T by Alexander Wang Semi-Sheer Silk Shirt Dress ($144)

Rating: Trust It!

I'm a lucky girl, I have a small growing collection of Alexander Wang pieces. His work speaks to me - from the welcome plainness of his T line to his runway collection, Alex designs for the downtown-nineties girl in all of us.  Fortunately, I have accumulated enough of his jersey pieces to make the leap of trust into the silk offering from his T line. 

I needed a dress that spoke to my personality yet could impress my boyfriend's family, and enter this dress. It's beautiful and quirky, and it does have a little bit of understated sexiness because of its beautiful thick and thinly paneled construction. It's also not too fragile, I've worn this dress to parties and brunch, and everything in between (but because it is ivory, I try to avoid strawberries, a weakness of mine). Alex makes this dress in different colours every season and I would most definitely buy it in a darker colour.  Don't let its seemingly delicate composition fool you; this dress is here to stay.

... as worn by Aimee Laurel.

*Editor's note: This dress looks much better in real-life with a more normal skin tone than on this stylized model!