-stop versatility with side-seam pockets and a slight flare from bust to hem. Misses 53" long. Curved ribbed knit gives energy and flow to our V-neck midi with 3/4 sleeves and princess seams.


Elysia Scallop Dress Santa Caterina Dress Loria Dress
Eye-catching drama in scalloped cut-outs at boatneck and 3/4-sleeve openings, and princess seams all around for a slimming silhouette With inkblot symmetry, a richly exotic georgette sheath with dramatic bell sleeves, V-neck, smocking at center back and body-lining. Two natural textures, one versatile dress. Cotton slub jersey knit is t-shirt comfy, complemented with woven linen on the wrap-around side pocket and inset at the arched hem. Misses 40"/44" long.


Cadenza Dress Mosaic Dress Anais Maxi Dress and Slip
For parties, gatherings or date night - we love the look of this fit-and-flare dress that wows with rich embroidery, shaping darts, and a floaty layer over a creamy-soft lining. A mood of mystery and magic infuses this crinkle chiffon maxi, with beaded, embroidered V-neck yoke, braid-trimmed blouson sleeves, shirred long ruffle hem, and body-lining. Light and airy chiffon florals on black in a breathtaking maxi with cuffed long sleeves and matching slip with lace trim and adjustable straps. Misses dress 54" long/slip 41-1/2".


Rosalinda Dress Provincia Dress Swingtime Dress
Sweep the season in our bold jacquard maxi, with a jaunty tie at gathered bodice, V-neck, waist panel, full skirt, buttoned cuffs, and shaping back darts. Long sleeves A standout crepe shirtdress with sweeping A-line skirt and asymmetrical hem. Hidden top placket; 3/4 tie sleeves. Our modern-vintage maxi with a stop-traffic, hourglass silhouette and twirl-worthy skirt in soft, smooth ponte knit. Princess seams give it shape in front and back, with front zip and on-seam pockets. Misses 54" long.


Zina Dress Frangipani Dress Marchesa Dress
This flattering, Parisian-style maxi has front and back panels cut on the bias to elongate the body. Loose short sleeves, sleek V-neck. Misses 50" long. The sheer silk overlay is enhanced with leaf-and-vine embroidery, while the creamy-soft underlayer lends a peaceful shade of blue. Ease and comfort in a carefree popover dress styled with pintucks down the front. Raw edge detail at neck.


Scarletta Maxi Dress Printed Velvet Santiago Dress Duvall Dress
With body-contoured seaming at the natural waist, a front godet, and princess seams, our fitted knit maxi renders a captivating silhouette. Notched-V at scoop neck, above-elbow dolman sleeves, hidden back zipper. Misses 54-1/2" long. A floral print lights up our bestselling maxi dress silhouette in stretch velvet. Misses 54-1/2" long. Our strappy crisscross jersey-knit maxi, with shape-defining princess seams front and back, keyhole back, and curved high-low hem. Built-in shelf bra.


Harmonia Dress Newbury Dress Enchanted Forest Dress
Embrace autumn color in a crinkle chiffon maxi with smocked turtleneck, bib, and cuffs, tie belt, and a full-sweeping shirred bottom tier, with chiffon body-lining. The A-line maxi, effortless yet polished. Angled waist seam, directional rib knit, soft jersey lining. Misses 53" long. Our mixed-media maxi from India showcases a majestic print and floaty skirt of lined crinkle chiffon. For hosting, attending or wowing. Back zip. Misses 54" long.


Fairchild Dress Grande Couleur Dress Delphi Dress
Mosaics bloom on our faux-wrap knit maxi, with elegant V-neck, angled mesh overlay on skirt, crossover elastic waistband, short sleeves, and lined bodice. The beauty of a western sun glimmers in shirred chiffon tiers, with a V-neckline, raglan peasant sleeves with elasticized openings, and lining. Retro noir meets modern A-line knit maxi, with surplice neckline, side slits, dolman-style raglan sleeves, and inset piecing at waistline for contour and definition. 


Paradise Island Dress Sari Caftan Verdot Maxi Dress
A shirred knot emphasizes the waist, while the scene-stealing tropical print completely wows. Inspired by the traditional Sari dress, this graceful maxi captivates with colorful mixed media prints in silken challis. Asymmetrical neckline in front and back, 3/4 sleeves. Misses 54" long. This go-anywhere jersey maxi-dress is fitted through the bodice, shirred at the waist and gently flowy to the ankle-grazing hem. On-seam pockets. Misses 54" long.


Rococo Dress Ryley Dress Francisco Dress
Cut from soft double gauze, this versatile dress can easily take you from brunch to errands to shopping with friends. Button front, darts, side slits, raw edge detail at neck & cuffs. Hello slimming slanted stripes. This maxi of soft ribbed knit is cut with diagonal seaming and multi-directional stripes for a casual, confident look. Misses 54-1/2" long. Sweet blossoms swing on a trio of cotton voile tiers, with short sleeves, scoop neck, and a band of solid contrast trim at the hem.


Marla Dress Artemis Dress Haiku Shift Dress
The knee-skimming hem and asymmetric overlayer add charisma to this comfy, jersey-knit dress with raglan sleeves. Misses 37" long.  Fluid and ethereal, this flowing maxi sheath of crinkle chiffon silk is smocked all around, with a jersey-knit underlayer. Long raglan sleeves. Shift into a fresh perspective in our effortlessly chic A-line dress, with side pockets, front and back center seams, and playful kick slit on left.


Bellarose Dress Rosaria Dress Andalou Dress
Eyelet piecing adds femininity to this voile maxi cut in a full circle with three tiers. Split neck with tassel tie, luxe embroidery. A fusion of mixed prints swirl together in sweeping panels, creating maxi impact. Flutter sleeves. Our layered jersey-knit dress breezes beautifully into your wardrobe with its drapey chiffon overlay, raglan 3/4 sleeves and angular hem. Misses 38"/51" long.


Go Lively Dress Coco de Mer Dress Anastasia Dress
Trending now, this jersey go-anywhere dress features perfect above-elbow sleeves, a curved pleat in front, and slit on the right for flow. Endlessly versatile. A blend of soutache detailing and airy yarn-dyed stripes, finessed with embroidered 3/4 sleeves, side slits, and a knit slip to wear beneath. From dinners with friends to concerts in the park, you'll shine on so many occasions in this embroidered maxi from India. An intricate floral design surrounds the V-neck. Princess seams front and back; 3/4 sleeves. Misses 51" long.


San Remo Dress Johanna Jumpsuit Tigris Dress
Flourishes of embroidery in sunbaked colors channel the Italian Riviera in a maxi with princess seams for shaping, 3/4 sleeves and button-and-loop closure. Misses 54" long. Create a sleek line with ease in this surplice V-neck jumpsuit with cap sleeves, pleats below elastic waistband, and front pockets. Our animal-inspired print looks stunning in a faux-wrap maxi. Gathered pleats at front waist; slit hem. Misses 53" long.


Cavatina Dress Mahali Dress Alexandra Dress
Dramatic sleeves are created by a flowy overlay of crinkle chiffon which continues to the hem. Princess seams front and back, trim details, bateau neck. Animal print taken to new terrain in luminous velvet burnout and a fabulous blue leopard hue. Princess seams, tasseled self-belt (not shown), side slits and viscose jersey cami. Misses 53-1/2" long. You'll feel like the goddess of easy summer style in this ready-for-anywhere knit dress. It's ingeniously designed with curved panels that layer over each other front and back, creating a flattering Grecian drape to the high-low hem. Sleeveless pullover with scoop neck. Misses 31"/49-1/2" long.


Pine Island Dress Flora del Mar Dress Pink Palace Dress
Rings of cotton fringe add whimsy to this center-seamed short sleeve dress with scoop neck, on-seam pockets, and keyhole back, in easy jersey knit. Shirred tiers of cotton voile fall from a high bodice. Deep V-neck adorned with beads. Bracelet length sleeves with ruffle cuffs, and embroidery on lower skirt. Removable cotton voile slip with adjustable straps. Woven challis sets the stage for this unique maxi with tassels, embroidery, and beading. Mother-of-pearl buttons on the partial placket, and side slits for a graceful flow.

Fame and Partners

Fame and Partners Thais Jumpsuit Fame and Partners Thais Jumpsuit Fame and Partners Quinn Dress
With slender straps and a soft cowl neckline, this wide-legged jumpsuit does double duty as the chicest maids style ever or a sleek wedding guest look. With slender straps and a soft cowl neckline, this wide-legged jumpsuit does double duty as the chicest maids style ever or a sleek wedding guest look. Delicate pleats bring dramatic movement to the skirt of this ankle-length dress, topped off with a v-neckline and slender straps.

 

Fame and Partners Quinn Dress Fame and Partners Rosabel Dress Fame and Partners Charlotte Dress
Delicate pleats bring dramatic movement to the skirt of this ankle-length dress, topped off with a v-neckline and slender straps. A luxe, satiny finish and slinky silhouette bring Old Hollywood glamour to this strappy slip dress with a draped neckline and side slit. For an utterly romantic look, this gorgeous lace dress ticks all the boxes with a deep v-neckline, a flowy skirt, and a thigh-high slit for just the right amount of edge.

 

Fame and Partners Rosabel Dress Fame and Partners Charlotte Dress
A luxe, satiny finish and slinky silhouette bring Old Hollywood glamour to this strappy slip dress with a draped neckline and side slit. For an utterly romantic look, this gorgeous lace dress ticks all the boxes with a deep v-neckline, a flowy skirt, and a thigh-high slit for just the right amount of edge.

Daniel Rainn

Drawing inspiration from a laidback Californian lifestyle, Daniel Rainn offers flattering, high-quality silhouettes including blouses, tunics, dresses, and more. With an emphasis on specialty fits, Rainn's modern, sophisticated, and utterly wearable designs are beloved by women of all stylistic sensibilities.

Aggie Blouse Audrey Quilted Tunic Blouse Bryanna Metallic Blouse
Polyester, rayon lining Rayon Add a touch of shine to everyday ensembles or party-ready outfits with this shimmery topper.


Zelda Burnout Velvet Blouse Narcisa Pleated Midi Skirt Isabel Lace Blouse
With a burnout velvet motif, this blouse is a festive staple for the season. Polyester, nylon Viscose, cotton

 

Monika Plisse Swing Mini Dress Agostina Velvet Burnout Tunic Dress Ronnie Eyelet Blouse
With pleated plisse for a chic touch of texture. this swing dress is a perfect pick for dinner dates at home and evening aperitifs. With a vibrant burnout velvet motif, this dress is a sophisticated staple for the season. Ramie, cotton; ramie lining


Dolores Lace Blouse Glenda Lace Blouse Stephine Pintucked Blouse
Polyester, cotton; rayon lining Touches of lace infuse this peasant blouse with laidback yet sophisticated charm. Pintucked details infuse this blouse with dainty feminine charm.


 

Cleta Quilted Kimono Jacket Carlyle Blouse
Cinch this quilted kimono over high-waisted denim for a modern take on old-world charm. Dreamy florals bloom across this peasant blouse, infusing everyday looks with a dash of charm.

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.

Byron Lars Carissima Sheath Dress Byron Lars Carissima Sheath Dress Byron Lars Carissima Sheath 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. 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. 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.

Cocktail Dresses

Altha Dress Olmstead Dress Amsale Gwenda Dress
Scattered with sequins for a touch of sparkle, vibrant floral embroidery covers this tailored knee-length dress. Finished with a subtle sheen, this boatneck midi features subtle draping at the neckline, a chic tie waist, and a swingy skirt. An off-the-shoulder neckline adds architectural interest to this satiny stunner with a knee-length skirt.

 

Leyden Dress Adrianna Papell Petaluma Dress
Flirty puff sleeves add a feminine touch to this midi dress as ruched details and a flared skirt make this design fit for any special occasion. Coated in crystals, sequins, and intricate beading, this knee-length dress offers a modest design for moms and guests.


Tadashi Shoji Orinda Dress Olmstead Dress Leyden Dress
Tiers of intricate lace cascade into a midi silhouette for an elegant design, as short sleeves and a deep V-neckline offer a timeless touch. Finished with a subtle sheen, this boatneck midi features subtle draping at the neckline, a chic tie waist, and a swingy skirt. Flirty puff sleeves add a feminine touch to this midi dress as ruched details and a flared skirt make this design fit for any special occasion.

 

Leyden Dress Leyden Dress Olmstead Dress
Flirty puff sleeves add a feminine touch to this midi dress as ruched details and a flared skirt make this design fit for any special occasion. Flirty puff sleeves add a feminine touch to this midi dress as ruched details and a flared skirt make this design fit for any special occasion. Finished with a subtle sheen, this boatneck midi features subtle draping at the neckline, a chic tie waist, and a swingy skirt.

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