Designer Rory Beca’s career got off to an auspicious start: A stylist discovered her hand-knit scarves one day on a shoot, dressed some celebrities in them, and soon after, Henri Bendel came calling. Since then, the Los Angeles-based designer has expanded her repertoire to the whole wardrobe, creating clothes that are known for their modern femininity, exuberant prints and sophisticated layering of textures. Her signature piece, a caftan/minidress that she reinterprets each season, has become a staple of fashion lovers everywhere. Most recently, Beca introduced an evening collection that’s already started popping up on the red carpet.
Climbing the corporate ladder? Look good doing it with help from this selection of sleek workwear. Impeccably tailored blazers are sweet, not stuffy, with asymmetrical cuts, flirty ruffled hems, zippered lapels and short sleeves. Chic, classic pants pair perfectly with airy blouses, stretch-cotton button-downs and draped jersey tops. And dresses are sophisticated and versatile, transitioning easily from desk to dinner.
While perfect for the tropics, this sexy, summery assortment would feel right at home in plenty of other hip locales. Striking colors and eye-popping prints give many of these mini sheaths, rompers and tees their red-hot appeal. In other cases, it’s all about the draping, as seen in dolman-sleeve poncho dresses, swingy studded halter-tops and silky jumpsuits with wide legs and blouson bodices.
A pop of color can go far, but when it comes to incorporating the trend into your summer look, it's neutrals all the way. Our style director, Tammy, showed us this past weekend how it was done: Choose a go-to neutral dress as a blank canvas for your style, toss on a statement bag and pair of your favorite pumps to make the look unmistakably you, et voilà.
From draped jersey numbers to timeless shifts to sexy minis, the dresses here need little more than a fall boot and opaque tights to be perfect for the season. Choose from your favorite designers, like Alberta Ferretti, Catherine Malandrino, and Charlotte Ronson, and make sure you snag your favorites fast — each frock is the only one of its kind left on Gilt.