Keep It Feminine
Taylor understands what pretty is: flirty, ethereal, flattering. To that end, she uses lots of sheer or lightweight fabrics (tiered and ruffled to great effect) in muted hues of black, gray and slate. This is very popular, she says, "with professional women who wear suiting but also want to look ladylike."
Rebecca Taylor cotton chiffon-blend dress, $550; 212-966-0406