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Fashions fade, style is eternal. Yves Saint Laurent
Visal's Essential Picks
We often get asked by clients: “What are the essential dresses I should have in in my closet?” Good question. So we are showcasing select pieces in the Visette collection, four key designs that Visal has picked for you to step into. Ready. Set. Go.
FEUILLE - ANY OCCASION, EVERY WOMAN: $450
Designed by Seattle-based Man-tis, Visal says Feuille is the perfect “no-excuse” dress for women who say they don’t like wearing dresses. “It is comfortable, yet feminine and architectural at the same time. It will take you from a day at the office to a night out on the town,” she says.
Available in a range of neutral colors, this piece is fully lined and can be transformed by adding a belt, bold jewelry and a pair of heels.
“This is the dress I wish I had when I started my career in corporate America,” says Visal. “You feel much more confident and powerful. You are making a statement in a dress. It speaks louder than a button-down shirt and slacks.”
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MARTA CUCCINIELLO - SUBTLY SEXY: Top $345, Skirt $645
“I love the color and texture of the fabric in this collection,” says Visal. This head-turning Italian-designed skirt and top combination is perfect for the woman who wants to be subtly sexy and doesn’t mind turning a few heads. “You can show a little skin, but it’s still elegant and sophisticated,” she says.
This versatile combo is perfect for any after-dark event. “New Years Eve, your cousin’s wedding, a charity gala, or a retirement party for your grandpa. Don’t think about what everyone else is wearing - just feel great in your own skin,” she says.
Each piece can be worn separately. Pair the skirt with a simple cashmere sweater and a pair of boots for a dinner with friends. Wear the bandeau top with a slim fitting pencil skirt or black slacks and a pair of heels at an after-work cocktail party.
We’ve got more exceptional pieces from this designer. Come see them in the store.
CIGDEM AKIN - FASHION FORWARD AT NIGHT - $749
Elevated. Unique. Couture. Think evening gowns from Turkish designer, Cigdem Akin. Visal says when the invitation says “Black Tie,” it’s a call to action. Bring on the drama.
“This is more than a dress. It’s a gown,” she says “And I want the gown to be about the woman wearing it. It has to be dramatic yet elegant, which is always the undertone of this collection.”
The velvet shift dress has a sheer overlay and each piece can be worn separately. Visal suggests that this ensemble is tailor-made for a night at the opera, an evening wedding, or a charity gala. “Please wear this dress if your partner is going to be wearing a suit or a tux,” she says.
NUVULA - A DIFFERENT KIND OF SEXY: $325
You want to walk into a room and say something without uttering a word. This dress from LA-based designers, Nuvula speaks volumes. “I like this collection because it is sexy and I love this piece because it is memorable,” she says.
What makes it sexy yet sophisticated and elegant? The color and texture of the fabric combined with a twist: A modestly high collar and a below-the-knee length contrasted with an unexpected naked keyhole back.
“This dress has many roles,” says Visal. “It’s perfect for a first date or a cocktail party, but you can also pair it with a casual trench and wear it during the day.”
Most importantly, it’s made from stretch fabric. Easy and comfortable to wear!