24 Dresses Inspired by TV’s Trendiest Leading Ladies
Upfronts can be a stressful time for many dedicated television viewers. While some of us rejoice when our favorite programs are renewed (The Mindy Project, anyone?!), others must bid our weekly rituals goodbye. But you know what’s always guaranteed to put us in a good mood? Fashion. Check out these 24 fun and flirty dresses inspired by stars of the small screen.
1. 4.Collective Fitted Tweed Dress ($295): Love Cecily Strong’s tweed look? Turns out you can own the exact same dress as SNL‘s funny gal.
2. Forever 21 Floral Peplum Dress ($25): Floral prints have always been hot in spring and summer fashion, but we’ve noticed a lot of darker hues popping up all over the place recently. Get on trend with this gorgeous peplum dress, inspired by Cristin Milioti of How I Met Your Mother.
3. ASOS Kimono Shift Dress ($105): Lea Michele ditched the Rachel Berry schoolgirl look and opted for this super sexy kimono-inspired dress. For those of you who love the style but want a neckline just a little less daring, we have the perfect shift dress solution.
4. French Connection Citronella Feather Dress ($220): Sometimes all you need to look glam is a simple outfit with a bold color choice. While actress Tracee Ellis’s dress has some pretty rockin’ shoulders, this French Connection find is still perfect for a fancy day at work.
5. Glamorous Fringe Dress ($54): Almost an entire century later, ’20s fashion is hotter than ever. Jada Pinkett Smith knows what she’s doing. Channel your inner flapper with this fabulous fringe dress.
7. New Look Embellished Romper ($48): Mindy Kaling is one of our favorites here at Brit + Co., and her enviable style just moves her even higher on that list. This beaded romper is the perfect mixture of playful and sophisticated fashion.
9. Topshop Button Front Floral Midi ($68): Rashida Jones won our hearts as Ann Perkins on Parks + Rec, and now she’s teaming up with Steve Carell (eep!) for her new show Angie Tribeca.
10. Zara Flower Print Dress ($50): We’re super huge fans of mixing prints, so when we saw Community‘s Gillian Jacobs in this checked and floral frock, you can imagine our excitement. This Zara dress definitely captures that same eclectic feel while staying casual and breezy.
11. AX Paris Floral Bodycon Dress ($42): A bodycon seems to be a bit of a throwback in this year of long and flowy dresses. However, Candice Patton, from The Game, looked so great in this one that we just had to find one for all of you as well. This AX Paris dress has a tropical feel that’ll have you dreaming of the beach in no time.
12. Striped Crossover Cutout Dress ($50): The Hot Wives of Orlando creator and star, Danielle Schneider reminded us all that simple striped dresses are a staple in summer wardrobes.
13. Whole Dine Yards Dress ($120): Hannah Simone (known to many as Jess’ BFF Cece in New Girl) remixed floral print and lace. Not your grandma’s dress, obvi!
14. Raise Helvetica Dress ($78): Angela Kinsey’s uptight accountant persona from The Office is nowhere to be seen in this figure-hugging number. Bonus: the wavy sides of the dress add a slimming effect and insta-hourglass curves.
16. ASOS Shift Dress in Leather ($182): After saying goodbye to the beloved Private Practice‘s Dr. Addison Montgomery last year, Kate Walsh is back and hotter than ever. And this leather number’ll do the same for you.
17. Guess Baja Floral Leopard Dress ($98): Again depicted by our love for Krysten Ritter’s choice, mixing prints is what we’re all about. Floral and animal prints pair surprisingly well. It’s all nature, folks.
18. Alice + Olivia Puff Shoulder Dress ($208): Remember when we told you about Karen Gillian’s new show Selfie? Her look inspired us to find this Alice + Olivia tweed dress, which is basically screaming for a statement necklace. And a selfie…
19. DailyLook Retro Scuba Dress ($25): The Mindy Project star Xosha Roquemore looked totally hot in a little blue dress. This new kind of LBD is a must-have for your closet!
20. Maison Scotch Embellished Blazer ($130): The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev’s outfit just proves that a blazer (especially an embellished one) is an easy way for a gal to do menswear. Our pick is a little less jazzy, but even more versatile.
21. French Connection Solar Spells Dress ($158): A Mindy so nice we had to include her twice. This bright pink dress just proves that sometimes, adding interest to the bottom of your dress is what it’s all about.
22. BB Dakota Executive Precision Dress ($58): This BB Dakota dress, inspired by Ellie Kemper, also has that fab slimming effect. Hello, those white lines do more than just add some rad visual interest to this dress!
23. ASOS Peplum Hem Mini Dress ($32): The ever trendy Zooey Deschanel is oh-so-excellent at rocking simple styles with a little bit of flair. And you will be too once you put on this cute peplum hem dress.
24. Efflorescent Arrangement Dress ($37): And finally, another flowery print for spring and summer. The vintage feel of these sleeves are perfect for those of you who love a retro feel.
Which star-inspired dress is your favorite? Tell us all about it in the comments below!
The idea of home took on a whole new meaning as soon as sheltering in place and lockdowns became a regular thing in 2020. And it wasn't all bad. We got back to cooking at home, bonding with our partners/families/housemates and pets, and we did a bit of redecorating. In fact, home decor and furniture sites saw huge growth (more than a billion global visits in March 2020 alone) as a result of the pandemic.
The New Hygge<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4NDU0MC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyNDc3NzY4NH0.b5mMkAr53ylATx1FegOBQ82rORssRzwzb5mnDnh9v2I/img.jpg?width=980" id="018a4" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="83ebde83c7fe24dc26f3daaa7b1af7b2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="1100" data-height="1650" /><p>"2021 will be about creating connections to each other, to ourselves, to nature," says Etsy's trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson. "We're embracing <em>friluftsliv</em>, the Norweigan concept of getting outdoors – think of it as the new hygge." That means turning your home into a nature haven, with <a href="https://www.brit.co/easy-to-care-for-indoor-plants/" target="_blank">indoor plants</a> that clear the air, provide peace of mind, and hint to the great outdoors, especially giving us a boost during grey winter days.</p>
Spaces Reimagined<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4NzkxNy9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzODU5Mjc5Nn0.WgkbktVSlXqGCnNT2UhoIliWO5XiIcre48caYgoPK1Y/img.jpg?width=980" id="76852" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="ca514cb2b31357e78a497bda001dcb12" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="3200" data-height="4800" /><p>"We added workspaces to our living rooms, classrooms into our kitchens, and gyms to our bedrooms," says Isom Johnson.This year, she says we're reimagining our homes and incorporate pieces that help restore balance to our multi-functional spaces. (On Etsy, there has been a 399 percent increase in searches for wall or foldable desks, a 159 percent increase in searches for Murphy beds, and a 134 percent increase in searches for room dividers.)</p><p>"Halls and entrances now have a new function: sanitize ourselves before entering the rest of the house, plus a place to store loose items we don't want to bring into our clean areas," says Alexa Backal, head of design for <a href="https://casai.com/en?currency=USD" target="_blank">Casai</a>, a boutique travel rental company, which brings us to a new Covid-era of design.<br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>SHOP FOR THE HOME</strong></p>
Grandmillennial<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4OTc1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNTQwMTY5Nn0.nZqEgs6NFRmJrw9e-dos53XWsY423940LmI9iMSxV6A/img.jpg?width=980" id="9fa52" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="a65d79167844cfcb8385749390e443f2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="1920" data-height="1440" /><p>From cottage-core to crochet to neoclassical design, millennials are feeling nostalgia for (and coveting) their granny's decor in what some are calling <em>Grandmillennial</em> style. "I think Grandmillennials and sustainability actually go hand in hand. This trend is all about younger generations who love design and decor that we might culturally view as "old lady" or grandma-ish," says Alessandra Wood, VP of Style at online interior design service <a href="http://modsy.com/" target="_blank">Modsy</a>. That means ruffles, Victorian wallpaper like William Morris prints and antiques, anything you'll find at a flea market or your grandma's garage!</p>
Art Deco<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4MDc1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMjQ3NjMwM30.RvCyBBpv0YcYWCM-6Zwr3tPOEAG7QHTdSz3UzhgimSg/img.jpg?width=980" id="31b79" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0ad097073d69d3108491bb37d1a39c80" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="5087" data-height="3634" />
Photo: Marius Chira<p>"Art deco is here to stay in 2021," says <a href="https://nylonconsulting-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=13SlMtNZ76DV52bZyncUCPPsHCtfpzs3A1r9yZk0xJSo-831740962&key=YAMMID-22079569&link=https%3A%2F%2Falexanderdohertydesign.com%2F" target="_blank">Alexander Doherty</a>, interior designer based in NYC and Paris. "Art deco design works very well in contemporary decors because of its sleek minimalism and the quality that comes from the pureness of lines. It is the mixture of what is old and new that gives a space character." After all, it is the roaring '20s!<br></p>
Joyful Botanicals<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4MTAxNS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NzkxMTg1N30.p669TTpFJHTRZqoemHVmQKRjW2s2VAfjHgWXmARn7JM/img.jpg?width=980" id="b257d" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="34ccde6398e515c833739e0b86c8cf37" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="2400" data-height="2833" /><h1></h1><p>Get ready to embrace blooms in winter and beyond. Botanical walls, bedding, upholstery and more are making a big comeback. Barbara Karpf, founder and president of DecoratorsBest, says wallpaper like this <a href="https://www.decoratorsbest.com/products/york-garden-party-mural-ri5190m-wallpaper" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">York Garden Party Mural</a> ($128) are an affordable way to add drama to your home. "Murals are art in their own right. They cover the wall and provide unique art at the same time," she says.</p>
Flexible Design<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4MTI1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNjEwMTY0Mn0.8FFkw5ekcndjbALUND8nW-vcKMqjjAFMJcjtFu4WVVk/img.jpg?width=980" id="2a5e4" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="1cc77c1b0fcce3a4f67d32cbaf8d158b" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="3000" data-height="4500" />
Photo: George Ross<p>"I am seeing a lot of enclosed kitchen spaces as opposed to large family room/ kitchen areas that are open to the rest of the home," says CEO and cabinet designer <a href="https://nylonconsulting-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=13SlMtNZ76DV52bZyncUCPPsHCtfpzs3A1r9yZk0xJSo-831740962&key=YAMMID-22079569&link=https%3A%2F%2Fpeacockhome.com%2F" target="_blank">Christopher Peacock</a>. But within the closed kitchens are more open plans and less built-in cabinetry. "An eclectic organic feel of mixed textures and materials is very welcoming and bistro like, and this is certainly popular," says Peacock.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>SHOP FOR THE HOME</strong></p>