While navy blue has a reputation for being boring, some designers are making sure that this color doesn't go to waste and adding designer flares to navy dresses taking them out of the realm of simplicity and sending them into the circles of high fashion. Navy blue is one of designer's magic colors. It complements also every skin color and tone, and makes hair colors look brighter and more radiant than most other colors. A navy dress should be considered a must have, and the three below will take you through your entire days activities, from sports, to shopping, to dinner out. Knowing where to find a beautiful navy dress is a must for a wardrobe, as the color is as versatile as a little black dress, without being as boring.
Dear Creatures is a small design firm run by Bianca Benitez and Rob Sinclair which focuses on blending a classic sensibility with a modern, forward thinking look. In their Cape by the Lake navy blue dress, they have captured both of these elements perfectly. It is a lovely belted dress with cape-like flutter sleeves. Trimmed in black lace, the dress walks the perfect line between sexy and classy. The brass buttons at the waist dictate the accessories that should be worn with it, and a set of bangle bracelets and metallic pumps will finish off the look. Available at one of the leading online retailers of small, independent designers, Modcloth, the dress retails for $132.99
When two designers partner up, the result is often a stylistic mix that is far beyond what either does on their own. Lacoste and Catherine Maladrino decided to blend their styles together, and the result was a beautiful, sporty navy blue dress that is perfect for poolside or the tennis court. With a dropped waist, and a pique-pleated skirt, this dress creates a blouson style, which is universally flattering to every body. The straps are removable, so you can go inside at the country club, but not end up with tan lines while your are nursing your morning bloody Mary outside. At $245, the dress is an affordable option for running errands on a Saturday, then going straight to grab a drink with friends.
If there is something that can turn heads on the street, it is a one of a kind piece, and Marina Asta makes sure that her hand painted numbers do just that. Her New York Mini Dress is made to your measurements and hand painted with an ivory rendition of the New York skyline, which is then enhanced by a light sprinkle of brilliant metallics. Marina Asta customizes each piece, so no one will ever show up in the same dress as you. It's not even an issue; there is no other dress just like yours, as they are all one-of-a-kind creations. A medium weight cotton with a raw finished hem, this dress weighs in at a reasonable $95, making it a clear choice for every day wear.