Refined cool reigns supreme in fashion designer Rebecca Taylor’s collection of ultra-feminine clothing, shoes, and accessories. Based in New York City, this New Zealand native creates dresses, tops, and other women’s wardrobe essentials that feature surprising color combinations, unusual embellishments, and precise detailing. Sleek blouses, basic sweatshirts, and tees in neutral hues get a lift from mesh paneling and gold hardware, while bold prints and nailhead studs add sass to Taylor’s silky sheaths and classic miniskirts. To finish off your look, don a pair of Taylor’s ultra-chic cap-toe flats, lace-up leather booties, or wedge sneakers, or stash your stuff in one of her roomy satchel handbags. Slip on one of Taylor’s leopard-print woolen bomber jackets or warm, fur-collared coats and hit the town in high style.
The Ultimate Dress Shop: Lovely LaceIs there anything under the sun more ladylike than lace? As Miuccia Prada once said, it's the most important fabric in a woman's life, with her at birth, marriage, and everywhere in between. There's no milestone required to wear it this season—a backyard barbecue or a weekend by the sea will do just fine. And don't underestimate how versatile a lace dress can be, transforming from coquette to vixen with a quick flip of the accessories. Get inspired by the many ways to wear this favorite summer number, then snag a lace dress of your own in the sale below.
—TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, Editorial Director