Introducing Your New Go-To Dress: The Ponte Knit

First off, what is a ponte knit? It’s a fabric made up of rayon, polyester, and spandex – with just the right amount of stretch and structure. In other words, ponte knit is about to be your new BFF.

Fitting for literally any occasion and time of year, a dress done up with this material can range from dressy to casual, colorblocked to leather paneled. Make it your own this fall with opaque tights and a blazer, cardi, or moto jacket. Need some inspiration? The three ponte-perfect occasions below are a good place to start.

BLG-1721 Boutique Support Ponte Perfect

For the Office
With enough structure for the 9-to-5 but enough give to feel like you’re getting away with something, ponte knit can stand up to 12-hour workdays (plus post-work dinners). And this number has every fall trend – cobalt blue, flattering seams, and the just-right silhouette for a tailored blazer, tights, and pointy-toe pumps – in the bag. Now, nail that pitch with confidence.

For Cocktail Hour
Girls just want to have… you know the drill. Done up with flattering colorblocked panels and long sleeves to keep you warm in the chilly fall air, this mini makes catching up with the ladies even more fun. So stay out an extra hour – it will feel like you’re already in your PJs anyway.

For Date Night
Peplums, leather trim, and an always-chic strapless silhouette. This dressed-up number has “date night” written all over it. (Bonus: it won’t wrinkle from sitting down for long chats.) Add some forget-me-not oomph with sparkly earrings, a topknot, and a moto jacket. Edgy and pretty? Hello, second date.

Our Fresh Material: The Ponte Dress Boutique opens Sunday, September 8, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 8, 2013