Once in a great while, you’ll buy a dress and think, “Holy crap. This fits me perfectly.”
No tugging at straps, nary an errant waistband, and, by God, it’s actually comfortable. And it’s not a huge muumuu.
Next time this happens, check the label — it’s probably by Sue Stemp. The designer who earned cred at Ghost and breathed new life into Tocca launched her own line this past spring, and her fall pieces are available now.
Each item shows a distinct eye for detail and remarkable talent in construction. The collection ranges in style from the architectural Dynasty Geisha dress to the more floaty Honeymoon Delight Au Pair frock to the fitted cherry piano-print top and matching leggings in silk jersey.
You’ll stand out wherever you end up — work, dinner, even the grocery store.
And really, what better place to look hot while checking out the goods?
Available at Third Street Habit, 153 North Third Street (215-925-5455). To see styles, go to suestemp.com.