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The Maxi Dress


The ubiquitous maxi dress is a definite wardrobe staple. The stylish comfortable silhouette comes in so many, shapes, styles and colors; there is no way you can’t find one to fit your fancy. In addition, maxi dresses can be dressed up or down. We’re so accustomed to wearing maxi dresses when summer time rolls around but the deal is so much sweeter. With the right accessories and additional garments your maxi dresses can transition from season to season.  Once the winter blues roll around, layering is the key to staying warm. Put on your winter leggings underneath your (solid colored) maxi dress, throw on a basic slim fit tee, a matching cardigan, an amazing statement necklace, bangles and booties. When spring showers bring in the flowers put on your maxi with a distressed light denim vest or jacket and a pair of cute sandals. On a warm sunny summer day, rock your maxi with a great bib necklace and a pair of flats or espadrilles. Last but certainly not least, when the fall arrives, team up your maxi with motorcycle leather and booties.

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short-sleeved knotted v-neck multi color tribal-inspired maxi dress

REF# Z2857



mixed animal print multi color v-neck short-sleeved maxi dress

REF# 80608R




bright spaghetti strap double cut-out ruched maxi dress with jewel accents



This is an exce…


This is an exceptional time for fashion. Recently, we said good bye to minimalism and greeted peplums, florals and colored jeans with a Hey! Welcome to the mix! Today the LOdown is bringing you a special on the most sought after trend and color this season, Tangerine Tango.

Before declaring Tangerine Tango the color of the year, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said this about the vivid hue, “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it.”

Leatrice set the bar high but Tangerine Tango is living up to her exceptional words. Orange is splattered everywhere! From coral to neon, it’s emblazoned on denim, shoes, nail polish colors, lipstick, blouses, maxi dresses, skirts, you name it…Tangerine Tango has it covered. It’s as prevalent as graffiti in the New York City subway system.


Check out the fiery Bajan songstress, Rihanna in her fabulous ensemble. She brightened up her fit with almond toe orange pumps. To replicate the look try our Debra pumps by Paris Hilton ($79.99.) Try an orange lip and orange nails to complete your look. Everyone will be delighted with your bright look for the upcoming holiday weekend!


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Debra Pump – $79.99 –

Gladiators & Glitters: Apple Bottoms New Arrivals!

Ladies Outfitters is always all about getting our customers the best deals, which means that we’re finding the hottest & latest trends & bringing them to you at the most affordable price.  While we as shoppers & fashionistas appreciate the artistry behind some of the biggest names in footwear designing, we all can’t consider a pair of shoes that costs hundreds of dollars into our budget.

For example, some of the most popular styles in shoes for this season include the Balenciaga Studded Arena Thong Sandal which cost ($575.00) at Neiman Marcus, or Bluefly’s Miu Miu Pewter Crystal & Glitter Patent Leather Gladiator Sandal which are priced at ($555.00).

Not to mention that when it comes time for that special occasion, evening shoes are equally as expensive or more. You’re already investing your time in putting together your look & preparing for the event, so we think that a price tag shouldn’t add to your stress.  Of course, we’re swooning over the Chinese Laundry Elise Hot Stones Sandal for ($119.95) at DSW & Jimmy Choo’s Garland Glitter-Finish Leather Sandals, which go for ($665.00) at Net-A-Porter, but with just a few clicks, you can have styles as trendy & gorgeous as these for much, much less!

The gladiator sandal trend isn’t going away & why should it? The temperature is rising & you’re breaking out more colorful ensembles for day & night.  We’ve turned to one of our favorite designers, Apple Bottoms, to bring our readers & clients the ‘Akira’ Metallic Jewel Embellished Gladiator Sandals ($24.99), available in sparkling silver, glamorous gold, bold black, & wondrous white.  Also, the ‘Payton’ Metallic Multi-Strap Chain-Link Beaded Gladiator Sandals ($24.99), are clad with metallic accents and chain-link embellishments, available in bright fuchsia, glittery gold, sexy silver, brilliant black, & killer copper.  We love them for a shorts romper & hoop earrings, or matched with a maxi dress & stacked bangles.

Also, to answer your formal footwear prayers, one of newest favorites is the ‘Dibony’ Metallic Glitter Open Toe Platform Heel ($29.99), available in gold & black.  These sparklers are our affordable equivalents to the Chinese Laundry & Jimmy Choo shoes pictured above, but you’re saving so much cash that you can also check out one of our evening gowns or cocktail dresses to help complete your look.

Which shoes are your favorites? What are you shopping for this season? What style of sandals or evening shoes do you prefer?

Flower Power: The LoDown on Floral Prints

Margaret Thatcher once said ““In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” On the night of the 2008 Inauguration Ball, First Lady, Michelle Obama proved Thatcher correct by achieving several things. First off she looked effortlessly magical. Next on the list, she held down our Commander-In-Chief, Barack Obama and most importantly she brought the young, ever-so-talented, designer Jason Wu to the forefront by donning his gorgeous white asymmetrical floral emblazoned gown.

Fast forward four years later and we’re still all about the floral print. We just can’t seem to get enough of the secret garden motif! From jeans to blazers to dresses, floral patterns are plastered all over the place. Jason Wu really did the darn thing with his Spring 2012 collection. The amazing ready to wear assortment consists of delicate, pretty little pieces that no woman could possibly resist.

Celebrities and commoners are totally embracing the petal power.  The beautiful and talented Think Like a Man actress, Gabrielle Union looked smashing in a Spring / Summer 2012 Jason Wu Dress paired with rocker chic Valentino pumps at In Style’s, Dinner With a Designer.

The charming actress Michelle Williams most known for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in A Week with Marilyn looked fabulous as she left CBS Studio in a Jason Wu A Line floral print dress teamed with a peach mani and black wayfarers. The cropped  blonde do’ sealed the deal. Don’t you think? Perfect summer style!

It can be so difficult to stay in style since we all can’t afford Jason Wu but the LOdown has you covered! Our stylish selection from Maddy Page allows you to embrace the coveted look at a price that won’t hurt your pockets. Check out our multi color rose-printed strapless taffeta cotton dress ($44.99) or our floral printed multi color belted halter party dress with flower detail also reasonably priced at ($44.99) or for a replication of Gabrielle Union’s ensemble try our black & ivory rose print sweetheart bowed party dress ($44.99.) Pair up you beautiful Maddy Page dress with a pair of statement pumps and you’re ready to get anything done! I think Margaret Thatcher said it best! Until tomorrow…stay stylish!


Maddy Paige


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Catching Up With The Trends @ENK International in NYC!

If you were in New York City this week, anywhere near Pier 92 or Pier 94, then you must have seen a stylish commotion emerging from 12th Street.  Ladies Outfitters had an exclusive pass to attend the festivities behind the ENK International Accessorie/Intermezzo Circuit, featuring such designers like BCBG Max Azria, Corey Lynn Calter, David Meister, & Alexis Bittar.  We were able to scope out all the hottest trends in accessories, jewelry, & clothing about the hit stores this summer & fall. Luckily some of the brands, including many fabulous lesser known names, were excited to chat with us about their latest collections. Check out the images below to see all the glamorous style, including decadent diamonds, beaded evening bags, quirky graphic tees, elegant eveningwear & colorful scarves.

This is one of the many jaw-dropping displays by designer Moyna, featuring intricately beaded wallets, clutches, coin purses, & more. We love the mix of novelty designs, including animal prints, a skull & crossbones, peace signs, & the always adorable Hello Kitty.

In addition, Moyna was fully equipped to meet their customer’s formal event needs with beautiful pearl-strewn bags.  The amount of detail on each bag was truly breath-taking, perfect for any cocktail party or evening dress.  Pearls are so classic & timeless for any occasion & any age.

There was also plenty of international flair & this was evident in the colorful stand set up for Bindya. Of course we’re in the heart of spring, but you can never go wrong with a printed scarf.  The lightweight cotton blends of this luxurious neckwear accessory is perfect for this season.  However, if it’s just not one of those days when you want to wear a scarf, transform your favorite tote bag by wrapping one of these around the straps.  We’re big fans of the lush watercolor designs which add a bold pop to any t-shirt & jeans look with ballet flats.

Since getting ready for Mother’s Day has been on our minds here at Ladies Outfitters, we’ve been thinking a lot about jewelry.  Luckily representatives from Kenneth Jay Lane were on hand to share with us some of the amazing new designs about to hit stores. This includes structured twists in rich yellow gold which will certainly shine with any little black dress or can help dress up even the most casual button-down shirt & trousers.

We were excited to see the pops of neon & lace overlay on some of the shoes by Dolce Vita.  Not only is this shoe a must-have for more than just this season, but it will effortlessly transform any look into a red carpet event.  We love the rounded shape of the shoes, especially because of the fuchsia and neon yellow hues are so striking.  These will certainly elongate the legline, but keep your feet comfortable with a sturdy & soft inner sole.

Last, but not least, the fashions were beyond amazing, proving that dressing like a lady with feminine details like beadwork, lace, feathers, & chiffon will never go out of style.  The above picture comes courtesy of designer Sue Wong, whose evening & cocktail looks are drop dead gorgeous.  Passersby could literally spend hours engrossed in examining the beautiful trims, hemlines, necklines, & bodices of these confections of couture.

Of course, Ladies Outfitters is thankful to have participated in such a stylish event. For more information behind the ENK International shows, check out their official website, especially since they’ll be returning to New York City in August! Which trends are your favorites for this season & an upcoming summer of style? What items are you most looking forward to seeing hit stores? Which brands would you like to learn more of?

Prom Look Of The Day: A Ladies Outfitters Bonus For A FREE Jewelry Set!

Right now, Ladies Outfitters wants to help celebrate the prom season with a special bonus jewelry set for FREE with the purchase of any dress from our website.  This is one deal you can’t miss, especially since supplies are limited & going fast! If you’re having trouble finding the right jewelry to wear to your prom, let us offer you a FREE solution! We’ve selected only the best necklace-earring sets to match virtually any evening look.  Investing in quality evening gowns has never been a better idea, especially since you’ll be getting more for your money with the FREE jewelry duo, only from Ladies Outfitters!

We recommend wearing any one of these beautiful dresses to your prom this year! Not to mention, each dress offers its own version of elegance, sophistication, & youthfulness.  We love the strapless rhinestone-embellished mesh ruffled ruched ball gown ($89.00) in jade by Cinderella, especially for those of you who aren’t afraid of wearing bright, bold colors.  This mesh gown is dramatic & curve-hugging, especially if you look at the grey & red styles.

If you’re looking for a movie-star-inspired evening gown, we suggest the Cinderella one-shoulder empire-waist ruched rhinestone-embellished satin evening gown with sash ($69.99) in purple.  The ruched bodice is covered in a dazzling cluster of sparkling rhinestones, perfect for drawing attention to your slim shape.  Also, this dress is available in gold, hot pink, & teal which is perfect for either silver or gold strappy sandals.

Lastly, take a fashion risk with the Jump multi color tropical print one-shoulder empire-waist ruched chiffon evening gown with rhinestone and bead embellishments ($89.00).  The ethereal print & delicate beadwork at the neckline are soft, feminine, & classic touches to the Grecian-inspired gown that shows off your hour-glass shape.

Are you excited about this FREE jewelry offer? What kind of dress are you shopping for this season? Which colors and cuts are you following?

Prom Look Of The Day: Your Prettiest Prom Ever!

Today’s installment of Prom Look Of The Day includes some of the most enviable celebrity looks in silver, black, & white, all because Ladies Outfitters is so excited to feature a special gown that has a gorgeous print in those very colors. These are the most popular colors for this prom season, & even though we love bright, bold hues, we think that a black, silver, & white prom makes for an extra glamorous & beautiful occasion.

Selena Gomez looked radiant at an Oscar party in a silver lace & beaded Dolce  & Gabbana confection that hugs her curves with a classic, vintage feel.  Michelle Williams promoted her last film, My Week with Marilyn, in an ethereal white gown by Alexander McQueen. Kate Winslet looked every bit the movie star while honoring the anniversary of her famous role in Titanic in a crystal-encrusted Jenny Packham gown.

Ladies Outfitters continues to post prom looks to help all of our shoppers find their perfect celebrity-inspired prom gown.  It’s no secret that we want you to have the prettiest prom ever, which is why we’ve selected the Jump sexy rhinestone embellished single shoulder satin floral print evening gown ($109.99) as our choice for today.  The empire waist & asymmetric band enhance your shape, while the one-shoulder strap is modern & face-framing. Don’t shy away from a gown with a pattern or print. We think those make for the loveliest pictures & chances are, no one else will be wearing the same gown as you!

To help complete this look, we’ve also provided some of our most popular accessories, including the vintage three-in-one crystal accent hinge cuff bracelet ($29.99), rectangular hard case evening clutch with diamond band closure ($29.99), & Golden West sparkling rhinestone-encrusted v-strap slingback dress shoe ($34.99).

What do you think about today’s prom look? Would you wear black, silver, or white accessories with this dress? Which celebrity gown do you like the best?

Prom Look Of The Day: We’re Hot For Hot Pink!

It’s clear that one of the hottest colors this season is hot pink. Whether you’re a fan of fuchsia or magenta, hot pink is the hue of more than just an hour. We can see the color worn in three very different, yet still stylish ways in short dresses to help those attending junior proms find the best hot pink short dress! Also, hot pink is always a stand-out color to choose for a wedding or cocktail event, & is always an amazing go-to for any time of the year. Not only is it uber-feminine, but also eye-catching & flirty.

We have some celebrity inspiration from The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks at the film’s Paris premiere in a Marc Jacobs all-over sequined dress with black round toe platforms & a chic rectangular clutch. For a charity event, Kate Beckinsale donned a silk-draped Alexander McQueen belted dress with satin peep toes.  At this year’s Academy Awards luncheon, nominee Viola Davis scored some style points in a Juan Carlos Obando halter dress with suede ankle strap Jimmy Choo pumps.

Ladies Outfitters wants to help you start the party with these two very fashionable hot pink short dresses that are full of femininity, volume, & lust for life.  We’ve included the Cinderella beaded dress with semi-circular tiers ($79.99), strapless organza party dress with ruched top ($69.99), & the coordinating Golden West platform peep toe slingback rhinestone embellished dress shoe ($39.99) in hot pink.

Don’t forget to check out more posts from Prom Look Of The Day, featuring dramatic floral appliques, sparkling after party dresses, & romantic blush gowns.

Which hot pink dress do you like the best? Are you wearing a bright color to your prom this year? What color shoes are you coordinating with it?

Prom Look Of The Day: Fun & Floral For Your Special Night!

For prom, Ladies Outfitters is excited about sharing with our shoppers only the best of the best in the fashion to help you celebrate your special night in style.  We think that the possibilities are endless in terms of the perfect dress for you, & for today’s Prom Look Of The Day post, we’re featuring one of our favorite gowns that includes some serious floral applique details all over the bodice.

This look includes the strapless taffeta mermaid cut gown with all-over floral embellishment ($145.00) by May Queen, which is a special order item on our website.  The rich teal hue is not the only color that the dress comes in.  It’s also sold in a cool coral, plush purple, & gorgeous grey.  We’ve paired dramatic this look with one of our most beautiful sets of jewelry, the modern crystal accent silver-tone rectangular earrings & round collar necklace set ($39.99).

Also, to help complete this look, we never forget to include some sophisticated accessories like the flap over front metallic embossed party clutch ($29.99) & elegant rhinestone drop evening slingback heels ($39.99) by Blossom.

For more from Prom Look Of The Day, check out our previous posts which includes metallic after party dresses, romantic ball gowns, a water-color print gown, & leopard inspiration!