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This Velvet Dress is LA Summer Heaven

Photo: Catherine Fulmer

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Our hometown is one cool, inspiring, imaginative place, and a night out here during the sticky summer months will inevitably include anything from rooftop pool parties to speakeasy cocktails to fashion industry events. To capture that breezy spirit, turn to LA designer Catherine Fulmer’s latest collection, which includes this insanely luxe petal-hued velvet dress.

The Phala long dress, now available on Catherine’s website for a cool $389, is an LA summer evening realized; it would look equally at home during a swanky party on Abbot Kinney as enjoying a beer on an outdoor patio in Echo Park. Accented with nude sheer cut-outs and split front panels, the vintage velvet dress is the ultimate night-out-in-LA piece that you’ve been missing.

Take it to the next level and don’t bother getting cutesy or formal with the undergarments. Who cares if your bra shows? Just make sure to pick a sweet bralette that you don’t mind showing off, add on layers of Jacquie Aiche jewelry, keep those loose waves in your hair, and baby, you’re an LA girl.