Adrianna Papell dresses women of all ages, styles, body types, and income levels. Since their inception in 1979, Adrianna Papell has offered affordable, cutting edge fashion, with dresses looking more luxurious than one would expect from their cost. Adrianna Papell is at once sophisticated and sexy, with a collection including new trends, fabulous evening dresses, day dresses, separates, and even sportswear. Adrianna Papell has been seen in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Vanity Fair, and many famous celebrities have worn this label, including Keira Knightley, Leighton Meester, and Paulina Porizhova, among many others. Here’s a guide to Adrianna Papell’s exquisite dresses.
For Spring 2011, Adrianna Papell dresses feature day and evening gowns for each taste. The day gowns are soft colored, delicately tailored, knee-length and mid-calf dresses in sky blue and magenta florals, stiff white lace, and a gorgeous, cerulean gingham reminiscent of a revolutionized Dorothy. The evening wear features fun, frothy dresses that softly poof at the waist, in a variety of youthful hues; muted periwinkle chiffon dresses that speak of the ephemeral; and spring knee-length dresses that positively flow with your every move.
Fall 2011 Adrianna Papell dresses tone down the color somewhat, but keep the froth to a maximum. The evening dresses are anything but drab in richly dyed gray-browns, touchable textures, and flirty sashes encircling the waist, complete with a feminine frill or bow. There are also jewel-tone separates, “two-fer” styles with a cream-colored, butter-soft top and straight, sexy pencil skirt, and blush colored satin separates reminiscent of a previous era. The little black dress is given a girly whirl as well, with half-sleeves, a full skirt, and a muted black bow over the bust. The day dresses are perfect for the urban girl going to work; tailored dresses in vibrant shades split the stage with deep-blue, cowl-neck wrap dresses with stunning crushed flower work at the hem, lending a subtle girlish feel to a sophisticated dress. Gray satin also steals the spotlight in a low-cut number, as well as a V-neck, soft, black cardigan dress for chillier days.
Aidan Mattox & Hailey Logan
Underneath the wide umbrella brand of Adrianna Papell are two smaller labels: Aidan Mattox and Hailey Logan, each one with a distinct feel and style. Aidan Mattox specializes in long, dramatic, red carpet–inspired gowns with stunning high fashion detail work. Aidan Mattox has been embraced by celebrities all over the world. Hailey Logan is for the youthful, playful girl, a fashion-forward young adult with a penchant for looking stunning at evening events, such as prom, dances, and parties. The Hailey Logan line incorporates frothy embellishments, bows, and intricate draping, for a look to suit every young girl.
Where to Buy
Adrianna Papell is a middle of the line fashion company that has the distinction of being sold in almost every major department store in America. You can shop Adrianna Papell dresses at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, and Macy’s. You can also browse their lookbook, view their collections, and read all about their brand at their website, which can be accessed at AdriannaPapell.com