More dresses with grown-up hemlines

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I know I did this post a couple of weeks ago, but then I kept seeing more cute dresses that I hadn’t included, and it seemed like a shame not to share them with you. So here we go again, starting with this sweet little zebra print dress, which has that rarest of things: a high neckline I actually like.

Just a pretty green floral that I’d pair with brown knee-high boots.

A simple black shift that’d be aces with a shrunken cashmere cardigan.

I am crazy for the print here, which I think is quite sophisticated, and the silhouette is pretty winning too. Here it is in a snakeskin print, if that’s more up your alley.

This is blue and black, so of course I included it, and I like how the print looks a bit camo but also a bit like amoebas.

The pink and brown really pop on this shirtwaist dress; here it is in black if that’s more your speed.

This sexy number looks really luxe, but rings in at just under $100.

And this looks like a vintage store score, but with a more modern shape.

I like the utility details (check out the pockets) on this floral shirtdress.

I love a cream-colored dress like this when it’s cold out—so fresh with black tights and boots.

Another pretty floral that you could wear straight into spring and beyond.

And yet another floral with a graceful asymmetrical hem.

I like the strategically-placed draping here; it comes in black too.

This is the kind of dress I’d throw on when the situation demands a dress, but I really want to be comfortable.

A leopard print on denim with just a hint of a puff at the shoulder.

A tea-length dress is not something I usually go in for, but this is so pretty I couldn’t not include it.

This is a faux wrap dress, which is a good thing for those of us who fear wearing a wrap dress, encountering a stiff wind, and flashing the world.

I just think the blue here is really divine, and the cut is so ladylike-but-not-prissy.

A well-priced velvet dress that’d be great for holiday parties. It also comes in a pretty good blue.

This is pretty elegant in a my-mom-wore-it-in-the-70s way.

A cozy sweater dress with an appealing bateau neckline.

And finally: The print here is kind of dizzying, but I also think it’s pretty great.

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13 Thoughts on More dresses with grown-up hemlines
    Mouse
    4 Nov 2019
    9:13am

    Thank you thank you thank you for grown-up hemlines! Filling a sore need…..

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    c.w.
    31 Oct 2019
    6:37pm

    I love many of the dresses, but have such a difficult time with self-tie-waist dresses––they make me look matronly. Still, I might have to give the first black and white one, the Ganni, the AllSaints and the faux wrap dress even though they style it with hideous shoes. Oh dear….my credit card is exploding!

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      Mamavalveeta03
      1 Nov 2019
      2:05am

      Self-tie waists don’t work for me, either, C.W., but it’s because the “waist” ends up around my rib cage, causing great discomfort.

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    Nicole
    31 Oct 2019
    1:41pm

    Could you please make this a regular feature? 🙂 Love your picks and love the fact that many are at attainable price points.

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      Kim France
      31 Oct 2019
      3:57pm

      Thanks, Nicole. I do this post four times a year—one for each season.

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    Jax
    31 Oct 2019
    1:48pm

    The Stelen chocolate satin dress would be a good holiday party dress too, esp in warm
    California!

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    Anne
    31 Oct 2019
    1:53pm

    I typically do not wear dresses, I missed that class growing up, but there are several here that I could imagine wearing. My long suffering mom who always tried to put me in dresses would be so proud!

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    Darcy
    31 Oct 2019
    2:53pm

    Hhmmm. I guess there are enough ppl that can go with bare arms / bare legs and not have goose bumps and chattering teeth all day? In the South and Southwest?

    I’d like to wear dresses but it’s chilly here in Portland, OR. Must be the same for Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia. Online dresses are almost never designed (or styled) for chilly climates.

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      Kim France
      31 Oct 2019
      3:55pm

      I don’t think it’s online dresses that are the problem, but dresses in general. A lot of good ones don’t have sleeves, which is why I frequently have advocated wearing them with cardigans or shrunken leather jackets.

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    Kathi
    31 Oct 2019
    1:07pm

    I want to marry the blue & black camo amoeba dress!!!! Love, love, love.

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    HickfromStyx
    31 Oct 2019
    10:01am

    So good! I never tire of this topic.

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    D.Morgendorffer
    31 Oct 2019
    11:36am

    I have an absolute weakness for anything black and white. I was recently reading about an exhibit for the artist Bridget Riley. The last dress made me think of her work. Happy Halloween, everybody!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    1 Nov 2019
    2:03am

    I probably shouldn’t write when I’m in a pissy mood, but hopefully, you’ll all forgive me. Re: Need Supply and the Stelen dress. A size 8 doth not a Large make. And I want to like the Donna Karan dress, but I’m still peeved with her for defending Harvey Weinstein!

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