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Maybe it's her English-rose upbringing, plus her based-in-New-York grit, but R29 favorite Charlotte Ronson sure has a knack for making dresses that are equal parts demure and downtown.
To wit, the grungy, striped dress that's liberally sweetened with lace paneling. Or the work-ready sheath — well, it would be work-ready, if it weren't for the sheer insets and supershort length.
It's a credit to Ronson that these dresses are completely on-trend and wearable, despite their conflicting influences. Click through our 10 favorites, and tell us which sophisticated-not-stuffy schmattes you're dying to take out on the town.
There is no denying that fashion is improving for those over a size 14. The days of being forced to venture down into a dark basement corridor in your local department store just to find unflattering options are all but over, as more brands have begun to value the full-figured customer.
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So, your workday-from-hell is finally over — and now, all you want to do is make a beeline for the bar to grab a cocktail (or three) and delicious appetizers. If you had time to go home first, you'd #treatyoself to a fresh coat of foundation, but at the office you don’t quite have the luxury of doing so. (Anyone read