Happy Holidays!! In the next week or so we'll be talking about holiday style. But you know me: I tend to dress up my basics, throw turtlenecks under everything, and style party outfits around my smartwool socks.
Which, you know, is great. Especially when it's 30 degrees outside. But sometimes? You just need a great dress.
Personally, I love trolling ASOS for dresses. They're on-trend, cute, and (mostly) affordable. Also, ASOS offers free shipping and return shipping, AND! AND AND!!!! They extended their Cyber Monday sale through Tuesday. 30% off, baby. Of everything. (Use code GIMMEMORE. How appropriate.)
Not Just Another Little Black Dress
I'd wear this with serious pumps and sexy patterned tights. The knot helps disguise a pooch….and this *might* even be nursing friendly.
2. ASOS Midi Frill Sleeve Dress, $72
For channeling Grace Kelly or singing "lord help the mister, who comes between me and my sister". Also comes in pink.
Oh how a pooch loves those pleats. I'd throw a black moto jacket on over this one.
4. ASOS Lace Insert Sweater Dress, $69
Yup, this is yet another sweater dress. But wait! Lace!! Therefore…holiday sweater dress. You are welcome.
For When The Invite Reads "Festive"
There's something amazing about this simple little dress. The structured shape manages to both flatter curves, and create them. I love this shade with a red lip and matching red heels.
6. ASOS Ruched Draped Mini Dress, $50
Forgiving on a softer tummy…but I would really love to see this on a pregnant gal.
I love the conservative shape with the little peekaboo panels. Peekaboo not for you? Try this one for June Cleaver fabulousness.
8. Love Wrap Front Maxi Dress, $58
It's long. It's red. It wraps. It's cut down to there and up to here. (And I think it's nursing friendly.) What's not to like?
The folds of this dress are like art. I'd wear this with thick black tights and ankle boots. (Ok, I'd wear all of these dresses with thick black tights and ankle boots.)
10. ASOS One Shoulder Ruffle Swing Dress, $88
With the ruffle and the swing and the disco shoulder this dress is one step away from crazytown. Yet…it's awesome. And one could hide a serious post-partum stomach.
A Little Embellishment, Please
11. ASOS Oversized Sequin Dress, $99
Cause nothing says holidays!! like sequins all over. I'm serious. And I love the slightly swingy shape.
Have I mentioned my deep and abiding love for mini dresses with long sleeves? Especially when they come in DIAMOND SEQUIN? OMG.
13. Frock and Frill Embellished Slip Dress, $154
At some point after my mastectomy, Mike and I watched The Great Gatsby. Most of my memories from that period are fuzzy, but I do remember enough to know that I want this dress. Or this one. Wow.
Do we even need to talk about why this dress is awesome? No. I thought not.
Gosh, this would be a welcome change of pace at any holiday party. And would look sooo cool with my standard black tights and ankle boots.
16. ASOS Midi Dress With Obi Belt, $73
Such a stunner. Also comes in a dark, rich, green. (Nursing gals, I'll bet you could layer this over a cute nursing cami.)
17. ASOS Scarf Chain Wrap Dress, $82
So 70's fabulous. I'd wear this with tall brown boots and a faux-fur vest. (*cough*andaturtleneck*cough*)
18. ASOS Chain Print Shift Dress, $99
Love the mod vibe here. Over-the-knee boots would be fabulous, as would gold heels. But heck – even black pumps would work.
Ok – I'm done with shopping enabling for a while. Instead, I have a bunch of outfits to share, more guy style, cute kids clothes, and I'm running out of time. Happy December, Mamas.
ps. Thanks for the feedback on the shopping widgets. I won't use those again unless the circumstances are DIRE.