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Trend Alert: Bare Those Bellies



Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have witnessed the midriff trend that swooped in and took the spotlight for the spring/summer 2014 season. Celebrities on the red carpet,  celebrities on the street and even up-and-coming Instagram fashionistas are all jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to this style that seems to casually saunter in-and-out of fashion when it feels like it (think Britney Spears in her prime). Here are some of our favorite recent belly-baring looks.

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Ribbon Tie-Back Cashmere Sweater Dress

10 Dresses to Pep Up your Late Winter Style

The Winter doldrums can creep up on the best of us, here are some great dresses to pep you up and bring you through to Spring!

Warm and feminine sweater dresses, office ready numbers and prints perfect for adding color to the dreary winter are going to get you through the last stretch and into warm weather!

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How do you pep up your style in the late winter months? Share in our comments!


Fashion Friday: Look Of The Day!

Happy Friday, my fellow fashionistas! If you’re in the market for a cute & trendy summer outfit, then you’re in luck! In this week’s post you’ll see my choices for the look of the day––the perfect ensemble to rock all summer long!

Whether your summer will be spent on vacation or at the office, this look can definitely be adapted to fit the occasion! To see more fabulous and fashionable items, visit our LightInTheBox Fashion Collection.

1) This adorable orange mini dress is right on trend with the decorative detail on the shoulders. The short hemline is balanced by the high, rounded neckline and cap sleeves—which makes it perfect to wear on vacation or at work. Pair this bright dress with some neutral accessories for an up-to-date look!

2) No summer ensemble would be complete without a fantastic pair of sunnies, and these retro inspired sunglasses don’t disappoint! This tortoise shell style goes perfectly with a solid colored dress, and there are 4 other shades to choose from.

3) Every girl needs a neutral colored purse, and this chain shoulder bag in camel doesn’t disappoint! The chain straps are very ‘in’ right now and its gold fixtures go perfectly with this ensemble.

4) Neutral accessories are great, but pairing such a bright dress with another bold, solid color is so exciting! These chunky heel sandals in deep turquoise add some much needed flair to this otherwise too-boring outfit!

5) Gold is the hottest metal for this summer, and orange and gold look fabulous next to each other! Adding a thick gold bangle really draws everything in this outfit together.

6) These jade & rhinestone earrings are the perfect toppers to this orange/gold/turquoise ensemble! The jade color mimics the dark turquoise in the shoes and the gold setting & rhinestones draw the eye upward.

Wedding Wednesday: Lovely Reception Dresses

We’ve all heard horror stories about a bride who ripped her bodice, spilled red wine all over herself or sweated so much she stained her gown—and we don’t want to be that bride! But if you’re the kind of girl who’s had her heart set on an extravagant wedding dress since childhood, chances are you probably never considered just how restrictive and uncomfortable it can be to wear a gown all day long! So in this week’s post, you’ll see some lovely dresses that are comfy gown alternatives for your reception!

A growing trend among modern brides is to ditch the big gown after the ceremony & photos and change into an outfit that’s much more manageable. A quick wardrobe change can make a world of difference to a bride who wants to dance all night and doesn’t want to worry about ruining her wedding gown or being uncomfortable. And there are so many styles to choose from—anywhere from sexy and sweet to flirty and funky. In short, having a reception dress is practical, comfortable and fun!

Check out our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection to see more fabulous reception dresses!

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Fashion Friday: Funky Florals

Welcome to the weekend, my little workaholics! If you’re like me, then the weekend is your brief respite from the hours upon hours you spend at the office. And you like to work hard and play hard! Whether you spend your days off shopping with girlfriends friends or snuggling up with your honey, you have to look good. Show off how truly stylish you are by rocking some funky floral ensembles this weekend!

Everybody is wearing floral prints these days, from celebrities to your next door neighbor! And you don’t have to be a girly girl to appreciate this trend. You can definitely make this look your own—pair a too-cute dress with a vintage leather jacket for a rock n’ roll vibe or a black blazer for a more office appropriate look. You could even mix things up by skipping the floral print and trying 3D floral detailing! Adding ruched fabric flowers or a flower illusion hemline are perfect alternatives!

As always, feel free to browse our LightInTheBox Fashion Collection for more outfits that are perfect for the weekend!


Wedding Wednesday: Be Our Guest! Pt. 1

No matter how many weddings you’ve attended, there’s no doubt that it feels great to be involved in someone’s special day! And there’s no doubt that whenever you get that invitation in the mail that your mind starts racing—who will be my date, what gift should I give the couple, what am I going to wear?? If you’re still searching for that perfect outfit for this summer’s beach or church weddings, then this week’s post is just for you!

As always, check out our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events Collection for my fashionable options!


If you’re attending a church wedding this summer you’ll want a more structured look; cocktail dresses are perfect for this occasion! You can try a bit more of a glam look, with sequins or metallic detail, but remember to dress appropriately for church. And be sure to avoid wearing white, black or anything too bright—you wouldn’t want to upstage the bride!


Most beach weddings are a little more informal, so maxi dresses or casual cocktail dresses are both great choices for this occasion. Floral detail, flowing chiffon or a unique print are all great choices—just make sure to keep it simple! And choose a fabric that will be comfortable in the heat!

Fashion Friday: Bright Style!

TGIF! TGIF! TGIF! In case you were wondering, I’m so happy it’s Friday! Friday means it’s time for lots of weekend fun and nights out with friends—the perfect occasion to show off that new outfit of yours! And a night out under the bright lights of the city calls for an outfit that’s just as bright! In this week’s post you’ll be seeing our newest styles in the brightest colors…so get ready!

From the hottest celebrities to your next door neighbor, everybody loves a pop of color to brighten their day! And as we’re seeing all over the fashion blogosphere, bright hues are the “it” trend right now. This trend is definitely versatile enough to go straight from the office to a night out on the town, and you’ll look fabulous doing it! Dress this look down for the office with a pair of simple black flats and a black handbag, and then put on that matching pair of electric blue pumps to hit the bars!

If you’re not totally devoted to neon, no worries! There are lots of different ways to adapt this trend to fit your tastes. Try just one piece to get you started—a striped blouse or chic blazer with bright details will do just fine! But if you’re feeling more adventurous, a pair of fuchsia trousers or a multihued mini dress will really turn heads!

To see even more bright styles, check out our LightInTheBox Fashion Collection! Happy shopping!

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Fashion Friday: Sexy Sleeves

Even though the weather is warming up and spring is here full force, you don’t have to resort to tank tops and short shorts just yet! You can transition easily from season to season with this new trend—long sleeves! Here you’ll see some hot fashions with sexy sleeves that are sure to make you look cool!

This is a trend we’ve been seeing on celebrities everywhere, from the red carpet to everyday life! The key to making long sleeves work for you is to make sure the silhouette of the dress flatters you. Make sure the neckline fits and the shoulders are not too broad or too tight. Since a dress or blouse with long sleeves is a statement piece, you want it to fit you perfectly!

If you’re still not sold on the virtues of wearing long sleeves in the warmer months, all you need to do is find a piece made of light material. A dress with thick, sequined sleeves is obviously more appropriate for colder weather, but anything with mesh, chiffon or lace sleeves will keep you cool in the summertime!

To check out more items with sexy long sleeves, visit our LightInTheBox Fashion Collection!

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Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Gown Tips Pt. 3

Welcome to the final installation of our Wedding Gown Tips report! Over the past few weeks you’ve seen lots of different wedding gown options for all different body types, and this week is no different! Here you’ll see some fab gowns for tall, petite and full figured ladies.

There are a lot of factors you should consider when shopping for that perfect wedding gown. Price, current bridal trends, your personal style and the season of your wedding are all things you should be thinking about! But one of the most important factors to consider is your body type. Picking a dress that flatters your unique silhouette is the best way to guarantee that you will look amazing on your wedding day.

If your specific body type isn’t featured in this week’s post, check out our Wedding Gown Tips Part 1 and Part 2 for more options. And, as always, our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection has more gowns than even we know what to do with!

Full Figured

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Just avoid anything too clingy or too loose, they can both add pounds! These style dresses will show off your womanly curves and be flattering at the same time:

V-necks, scoop necks, sweetheart necklines, ball gowns, empire with a high waist (just under your bust line)


You should find a gown that accentuates your statuesque height! Make sure you pick a dress with a defined waist. Go for dresses with the following characteristics:

Deep v-necks, halter tops, open back, sheath silhouettes, mermaid/trumpet gowns, ball gowns


Smaller brides should stick with simple gowns; too much embellishments or appliqués will overwhelm your look. You should also go for a style that creates length. Try these styles to look your best:

Sweetheart necklines, halter tops, empire waists, a-line gowns, soft sheath/column (think Grecian goddess!)