26 June 2007

The investment piece -- a jersey dress.

You keep telling us that "everyone needs a reliable jersey dress," but I, like others, need some direction. Options please!

My apologies, this is indeed a long overdue post.

Jersey doesn't wrinkle, it's lightweight, all-seasonal, universally venue-appropriate, drapes well on just about every frame, can stuff neatly into your handbag to make that Sunday morning walk home a little less shameful and a little more stylish, and best of all, jersey is a fabric that does not require dry-cleaning.

Every professional woman needs at least one -- I recommend investing in a traditional black or navy and another in a fun geometric print.

Don't forget to hand-wash and line-dry all your jersey items to avoid premature fading and loss of shape.

Happy shopping!

Jersey boatneck dress by Lewis Cho ($198 at ronherman.com)*

Jersey dress by Voom! ($178 at blondette.com)Jersey gathered-waist dress by Mint ($121 at revolveclothing.com)
Jersey draped dress by Mint ($137.50 at pinkmascara.com)
Jersey dress by Graham & Spencer ($228.90 at pinkmascara.com)
Scoop neck bubble dress by Rachel Pally ($220 at shopbop.com)
Jersey dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent ($99 at activeendeavors.com)
Belted jersey dress by David Meister ($285 at dillards.com)
Belted jersey dress by Adrianna Papell ($99 at dillards.com)*
Printed matte jersey dress by Donna Morgan ($99 at dillards.com)
Ruched jersey dress by David Meister ($135.90 at nordstrom.com)
Cap sleeve matte jersey dress by Anne Klein ($150 at nordstrom.com)*
Ruched waist jersey dress by Lily ($88 at nordstrom.com)

*your editrix's top picks


M said...

J - you are right. This was a long overdue post. I finally made an investment in a new Laundry by Shelli Segal jersey dress a couple weeks ago and let me say that it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Fits perfectly, flatters what I want to highlight and when I woke up last Friday morning after a few too many vodka sodas at a Thursday night work party it made my clothing decision that much easier.

Really - I can't reiterate what J has said enough. Jersey dresses really are a girls best friend... right after diamonds of course ;)

m said...

Just opened up my e-mail and I see that bluefly is having a sale on jersey dresses. Coincidence? I think not. :)

Johanna said...


I'm so glad you took the plunge! Aren't you sooo pleased?

And now you can wear your dress at your new workspace hose-free and with open-toed shoes! Oh the possibilities!

And thanks for the Bluefly tip :)