Exciting, ladylike fashion? An oxymoron? Definitely not.
The old fashion adage goes that in recessionary times like these, girls tend to go for the staples -- sweaters, a great black dress, the perfect-fitting jean. Below, three samples of dresses that prove demure and adorable don't have to mean boring.
Below, Rory Beca 'Peasant' Dress at Eluxury.com. Sweet and sexy -- perfect for a first date or a first day in the office.
Black Halo Keyhole Ruffle Dress at Revolveclothing.com below. Lady by day, siren by night; has Sophia Loren written all over it.
'Amanda' Wool Dress at French Connection, on sale! A minimalist, ruffled hem on this mini-length dress gives the dress a sexy-yet-flirty feel.