Elizabeth and James Dresses
"We like to say that Elizabeth and James is the new luxury, " say designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in their exclusive interview with The EDIT. Paneled to define the waist, this pretty 'Huette' dress is made from sculpting stretch-ponte and turns to reveal an open back. Temper its mini length with slides.
Elizabeth and James is a "one-stop shop for the perfect wear-again-and-again dress or shirt or oversized blazer, " says The EDIT. Cut from textured stretch-ponte, this 'Lydia' design has elbow-grazing sleeves and a low scoop back. Style it for day with a denim jacket and slides.
Minimalist and easy, Elizabeth and James' slinky 'Denver' dress is cut for a loose fit from plissé crepe de chine. It has a supportive built-in bra, eliminating the need for strapless underpinnings. Wear yours with slides during the day, switching to heels for evening.
Elizabeth and James' plunge-front dress is cut from blush satin that feels light and airy to wear. This backless style suits those with a smaller bust as it's best underpinned with gel petals. It is smocked at the waist and has a pleated skirt that swishes and sways as you walk.
Silk jacquard tunic in shimmering metallic finish; V-neck; Long sleeves; Pullover style; About 34 from shoulder to hem; Silk; Dry clean; Imported; Model shown is 5'10 (177cm) wearing size Small.
Elizabeth and James' silk 'Howe' dress is printed with motifs borrowed from Japanese art and has a kimono-inspired shape. Robe maxis like this are much easier and more versatile to style than you might think - wear it tied at the waist with bare legs and mules, or open over a pair of jeans. High side slits mean it moves freely and breezily at the hem.
Much like the personal styles of founders Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth and James' 'Talla' dress is both effortless and playful. It's cut from black crepe with semi-sheer stripes that show a hint of the nude lining beneath. It turns to reveal delicate crisscross straps and is slit along the sides for movement. Try yours with loafers or slides.
Elizabeth and James' 'Cynthia' dress has the same contour seaming as the label's signature cropped top. Made from black stretch-crepe, it has a cutout back and fluid midi-length skirt. The thick elasticated straps ensure that you can wear it with an everyday bra.
plain weave, no appliqués, basic solid colour, round collar, sleeveless, no pockets, lined interior, rear closure, zip closure, side slit, stretch, tube dress
Flattering dress styled with ruffled overlay detail; Asymmetrical neckline; Sleeveless; Pullover style; Polyester/viscose/spandex; Dry clean; Imported; Model shown is 5'10 (177cm) wearing US size 4.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen of Elizabeth and James are "at the forefront of the 'new luxury' - impeccably cut, simple, almost seasonless pieces that look and feel good, " says The EDIT. Cut from fluid stretch-silk, this 'Martha' dress gathers at the side before falling to a split asymmetric hem. Wear yours with slides.
Elizabeth and James' pieces are thoughtfully understated, with founders Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen explaining it's all about how you want to style them. Spun from ribbed merino wool-blend, this 'Josette' midi dress has subtle side cutouts that create the illusion of a smaller waist. We like it with slides or sandals.
Elizabeth and James Tianey dress with draped georgette top and crepe skirt. Surplice neckline; draped back. Sleeveless; thin shoulder coverage. Seamed at hips. Pencil skirt. Polyester; self lining. Imported.
With Elizabeth and James, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen want to give women the opportunity to define their own style, creating clothes that are a sartorial blank canvas. Chic and breezy whether you wear it with heels or slippers, this 'Claudia' dress is cut from crepe in a slightly loose, mini silhouette. We especially like the tie-fastening keyhole at the back - style it in a bow as the brand intended.
crêpe, darts, two-tone pattern, deep neckline, one shoulder, no pockets, lined interior, rear closure, zip closure, tube dress
Printed silk chiffon dress Features gathered neckline and back, tie front fastening with keyhole, gathered elasticated waistband Cut for a relaxed fit Cut above the knee Fabric: 100% silk Lining: 97% polyester, 3% spandex Dry clean only Size and Fit Model is 5"10 and wears size S with Helmut Lang clutch and Rebecca Minkoff sandals
"Impeccably cut, simple, almost seasonless pieces that look and feel good" is how The EDIT describes Elizabeth and James' collections. This classic 'Oak' dress is cut from stretch-cotton poplin and has long ties that wrap around to define the waist. Wear it as the label intended over wide-leg pants.
EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE In Melon; Perfectly crafted dress with enticing neckline; Plunging V-neckline; Drop shoulder sleeves; Exposed back zip and snap closure; Lined; About 37 from shoulder to hem; Polyester/viscose/elastane; Dry clean; Imported; Model shown is 5'10 (177cm) wearing US size 4.
Strapless knit maxi dress with elastic bodice; Straight across neckline; Sleeveless; About 55 from shoulder to hem; Polyester; Dry clean; Imported; Model shown is 5'10 (177cm) wearing a size Small
crêpe, rhinestones, floral design, round collar, short sleeves, no pockets, lined interior, rear closure, zip closure, dress