Style

Fashion Top Five: A Modern Take On June Cleaver

March 3, 2008 by Rebekah
shefinds | Style

After years of doing myself up to go out – sparkly tanks, miniskirts, stilettos, and skinny jeans (on alternate evenings), I recently attended a costume party dressed as a member of the Cult of June Cleaver. I was completely taken aback: I’ve never gotten so many compliments on an outfit. It seems that in this age of overexposure (must I make a pantyless Britney allusion?) a well-tailored, tasteful, covered-up party dress is a welcome sight.  

Below, find our five favorite ’50s-inspired frocks. These structured, full-skirted pieces look great with flats or heels, and for a more modern look – and to make sure you stay warm until spring – try them with footless tights underneath.

Plenty by Tracy Reese’s Tessellated Shirtdress ($268) has a casual cut but gets dressed up with details like glitzy buttons and an intricate brocade pattern.

This Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress ($69.99) comes in a rich brown that is understated enough to actually stand out among louder look-at-me colors.
image
This boldly patterned silk dress ($158) boasts sweet accents like a grosgrain bow and ribbon-like overlay on the front, but rendered in black and bright yellow it’s sophisticated, not over the top.
image
With a slightly more revealing cut, Moschino Cheap and Chic’s Brocade Corset Halter Dress ($950) is perfect for a fancy springtime event.
image
J. Crew’s Silk Faille Mirabelle Dress ($395) is reminiscent of the impossibly chic Jackie O. Wear it with or without the removable belt.

image

Author:

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

This Twist Front Top Is The Flattering Fall Essential Every Woman *Needs* In Her Wardrobe

The silver lining of summer winding down? Fall fashion, of ...

Fashion

This Is The Cute And Flirty Little Black Dress That's Missing From Your Closet

When it comes to building a timeless closet, there are ...

Fashion

8 Pieces We Have Already Started Buying For Fall

Fall is hands-down our editor's favorite season when ...

Fashion

Psst! Snag This Super Cute adidas Sports Bra While It's On Sale For Just $14 Right Now

Calling all exercise enthusiasts! Drop what you're doing and ...

Fashion

5 End Of Summer Steals Under $25 You Don't Want To Miss

We never like to say goodbye to Summer. It means ...

Fashion

Sarah Jessica Parker Looks So Good In Intimissimi's New Bra Twist Collection--We Want *Everything*

New season, new lingerie! Your fall fashion checklist shouldn't ...

Fashion

Nordstrom Shoppers Love This $35 Maxi Dress--It's So Pretty And Comfortable, Too

With summer winding down, there's one thing you need ...

Fashion

This $29 Halter Dress Looks Good On *Every* Woman

Drop what you're doing and get over to...

Fashion

You Can Stop Looking--This Is The Perfect Tee (And It's On Sale Right Now!)

As someone committed to looking good without sacrificing comfort, I'...

Fashion

Score This Gorgeous Embroidered Tank While It's On Sale For 50% Off At Nordstrom

Despite all the back-to-school messaging everywhere you look, ...

Fashion

Drop Everything! Natori's Bestselling Feathers Contour Bra Is 50% Off Right Now

Most women don't update their lingerie drawer often enough, ...

Fashion

This $29 Wrap Top Comes In Sizes XS-4X--And It Really Looks Good On *Every* Woman

If you're looking for the perfect transition piece that ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS