Poor Little Rich Girl
Poor Little Rich Girl is packed with party-dresses, providing girly-girls with a sea of tulle, sequins, ruffles, and jewels for their next big event. (Or, if you're me, brunch.)
The racks contain a surprising mix of brands. There are the more flamboyant, prom-appropriate poufs from the likes of Betsey Johnson, but there's also a nice ratio of more fashion-forward frocks by contemporary lines like Voom and Dolce Vita.
"Buying a dress is a treat--it's more of an experience," said Conway. "You almost become friends with the person helping you, and they treat you more like it's an experience."
If you're into the body-con trend, there are bandage dresses from Shoshanna ($369), or if you prefer something chic, there's a black matte sequin tank dress from Mink Pink ($129), Dolce Vita's super-short raw silk romper ($260), or Black Halo's one-shoulder sheath with a feathered neckline ($455).
(On the other end of the taste spectrum were some horrifying Betsey Johnson pieces, which looked like a parody of bad prom-dresses with cheap-looking sequins, tacky colours, and stiff netting. Betsey's stuff is always a little gaudy, but these gowns offended even my sometimes out-there style sense.)
But there's a time and place for everything, right? While I never really wear these types of dresses, I even found myself fond of a purple ruched column ($475) from perennial eveningwear favourite Nicole Miller.
For my next brunch, maybe?
Photos by Dennis Marciniak