If You Often Ask Yourself, "What Would Stevie Nicks Do?"
The Brand: Christy Dawn
The Vibe: This L.A.-based designer is known for her dreamy, '70s-inspired silhouettes and muted florals. All of Christy Dawn's dresses are made from deadstock fabrics (leftover materials from other designers), meaning every style is limited-run. So, if you're wearing Christy Dawn and run into your dress twin at a party, it's not just a coincidence—the universe is trying to tell you something.
The Daisy Dress, $202, christydawn.com.
The Pick: Christy Dawn's floaty, button-down "Daisy" dress looks right at home with white Chuck Taylors or platform sandals.
If Your Spiritual Home Is Halfway Between L.A. and Paris
The Brand: Réalisation Par
The Vibe: Close your eyes and imagine what a cool French girl would pack for a road trip along the Pacific Coast highway. Réalisation Par's designs are sexy without trying too hard—think embroidered slips and wrap dresses edged in ruffles.
The Ozzie in Pansy, $170, realisationpar.com.
The Pick: A deep V-neck and a bold floral print give this vintage-y design a modern update.
If Jane Birkin Is Your Ultimate Style Icon
The Brand: Rouje
The Vibe: Consider this brand, started by French model-slash-Instagram-celebrity Jeanne Damas, your Parisian style starter pack. Rouje's laid-back dresses are exactly what you want to have in your closet when you're running late and have 10 seconds to get dressed.
Robe Gabin, $190, rouje.com.
The Pick: Rouje's clever take on the wrap dress fastens with a row of buttons, rather than a sash.
If You Think Pretty Lingerie Deserves to Be Seen
The Brand: Daisy
The Vibe: Aussie label Daisy takes the guesswork out of wearing lingerie beyond the bedroom, thanks to their layered bustier dresses and lace-trimmed slips. The brand's pieces have a nostalgic flair, without veering into costume territory.
Satin Hook Dress, $410, daisydaisy.tv.
The Pick: One-up everyone who bought a corset belt this year with a full-on corset dress.
If You're a Minimalist Who Likes to Make an Entrance
The Brand: Toit Volant
The Vibe: Even minimalists need to be extra, sometimes. Toit Volant's dresses combine clean lines and crisp fabrics with dramatic details, like oversize ruffles, plunging backs, and deconstructed hems.
Verona Dress, $232, toitvolant.com.
The Pick: The layered sweetheart neckline takes this design beyond your basic slip dress.