it's a cute dress BUT . . . 1. It's too short. I can only wear it with flats. 2. The top doesn't stay up. I altered this caftan/maxi dress below because it was too short as well {flats only} and makes for a much better skirt than dress. However, this one had an elastic empire-ish waistband...

Have a look at the Leaf Print Maxi Dress from Akiko. This has a bridle neckline, Smocking on the backside, and a demi-slash inside layer. This garb is going to look gorgeous on you, and this is one of those dresses that you'd surely like to wear all year round. $189. Akiko Dress Leaf Print...

the latter's still a bit painful to accept at least you know this dress won't stretch from here to the moon after a day's wear. This dress is basically the Starred Entry Tee given the full-length treatment. I was immediately tempted and that fascination only grew as I read the rave reviews on...

, the Veiled Alder Dress ($298) has me humming songs from "The Nutcracker." This is a dress that stopped me in my tracks to stare at its beauty. Once I finished picking my jaw up off the floor I went in for a closer inspection. Like its cousin the Gossamer Birch Shell ($148, review here) this...

The maxi-skirt is an extremely versatile piece to own, and one that designers have been raving about for a few seasons. Seen at Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Bottega Veneta to name a few this season, the maxi-skirt is where it's at, whether dressed down casually for daywear, or given a...

Wishlisted! Ipanema Dress ($328) by Maria Bonita, size up style #20367264, neutral (014) ★★☆☆☆ Like the Windowpane Dress of fall 2009, the Ipanema Dress ($328) has a low back with a bow accent. Which means a bra is out of the question here. So take my review with a grain of salt as...

style #20898730, orange (089, reviewed) or two other colors ★★★★☆ The Soft-Structured Dress ($80, review here), style #20180055 gets a spring cousin in the Gathered Hemlock Dress ($138). Both dresses are made by Weston Wear, a brand which is thankfully consistent in fit. The sleeves on...

It was the National Board of Review Gala this weekend. I have no idea what that is, to be honest. Do we care? Not a jot, when all we really want to look at is the dresses. (Or in the magnificant Tilda Swinton's case, a shimmer of purple all tied up in what I assume is a Haider Ackermann...

dress, it's the largest of the three dresses even though it's technically the same size. It's also the most covered and conservative dress. This bridesmaid dress is one to two sizes too big everywhere! The bust is so loose that it sits strangely on my chest. So it's almost laughable for me to...

So, I decided to reconstruct on old dress that wasn't very flattering into a maxi skirt. With a little help from my scissors and sewing machine I transformed it from drab... to fab and I'll show you how you can do the same! Below is an easy step-by-step tutorial to show you how to revamp and...

 

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