DIY, in a little black dress?

I’m sure you’re familiar with the DIY concept — do it yourself?  But what does that mean in a dress?

With the Summer 2018 collection, Ruby Ribbon has launched a black DIY dress — one dress, worn as many ways as your imagination can come up with!  In a super polyester spandex fabric, what this dress offers is options:

  • Wear it at your natural waist, as an empire waist or as a halter
  • Two sashes allow you to configure the straps in a variety of ways — create a different look for each event you wear it too
  • Take it along on an vacation or trip and DIY your way into daily fashions, dressed up or dressed down

Watch Ruby Ribbon’s Sr Designer, Cami Raymond, style this dress in her favorite six ways.  (PS don’t blink when you’re watching – it goes fast)

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See the entire Summer 2018 Capsule

1 Dress. 6 Ways! The go to wedding, vacay, reunion, girls night, date night dress!#Chic #flattering #versatile

Ottoman moves to a dress

Yesterday I told you about ottoman fabric and how it’s used in our new Winter season skirt to give a “moto” look.
Today, I’m introducing you to the Ottoman Ponte Dress, which is also designed to give that edgy vibe including a non-functional zipper detail, faux pockets and a bracelet-length sleeve. (It does have a functional zipper on the back too)
Winter2017.FB800x8003 ottoman dress
It’s shown here with the Ruby Ribbon black belt; I can also see it with an energetic scarf and here where I come from, we’ll be wearing it with books and tights. Or, who would dare to wear it with our new Fur Scarf?
See more from the Winter and Holiday Collection
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Convertible skirt doubles as a dress

convertible skirt as dressOur Convertible Sash Skirt (on sale right now for 30% off!) can be worn as a gorgeous skirt, and it travels so well. The matte jersey fabric never wrinkles!
But, try it out as a dress too!  The sash can be worn as a halter or strapless (with our convertible strapless slip, of course).
Just think of the versatility of this skirt/dress and how many ways you can wear it this summer plus on your next vacation!
#dress #skirt #convertible #stylewithchar #rubyribbonrocks

It's a great perk of the job

yay fun dressSo, one of my personal favorite perks of my Ruby Ribbon part-time gig is shopping my samples occasionally. Yay!
Today, I wanted to change things up so I brought in the Ruby Ribbon Pleated Mesh Dress to wear to my day job. What a fun way to switch up your wardrobe at no cost. And honestly, I ‘ll maybe wear it a few more times this season, but mainly it will be a sample and I’ll sell it at one of my popular samples sales. (Can you say great discounts to my Ruby Ribbon VIPs!)
It’s not every job that gives you something new to wear whenever you have that whim!
I paired this dress with silver jewelry and a cute pair of casual black sandals. And of course, I wore a black Ruby Ribbon Lace Classic Cami under it (totally brafree). Warm day, but looking and feeling oh so breezy and cool.
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The Ruby Ribbon dress that everyone is talking about

cute black dress summerSince the Summer 2017 Capsule was released, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the new Ruby Ribbon Mesh Dress. Do I have it yet? Have I seen it? Is it as cute as it looks in the pictures?
As of Friday, I do have it!  Yes, it’s as cute as the pictures too!
My friend called it a “day to drinks” dress and I thought that was a great description. It features a pleated mesh overlay on top of a tank style knit dress that is super soft.
It looks equally great styled casually or dressed up. Pair it with colorful flip flops or flats for a pool party.
Or dress it up with metallic heels and a shimmery bag for a night out. Add on our Bolero jacket for the evening chill. Just think of the fun jewelry you might coordinate….
Links to other Summer 2017 posts
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Wear a "little brown dress" for the holidays

Looking for a fun dress to wear for an upcoming holiday party? I would recommend the Ruby Ribbon Little Brown Dress Brown Dress. You can jazz it up with some holiday jewelry or a perfect printed scarf, but also have a great dress to use later in the season for work or special occasions.

This dress is a mink brown Ponte fabric with vegan leather trim that runs down the edges of the dress for a very flattering look.
Because this is a Ruby Ribbon dress, you can expect that it might have a secret and this one does. It has a slip sewn right into the dress and this slip is special since it also smoothes and shapes you to help make the dress look even better on you.

Our dress comes in sizes from XS to 3XL and as of this AM, all sizes are in stock.
Since this dress is sleeveless, if you live in a colder climate, you can easily add the Camel Duster or the Ponte Jacket. I like to add a longer necklace or a fun scarf too.
To make this dress even more attractive, we are offering it at a special sale price that is good through Dec. 7, but is only while supplies last. Sale price for the Little Brown Dress is $90. Call or text me at 701-361-2070 to let me know you are interested.
Who will be wearing this dress for the holidays?
#LBD #sale #holidaydressing


Little Black Work Dress — a work wardrobe series

LBDI’m going to round out this series of “what to wear to work” with a dress, actually a traditional LBD (aka little black dress). But, we should call it a LBWD, right?
The Ruby Ribbon Fit and Flare dress is my go-to dress. It looks great on everyone, can be worn a thousand different ways, and washes well. It’s again made of our Ponte fabric and includes a shaping slip built in.
Every woman that has tried it on at my shows remarks about how it feels and how it flows. It hangs beautifully.
I like to say that we all could go to work in this same dress and none of us would look the same. Pair it will any fun chunky jewelry for a great look. Go on a search for just the right pair of shoes to work with that jewelry, if you’ve got the time.
Or, add on a different scarf each time you wear it and it will never feel like you’re wearing the same dress. Imagine all the great looks you could get with this variety! scarves
I sometimes pair my dress with a teal-colored short sleeve cardigan that I’ve had in my closet for a long time. But, it will also look so professional if you wear it with the Ruby Ribbon Ponte Jacket.
Link to Summary of Work Wardrobe Series

And today the dress

the dressToday, I wore the new Ruby Ribbon Fit and Flare Dress (since the jacket won out yesterday.) When I saw this dress originally, I wasn’t sure I would like it. In fact, when I ordered it, I expected to just put it on my rack as a sample.
But after wearing it, it’s mine!  I guess I’ll need to get another one as a sample for my rack. There is NO WAY I’m giving this dress up! The fabric is so soft, the fit is so flattering and it makes me feel so good about myself (which is what we really want from our clothes, isn’t it?)
I paired it with a teal colored sweater and a long necklace. I can think of a thousand ways to style it. And I got my hair styled by Ashley H at blow this morning too.
Since I’ll be ordering another one, what size do you think I should get for my rack? Who is ready to try this dress on?
Link to Outfit of the Day Summary

Little Black Dress, but with Options

How often do you have wear your favorite LBD (little black dress)?  Not enough?  I think many of us have our favorite dress in the closet and not that many occasions to wear it.
What if you could make your LBD a part of your standard wardrobe?  You can with Ruby Ribbon!
ruched fake dressWe offer two pieces, the ruched skirt and the ruched tee, that when worn together make an amazing LBD for any occasion.
But the best part is that when you don’t need a dress, the ruched tee is great with many outfits. Pair it with jeans for a super casual look. Or put it on with dress pants and a jacket for something a bit dressier. Make sure to add in the right jewelry or scarf.
And, the ruched skirt doesn’t look that great on a hanger, but it looks amazing (!) on most women. The ruching is so forgiving. I like to wear my ruched skirt with a longer top for a chic look at work. (Hey, that reminds me that I haven’t worn my ruched skirt in a while but that’ll change tomorrow).