While I loathe the overwhelmingly congested sidewalks and pretension of that particular neighborhood, you can’t deny that Georgetown is as much a part of the D.C. mystique as Capitol Hill, the Beltway or the Potomac River. And a cocktail made from rum, bitters and Maraschino liqueur certainly sounds like it would be right at home in the wood-paneled, smoky back rooms of the upper crust establishments that line the neighborhood’s cobblestone pathways.
Show me a dark brown cocktail served in a champagne coupe, and I’ll show you a little black dress. This Milly frock (available in more sizes at Neiman’s) with a textured skirt and an illusion neckline is perfect for sipping a libation in a dimly lit hotel bar, Off the Record, perhaps?
If you like the look of an illusion neckline, then you’re in luck. I have compiled a bevy of sheer-accented dresses in a host of price points.
Want a bit of sparkle with your sheer? This BCBG dress accented with large pailettes is Stella McCartney-reminiscent at $398. White House Black Market added rosettes to their festive party frock, which sells for $280. And this sleek, one-shoulder Aidan Maddox has peek-a-boo sheer, and sells for $295.
If you prefer a dress price somewhere in Onederland, this pleated jersey sheath is a good place to start at $158. This tiered mini-dress has lace and a bit of a flapper feel to it. But my favorite is the unfortunately named, Gothic Prom Dress, with laser cut details, a deep back and a flare skirt. (I mean, really, I die for this dress.)
I found a few plus size dresses that I love including this 3/4 sleeve lace dress and this 30s-inspired dress with crystal embellishment on the shoulder. And if you’re petite, I love this matte jersey dress with demure sleeves and a sheer back and this tiered dress with a sheer lace yoke.
I’m speaking at the GW Women in Business Conference tomorrow on the fashion panel. It’s at 11:00AM, so hopefully I’ll see a few of you there.
Have a great weekend, and see you Monday!