For quite a while now, I’ve been searching for the perfect mesh insert dress. Initially, I was Hell-bent on a white one, but I was looking at my Helmut Lang tunic the other day, imagining its infinite possibilities, when the light bulb went off that a black one was already within my grasp. And I love how wearing a strapless dress underneath shows off the spinal shape of the tunic. If I had any doubts about my investment in this piece, they have since disappeared.
Helmut Lang top
Maison Martin Margiela shoes
Lauren Merkin clutch
Gorgeous! This is so perfect on you and I like the clutch with it.
wow e, thought it was a whole dress! love love loves it. it was a worthy investment! oh, and those margiela shoes never fail to catch my attention!
This outfit is absolutely amazing…
So, so chic – I love it!
you have so many wonderful clothes!!! x
Totally amazing. Love the spinal shape!!
hot outfit! and i can't stop looking at your pumps!
LOVE it! I love those adorable booties with the dress too!
This is the perfect little black dress! It looks amazing on you! 🙂
Oh, I almost forgot to mention how much I appreciated you letting me know that one of your friends had the hip dysplasia surgery done! I am getting more nervous by the day, so that makes me a bit more comforted! Glad to hear that she is more comfortable! 🙂
YES this piece was definitely a good fashion investment. i'm really in love with the helmut lang top, and i love how you've layered it here. perfect. ~joelle
I thought it was a whole dress as well! You styled it so well, though – you look incredible!
Are you going to a black tie dinner? 'Cause that's how hot you look!
I love the racer-type back of this tunic, the strapless does works perfectly and doesn't take away from it at all. Fabulous idea 😉
Gasping for air… I love. Love. the back of that tunic. I'm sort of trying to figure out how the tunic looks without the dress, but I hardly care. UHMazing. I would wear that combo in a second.
And I can't wait to see what your new investment isss (pretend I'm saying that in a singsongy voice, bc I would be if I weren't typing it, lol). Shopbop really is evil. I would consider Barneys the place where Satan resides in my life 😉
that mesh top is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the back of it
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Farrah @ Stylecrumbs
Ooooh you are rockin this look chica! I loveeeeeee 🙂
Oooh… LUV this. I don't have boobs to speak of, which means no cleavage-baring sexiness for this gal… but an interesting back to any dress or top is just as good, in my book! So pretty 🙂
You're a styling genius. I want to cop this. Damn. Can you please put your BEST OF styling tips together into a book for me? I'll buy it. Thank you. Good bye 🙂
oh!u look extremely fantastic!
WOW! Helmut Lang top is reallly perfect on U. So stylish…
I want mesh cut-outs! This is perfect.
that's a great dress!! ^_^
oh wow you look so elegant and lovely in mesh! Love your bob too:)
You, E, are a vision.
Stunning. It looks so elegant, makes me want to compulsively buy one immediatement! (marvel at my use of french!)
Again: Uber Fab.
Excellent investment for sure.
And the shoes are as well – perfect for the transition into fall!
Reason #833444 Why you would be my muse. Holy shit woman.
This is fantastic. You truly understand your clothes.
stylorectic under medical treatment
good investion indeed
two stunning items is a stunning outfit of course 🙂
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This dress is gorgeous! Great style! x
wow this is incredible
wow, very chic and feminine
sexy girl 🙂
Fashion creative and fashion thrifty. I'm hooked on reading you 🙂
mom & son
i absolutely love the mesh dress!
Uau!! Gorgeous dress!
don't you love it when you re-discover something in your own closet in a new way? super classy!
This dress looks great on you!
Love your blog. =)
cool idea love the dress:)xx
I've been looking for the perfect black dress for a while now and I still haven't found it! Yours is simply gorgeous.
Yep, worth every penny. That is one hot date night look!
the best interpretation i have seen, love how there is a small print on the mesh!
gorgeous gorgeous girl you are …. and the transparency of mesh is indeed magic!!! i always loved to play with optical-illusion when mixing and matching different textures and you did really really well on that … btw: thank you for your lovely comment – i am really glad you mentioned about "the trend" part … 🙂 xoxo
you look stunning, as always!
I actually snagged that top from TJMaxx several weeks ago! Glad to see it has such versatility.
Love your blog and your style.
I wonder if it would look better with a belt? ^.^
Love this combo, darling!
That top is amazing!
You look gorgeous!!
Genius idea!! It looks like a million dollar dress! Looks so sexy on you!! xxoxoxo
You're so leggy!
you look AH mazing ! always so chic .
the top is perfection .. you shouldnt have doubts
beautiful dress!! xoxo
This is a pretty perfect look!
AH! There's those shoes I like!! Gorg!
AH! There's those shoes I like!! Gorg!
That look is made for you dahlin! You look perfect!
this dress is pure perfection;D
i wear my bandage dress with lace long-sleeve top underneath and it looks similar to ur dress;))) i love long-sleeves mini dresses;D they're so hot;))) haha;)
That dress is amazing! I love that shredded top you're wearing. It adds a nice edge to your outfit!
you look gorgeous. this is such a beautiful dress. sooo pretty.
lovely combination of shirt and dress!!!
You looks absolutely gorgeous! A very sexy look!
looks so good!
very sexy and elegant, love it!
I definitely thought that this was a dress at first! You look great, and I love your shoes!:)
OMG the sheer area is utterly gorgeous.
la petite fashionista
wow you would never even know that they are two seperate pieces! i just bought a mesh insert dess that i LOVE it's demure but sexy at the same time.
Little Bow Prep
You look so chic!
i absolutley looove this dress!!
LOVE the sheer bits. I want! 🙂
you look like you came out of mag, totally fab 🙂
Enjoy your weekend!
Such a gorgeous, chic black dress and mesh top.
I adore this look.
it is gorgeous, and i especially love the back of it!
completely perfect, the mesh top is amazing in black. you look stunning lady!
so perfect i love the back panel detailing
stunning outfit! your legs look so long – as a girl who is 5'4" i'm obviously jealous 🙂
wow you look amazing wearing this beautiful dress ! Your dress are so great to !
it's not her, it's me.
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love love love love the dress. looks great on you. and the clutch is perf.
the dress is a BEAUTY.
i recognized the margiela's as soon as i saw them, and i love the cut of them on the top!
the clutch tops it perfectly!
you look so elegant in all your photos! and you have such great style girl! love it
Beautiful dress! Isn't H&M just the best? 🙂
You wear the dress amazingly well…and i love the Helmut Lang top with it….it totally brings the dress to another level.
this look is sooooooooo gorgeous. and i love your little clutch 😀
you did an amazing job putting this look together! the mesh top is just stunning.
darling i love this combination. the strapless dress looks wonderful beneath the sheer Helmut Lang tunic.
Wow! You sure now how to style your investment pieces 😉 It looks like one dress to me (I actually don't know where the tunic starts and the dress ends). I definitely think going strapless was a smart choice to show off the structure of the HL. Gorgeous!
that outfit….. in the words of rachel zoe (whom i hate but this phrase is like seriously enviable) I DIE
the top, the dress, the mmm shoes….. bah….
i hope i can get a job after grad school (bc i am so honest with myself i know grad school is in my future) and thus afford great shoes. because only shoes can make a women really feel better.
yeah my fantasy outfits make me cry too :'(
the vain and the bored
so so so incredibly chic.
Divine. Absolutely divine.
it looks so beautiful with this dress….what a great idea!
such a classy dress!!!
i want the dress :S.. such a cute 90's look
oh goodness.. those shoes. day dream material