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orla kiely – perfect hostess dresses


When I think of the ultimate hostess dress, I think of a retro dress, perfectly tailored, with a little flair. I think of London-based designer, Orla Kiely’s perfectly pretty Spring 2013 line of dresses. They’re exceptionally adorable and in my opinion exude the “ultimate” hostess dress. I was instantly enamored by the design and style so much that it reminded me a little of our delightful Palm Springs. This video confirms and captures the Palm Springs inspiration behind this line. I fell in love with Orla’s style when I saw Kate Middleton wearing this. I know these dresses are pretty pricey, but it’s always nice to have some inspiration when shopping for the perfect party dress. Madewell has some great styles as well, that are half the price and still uber chic! I’ll be checking for Orla sales often as I would love to have one of these beauties in my closet. What do you think of these? Do you have a favorite dress designer?

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11 responses to orla kiely – perfect hostess dresses

  1. March 13, 2013

    I just bought an Orla Kiely skirt…nautical themed with ships on it. I love it! Can’t wait for the summer to roll around so I can wear it!

    1. March 13, 2013

      I saw that one!! It’s ADORABLE!! You’ll get a lot of use out of it this summer 🙂

  2. Dee
    March 13, 2013

    I love these dresses so beautiful, fun and sophisticated!

  3. March 14, 2013

    Absolute perfect dress as a hostess, better yet these are the perfect little versatile dress to wear anywhere. Dressed up or down it’s a statement!

  4. Anonymous
    March 14, 2013


    I just found your blog and I’ve been reading it for hours. I wanted to thank you for your wonderful blog! Greetings from North-Europe!

  5. March 15, 2013

    Those are adorable!! So timeless! I want to dress up and host a perfect little event with you! That would be so fun and I would love learning from you!! haha

    1. March 15, 2013

      Kristin! You are so sweet and thank you for all of your adorable comments!! I really appreciate the support 🙂 I would love to host an event with you so come out here, hahah!

  6. March 19, 2013

    Wow, those dresses are so beautiful. I love the light blue one. That is so cute.

  7. October 3, 2013

    Beautiful dresses , suitable to wear for women of all ages …
    lady’s dress like that always my favorite , i think all kinds of women must put one or two of these dresses in their wardrobe ,there always a occasion you want to put them on to be more famine , serious , and want portrait a positive image

  8. March 24, 2014

    This is really great and is perfect blend of simplicity and style. These outfits remind me of the medieval costumes, in which we find the similar approach.

  9. Sue
    May 21, 2014

    Nice designs but miles too short for me. I wish SOMEONE would do something that sits between the knee and the ankle – this is a very unflattering length unless you have lovely elegant ankles (and I don’t!) : (

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