Tuesday, July 28, 2009

TunicDress

I. First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’s StockinGirl.com Giveaway and the proud owner of a pair of custom Vintage Roses stockings is the lovely Nazarina of Giddy Gastronome... Congratulations, darling!
II. CC loves a good hybrid, darlings! And these shifts can... well... shift! From tunic to minidress ~ just vary your undergarments! If you are feeling daring this summer and your legs are nice and tan, go bare! Then pair the same mini-frock this winter with tights or skinny jeans. Yay for versatility!
Fashion Flashback at left: Vogue, March 2007. Runway photos via style.com.
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Valentino Couture
3.1 Phillip Lim
Basso & Brooke Resort
Elie Tahari Resort
Emilio Pucci Resort
Gucci Resort
Helmut Lang Resort
Just Cavalli Resort
Marni Resort
Philosophy Resort
Proenza Schouler Resort
Rag & Bone Resort
Richard Chai Resort
Roberto Cavalli Resort
Stella McCartney Resort
Andrew Gn silk and lace trapeze dress; this and next two at Neiman Marcus.
Emilio Pucci flash-print dress.
Marc Jacobs side-ruched dress. CC adores!
Alice + Olivia silver-adorned curved hem tank dress; this and next at chickdowntown.com.
Tibi Fiji Birds button-back dress.
BCBG Max Azria geometric printed tunic dress; this and next at Bloomingdales.com.
French Connection Ribbon knit dress.
A.L.C. Drape-back striped tunic; this and next five at shopbop.com.
Camilla and Marc Annalu dress.
Geren Ford ruffle neck dress.
Alice + Olivia Trina tunic dress.
T Alexander Wang boatneck dress ~ CC’s most recent acquisition - tee perfection!
Vena Cava Healer Nun dress.
Laeken Osaka dress, at laeken.com.
See by Chloé sequin dress; this and next at intermixonline.com.
Foley + Corrina silk chiffon empire waist dress.
Emilio Pucci dress, at net-a-porter.com.
EDUN zebra dress, at kaightshop.com.
Nanette Lepore Sun Rise dress, at shoptwigs.com.
Savee Couture floral mini dress, at shoplaonline.com - CC loves!
Geometric Lover dress, at shopnastygal.com.
Kloset Lower East Side dress at sundaybrunchdress.com.
Tibi Pampelone shift, at theOutnet.com.
Milne multi-layer dress, at pixiemarket.com.
Get tunic-dress-ified, my darling fellow fashionistas!
xoxox,
CC

104 comments:

Blair said...

Oh wow! I love shift dresses and would adore to have that Elie Tahari dress sitting in my closet as my go to perfect party dress! xx b

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Oh, what a great collection of tunics! My absolute favorite is A.L.C. Drape-back striped tunic. I, myself wore white Ungaro tunic/mini dress over skinny jeans almost entire Summer. great advice and fantastic post!

Style Redux 2 said...

My favorite is the MJ-ruching and Marc-wonderful!

style crusader said...

LOVE that little lace one shoulder number. Spectacular choices!
xx

Sher said...

Congratulations to the winner!

I'll take that simple chic BCBG geometric stripe one ;)

Sweety P said...

So in love with these dresses!

Bahrain Fashion said...

Richard Chai Resort and Gaultier: "I die" as Rachel Zoe says!!

Fab picks!!

XX

Diana said...

So many gorgeous tunics, it's hard to choose a favorite.

kpeach said...

that Gautier couture is sick-I want to wear that every day come Fall! Love shifts!!!

jayne said...

I love the length of these dresses, perfect to show your summer tan

Keith said...

Hey Carie. Great dresses. I love all of these. They are some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing these with us. You have a really amazing blog. I can't get enough of it. Take care. Cheers! Keith

Hanako66 said...

I love this look....the short length is sexy, but the boxy shape makes it totally wearable without being over the top!

Ash Fox said...

awesome. i'm actually making lots of tunic dresses for fall.

x

www.tittees.blogspot.com

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I love that Stella McCartney... the mix of stipes & a graphic detail is charming! xo*

everybodysaysdont said...

I love Tunic dresses - Lovely !

Fastidious Babe said...

oow the alex. wang is fab.. im sure ur gonna rock it xoxo

Savvy Mode SG said...

I love every one of the picks. they perfect by themselves or for layering with leggings and jeans.

Nazarina A said...

I woke up this morning and saw this gleeful news!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my humble heart for those gorgeous pair of tights.....for you there is really no bottom! I am at a loss for words!
These tunic dresses can really get one into a boat load of trouble and I do love trouble! I say this, if one has sexy, tanned legs, splurge at least on one of these flirting beauties featured here on CC's runway. My favorite is the blonde model with the faded black and white tunic and the little black boots. I am going to have to find that fabric and make my own version of it.
Miss Couture, you never fail to inspire me !!!
I shall e-mail you!!!!

Savvy Mode SG said...

BTW, i forgot to tell you I am having a shoe giveaway! : ) yes, 4 pairs of free shoes...

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

tunic dresses usually aren't my friend, but these all look amazingly flattering.

Monica said...

Tunics are my favorite tops. I love their versatility.

My Fashion Frenzy said...

I am overwhelmed with fabulousness!

Cathy Voyage said...

I love the green and yellow one! So stunning!

Little Rus said...

Beautiful collection of images, CC! I adore A.L.C. Drape-back striped tunic, so chic and if I have to choose anythign provided by style.com then my heart belongs to Pucci and Gucci resort and I also love Valentino Couture.

xxx

DaisyChain said...

tunic dresses are such a wardrobe essential

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love tunic dresses, the elie tahari, the valentino... sigh! xo

stilettolover91 said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love Tunic Dresses!!!! All the models look so amazing in them!!! Fabulous post!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

janettaylor said...

I love tunic! :) My 'best friends" in the gardrobe. Ha!

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FabBlab said...

"yay for versitality" is right. Shifts are exactly that. And there are just endless ways to incorporate it in your daily wardrobe.
I would name all the dresses I liked in the list but it's um almost all ahaha.
XO

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

alright, i lovin' the basso & brooke
again so i'm going to have to go investigate! :)

thanks for adding future hippie....i'm going to be in a blogging frenzy the next couple of weeks!

pranksygang said...

hey dear!! lovely shorties dear!!

Ela said...

Congratulations Nazarina!

I love shift dresses but do find most quite short so I tend to wear as tunics. That shimmery Elie Tahari looks like so much fun to wear! xx

Elizabeth Marie said...

My fav is the Gucci, have you heard that before CC?! :) These shifts and tunics are so versatile...transition perfect over to FALL! yay!

Congrats to your winner! XO

Delmy said...

Love the sequins! I want some sequined pants.

Jaime said...

Tunics are the best- they are comfy and such great transition pieces!

Make Do Style said...

I need to get the legs to go with the dresses!

Style Bird said...

Lots of great dresses.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the one shoulder lace dress is gorgeous!!

Zepequeña said...

It is really difficult to chose only one!

Zepequeña.

Maria Confer said...

Congratulations to the winner!!

I love wearing tunics as mini dresses!!

Dream Sequins said...

The easy shape and length of these dresses is so flattering for most women. I'm in love, of course, with the Gaultier and all the sequin pieces. DREAMY.

iwannabestarlight said...

so great stuff, love the gucci dress!

Erika said...

I have been searching for the perfect tunic dress forever. These are fabulous choices; I think a sequined frock would be quite pleasing! :)

Chessa! said...

oooh......fabulous as always! I adore that purple one with the ruffles. so gorgeous. I'm loving that color this year. and I'm loving the transition to fall and winter with a skinny jean, cigarrette pant or leggings. LOVE.

ps--stop by my blog today to enter to win a free print:) xx

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh LOVING many of these!!!

Midtown Girl said...

Tunics are one of my Favs for transition b/w seasons.

Love the flashback and the block stripe tunic! Great pics for wardrobe inspiration ;-)

Jojo said...

I love a shift dress. They're so simple and easy to wear...

Love Jojo x
http://josclothes.blogspot.com

Deine kleine Schwester said...

Hey sweet Carrie, how are you?
Another time - great collection of tunics!! I love tunics - so perfect to match with everything, to skinny jeans, to bare legs and high heels/flats and and and. The perfect look for every vacation as well! I love both Gucci tunics very much!
xoxo, S.
(www.modediktat.de)

Lady Thirty said...

congrats to the winner :D

I love tunic dresses, in this post I really really liked the one from Rag & Bone Resort.

take care!

xoxo

iwannabestarlight said...

thank you so much :>

kirstyb said...

I love versatile pieces! Im in love with the back of the stripey one! xoxoxoox

Iva said...

omg I love the Elie Tahari dress! LOVE IT!!

Lilee said...

love it.

Kwana said...

These are fab! Now I know what to wear to a party this weekend.

Steph said...

What a great selection, and perfect for the fall. xx

Steph
http://bonjourblondie.blogspot.com/

loft in soho said...

I love the Rag & Bone Resort look!
and I love your new header, amazing as always dear CC.

xxx

TheBeautyFile said...

Love the new banner!! And love the tunic dress...so flattering, especially for the especially hippy people like moi...: ) Come enter my 100th post giveaway!

Susan said...

congrats to the winner :)
oh I am totally in love with tunic dresses! the pics are gorgeous, as always.
happy Wednesday, darling CC!
xoxo

Miranda said...

i love the look of tunics but i think i'm too short for them to look good on me haha
i love these pics though as usual<3

Milltini said...

I absolutely LOVE a good mini-shift dress...nothing better to throw on with a pair of flat sandals by day, sexy strappy numbers by night. So versatile.

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE shift dresses, so effortless, and these, so stunning! :)
xx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

First, I freaking LOVE that new pic you have in your header. (Not sure how long it's been there, just got back from vacay with no internet access, lol).

And I loooove those tunics. As a short girl, I am a huge fan of mini dresses. They make me feel tall! Hehe. ;)

Kristin said...

What gorgeous finds. Love the Tibi!

WendyB said...

Tibi does such beautiful prints. I always gravitate to their pieces in your posts.

MissNeira said...

oo la la to that french connection ribbon knit dress! so sexy

Allison said...

I just loveeee all things Elie Tahari - that is the most perfect dress ever!
I'm also loving the new header, CC! :) Hope you're enjoying your day!

Nicole Marie said...

with my newly hawaiian tanned legs i think i might need one of these!
:)

Rachel Follett said...

Short and sweet! Love them!

Join the Gossip said...

you can never really go wrong with a tunic. i ADORE the Elie Tahari Resort one. breathtaking!!

Trixy said...

I'm in love with the dress from Gucci! The bit of color-block on the shoulders is so unique. Great subject for a post, CC (:

MizzJ said...

Great picks, they're all so cute and fun! However I would probably never dare to wear these with bare legs except when the sun is down and there's no wind haha

Amelia said...

I love minis, but this length always makes me really nervous...

clarewbrown said...

I firmly believe that tunic dresses are like wrap dresses. They can look good on anyone. You found some really great ones too! I esp like the sexy little lace one with one shoulder! Ohh, soo scandalous, but still cute and in good taste!
Cheers, CC!

Linda said...

I love versatility idea. I really can't wait for the fall winter season to come! I love layering, jackets, coats and boots :D

Lily G. said...

I LOOOOVE tunic dresses. Great selection.

Delectable Swank said...

I love almost all of these dresses/tunics, especially the Elie Tahari. They have such a great mod feel to them. I don't know if I'd go bare with the shortest ones but they would look so cute with tights! I am very inspired to wear something like this during the fall!

Hunters Glory said...

OH CC!

Second pic is my fav...
like the way the horizontal stripes behave.

pulled off some colorful prints at the bottom of post that was eye catchin flashin'!

;)

*Dith* said...

love love love love the new header Carrie!!!

those tunic dresses are awesome! Wonder if f21 has any?? Since I am supposed to be on a self imposed shopping hiatus. lol

Polished Sense said...

OooOOooOOoo Carrie I love the colorful dress with the model bending her knees and her hands are at her waist with elbows out! Fave shot. Also love the dress from Chickdowntown! The grey blue and purple one. I actually did a blog post a while back using that dress. Paired it w/orange heels. http://bit.ly/TkKOb Great post girl!

xo,
Jessica

alexkeller said...

i have a couple of tory burch tunics - love!

Brunch at Saks said...

Congrats to your winners! And that purple Camilla and Marc Annalu dress is simply perfect! Love it! :) XOXO

TigerLily said...

I love tunics! I have like maybe 5 or more of them in my wardrobe ^__^

Anyway, I'd like to inform you of my first ever giveaway at my site, the prize is a pretty chiffon skirt, i thought you might like it carrie..

Thanks,
Tigerlily,
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

Meg said...

I actually just bought a tunic top. I haven't worn it with bare legs yet, but I'm definately planning to!

Tracey Ellle said...

what amazing amazing gorgeusly perfect picks.. id wear EVERY single thing here.. im almost certain ill be better at everything i do if i owned all of these.. hehe.. how u been love?

zupu said...

Tunics are so cute and chic! Definitely during the summer with bare legs if you dare and then when autumn arrives with leggins/collants! Great pics bella!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunny wednesday, CC!!!

What I love the most about these tunic dresses:
they are so versatile to wear and most of them look great with leggings, tights or skinny jeans.

Enjoy the day!!!!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

I adore shift dresses and the mini ones are wonderful. So chic and elegant yet so fun!

xx

Kathy said...

That Gucci Resort dress is amazing!
Lovely post
xx

leeselooks said...

short + sweet.


really loving the gucci. simple with a pop of bold colors!!!

hope you are having a beautiful week cc.

xxxx

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-such a fabulous post with gorgeous picks my dear, they are most certainly a versatile and stylish piece to have in the closet!!

Anika said...

Oh wow, Carrie, that Osaka tie dye dress is divine! I kept scrolling and going 'that's my fave" "no wait, that's my fave" but that tie dye tunic is loverrrly. Adore all things tie and dye.

Also, how sexy are those PVC leggings? Yum.

Have a great one gorgeous

Ashley said...

I love the Valentino dress.. and the delicate headpiece.

http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

E said...

That Rag and Bone look is just phenomenal. I want to recreate every aspect of it.

captivate me. said...

gorgeous, gorgeous. I'm particularly in love with the embellished tunic minis out there. They're so perfect for a night out on the town!!

Dane said...

I love tunics, they are so versatile.. perfect for layering or over your bikini in the summers. Also my favorite things to sew.





www.trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com

La Belette Rouge said...

Happy to see that not all tunic are so short they could be mistaken for a tunic top. I do love the simplicity of a shift dress---but I also love a dress to actually cover up my thighs.
xoxo

yiqin; said...

Great choices! I am def saving some of these for inspiration.

Belle de Ville said...

Oh la la...love the Tibi.

trendywomensclothes said...

I love tunics - that's my favorite trendy apparel, especially for the fall/winter paired with some leggings or skinny jeans. Great finds, CC!!!

Carol said...

Love all those dresses!

Sasi said...

Love these dresses, especially the ones at Philip Lim and Elie Tahari:)

Gabbi said...

Lovely tunics dear CC, my most favorite being the Marni Resort... I love little puffy sleeves. Terribly cute and so comfy to wear I'm sure!

Little Bow Prep said...

Cool post!

Anthea said...

Look at all of your comments! Congrats! I am trying to keep up with all of the fashion week coverage and not doing a very good job! EEK! I don't know how you always do it!