Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dress-Up: 5 Trends to Love!

Happy Wednesday! :D

Ever since I was a little girl, I've always loved dresses! I used to wear big dresses with tulle layers underneath everywhere -- to Church, to the mall, to parties -- everywhere (haha!).
One of the things I love the most about California is that we can wear dresses year-round!

Here are 5 dress trends that I am currently loving:

1. Sequined Striped Minis -

SEQUINED STRIPED MINIS photo | Camila Alves, Nicky Hilton, Paula Abdul

Winner: Camila Alves

I love the colors of Camila's dress, plus the different-sized stripes give the look a fun vibe. I also like her updo and minimal accessories -- they make the dress the focus of the whole ensemble!

Paul & Joe Mini Dress

2. Lacy Red Dresses -

LACY RED DRESSES photo | Jayma Mays, Kate Middleton, Rosario Dawson

Winner: HRH Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge

This is one of my favorite looks from Duchess Catherine. The dress fits her nicely and every piece of her look just go so well with each other.

Erdem Margot Lace Dress

3. Crocheted White Minis -

CROCHETED WHITE MINIS photo | Demi Lovato, Elle Fanning, Emma Roberts

Winner: Elle Fanning

Her whole look is fun, fresh, and young!

Odd Molly Dress

4. Marigold Gowns -

MARIGOLD GOWNS photo | Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Marisa Tomei

Winner: Marisa Tomei

This one was quite hard because yellow is my favorite color! While Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain (plus their dresses) both look amazing, I think Marisa Tomei's skin tone makes all the difference.

from Elie Saab's Spring 2012 Collection

5. Big Bows -

BIG BOWS photo | Julianne Moore, Kourtney Kardashian, Olivia Wilde

Winner: Kourtney Kardashian

One of the main style guidelines I live by is balance -- if you're showing skin on top, cover up on the bottom and vice versa. I think Kourtney demonstrates that for us perfectly! And the bow on her dress is just the right size.

Fraulein Von Hast Mini Dress

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Which of these 5 trends did you like the most?
Have you been sporting any of them lately?

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  1. i really like kourtney's outfit!

  2. Great post! I love the sequined trend.

  3. Mira-- sequins are so pretty! :)

  4. I am loving the red lacey could be because I love the Duchess of Cambridge so much ;) I also am loving the sequined striped minis. I'm convinced I need one for new years.

  5. Cool Red. Just not much in to those bows.

  6. ive always liked crocheted white dresses a lot, thay can look cute and sexy at the same time

  7. Hey Mimi Girl! Happy Wednesday :)

    Oh, I think I love each one of these dresses!
    I love to wear dresses, I wish I wore them more, or had some where to wear them to, lol!
    gi gi

  8. Oh, I love the Marigold gowns, I always love this splash of colour, plus I think this colour suits my skin colour :) And yeah, I agree, Marissa Tomei bagged this cuz of her skin tone.


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  10. Great post! I love dresses and wearing them. Of course here in Estonia it is bit difficult during winter, when it is cold here :P

  11. Marisa-- yes, that would be perfect for new year's parties! ;)

    ellie-- red is such a beautiful color!

    Tony-- true!

    gi gi-- hi!!! how are you?! :)

    Wi-- yeah, i think yellow is a good color for you!

    nik-- aww, thank you!

    Miss L-- aw, i know that's quite difficult! but maybe in the spring or something? ;)

    Sia-- i do too!

  12. I am loving sequins this season, especially striped in dark reds/greens, gorgeous!x

  13. Celia-- oooh yes, dark red and green are gorgeous colors!

  14. Umm, I want them all! ;) I lovelovelove wearing dresses. Thank goodness we live in California haha. I want that red lace dress so badly!

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  15. Bree-- haha, i knoooow! and that lace dress is absolutely beautiful, huh? ;)

  16. Good post, Mimi!:D

    I love the marigold trend and just like you, I love wearing dresses!;D

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  17. Marie-- thank you, i'm glad you think so! :) and aaahh, marigold is such a beautiful color!

  18. I love the marigold (looks especially lovely with red hair) and big bow trends best!

  19. SewPetiteGal-- i think those two are my absolute favorites too! :)

  20. I'm loving the lace and crochet dresses!
    especially for the spring! I can't wait lol
    I found this lovely lace dress on Asos, but
    not sure if I should splurge on it... as the
    sizing on Asos is a bit weird for me

  21. Peiji-- it's really pretty! i like it! but if the sizing on asos isn't that good, i'm not sure if it's gonna be a good buy. :/

  22. Nice dresses mimi :) thanks for visting my blog!:)

  23. Love love! Especially a lace or crochet dress in marigold yellow, isn't that lovely?! :D


  24. roviedear-- you're welcome! and thanks for stopping by! :)

    a!k0-- oh yeaaah, that is lovely! :)

  25. Luv this!! I agree with the sequin striped minis...absolutely gorgeous and i just love the advice you gave, "if you're showing skin on top, cover up on the bottom and vice versa. " So true!!! Thanks for the luv on my page and keep it up with your amazing blog i can keep reading them!! Lol Incredible!!!! :D

  26. Her Reality-- aww, you're welcome and thank you too!!! :)

  27. Great post! I want a sequined striped mini too! It's so pretty and you'll be able to dress it up and down. I also like the lacy red dress, which i agree, HRH Kate wore it beautifully, and the crocheted white minis.


  28. Carrie-- yeah, that's so true! we can totally dress up or dress down a sequined mini! ;)

  29. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment
    Love the lace red dress! Mango has another one I love, i't red too and in lace too and I love it, but it's so expensive gosh, I have to wait for sales

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  30. Joana-- you're welcome! and i have to wait for sales too! i should probably check out mango. :)