Last week I was on a hunt for a cute dress to wear to a wedding, i didn't want anything too fancy, just cute, summer-y, under $50, and not a MINI dress. Is that really too hard to ask? Apparrantely it is. I went to a few stores, nothing. Instead of wasting my time searching for something that met my specifications I just went to the first sales associate I could find and asked. I couldn't believe in one store the associate had to think for a minute and then points me over to the most hideous, frumpy skirt I have ever seen, and says thats all we have. SERIOUSLY! I ended up buying nothing and wearing a dress I already had. I have decided that I'm going to need to spend a little more money and time looking for a dress that is close to the knee and has sleeves. Not all of us have a wallet like Princess Kate (whose style is amazing). I have found a few things via Nordstroms website, not OVERLY expensive but more than what i normally spend.
Three Dots sheer dress, $114
Ella Moss short dress, $177
Maggy London wrap dress, $79
Donna Morgan sheath dress, $118
BCBG Max Azria shift dress, $148
Donna Morgan silk dress, $158
Adrianna Papell sheath dress, $118
Adrianna Papell purple cocktail dress, $98
Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique jersey wrap dress, $98
Donna Ricco black sheath dress, $98
MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors dress, $140
Max Mia maxi dress, $88
Also from around the web I found this striped dress that I love for the fall and winter, this flirty black dress, this tan dress. I love the sequin detail on this knit dress.
A few skirts that I also liked is this striped skirt, this black skirt, this floral skirt.
If you have any other places you shop PLEASE let me know, I am sure there is more than just me out there looking for something not short and sleeveless.