Little Black Dress: Reformation Carrera Dress

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Every now and then I fall in love with a dress at first sight.  On the Reformation website I  had such a moment, browsing their new collection of off the shoulder, maxi, plunging neckline and backless-wonder dresses.

The Carrera style has a lovely touch of modern day Hepburn to it.  Krystal Bick also wore the dress on her website recently, finding it the perfect sexy midi dress for summer.  I can’t help but think Reformation have struck little black dress gold here and if you’re not familiar with this brand then get acquainted asap.  Designing their gowns with biodegradable fabrics and using renewable energy in their factory and HQ, I think it’s safe to say that this brand makes you feel good (and look great) inside and out.

Wearing: Dress, Reformation; Heels, Zara.  Bag: Kzeniya.

Photography: Beth Morton.

Little Black Dress (With A Twist) Series

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Little Black Dress from DKNY SS13

Little Black Dress from Reiss

DSTM Little Black Dress SS13One of my favourite ‘types’ of posts to write, Blog Reader (second only to Friday Lingerie Lust, naturally,) is my Little Black Dress series, where I focus on those eye-catchingly chic styles that have grabbed my attention in recent weeks.  My own little black number here is a gem of a dress. I actually bought it a zillion years ago, in my last year of my undergraduate degree course when I had high hopes of attending the summer ball (in the end I spent the night in the local pub, a long story and several years swearing off men followed, ahem).  Whatever the outcome of that evening (we don’t talk about it any more, Blog Reader) I certainly had a dress that would carry me through a good few years into the future – a favourite little black dress with a twist; ruched fabric sitting over a nude underslip with detachable straps.

Images above: Photos of me taken by William Williams.  Also: Below me: Donna Karen (left) and Ann Demeulemeester.    The fabulousness that is DKNY SS13, currently on sale on Net a Porter.  Reiss SS13 dress favourites and finally, a new find, DSTM (Don’t Shoot The Messengers) whose wonderful creations deserve a blog feature of their own (coming soon!)

If you liked this feature, other posts in this series you might like are:

Femme Noir: T by Alexander Wang Little Black Dress

Nasty Gal Little Black Dress

Have you seen or bought any little black dresses you think I should know about? Please leave me a comment below!

Alice Yim New York Spring Summer 13

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Alice Yim Raina DressWithout a doubt, a collection I look forward to previewing is that of the supremely talented Alice Yim New York.  She produces instantly wearable, modern and minimalist pieces, all highly feminine and very sophisticated.  One of my favourite little black dresses ever, the Raina Dress (above, photo by Lydia Hudgens) is a design from Alice.  Rather than being ‘on trend’ for any particular time of year or a mere fashion fad, Yim’s styles will easily transition from season to season.  Her collection for spring summer 2013 is a dreamy assortment of beautifully fitted and draped skirts and dresses, chic tailored shorts and pants, vest tops and rompers. My favourite piece is the Posy Skirt in Onyx - a wonderfully full lace design with leather waistband.

You may, Blog Reader, be drawn to the lemon chiffon and canary yellow Amaryllis Dress.  It has a lovely criss-cross back detail and handkerchief design – perfect for summer.

I can’t stress enough how much I want you to go to Alice’s website right away and explore her collection further.  You can now SHOP Yim’s collection online – click HERE to browse.

It’s been a while since I wrote a little update on my life, Blog Reader! I’ve been so hectic at work lately I’ve had less time to write these past few months. On the other hand I’m busy planning lots of exciting travel and other adventures to share with you over the summer.  Drop me a note below if there is anything you’re interested in seeing on the StyleOnTheCouch over the next few months – designer features, outfit posts etc. Coming up I have the new line from Al & Alicia to share with you, another of my ‘Little Black Dress’ with a twist series and a few accessories I’ve been investing in lately.  As always, thank you for stopping by to read.  Come visit soon! Drop me a note on Twitter or Instagram if you’d like to say a more personal ‘hello.’