New & Hot: Marc by Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC Dress

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 • Permalink • 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC Dress
What: Marc by Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC Dress

Why it's hot: Marc Jacobs, and the more affordable Marc by Marc Jacobs, are both seasonal favorites. Fashionistas everywhere eagerly await the arrival of both labels to stock their closets with that distinctive Marc Jacobs style. This dress -- a new arrival from the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 line -- is of particular interest for a couple of reasons. First, it's an incredibly wearable dress from the typically irreverent line. In fact, this modestly (yet exquisitely) cut 100% silk crepe de Chine dress could go straight to the workplace. Secondly, it's a perfect example of the juicy solid colors that are all the rage for Spring.

What to wear it with: A standout solid color dress like this Marc by Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC Dress really requires one of two distinctive approaches. The safer approach is to pair this gorgeous dress with neutral shoes and handbag -- I'm picturing buff beige, pale cocoa or dove grey. A more fashion-forward, yet less work friendly, approach would be to embrace Spring's color blocking trend and add shoes and a handbag in a jewel tone -- royal purple or sapphire blue would be my first choices.

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