Classic Style

Timeless Favorites from ALIGNE.

By: Jen Shoop

This post is sponsored by ALIGNE.

Earlier this year, I discovered the brand ALIGNE and immediately fell in love with their denim dresses. A few of you ordered their Gabriella Dress after I first shared and wrote to me with rave reviews about quality, so I followed suit and ordered their Gitty style, which is a bit more tailored than the looser-fit Gabriella. I’ve long loved dark-wash denim and shirt dresses have been my preferred silhouette for decades — polished, flattering, comfortable, and easy to dress up or down. This dress ticks all the boxes and is just as easy to style with statement sneaks as with dramatic boots (as seen here). I love the high fashion details of this dress in particular: the slightly elongated sleeves, the crisp collar, the dramatic midi length read timeless with a twist. It boasts a thick, heavy denim weight that makes it perfect for colder months. I also love their denim Hibiscus and Harlin style denim dresses — such great twists on a classic! But if you’re not a denim girlie, the Gabriella comes in a fun cord that keeps selling out.

Sizing notes: I took a UK6 (a US 2) in the Gitty dress and found it runs slightly narrow, but still fit beautifully. For context, I’m typically a US 0, so I would advise going up a size in this style. This is true of most of the styles in this post — I took a UK6 / XS — but I’d probably size down if possible in the George coat as well as in the Gabriella dress, as I’ve spotted some fashionistas wearing that style while pregnant. (It looks very roomy!) My tall Magpies will delight in this brand: the styles run long and lean. I’m styling all of these pieces in this post in their “original state” (no tailoring) so you can evaluate for yourself. I’m 5’0, and am planning to hem the skirt and the topcoat. I think I’ll leave the denim dress long, almost maxi-length, though. It’s dramatic and I feel it creates one long, slimming line.

I was thrilled to style a couple of their other pieces as a part of this post, including their iconic George topcoat. It has a beautiful weight to it — you would truly expect that this coat would cost multiples it price tag. Per note above, the coat runs oversized and long. I would size down if you can.

I was also drawn to this wool skirt, which I styled with a navy cashmere turtleneck and navy flats. The skirt reminded me of something Carolyn Bessett Kennedy might have worn, and I attempted to channel her with my restrained styling here. The patch pockets at the front of the skirt are such an interesting detail.

ALIGNE just launched a party collection, and you must see this velvet dress. For $205, packs a big punch. Imagine with a little black satin mule, or maybe some patterned stockings and big earrings. Happy shopping!

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