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Hot for Fall: The Mini Dress

a short red homecoming dress

Oh, how we love the mini dress. Let us count the ways: First off, this micro-silhouette makes legs appear miles long, so before you choose it as your homecoming dress, make sure you’re cool with your stems getting the spotlight. Second, it’s just super cute! The midi dress had its time to shine, so it was only a matter of time before super short hems became a trend as well. Celebs love the look too; we’ve seen fashion it-girls Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber sport mini dresses everywhere from streets to red carpets.

a selection of black and white dresses

Before you start shopping for your own, let’s make one thing clear: this daring dress trend is best saved for a girls’ night or homecoming; and not necessarily something more formal, like a wedding. Ready to dive into this hot fall look? The Camille La Vie collection has NEW flirty minis to kick-start your closet; we pulled a few faves here to start.

Explore options in all of the hottest trends; glitter, iridescent stone, and embroidered mini dresses await, from the latest dress drops to what's coming soon. And whether you’re curvy, slim, or somewhere in between, this sleek silhouette is fit to flatter all body types. As for finishing touches, pair a v-neck or plunging mini with a choker or layered necklace, and elevate the look with heels for a true wow-worthy effect. And who could forget makeup?! Y2K beauty is having a serious resurgence right now, from shiny gloss to glitter lids.

a short light blue dress

From homecoming dresses to girls’ night dresses, these minis have maximum impact. Shop all short dresses here!


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Weekend Wardrobe 101: Summer Party Dresses

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So you’re invited to a wedding. And your bestie’s Sweet 16 is next weekend. And, oh that’s right, brunch with the girls this Sunday at that cute breakfast spot that just opened up. Omg. Summer’s fun and all, but keeping up with plans can be more exhausting than keeping up with the Kardashians. Whether an unexpected invite popped up or there’s more dots on your phone calendar than you realized, we rounded up a bunch of cute party dresses so your always RSVP-ready. No stress, just well-dressed? That’s you.

The invite: Girls' Night Out


Shop: Scallop Glitter Lace Corset Dress

Girls’ night attire = short, playful, and flirty. Head out with your besties in a fun LBD with peeks of lace (that, TBH, can be kept on rotation all summer long). Pair with a red lip and you’re good to go!

The invite: Bridal Shower

Shop: Two Tone Floral Embroidered Dress
Two Tone Floral Embroidered Short Sleeve Dress

Honor the bride-to-be in a style that’s feminine and sweet. Try a textured floral asymmetical one shoulder or adorable short sleeve fit for a picture-perfect presence.

The invite: Summer Wedding

Shop: Ruched Back Crepe Dress with Side Pleats
Keyhole One Shoulder Crepe Trumpet Dress

Black tie reception? A long evening dress is in order. When shopping, keep fabric in mind; a crepe style like this red dress is stretchy and oh so sexy. Or, opt for a breathable, semi open back style like this flowing blue gown. RSVP: chic.

The invite: Sweet 16

Shop: Satin V Neck Skater Dress Two Tone Fit and Flare Metallic Shimmer Short Dress

A blowout Sweet 16 bash- you know, in a fancy venue with a candle lighting ceremony-calls for a fun, shiny ‘lil number. Look for a fit and flare dress with a satin or glitter finish, like one of these festive styles!

The invite: Sunday Brunch

Shop: Lace Off the Shoulder Tiered Dress
Scuba Lace Racer Back Dress

No need to stress Sunday morning’s outfit; simply slip on one of these cute day dresses and head out! Easy silhouettes keep you comfy, yet chic during chatter over pancakes and French toast.

Places to go and people to see? We have styles for every formal and semi-formal occasion. Shop summer dresses on!



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How to Wear a Leopard Print Dress

a short leopard print dress

If there’s one print that’s been dominating fashion recently, it’s leopard. The popular 90’s look has been seen on everything from tops to swimwear to, yes, evening dresses. To say we’re seeing spots is an understatement. And while it’s basically a neutral at this point, there is an art to pulling off this fun print. Are you ready to answer the call of the wild? Check out our top tips for nailing the leopard trend below.

a selection of short and long leopard print dresses

Shop: Satin X-Back Dress Strapless Metallic Tiered Dress

Treat it as a neutral

Honestly! Your animal instincts may hint that this print is the stand-alone feature of any outfit, but that’s not true! After all, it’s typically a mix of black, brown, and white; all neutral shades that go with everything. Sure, a leopard print dress pairs effortlessly with black heels, but amp up the look even further with red pumps and even a red lip.

Add a leather jacket

While this wild print has found its place in formalwear, it’s easily dressed down for a casual night out. Pair a leopard print dress with a moto jacket and ankle booties when the weather gets chilly. Rawr.

a selection of short leopard print dresses

Shop: Scuba Animal Print Dress Asymmetrical Hem Animal Dress

Keep fabric in mind

How to know when leopard print is dressy enough? When shopping, remember to look at the fabric. A satin dress offers a hint of shine making it dressier than say, a scuba or Jersey dress, which fall on the more casual side. Therefore, satin works for a wedding or even a formal homecoming celebration, while a Jersey mini is more suitable for a girls’ night out.

It’s safe to say we’re wild for this animal print trend! Looking for a different type of style? Shop all evening dresses now.

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The Complete Style Guide for 7 Wedding Dress Codes

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So you’re invited to a wedding (yay!) But you have zero clue on what to wear (ugh). The first step is to look at the invitation, but it says…black tie optional? What does that even mean? Is it less fancy than black tie? Are short dresses acceptable? Ugh, why do dress codes even exist??

Girl, we understand the struggle. Whether you need to brush up or are already up to code, scroll below for our crash course on wedding dress codes, plus exactly what to wear for each. On your mark, get set, decode.

White Tie

a long emerald prom dress

Shop: Satin Off Shoulder Rhinestone Waist Ballgown

Oh you fancy, huh? A white tie dress code is as formal as it gets, meaning a long evening dress is mandatory (no minis in sight!) Get swept up in glam with a gorgeous satin off the shoulder ballgown in pretty emerald. Don’t forget the jewelry; try chandelier earrings and a rhinestone bracelet to match the elegant waistband.

Black Tie

a long black illusion evening dress

Shop: Off the Shoulder Split V Studded Side Jersey Dress

Chances are you’ve heard of this one before! A black tie dress code is common for an evening event, so dress to the nines in a sophisticated gown with pretty embellishments, like this fitted off the shoulder style. And bonus: the beaded panels on the sides make your curves look fire.

Black Tie Optional

Strapless Cuff Front Slit Dress by Camille La Vie

Shop: Strapless Cuff Front Slit Dress

A step down from black tie, black tie optional is more about the men’s dress code, so simply read this as a typical black tie event. You can, however go a bit easier on the embellishments and opt for a simpler style; this strapless red slit dress is subtle yet still makes a statement. Plus, the leg slit shows off a killer pair of heels.


a short blue homecoming dress

Shop: Two Tone Lace Off The Shoulder Scuba Tiered Dress

No need to go as fancy as a gown here; a cocktail invite = a short, chic style. Keep your dress up to code by choosing one with elegant detailing, like lace or beading. This navy two tone fit and flare is a perfect match.

Beach Formal

a light pink prom dress

Shop: V-Neck Petal Embroidered Trumpet Dress

Ahh, sun, sand, and sea. For a wedding in the elements, choosing a dress that’s breathable and non-constricting is key. A flowy gown bearing 3-D florals and an illusion skirt transitions seamlessly from sunny shore to ceremony under the stars. Pair it with fancy flats for day and heels for night.


a short black and pink cocktail dress

Shop: Off Shoulder Satin Dress

Semi-formal means finding a happy medium between formal and casual. This style does just that; the black bodice keeps it simple while the satin skirt adds a dose of dressy. Now where’s the dance floor?!


a short green cocktail dress

Shop: Scuba Halter X-Side Dress

Because it may take place entirely outside, a daytime wedding has the most laid back dress code of all. But this isn’t the time to pull out the jeans and shorts-remember, it’s still a wedding! A sundress or simple solid style like this halter fit and flare effortlessly complements a day event.

Looking for more? No matter the dress code, always be the best dressed in a style by Camille La Vie. Browse wedding guest dresses here!



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Our Do's and Don'ts for Wearing White

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The color white seems to come with many “rules” attached. You can’t wear it after Labor Day. It’s typically reserved for brides. It stains easily, so avoid it at all costs. How did the simplest shade become so complicated?

Well, these unwritten rules are meant to be broken, with the exception of wearing white to a wedding (please don’t do this…ever). We outlined a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind in regards to the pretty pearly hue. Whether you sport the shade on the reg or are contemplating it for an upcoming event, have these tips handy to look your best in blanc.

Do: Accessorize!

A white dress is like a playground for accessorizing, so don’t miss the opportunity to dress it up with colorful jewelry, fun heels, or a dazzling handbag.

Don’t: Wear it to a wedding or related event

We said it once and we’ll say it again: this “rule” is one to abide by. Unless the invitation specifies it’s an all-white dress code for guests, avoid the color for a wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner.

Do: Consider Similar Options

If white’s still too intimidating, try ivory or a print style with a white backdrop. Baby steps, peeps.

Don’t: Limit it to one season

Yes, it’s time to put that Labor Day myth to bed. White can be worn year-round, whether it’s for a June graduation or the annual Winter Wonderland dance. Seriously, the limit does not exist.

Do: Keep stain remover handy

Tuck a tide-to-go pen in your purse, just in case…trust.

Whether you’re in search of the perfect little white dress or another chic summer style, discover your go-to look on!

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These Patriotic Hues are Perfect for Summer

a short white dress

With summer officially kicked off, it’s time to shift your mindset from homework and hectic schedules to beaches and bronzer. And whether you’re hanging poolside or have a fun event to attend, the thought of What should I wear? has surely popped into your mind. While we can’t vouch for poolside style, you know we’ve got your back for a formal or semi-formal event. July 4th may have come and gone, but we’re still feelin’ red, white, and blue. Ready to enter and exit with a bang? From a black tie wedding to a semi-formal graduation dinner, these long and short dresses will add some chic to your weekend.

a selection of short evening dresses

Shop: Cleo Neck Fit and Flare Dress
Lace Tiered Dress
Sweetheart Skater Dress

So which patriotic hue should you do? Warm complexions like olive and dark skin tones look awesome in red, while blue suits cool tones, like a fair complexion with blue eyes. And we love a white dress because it’s universally flattering on everyone! But this is fashion after all; if a specific color is calling, forget the rules and just do you. After all, the very best accessory is confidence.

a selection of long evening dresses

Shop: One Shoulder Dress Lace Corset Dress Glitter Trumpet Dress

Sizzle like a firecracker in a satin or glitter shortie, or opt for a halter jersey dress for a more minimal finish. If the dress code calls for black tie attire, glam up in a long evening dress bearing an off the shoulder, spaghetti strap, or tank neckline. Embellishments serve as their own accessory, but let the setting determine how dressy to go. A ballroom affair? Full-body beading brings the perfect amount of glitz. An outdoor party? Try a pared down silhouette, like a red crepe style, to avoid looking overdressed. And just a reminder: no white for weddings! (but you knew that, right?)

Wherever you’re headed this summer, there’s a dress for that! Shop short evening dresses and long evening dresses by Camille La Vie.