I’m incredibly excited to share my Summer 2022 Antonio Melani Collaboration with you! The collection was such a joy to put together and I’m thrilled to follow my collection from last summer with this one. I believe it is just as joyful, comfortable and flattering as last year’s collection. The collection is now LIVE at Dillards.com or in store, I hope you will make your purchase so that you don’t miss out! I worry that it will sell through as fast as last year’s collection did exclusively at Dillards! Take some time browsing here so that you can plan your buy! Click here to read more about my inspiration for this year’s collection!
The Kamilla Dress: The Kamilla dress was designed in our signature print for the collection. It is a button down with an optional tie waist that matches the border. I also love this dress paired with the collection’s versatile belt with scarf tie. It is shown below with the Tabitha dress in avocado but I love it with this dress too! The dramatic print in my favorite color combination of blue and white is sure to be a showstopper! The puffy sleeve is comfortable and flattering.
The Simmons Scarf: This scarf is so much fun to mix with other pieces in the collection. I love it with the Krystal, Kate, Lake, Myrna and Tabitha Dress in Avocado! I’ve worn it like a cape by tying corners together to make sleeves) in the photo below (over the Lake dress) because I like the way it shows off the print but it also looks great around the neck, the waist or tied around your favorite sun hat.
The Lake Dress: This white dress is the follow up to the popular white shirt dress from last year’s collection. I love the updated length and the side tie on it. Pair it with sandals or heels and wear it for day or night depending on your accessories!
The Tabitha dress: The Tabitha dress is one of my personal favorites! It comes in two colors because I dimply couldn’t decide which one I preferred! Pool is the most tantalizing shade of blue that will turn heads when you enter a room! Avocado is a trending color in summer dresses and I love it accessorized with turquoise, royal or navy blues, almond and camel tones, or even white! It is a far more versatile color than it might first appear. The Tabitha dresses are another dress that can go from day to night depending on your accessories. The ruffle sleeve and neckline add a festive and fun detail!
The Kari dress: This fabulously fun striped eyelet dress reminds me so much of the colorful summer holidays we have taken before. I feel like this maxi dress is begging to be packed in a suitcase and taken on an adventure! Where will you take it?
The Rose Dress: Another eyelet option, the Rose Dress is in my favorite color to wear, tomato! This is such an easy summer dress to wear as the flattering waist line descends in the back. Shown here with last year’s coveted clogs, I’ll also pair it with flats and sandals for an easier and more comfortable look.
The Celia Dress: This green floral print with long sleeves and long hem line would be beautiful for a summer wedding or special occasion. The fabric and color will take you through many seasons of soirees!
The Caroline Dress: Inspired by the painting you see hanging over my mantle, this dress is as easy breezy as the come! The colors are festive but the style is comfortable and fun. The bows at the shoulders tie so you can wear them over the shoulder or to the sides. The band has a bit of stretch so it offers some comfort. The asymmetrical hemline makes it as perfect for a party as it does for a picnic.
The Myrna Dress: This long and easy style is the perfect hostess dress. It is comfortable but elegant, just like my mother, its namesake! The color is festive and the details make it elegant for evening or day. I plan to host summer gatherings barefoot in the dress! It is also beautiful belted with the Maxwell belt.
The Kate Dress: The Kate is great as every summer wardrobe should have some seer sucker! I love the shirt dress style, collar and front tie. This dress can be dazzled up by leaving the v neck open or worn for a more serious occasion by snapping up above the waist tie.
The Krystal Dress: This dress has a modern feel that flatters all figures. Its neutral tones are on trend and the tie waist is universally flattering. The texture on the buttons is so elegant and easy. I love little details like that!
The Grace Dress and the Millie Dress: This mother/daughter match up is such a lovely look. The three dimensional butterfly lace took my breath away when I first saw it and Millie knew right away that she wanted this textile for her dress this year. Take a look at the shoes on Millie as they are available at Dillards too!
Copper Key Mary Jane’s: Millie made careful drawings by hand last summer and submitted them for shoe designs. It is so much fun to see her wear them now! She knows what girls want and I hope you little ones like these sparkly pink shoes too! I know my neice hasn’t taken hers off since she got them! Here are the links for infant – toddler– youth
Eyelet Sandal: This eyelet sandal combines the cool factor of cork with little lady like blush pink eyelet. Millie espcially loves that they have a “heel” effect! Here are the links for youth —toddler.
The Maxwell Belt: This versatile belt is reversible from white to tan and comes with the wonderful silk scarf shown here. You can also change the scarf out to turn your favorite scarf into a part of the belt!
The Ruth Clutch: I just adore this perfect summer clutch. It was inspired by one that I have owned for over twenty years that I just adore. We made my old one better by making this one large enough to carry your phone, credit cards and some makeup and by adding the tassels shown here! The clutch comes with all three colors to complement the dresses in the collection but you can take them on and off. You could use the purse without any tassels or add something else of your own as a way to change things up.