Last spring, I spotted a dress at Michael Hayes that I loved AND looked as comfortable as it felt. I investigated the label and it was new to me—Jude Connally. Just a few months later, I complimented a friend at an event in Newport on her colorful and covetable ensemble. “Thanks, it’s Jude Connally,” she revealed. There and then, I knew I needed to get the skinny on this line.
Eponymously named for founder Jude Connally Zimmerman, an FIT grad with more than two decades in the fashion biz under her belt, the line of dresses and tops ranging from $148-$178 is described as “a modern collective of vibrant prints and soft silhouettes that makes every day dressing for women easy, expressive and fun.”
Apart from its bright, modern prints, I love Jude Connally’s versatile fabric that’s internationally chosen to wash and wear (if you’re a fan of J. McLaughlin, the fabric feels similar), plus it’s universally flattering. Also, the line is manufactured in Manhattan, right in the heart of it all. In Newport, you can find Jude Connally at Michael Hayes, plus more that 400 specialty boutiques nationwide (at shops that carry somewhat similar line including Lilly Pulitzer and Tory Burch). Check it out:
Photos from judeconnally.com