Juliet Dunn hands-down was my favorite brand discovery of the year. The frocks and coverups alike are unlike anything on the market, an upgraded replacement for the void that Calypso St. Barths left.
Sidebar: Does anyone know whether the CSB relaunch has been completely tabled? We were supposed to get Calypso St. Barths back this year and yet there has not been activity on their Instagram feed since April. Press items about the brand have ceased completely. I digress.
Though Juliet Dunn dresses are pricey, it is possible to score them on sale. Do not for one second believe that I paid full price for pieces. They were not gifted either; I paid for each of them out of my own pocket. The designer’s site, Tuckernuck, Maison du Maillot, MyTheresa, ShopBop, Revolve, MATCHES, and Moda Operandi all carry the brand and frequently put it on promotion. The lattermost even regularly has trunk shows for upcoming seasons, albeit at full price.
This year I bought five Juliet Dunn dresses and preordered two Resort 2021 styles via the virtual Moda Operandi trunk show. When buying such pricey items it is important that they be something that one is in love with and will want to wear over and over again, regardless of whether or not they would be classified as everyday basics. What I learned this year is that living is celebration enough for donning your favorite frock, even if you are only going to your living room. For that reason, these dresses are not one hit wonders; I wore each of them several times over the summer and into the fall. The proof? I documented each more than once on the blog.