Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sleeved Minidresses

First things first! The winner of CC’s Orient Ladies Watch Giveaway is the lovely Charlene Ashley Dy of CANDY ~ congrats, darling! If you didn’t win, don’t fret! CC is having another Orient watch giveaway in November (and many other exciting contests as well)!
Darlings, the runway looks pictured are all from SS ’10, but CC believes that the sleeved minidress trend is one that spans the seasons, don’t you? Opt for a three-quarter or full-length sleeve and a daringly short hemline!
Photos via style.com except where otherwise credited.
Alexander McQueen
Andrew Gn
Azzaro
Balenciaga, via nymag.com
Balmain
Bruno Pieters
Celine
Christian Dior
Danielle Scutt
Davidelfin
Elie Saab
Isabel Marant
Junya Watanabe
Lanvin
Martin Grant
Pucci, via nymag.com
Sharon Wauchob
Tim Hamilton
Tony Cohen, via nymag.com
Trussardi 1911
Vivienne Tam
Rebecca Taylor mosaic shirtdress; this and next four at shopbop.com.
Parker flared sleeve silk dress.
Generra pleated silk print dress.
Antik Batik Aleska dress.
Free People open back fringe shift.
Rag & Bone turtleneck sweater dress; this and next four at intermixonline.com.
Emanuel Ungaro slim knit dress.
See by Chloé bubble knit v-back dress.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel organza collar sequin dress.
Stella McCartney tribal studded chemise.
Tory Burch Hanni dress, at toryburch.com.
Tibi embellished silk jersey dress this and next seven at net-a-porter.com.
Julien MacDonald smashed glass-print jersey dress.
Alberta Ferretti sequined silk-blend dress.
Temperley London Bella Intarsia Vivi silk tunic.
Emilio Pucci printed silk mini dress.
See by Chloé beaded sweater dress.
Julien Macdonald peak-shouldered wool jersey mini dress.
Heartbreaker Dress, at francescascollections.com.
Cassiopeia dress; this and next at ModCloth.com.
Reflection dress.
J. Crew Dream lycée turtleneck dress, at jcrew.com.
Far and Away Dress, at lulus.com.
Tibi mosaic shift dress, at theOutnet.com.
CC adores this look, because it provides a lovely and alluring balance of skin and cover!
xoxox,
CC

86 comments:

Tights Lover said...

I really like these! I especially liked the Antik and Free People dresses. Well done!

Erika said...

Congratulations Charlene!

J'adore that Azzaro - slightly reminiscent of a blazer, yet very seductive. :)

Gorgeous new header by the way! Sasha Pivovarova = love! :)

Jacqueline said...

I love this trend, especially when done in sequins!

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Timeless Fashion... said...

That Trussardi dress is wonderful; that Balenciaga one on the other hand is my biggest nightmare.

Jaime said...

Love this look- hoping to find a great sleeve mini dress for a holiday party or new years! The Alberta Ferretti one is stunning.

Leah said...

I adore mini dresses. The Free People black dress is my favorite here. And that sequined black dress with white collar is heavenly.

Savvy Gal said...

i like this look. i have a armani which i still have not a chance to wear yet.

Taylor Sterling said...

prob my fav look right now are these dresses for fall with tights and a stylish jacket. LOVE!

Kathy said...

McQueen McQueen I love the S/S 2010collection!

Missy said...

Love this look - think i'd be wearing leggings though with this cold weather!

Missy
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Claire said...

There's a blue catwalk one which I can't tell who it's by because my computer is funny and v odd when it comes to formatting, but it's fabulous!! Sleeved minidresses are the way to go, with fun tights and a jacket/cardigan/coat, ideal for winter.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love the lacy appliqué on that black piece! Very warm & lovely new header darling...
xo*

Jenny said...

Everything is so cute - making me miss spring already with all these spring looks!
Of course, I'm partial to everything Lanvin, but love the Celine dress too!

Little Red said...

Loving all these minidresses and the new header! Fab!


Congrats Charlene!

Sweet_Tooth said...

You changed your header! Gosh where have I been all weekend?! Oh well, I think its lovely.

These pictures look like the inside of my closet, I am a dress fanatic - they're so easy! Everything from sweaters to suits can come in a singly piece dress. :)

Pau said...

El vestido de negro de lentejuelas de Anna Sui es una de mis adquisiciones de esta temporada, y los vestidos de Azzaro son unas joyas, este verano querría uno para una boda que tengo en Sept.
Un post estupendo, como siempre.
XXX Carrie

janettaylor said...

I think LUV, darling CC!

XoXo

meraldia said...

I love the last dress! Such a unique design!

HiFashion said...

I'm liking this trend. Long sleeved mini dresses (paired with tights) are perfect for the autumn.

tiltumaria said...

I've been dying for something like this for so long! Love the sequined ones and the studded ones!
xoxox

mom & son said...

huh!
i didn't win. better luck next time then.
these are fabulous dresses, CC.
geezz, wish i could have them.

Make Do Style said...

It's a great look and choice for posting on.

I'll be picking the Celine one

Keith said...

These are awesome. I really love that red one. Hope you're having a great week so far. Cheers!

nookie said...

love the new header and great picks dear!

Averill said...

I love this look. So much classier and more sophisticated than showing EVERYTHING.

Michael St. James said...

I love this look, especially the Lanvin, Balmain, and of course Alexander McQueen!

Sher said...

I love the sheer beige one with black applique (sorry I don't know the name)

Hope you're having a great day!

B a la Moda said...

There are a couple of dresses that I would loove to have! the ones that accentuate the shoulders are pretty. Who was going to tell me that I was going to like that!
xoxo
B* a la Moda

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Sleeved mini dresses are my thing because my legs are never cold but my arms always are!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

stilettolover91 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! My favorite pictures is the one with the girl in those amazing black patent peep-toe platform pumps!! I love the dress she's wearing and those shoes are HOT!!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Zevaa said...

Love the Lanvin dress.
It's really stylish.
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Hanako66 said...

I really love this look!!!

Stephanie said...

I am loving the aqua blue dress. It is so pretty. Great post doll. :)

Fashionista said...

love love love...!!!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Deffinitely a trend I like. :-)
Favourites:
Andrew Gn- not my usual colour fabric but it is gorgeous.
Christian Dior- so soft and girly.
Trussardi 1911- gosh how elegant!
Rebecca Taylor- beautiful patterned fabric.

I could really do with a nice thicker fabric dress for fall and the Far and Away and J. Crew ones look lovely.

Hope I make sense today! I'm not feeling too well..

Florrie x

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous long-sleeved Mini's dear CC, I love the style and the possibilities... will have to get me one!

Wishing you a lovely week! *bises*

Brigadeiro said...

That Tony Cohen dress is DIVINE!!! Hadn't seen it before...
xx

Susan said...

so cool... I love whites, nudes, blacks and grays so much!
have a lovely week, darling CC, xoxo

Danielle said...

i love this trend- so perfect for fall and winter!

Sweety P said...

I love minidresses! I want them all!

freeteyme said...

love, love, love these dresses! The Azzaro dress is stunning!

OceanDreams said...

Loving the Danielle Scutt and Hamilton dress, I love this new style. It is perfect for boots and it keeps your arms warm at the same time. Hope your week is going well CC!

Cocco said...

the best for me is Trussardi dress but there are plenty of wonderful ones. minidresses rock!! :)

chauss said...

love this look .:)))))))))))

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love long-sleeved mini dresses! I own a few and they are perfect for fall and winter. They are comfortable and sexy at the same time! The ones you posted are fabulous.

LifestyleBohemia said...

These are all gorgeous! I love your J. Crew selection - totally up my alley :)
Have a great day!
xx

(always)alanna said...

amazingggg looks. i want it ALL!
xx

Allie said...

Mini dresses are all I want to wear in the fricking hot weather here.

Hunters Glory said...

love love love the mini...third pic of Andrew Gn is hot cc!

;)

Pink Links said...

So many beautiful mini dresses! You really know what we women need.

I love your new header photo♥

I gave you an award, which you already have, but I had to give it, because you are so lovely.

Maverick Malone said...

great collections <3

The Seeker said...

Love them all. so interesting.
Just have no legs to wear them :o(

xoxo

Charlene Ashley Dy said...

I'm loving this collection! These dresses are wow!!! I want them! :))

Thanks CC!!! I was shocked to be named the winner. Love yaaa! :)

Maria Confer said...

I recently bought two long sleeved tartan mini dresses. They are my absolute favorite.

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Mimi said...

loving this post! sleeved minidresses are more practical 4 fall weather. especially adore the embellished and pattered ones!

missDTM said...

LOVE!!!! i def need to get one of these for myself.

Stompface said...

oh yes sleeved minidresses!

I bought a really great bauhaus last week. Its navy with white stripes and gold buttons, and just fits so perfectly. so in love with it.

xx

clarewbrown said...

Oh yes, this is another one of my coveted looks for Fall! Must. go. shopping!

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

I love the Alexander McQueen and Lanvin. Beautiful.
-Tawney

Sher said...

Oh I love the sequinned peter pan collared minidress!! I'll love to have something like that:)

Marcia B. said...

love the mini dress, need some new ones for the fall!

Couture Cookie said...

I love this look. Is there a better look for fall / early winter? I will sometimes let my summer frocks "live" a little longer by wearing them layered and with long sleeves tees and opaque tights during fall/winter. :)

Vanessa said...

I'm loving this trend!

MizzJ said...

ooh HOT HOT HOT!!! Balmain and Trussardi did it best with the short hemline and the strong shoulders.

Chessa! said...

I love this look so much. and i love your new banner!!!

sisters in black frocks said...

these dresses remind me how much i want to do some shopping damage!

Allison said...

I love these - I absolutely adoreee minidresses! =) Any excuse I can get to show off the legs ;)

Kristin said...

Balmain is master of the minidress right now!

FashionJazz said...

Wow, wow, LUV everything soo much!!! Now Im really glad its summer and we finally getting warmer so I can wear dresses like these!! Have a fanatastic fashion filled day!!

J : ) xxx

Emilie said...

Love it! The Balmain dress is amazing!

Chloé said...

Oh I love long sleeved mini dresses! And McQueen makes me want to steal anything from his boutique.

Noémie K said...

wow*°*°
thanks for sharing these treasures*

Myriam said...

oh balmain & isabel marant I'm in love!!!

michellehendra said...

i love those dresses.. :) all of them

xx

Noble Beeyotch said...

Love the Antik dress. I am planning to buy a similar one!

daisychain said...

I love this style dress, perfect for this time of year

Fashion By He said...

he doesnt mind the sleeves on a sdress

looks good

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Style Redux 2 said...

I love this look-sexy but still elegant and sophisticated.

Inty swetha said...

The white ones are really cute!!

CMA said...

this is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous in every way
love it
thanks for sharing

-cma
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Belle de Ville said...

Oh that rag and bone turtleneck dress would be awesome with a great pair of boots.

Quixsa said...

Not going to lie, I'm not a big minidress fan but you certainly improved my opinion of the fashion statement! Especially the Alberta Farrettii. That is a sexy lil' number for sure!

Yofany said...

love the fur! D

kokostiletto said...

why can't i wear these everyday ?????

My-Vogue said...

mini dresses with long sleeves are perfect for fall. Great finds as usual :)

Couture Cookie said...

Never knew paisley could look so fresh and current! I like all these looks. :)

xoxo