LIVING COLOR: What better way to keep a short skirt weather appropriate than with richly colored wool? BCBGMAXAZRIA's Zipper-Embellished Sweater Dress ($198) is fashioned like a long, shapely sweatshirt, but ends up looking electric in bright blue knit and zipper trim.
BASICALLY SO: If layering is your game, a basic mini dress is ready to play. The Interlock Turtleneck Tent Dress from American Apparel ($40) comes in 10 rich colors and is ready to pair with boots, belts, vests and anything else you can throw its way.
SHEER DELIGHT: Shirt dresses are no longer limited to menswear. The Annabelle Shirt Dress from Guess ($89) in grey silk is undeniably feminine with its button-up mandarin collar, matching sash belt and long puff sleeves.
NEW EMPIRE: Few things flatter a woman more than v-neck tops and empire-waist dresses. The bishop-sleeved INC Printed V-Neck Empire Waist Dress at Macy's ($79) combines the two with an above-the-knee hemline, creating a triple threat of long, lean and leggy.