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With a soft feel, Blugirl's crochet cotton mini dress beautifully holds its shape. The fitted bodice and its full skirt will flatter both slight and curvy figures. The neutral hue is perfect for all day wear.

Christmas in October Smocked Dress with Connie Palmer- Learn how to construct a pre-pleated bishop dress using this brand new pattern not yet released. Take this class alone or take Connie's Learn to Smock workshop and complete this beautiful dress just in time for Christmas.

Evening dress, Catherine Donovan, N.Y., date uncertain. Mrs. Donovan was a leading dressmaker of the “400” (high society). Many of her creations are in museums; the Met in N.Y. alone has 4. Peach satin w/ivory lace re-embroidered in silk. Neckline & arms decorated w/cream glass/gold-painted cut steel beads.

Every woman should have a good shirt dress! Its a great basic piece that can double as a coat. You can wear it belted, or loose for different looks. Pick an A-line shape to hide your hips. It can be worn alone, or used as a great layering piece. I recommend a neutral color like tan, or white that can be worn with many outfits.

Pleated Southwestern-Patterned Dress (Kids) | FOREVER21 girls - 2000081673 Size 11-12 if worn alone, 9-10 if worn with leggings