There's something stealthily sexy about a day dress. Perhaps it's because the day dress is so unabashedly feminine. Perhaps it's because the silhouette is so different from the normal uniform of jeans and drapy tees. Perhaps it's because these dresses are cut to celebrate the real female form (you know – the one with curves). Whatever the reason, the sexy day dress is worth another look. And you'd be hard pressed to find a better version of the day dress than the one that Lesley Evers has perfected.
I was turned on to Lesley Evers by Rookie Mom Whitney (Thanks, Whit!). In true mom-networking fashion, I love that Lesley has created a "dream team" of moms she recruited on the playground and I love her overall philosophy:
My intent is to merge artful textiles with flattering cuts creating dresses that women will fall in love with. I want the pieces to be both modern and nostalgic in hopes of creating a fond memory for someone else.
But most of all, I love her dresses. I love the fabric, the drape, the cut. I love the retro feel balanced with soft, modern fabrics. (I personally find most vintage fabrics too stiff and scratchy). I love that many of her dresses work for both postpartum and nursing moms. As an example, her newest dress, the Tilda, is pictured above.
I'd wear the Audrey (pictured below right) with heels for a romantic date night look or with flats to a kid's birthday party.
Or my current favorite, the fun, flirty Paige tunic (pictured at left) with platforms for a night out with the girls, or flip-flops for a day of errands.
Because these dresses are so totally classy, they can also be your go-to piece for a variety of functions: school events, charity events, and parties, just to name a few.
But don't discount the everyday factor. I would wear mine to the farmer's market. To the bookstore. Shopping. When going for a walk. When sleep-deprived. (Because it seriously doesn't get any easier than a great dress).
Lesley Evers Day Dresses range in price from roughly $175 – $265. Considering their timeless style, and wear-everywhere ease, I'm thinking the price-per-wear is looking pretty good.