Monday, June 7, 2010

Lovely Knee Length Dresses in Pretty Patterns

A little modesty goes a long way, darlings! These knee length dresses are fit to print, and perfect for that upcoming baby shower/tea party/posh picnic.
Fall 2010 runway inspirations via style.com except where noted.
A. Detacher
Antonio Berardi
Barbara Tfank
Carmen Marc Valvo; this and next via nymag.com
Daniel Vosovic
Devi Kroell
Erin Fetherston
Etro
Fashion East
Jeremy Laing
Malandrino
Manish Arora
Peter Som
Shipley & Halmos

Diane von Furstenberg Moritz dress; this and next twelve at shopbop.com.
Nili Lotan North Moore dress.
Rachel Roy Signature tailored mini dress.
Juicy Couture print smocked dress.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Muriel stripe dress.
Twenty8Twelve Mairead dress.

Diane von Furstenberg Layly dress.
Chris Benz Marilyn dress.
Foley + Corrina Wildflower dress.
Antik Batik Yuka dress.
Prabal Gurung polka dot dress.
Ports 1961 cowl neck sheath dress.
Thakoon Addition banded day dress.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Friday taffeta dress; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Day Birger et Mikkelsen Blue Dream printed silk dress.
Moschino Cheap and Chic printed silk-chiffon dress.
Which one would you don for tea with the gals, darling?
xoxox,
CC

51 comments:

Susan said...

answer to my prayers! :)
I don't like showing my legs and all of the dresses I see nowadays at high street fashions stores are too short for me to wear...
have a lovely week, darling Carrie!
xoxo

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

pretty ~ i feel sooooo horriable for saying it - but i don't think i'm liken' any tooo much .. maybe b/c i like LONG or above the knee (not trampy above the knee, but above) .. i'm short - so below the knee just cuts me off :o(

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

It's the perfect length because it's flattering to everyone, and it's appropriate for most occasion. I don't usually like prints but this years I have been pleasantly surprised!

nuheila said...

Love the Day Birger et Mikkelsen dress.What a dreamy color!


Have a fab week Carrie!


Nuheila

Keith said...

These patterns are all so beautiful. I really love patterned dresses. Have a great week.

melissa kaye said...

I personally like the last photo. Just beautiful! :)

kirstyb said...

oh the 2nd one for sure x

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Oh I love the Erin Fetherston dress- yay for ruffles! Happy Monday :)

tanvi @ now craving said...

I'm a big fan of the knee length dress- its a timeless hem line, I think.

Sweety P said...

Really love all the patterns and prints on these dresses!

stilettolover91 said...

Fab post!! These are all beautiful!

http://hottheels.blogspot.com/

Cara said...

For Tea? I would have to go with the black and white polka dot with the BIG bow :)

stylewithbenefits said...

Great post, CC! Typically, we only really call out mini or maxi dresses. I am IN love with that Chris Benz dress. Now if only I had $2,000 to drop on it!

xo, becs

themaddychronicles.com said...

I love knee length dresses. Very flattering length in my opinion! Maybe a little matronly for some, but I think the look is flattering on most figures

Belle de Ville said...

As usual....I'll take the Barbara Tfank dress. And I don't care what anybody says, for the overall population, knee lenght dresses are the most flattering...having just come back from Las Vegas and seeing all kinds of women in micro minis who shouldn't have been wearing them.

Erika said...

I would definitely don the Diane von Furstenberg Layly Dress. What a stunning piece!! :)

Mary Konkin said...

Loving all the fun patterns!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

Karoline said...

Lovely dresses!

Diana Mieczan said...

Playful patterns are so great for summer and this selection is so cool!
Thank you sweetie and have a great Monday:)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

So many great ones--that Barbara Tfank is just stunning although I can never resist a good DVF print either. And love the Antik Batik polka dot one too! I'm a dress girl {can you tell?}

The Style Rawr said...

The Antik Batik Yuka dress is hawt! <3

www.thestylerawr.com

English Rose ♥ said...

I love all of these!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]



Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Beautiful patterns!

HiFashion said...

I love that these are more modest than other dresses, and I'm sure my mum would love these on me! I love the Antik Batik Yuka dress.

KIRAFASHION said...

this is the lenght I like best, it can fit women from 15 to 70 yeas-old!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

devi kroell for sure. so pretty!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

So cute!
Love the pattern mixology~
Fab new week darling!

xo

knk said...

yes lovely knee length dress looks amazing i love it its soo pretty
women looks beautiful in this outfit

WeShop said...

Love the black lace dress. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Tights Lover said...

I love this style of dress. My favorit is the DVF Layly!

lisa said...

Is it just me who finds it weird that knee-length dresses are a quaint and novel option these days when they used to be the norm? I think I've become too used to seeing minidresses and high hemlines. Anyway, beautiful pieces you've highlighted in this post, CC--as always. :-)

My Lack of Style said...

Such cute dresses!

Stella M. Alonso said...

Muy buen trabajo.........como siempre.

Tengo que hacer una pollera en punto y no encuentro el modelo adecuado, voy a revisar en tus posteos anteriores, después te cuento.

Besos

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great dresses!;)

S.Elisabeth said...

So gorgeous. Though I'm a mini dress person, mostly because knee length dresses on me are usually: 1) not knee length but more like calf length and 2) even if they are it definitely shortens me!

Grace said...

Hmm, the longer hemline is surprisingly refreshing! I like that black-and-white polka dot one!

Trixy said...

Stunning! I love that knee-length can be so sexy too. Perfect :)

Kristin said...

DVF...I looooooove you!

Lexy said...

I am loving that hems are going longer...A little bit more forgiving to thighs and long enough to bare arms and collar bones!

xoxo

Lexy

FashionNative.com

Lisa Griffin said...

So true! I love a short mini, but some occasions require a tidge of modesty, great post!
www.indramaticfashion.com

naomemandeflores said...

Super cute patterns! Love them all!

Hunters Glory said...

Not my favs......too lil house on the prairie for me.

But loving the models.....;)

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Amazing dresses. I agree with everyone else, so flattering on any figure! The patterns are so fun too.

xoxo
Rachel

tris1978ton said...

I really like the body-hugging Chinese Qi Pao dress. The patterns are great.

E said...

This has been the ideal length for me lately. At the same time, I've had the hardest time finding the perfect dress! You're tempting me (as always)!!

Kate said...

I echo Elisa @ Globetrotting... it's super flattering and i'm really loving the print trend. Will probably indulge but on one that won't break the bank! Like this one at reFINEstyle: http://tinyurl.com/3aepp6h

beckyxoxo said...

Wow I don't have any dress like this but I might try to buy one ! Maybe the bodycon one . Haha .

fhen said...

oh lovin these!
such a great inspirations for transitional season
love it!

xoxo

courtney and brigitte said...

so pretty i love knee length dresses, x courtney

http://thedouchebaguette.blogspot.com/

agnes said...

elles sont magnifiques toutes ces robes, j'aime beaucoup

wreckedstellar said...

These are all such lovely patterns! I love the Chris Benz dress!! xo, mel