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Relaxed Dresses, Tops and Skirts

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

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: Botticelli Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Antoinette Lace Dress Slide View: 1: Galloway Wrap Dress
Botticelli Dress Yumi Kim Antoinette Lace Dress Galloway Wrap Dress
This floor-length stunner is elegant enough for the most formal of fall occasions - think galas, weddings, and black tie soirees. Scalloped edges, intricate lace, and a slit front - the list of things to love about this dress is endless. 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.


Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Hudson Floral Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Mavis Ruffled Dress Slide View: 1: Woodstock Maxi
Yumi Kim Hudson Floral Dress Yumi Kim Mavis Ruffled Dress Woodstock Maxi
This romantic dress features a head-to-toe floral print and a slit side for an ethereal, occasion-ready piece. Viscose Embrace your inner flower child with this breezy maxi dress swathed in a fresh floral print. Sheer, three-quarter sleeves complete the elevated boho look.

 

Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Janice Floral Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Clarissa Buttondown Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Silk Hibiscus Maxi Dress
Yumi Kim Janice Floral Jumpsuit Yumi Kim Clarissa Buttondown Dress Yumi Kim Silk Hibiscus Maxi Dress
Simply add heels and a clutch - this printed jumpsuit is a one-and-done outfit that suits a variety of occasions. Viscose; polyester lining Featuring a tropically inspired print and a sweeping maxi length, this silk dress evokes a wanderlust for exotic locales.

 

Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Carlotta Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Silk Floral Dress Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Mystic Floral Dress
Yumi Kim Carlotta Jumpsuit Yumi Kim Silk Floral Dress Yumi Kim Mystic Floral Dress
Simply add heels and clutch - this regal jumpsuit is a one-and-done outfit that suits a variety of occasions. Silk; polyester lining Viscose


Slide View: 1: Yumi Kim Darby Wrap Dress Slide View: 1: Serenade Dress
Yumi Kim Darby Wrap Dress Serenade Dress
Viscose Brilliant bouquets, a flowing silhouette, and sheer sleeves are the perfect choice for a special occasion.

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 Karen Shirtdress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Tyler Cropped Wide-Leg Pants Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Western Tunic Dress
Corey Lynn Calter Karen Shirtdress Corey Lynn Calter Tyler Cropped Wide-Leg Pants Corey Lynn Calter Western Tunic Dress
This checked shirtdress has the power to take you from the office to evenings out with ease. In a classic striped print, these pants deliver a breezy, wide-leg fit that's essential for warmer days. The equine print makes this tunic dress win Best-in-Show - style with booties and a rancher hat to complete your look.

 

Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Geometric Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Marta Ruffled Shirtdress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Clementine Floral Dress
Corey Lynn Calter Geometric Tunic Dress Corey Lynn Calter Marta Ruffled Shirtdress Corey Lynn Calter Clementine Floral 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. This romantic dress features a head-to-toe floral print and a tied neck for an ethereal, occasion-ready piece.


Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Sleeveless Valley Shift Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Ana Velvet Slip Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Cosima Maxi Dress
Corey Lynn Calter Sleeveless Valley Shift Dress Corey Lynn Calter Ana Velvet Slip Dress Corey Lynn Calter Cosima Maxi Dress
Ramie, viscose; polyester lining From Sunday brunch to a minimalist wedding day, the slip dress lends itself to every occasion. Forever feminine and flattering, a sweetheart neckline gives this floral maxi dress a romantic finish.


Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Emma Tunic Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Striped Peplum Top Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Desi Blouse
Corey Lynn Calter Emma Tunic Dress Corey Lynn Calter Striped Peplum Top
Corey Lynn Calter Sylvie Mini Skirt
Corey Lynn Calter Desi Blouse
Featuring a darling bow print, this tunic dress can be belted for a figure-flattering look. This season, go bold: Reach for the brightest, most eye-catching stripes like the ones seen on this peplum top. The striped print on this modest mini skirt gives it a retro feel - complete the look with a bell-sleeved top or peasant blouse and ankle boots. Viscose, rayon


Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Floral Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Talia Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Robbie Wide-Leg Jumpsuit
Corey Lynn Calter Floral Jumpsuit Corey Lynn Calter Talia Jumpsuit Corey Lynn Calter Robbie Wide-Leg Jumpsuit
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. 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. Simply add heels and a clutch - this floral jumpsuit is a one-and-done outfit that suits a variety of occasions.


Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Malia Cropped Wide-Leg Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Visage Sheath Dress Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Bias Slip Dress
Corey Lynn Calter Malia Cropped Wide-Leg Jumpsuit Corey Lynn Calter Visage Sheath Dress Corey Lynn Calter Bias Slip Dress
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. An unexpected print - like the monochromatic visage motif on this dress - is sure to turn heads, wherever you wear it. From Sunday brunch to a minimalist wedding day, the slip dress lends itself to every occasion.

 

Slide View: 1: Corey Lynn Calter Tiger Blouse
Corey Lynn Calter Tiger Blouse
This season, opt for a fiercely chic print, like the tiger one found on this billowy blouse.

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: Palm Halter Dress Slide View: 1: Trench Dress Slide View: 1: Simone Floral Trousers
Palm Halter Dress Trench Dress Simone Floral Trousers
Swap your florals for leafy greens via this palm-printed dress - it styles well with sandals and booties alike. Borrowing details from the classic trench, this dress is a polished piece that styles well on its own or layered over a turtleneck or crisp Oxford. Polyester, elastane


Slide View: 1: Textured Chevron Midi Skirt Slide View: 1: Laszlo Textured Top Slide View: 1: Whimsy Midi Skirt
Textured Chevron Midi Skirt Laszlo Textured Top Whimsy Midi Skirt
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 With its slim, fitted waist and flared, full silhouette, the A-line skirt is a flattering, feminine closet staple.

 

Slide View: 1: Garden One-Shoulder Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Striped Palazzo Pants Slide View: 1: Watson Striped Jumpsuit
Garden One-Shoulder Jumpsuit Striped Palazzo Pants Watson Striped Jumpsuit
Simply add heels and a clutch - this party-ready jumpsuit is a one-and-done outfit that suits a variety of occasions. In a classic stripe print, these pants deliver a breezy, wide-leg fit that’s essential for warmer days. Simply add heels and clutch - this nautically inspired jumpsuit is a one-and-done outfit that suits a variety of occasions.

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: Kitson Reversible Dress Slide View: 1: Draped Knit Dress Slide View: 1: Janis Jacket
Kitson Reversible Dress Draped Knit Dress Janis Jacket
No matter how you choose to style this versatile dress, the fit-and-flare silhouette and twisted detail provide a flattering statement for any occasion. Rayon, spandex; rayon, spandex lining The French terry sleeves and hood give this classic denim jacket a cool prelayered look.


Slide View: 1: Genius Jacket Slide View: 1: Graduate Jacket Slide View: 1: Campus Cropped Flare Pants
Genius Jacket Graduate Jacket Campus Cropped Flare Pants
Remove this jacket's hood to go from weekend-cool to office-chic in minutes. Keep things casual with this blazer by styling it with a graphic tee and denim. These plaid pants are as versatile as they are timeless - top with a matching blazer for a polished look, or go for a more relaxed effect with a slouchy knit and mules.


Slide View: 1: Emile Wrap Dress Slide View: 1: Antonella Dress Slide View: 1: Peace Out Pants
Emile Wrap Dress Antonella Dress Peace Out Pants
Whether you finish the look with sandals or a outfit with denim jacket and sneakers, this wrap dress is a versatile, universally flattering wardrobe staple. Rayon, nylon, spandex; polyester Rayon, nylon, spandex

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: Acantha Column Dress Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Pinstriped Trousers Slide View: 1: Byron Lars Pinstriped Wide-Leg Pants
Acantha Column Dress Byron Lars Pinstriped Trousers Byron Lars Pinstriped Wide-Leg Pants
Make heads turn with this fitted column dress - its bold colors and textured finish combine for an expertly crafted, seriously stunning piece. Long associated with bankers, the pinstripe pattern seen on these slim trousers makes a powerful statement. 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: Garden Party Embroidered Dress
Enchanted Buttondown Fleur Shirtdress Garden Party Embroidered Dress
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? With the option to bustle to the side, this versatile dress makes a stunning statement.

 

Slide View: 1: Geometric Kimono Top Slide View: 1: Carissima Sheath Slide View: 1: Katalina Midi Dress
Geometric Kimono Top Carissima Sheath Dress Katalina Midi Dress
Featuring a bold geometric pattern, this cropped top outfits well with everything from fitted dresses to high-waisted denim. 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 a sheer overlay and feminine silhouette, this dress is a stunning statement piece that suits any formal occasion.

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: Skirted Trench Coat Slide View: 1: Terracotta Textured Dress
Skirted Trench Coat Terracotta Textured Dress
From its flattering skirted silhouette to its rich hue, this outerwear classic is all about the unexpected details. Rayon, nylon, spandex

Adrianna Papell

Slide View: 1: Adrienne Dress Slide View: 1: Arden Dress
Adrienne Dress Arden Dress
Artfully-placed pops of colorful blooms and embroidered vines envelope this sheath. An illusion neckline and half-sleeves complete the look. By Adrianna Papell Embroidered sequins mimic lace for a look that's both effortless and glam. By Adrianna Papell


Slide View: 1: Linda Dress Slide View: 1: Devon Dress Slide View: 1: Bryce Dress
Linda Dress Devon Dress Bryce Dress
This classic lace column dress features an illusion neckline, scallop hemmed bodice, and cap sleeves. 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

Donna Morgan

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

Slide View: 1: Daisy Lace Dress
Daisy Lace Dress
Polyester; polyester lining

Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley - CFDA winner and a regular showstopper at New York Fashion Week - creates colorful pieces with a sense of adventure. From handbags and home goods to wetsuits and airline uniforms, her contemporary take on all things feminine sets an upbeat tone for fashion and lifestyle trends.

Slide View: 1: Cynthia Rowley Dylan Wide-Leg Jumpsuit Slide View: 1: Cynthia Rowley Maya Lace Slip Dress
Cynthia Rowley Dylan Wide-Leg Jumpsuit Cynthia Rowley Maya Lace Slip Dress
Growing softer with every wear, this jumpsuit is stitched from a blend of lightweight linen and luxe silk that will keep you cool under the summer sun. A partial slip allows the floral lace pattern to tak center stage on this demure, occasion-ready dress.

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