A few weeks after graduating from Parsons in 2003, most of the newly minted adults were half-heartedly surfing HotJobs in between <i>Everybody Loves Raymond</i> reruns. Not Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai. The two transplanted Californians were working on their own line of women’s clothing, specializing in hand-drawn prints that they designed on their living room floor. The result was Vena Cava, and their sophisticated, vintage-clothing-inspired designs have earned the Brooklyn-based pair two consecutive nominations for the prestigious Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award (and presumably a work table).
Be a winter fox in a shaggy faux-fur vest, slinky velvet dress or shiny silver cardigan by Vena Cava. This hot, young design label often looks to the past for inspiration, as is evident in a groovy silk dress with ’60s-inspired, lava-lamp print.
It's not always easy to strike the perfect balance when attempting a laid-back look for the office. With that in mind, we've rounded up an array of sophisticated takes on dressing down, all worthy of everyone's favorite weekday. Expect easy pairings like slouchy trousers and drape-y tops, plus a gorgeous array of eclectic—but always chic—accessories to cap off your workweek.
From body-con minis to floor-sweeping maxis, and everything in between, this dress sale offers an array of wearable styles in your size!
Look every bit the frock star in hot dresses from today’s most coveted boutique labels and designers. Slip into utilitarian-chic looks from Darryl K, sexy little numbers from Jay Godfrey and bright, printed pieces from Tocca to name a few.