Steal: Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Sheath Dress $158

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Permalink • 

Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Sheath Dress
There are a few little details that can make an otherwise ordinary dress look a little more high fashion. A unique neckline, interesting sleeves or a non-traditional hem length can create an "is it, or isn't it" designer double take. This Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Dolman Sleeve Jersey Sheath Dress manages to squeeze in all three standout details without going over the top: high boat neck, dolman sleeves, mid-knee length.

This graphic green stripe print dress reminds me of something that might be seen on a Jil Sander or Helmut Lang runway. The long, lean covered up (yet body conscious) look regularly pops up in both pricey lines. But, this version won't cost you nearly as much as those labels, making it a perfect choice for trying out a new color or silhouette that you're not sure will stay in rotation for more than one season.

I'd continue the artsy fashion look by pairing this dress with architectural shoes in nude for day, or rugged black for night. A contrasting clutch would add a strong, look-at-me element; a neutral bag would let the dress take center stage.

→ Buy the Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Dolman Sleeve Jersey Sheath Dress, $158.00, at nordstrom.com.