Adjustable Bottom Dress

DALLAS, Jun 11, 2010 / — Alexis Laken, designer behind the label Contrarian proposes two refreshing summer dresses for the girl on the go.

The white Adjustable Bottom Dress, which retails for $378 can be worn several ways, depending on personal preference.

The adjustable drawstrings can create a dramatic bushel skirt, or when loosened, fall elegantly at your side. It’s a versatile basic dress that allows for imagination when completing the look.

The Purple Bibb dress, which retails for $450, has a sexy backless look with a plunging neckline. More appropriate for a night out, this look can also translate flirty and innocent when kept simple with flats.

As part of the Contrarian Spring / Summer 2010 collection, both of these dresses are available in specialty boutiques nationwide, particularly in California and Massachusetts.

In Chicago, it is available at She Boutique and online at

Designer Alexis Laken officially launched her collection in Spring 2010, with a Fall 2009 capsule collection. It was an instant hit among stylists and celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift, who actually wore the purple bib dress to the Brooks and Dunn concert earlier this year.

Purple Bibb dress

Alexis has incredible knowledge of fashion due to her creative director position at Alice + Olivia for several years. The price point is under $500 and offers a wide array of ready-to-wear staples.