Top Pick: Zara Fitted Checked Dress

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Zara Fitted Checked Dress
Fall fashion pop quiz: can a neck-to-knee plaid dress be sexy and sophisticated? Under normal circumstances, I'd vote no. But, this Zara Fitted Checked Dress leads me to believe differently.

This completely covered up, subtle beige and grey plaid pencil dress is sublime. The standup neckline and form fitting construction remind me a bit of Victoria Beckham dresses, but at a seriously lower price. Like VB's sleek frocks, the silhouette and avant garde details of this dress more than balance the completely covered up cut to create a slinky look that will turn heads.

Add classic pumps in a neutral color, like these from Jimmy Choo, for an office-appropriate look. Styled with bootie pumps, as shown in the photo, this dress takes on a more fashion-girl vibe that is perfect for a gallery opening or dinner with the girls. That's really all you need. Add a trench coat in case of bad weather and you're good to go.

→ Buy the Zara Fitted Checked Dress, $99.90, at