One thing that I spotted on girls all over NY during Fashion Week that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on was the long-sleeved mini dress. I loved that the simple piece was versatile enough to look striking in both daytime street style shots and each evening’s party pics. Everywhere I turned, this style seemed to pop up. Hanne Gaby Odiele paired hers with a leather jacket and black booties at the Alexander Wang after-party, and Harley Viera-Newton wore a blue velvet Erin Wasson x RVCA dress to Wasson’s show at the tents. Possibly the greatest thing about this dress is that there are so many affordable versions of it. The T by Alexander Wang style is on Shopbop for $90, and there is also this Velvet option for $86 that comes in three colors. If we are in for a few more weeks of warm weather, I can't wait to wear this dress on its own, but I'm sure it will work just as well with tights and a cozy sweater as soon as the temperature drops.
The Best Long Skirts and Dresses Out There
The long skirt (and dress) comeback is steadily gaining momentum. Whether it’s a backlash against the plateauing popularity of minis, or just another ‘90s trend revival, we’re kind of digging this look. And, given its prevalence on the Fall '10 runways and even Resort, this trend isn't dying down anytime soon. But we wondered: Can everyone pull it off?