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Relaxed dresses and skirts for your busy lifestyle. Go to:  MDS Stripes, Petersyn, Eva Franco, Tina & Jo, Donna Morgan, dRA, Corey Lynn Calter, Byron Lars, Bailey 44

MDS Stripes

Former interior decorator Mark D. Sikes became one of the most buzzed-about names in fashion by crafting custom ballgown skirts from luxurious, Italian men's shirts and adding his own signature details - an iconic style that made the designer world-renowned. Inspired by this experience - and by his lifelong fondness for the classic blue-and-white nautical stripe - he launched a California-based sportswear line named MDS Stripes. From tiered day dresses to backless blouses, each garment is made entirely of the finest Italian cotton and finished with thoughtful details that celebrate the versatility of our favorite preppy print.

Slide View: 1: Colorblock Panel Midi Dress Slide View: 1: Floral Button-Front Skirt Slide View: 1: Gingham Tiered Dress
Colorblock Panel Midi Dress Floral Button-Front Skirt Gingham Tiered Dress
Cotton Cotton A tiered, colorblocked silhouette offers a unique take on the classic gingham dress.

Slide View: 1: Spring Bloom Shift Dress Slide View: 1: Monaco Tie-Waist Tunic
Spring Bloom Shift Dress Monaco Tie-Waist Tunic
Cotton Cotton


Polished meets preppy in the designs of New York-based label Petersyn, whose structured silhouettes offer a measured blend of casual and chic. Meticulously tailored, each menswear-inspired piece is given a thoughtful, trend-driven update for a one-of-a-kind look that leaves a lasting impression.

Slide View: 1: Palm Leaf-Printed Dress Slide View: 1: Kitzy Gingham Dress Slide View: 1: Cali Shirtdress
Palm Leaf-Printed Dress Kitzy Gingham Dress Cali Shirtdress
Cotton. Fit-and-flare silhouette Cotton Cotton, spandex. Elasticized waist. Hanky hem

Slide View: 1: Plaid Wide-Leg Pants Slide View: 1: Janey Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Top
Plaid Wide-Leg Pants Janey Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Top
With an ultra high-rise, these wide-legs will elongate the legs for a flattering finish. Cotton

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: Rose Linen Coat Slide View: 2: Islay Plaid Skirt Slide View: 1: Holly Metallic Skirt
Rose Linen Coat Islay Plaid Skirt Holly Metallic Skirt
Linen; polyester lining A classic plaid skirt becomes a refined piece when styled with a turtleneck, tights, and ankle boots. Polyester, elasthane, metallic thread. Flounced hem


Slide View: 1: Rosa Lace Dress Slide View: 1: Meghan Plaid Skirt Slide View: 1: Nautical Striped Midi Skirt
Rosa Lace Dress Meghan Plaid Skirt Nautical Striped Midi Skirt
Polyester; polyester lining This skirt features a delicate lace overlay for a feminine take on the traditional plaid skirt. Cotton

Slide View: 1: Naples Flounced Skirt Slide View: 1: Chevron Bodice Jumpsuit Slide View: 2: Jenny Floral Jumpsuit
Naples Flounced Skirt Chevron Bodice Jumpsuit Jenny Floral Jumpsuit
Polyester Polyester, spandex; polyester lining Polyester, spandex; polyester lining

Slide View: 3: Gold Rush Top Slide View: 1: Sporty Flounced Skirt Slide View: 1: Emma Textured Jumper
Gold Rush Top Sporty Flounced Skirt Emma Textured Jumper
Polyester. Ruffled sleeves Pretty and playful, this flounced skirt has a flared hem and a sporty stripe to add a touch of drama to any outfit. Rayon

Slide View: 1: Nantucket Striped Top Slide View: 2: Claremont Printed Top Slide View: 1: Flared Tweed Skirt
Nantucket Striped Top Claremont Printed Top Flared Tweed Skirt
When paired with cropped cargos, this striped top evokes a wanderlust for sandy shores and seaside adventures. Polyester. Tie-sleeve detail A classic fabric in an equally classic silhouette signifies serious closet longevity.


Slide View: 1: Floral Applique Ruffled Top Slide View: 1: Sadie Bow Dress Slide View: 2: Matisse Mesh Peplum Top
Floral Appliqué Ruffled Top Sadie Bow Dress Matisse Mesh Peplum Top
Polyester, nylon; polyester lining. Floral appliqué detail Polyester; polyester lining Sheer polyester; polyester lining

Slide View: 2: Verona Lace Top Slide View: 1: Bee Embroidered Peplum Top Slide View: 3: Jessalyn Striped Top
Verona Lace Top Bee Embroidered Peplum Top Jessalyn Striped Top
Cotton, polyester, nylon, rayon; polyester lining Sheer polyester; polyester, spandex lining. Embroidered detail. Peplum silhouette Polyester

Slide View: 1: Quincy Mesh Top Slide View: 1: Metallic Tweed Skirt Slide View: 2: Tara Embroidered Top
Quincy Mesh Top Metallic Tweed Skirt Tara Embroidered Top
Sheer polyester; polyester lining Acrylic, cotton, elastane. Asymmetrical hem Polyester, spandex. Flared silhouette


Slide View: 1: Samba Top Slide View: 1: Revelry Maxi Skirt Slide View: 1: Paillette Top
Samba Top Revelry Maxi Skirt Paillette Top
Acrylic, polyester A sheer tulle overlay topped with sequined stripes makes for a particularly charming, event-ready skirt. Polyester, spandex, viscose

Slide View: 1: Floral & Houndstooth Coat Slide View: 1: Laced Mesh Swing Top
Floral & Houndstooth Coat Laced Mesh Swing Top
Polyester Polyester

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: Beckley Blazer Slide View: 1: Pony Up Ankle-Tie Pants Slide View: 1: Perennial Lace-Hem Pants
Beckley Blazer Pony Up Ankle-Tie Pants Perennial Lace-Hem Pants
Wear this blazer with relaxed denim and heels or skinny trousers and ballet flats - no matter how you style it, you'll look perfectly polished. Rayon, nylon, spandex Rayon, nylon, spandex. Lace hem detail

Slide View: 1: Passion Ruffle-Hem Pants Slide View: 1: Striped Column Dress Slide View: 1: Faux Leather Flounced Dress
Passion Ruffle-Hem Pants Striped Column Dress Faux Leather Flounced Dress
Rayon, nylon, spandex Rayon, spandex; rayon, spandex lining Rayon, spandex; rayon, spandex lining

Slide View: 1: Crochet-Waisted Dress Slide View: 1: Zoe Midi Dress Slide View: 1: Layered Slip Dress
Crochet-Waisted Dress Zoe Midi Dress Layered Slip Dress
Look effortlessly chic in this figure-flattering dress, which is comfortable enough for adventures in the sun. Viscose, nylon, spandex; polyester lining The v-neck slip dress and sheer bodysuit can be worn together or separately with items you already own - making this dress a versatile closet addition.

Slide View: 1: Ruched Lace Mini Dress Slide View: 1: Ruched V-Neck Tank Slide View: 1: Shimmer Wide-Legs
Ruched Lace Mini Dress Ruched V-Neck Tank Shimmer Wide-Legs
This fete-worthy silhouette flatters with all-over ruching in a stylishly elegant design Rayon, spandex Polyester. Wide-leg silhouette. Tassel tie detail

Slide View: 1: Sophia Ruffled Dress Slide View: 1: Lace-Trimmed Leggings Slide View: 4: Epiphany Wide-Legs
Sophia Ruffled Dress Lace-Trimmed Leggings Epiphany Wide-Legs
Lyocell, polyester Rayon, nylon, spandex Polyester

Slide View: 1: Layered Sweatshirt Mini Dress Slide View: 2: Knotted Knit Maxi Dress
Layered Sweatshirt Mini Dress Knotted Knit Maxi Dress
Modal, spandex Rayon, spandex; rayon, spandex 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: Ruth Column Dress Slide View: 2: Corseted Camille Dress Slide View: 1: Sophie Column Dress
Ruth Column Dress Corseted Camille Dress Sophie Column Dress
Elevated with mixed lace, this flattering column dress is an event-ready stunner. Nylon, polyester, spandex Polyester, acetate, nylon, polyamide, elastane

Slide View: 1: Art Deco Dress Slide View: 2: Serena Column Dress Slide View: 1: Starlight Metallic Tunic
Art Deco Dress Serena Column Dress Starlight Metallic Tunic
With a figure-hugging silhouette, this modern LBD is endlessly flattering - and sure to turn heads. Polyester, nylon, metallic thread, rayon This luxe silhouette is enlivened with delicate metallic threadwork and a stylish asymmetrical hem.


Slide View: 2: Nobility Dress Slide View: 1: Lillian Column Dress Slide View: 1: Carissima Sheath
Nobility Dress Lillian Column Dress Carissima Sheath
Elevated with touches of texture and finished with a subtle metallic shine, this flattering column dress is an event-ready stunner. Textured jacquard and vibrant florals give this enchanting column dress an eclectic charm that suits any occasion. We're so smitten with this pencil dress from his Beguile line; the lace and appliquéd flowers make it a perfect piece for every occasion. Add strappy, sparkly sandals for an event-ready look.

Donna Morgan

Committed to crafting flattering, imaginative garments, Donna Morgan reflects the individuality of the modern woman. From the classic a-line dress o more contemporary, of-the-moment silhouettes, each Donna Morgan piece is sophisticated, yet versatile and easy to wear.

Slide View: 1: Scarlet Lace Dress Slide View: 1: Illusion Embroidered Lace Shift Dress Slide View: 1: Strapless Colorblocked Jumpsuit
Scarlet Lace Dress Illusion Embroidered Lace Shift Dress Strapless Colorblocked Jumpsuit
This romantic, lace dress cinches at the waist for a figure-flattering look. Polyester; polyester lining. Sheer yoke Polyester, spandex; polyester lining. Strapless bodice


Slide View: 1: High-Neck Lace Dress Slide View: 1: Ruffled Lace Tunic Dress
High-Neck Lace Dress Ruffled Lace Tunic Dress
Polyester; polyester lining A lace base and zig-zagging ruffles give this tunic dress the drama needed for a special event.


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: Portales Kimono Blouse Slide View: 2: Iris Bibbed Blouse Slide View: 1: Kelsey Ruffled Plaid Top
Portales Kimono Blouse Iris Bibbed Blouse Kelsey Ruffled Plaid Top
Polyester, spandex Cotton Cotton, rayon, polyester

Slide View: 2: Dekker Striped Jacket Slide View: 1: Peoria Peasant Blouse Slide View: 1: Embroidered Peasant Tee
Dekker Striped Jacket Peoria Peasant Blouse Embroidered Peasant Tee
Cotton Cotton Polyester, viscose, cotton. Embroidered detail


Slide View: 1: Shimmer Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: Amelia Bell-Sleeved Cardigan Slide View: 1: Pleated & Ruffled Jumpsuit
Shimmer Tunic Dress Amelia Bell-Sleeved Cardigan Pleated & Ruffled Jumpsuit
Polyester, spandex; polyester lining Viscose, polyester, nylon Polyester crepe

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 Tie-Neck Top Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Sienna Sequined Pants Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Skater Skirt
Corey Lynn Calter Tie-Neck Top Corey Lynn Calter Sienna Sequined Pants Corey Lynn Calter Skater Skirt
Polyester Polyester; polyester lining Wool, polyester


Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Ruched Top Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Velvet Tee Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Ruffled Stripe Top
Corey Lynn Calter Ruched Top Corey Lynn Calter Velvet Tee Corey Lynn Calter Ruffled Stripe Top
Sheer viscose Polyester, spandex Shoulder and crossbody ruffling gives a modern update to this classic striped top.

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