holiday Dec 6, 2016


Today I’m thrilled to finally share the Fall / Winter 2016 Dress Memo!  As you know, for the 30 days of November, I posted a new dress on instagram every day for a specific fall or winter occasion. And just like the first Spring/Summer edition, the ultimate goal was to culminate the series with the publication of the Dress Memo, a comprehensive guide to dressing for every occasion from winter date night, to office holiday parties, to New Year’s Eve, and even Super Bowl Sunday.

This series and the Dress Memo itself was borne out of the countless styling questions I’ve received over the years from readers about what to wear to different events and occasions.  Questions like, what do I wear to a bridal shower?  Or, what’s appropriate attire for my office holiday party?  Or, I’m going to a black-tie wedding, do I have to wear a floor-length dress?  

In addition to the fun of sharing my favorite dresses for the season, the Dress Memo is an effort to provide a true resource with additional ideas and styling advice for every tricky fall and winter occasion that might come your way—something that you could come back to and reference all season long.

My most sincere thanks to all of you who have followed the series. I hope you enjoy the Dress Memo as much as I enjoyed creating it, and I hope it serves as a helpful resource throughout the next many months!

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20 Responses to DRESS MEMO: FALL / WINTER 2016

  1. Marina says:

    Phenomenal job! Thanks for sharing.


  2. Such a nice post and also your collections is too good ……thank you…

  3. Ildiko Nyeste says:

    Absolutely amazing collection! The dresses are stunning. Thank you!
    Happy Holidays to you Mary!


  4. Julia Bardin says:

    This is great! Thanks a lot for putting this together and sharing!

  5. Kate says:

    So, I’m not usually into the digital magazine format, but this is just brilliant! Loved being able to flip through everything with ease and read it in the smaller size. I can tell how much work went into this, and it’s a really helpful resource for all those tricky dressing situations this time of year. High five, Mary!

  6. Kathy says:

    It is obvious you put a lot of work into this. Thank you.

  7. JJC says:

    Wonderful!! Something for everyone for each occasion.

  8. Catie says:

    This is so helpful! I love your style!

  9. Meg says:

    Amazing post! You’ve outdone your self!

  10. nina says:

    Absolutely love all the dresses. Fabulous job!!

  11. Soraya says:

    Oh my god, good jog!!!! Esta lleno de ideas para todas las ocasiones, i love this post.

    hoy tocan ideas de peinados

  12. Lindsey says:

    This is so great. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Manuela says:

    I love your style! You look classy and elegant. Thanks for all your work!

  14. KLS says:

    Beautiful, elegant, and very refined…. are YOU ! Thank you for great ideas on style!

  15. Lulu J says:

    Hi Mary – Long time reader, first time commenter. Congrats on a great memo. Question: I have a similar dress to your New Year’s Eve spaghetti-strap slip dress, and am having trouble figuring out what kind of undergarments to wear with it. The material is thin, slinky and clingy at the same time, meaning most underpinnings show through. Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance, and please keep doing what you do. I enjoy your write-ups and sense of humour tremendously!

  16. Claudia Escalante says:

    I loved you dresses

  17. Hercilia Del Carmen Ruiz Sñ Hola buenas noches el traje es la talla 40 says:

    Hercilia Ruiz

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