Have You Discovered Meg’s Dresses Yet?

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During one of my recent sojourns to Williamsburg, I discovered a fantastic new boutique called Meg. The boutique’s specialty? Its dresses, which are strikingly well-cut.

The dresses don’t have a ton of hanger appeal — because they are cut so simply, they seem to hang like sacks. But it’s a game-changrs once you slip one on.

Striped Dress: Meg | Belt: Madewell | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Sandals: L'Agence (Consignment) | Tote Bag: The Strand
Striped Dress: Meg | Belt: Madewell | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Sandals: L’Agence (Consignment) | Tote Bag: The Strand

Lately, Breton stripes are so ubiquitous, they border on boring. But this striped dress keeps its details unique thanks to the asymmetrical sleeves and hemming. Again, it doesn’t look like much on the hanger, but the silhouettes have clearly been expertly draped and cut for an effortless fit.

Thankfully, it’s not skin-tight — it blouses and ruches so you can twist or pull it for a tweaked silhouette. (I belted it for extra definition, but it’s completely optional.)

This exact dress is not currently available online — although I did spot it at the East Village Meg location — but you can buy the same dress in blue here and a similar striped one here.

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This dress epitomizes summer dressing — it’s easy, breathable and looks like it could double as Pablo Picasso’s beach blanket. (Picasso had a legendary affection for amazing summery clothes, including these stripes and this terry polo.)

I styled the dress very casually for a day that included an on-foot trek from the West Village to Central Park to Murray Hill. But you could easily dress this up with metallic heels and statement earrings. And you could wear it to the office with a navy blazer, ropes of jumbo pearls and white or nude heels.

Arrow Bracelet: Gorjana | Two-Tone Cuff: Henri Bendel | Ball Charm Bracelet: Vintage
Arrow Bracelet: Gorjana | Two-Tone Cuff: Henri Bendel | Ball Charm Bracelet: Vintage

I haven’t been this excited about a brand since I discovered Trademark. All of Meg’s dresses are worthy of your consideration, but my personal favorites include this linen concoction and this floral tunic.

Let me know if you wind up trying any of Meg’s looks — I’d love to hear your thoughts on the brand’s unique shapes.