Norma Kamali Diana dresses and gowns are the flattering dress you’ve on screen and stylists, here’s what you need to know
Norma Kamali dresses came onto my radar when I was doing my And Just Like That Season 1 edit. I was finding and linking to all of my favorite pieces from the show and the one shoulder blue dress Carrie Bradshaw was wearing in Season 1 Episode 7 happened to be the Norma Kamali Diana dress. It was the first time I’d heard of the New York based brand and it was love at first sight. I loved the elegant simplicity, flattering cut and just like that it ended up in my wardrobe and it wasn’t the last! These are the famous Norma Kamali Diana gowns and dresses, along with some stunning jumpsuits to check out this season.
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Who is Norma Kamali
Norma Kamali is a female fashion designer who started back in 1974 with retro beachwear collections which have got sexier over the years. Before expanding into dresses, jumpsuits and other wardrobe essentials. Her lines are elegant and colorful, timeless yet fashionable and flattering ruching an integral part of many of her designs. The price points are pretty reasonable too and I’ve always been impressed by the quality of the fabrication and material.
What’s the difference between the Norma Kamali Diana dress and gown
The Norma Kamali Diana dress comes in a few lengths: short, midi and gown length. The length they hit depends on how tall you are. I find the Norma Kamali dress asymmetrical hem hits mid calf to the bottom of my calf versus being just below the knee on the model.
The Norma Kamali Diana gown hits my ankles versus just above the models ankles. I thought you might be able to play around with the ruching to change the length a little but the weight of the fully lined dress holds it down.
I just got this hot pink Norma Kamali Diana gown so I’ll update these photos soon but I find this style runs true to size.
All lengths of this dress have a built in bodysuit which also holds it in place. People seem torn whether to love or hate that part of the design. Some people have tailors cut it out so that there’s no VPL and to make going to the bathroom easier. Others love it for holding the dress in place. It doesn’t really bother me one way or the other so I’ve left mine intact.
Do Norma Kamali clothes run true to size
So far, I’ve found that her dresses run true to size. At least in the Diana dress I’m wearing an XS in both of them which is my normal size.
Are Norma Kamali dresses worth it
Norma Kamali dresses cost around $120-300 depending on the length and material. I find them pretty good value for money based on their quality.
Shop the best of Norma Kamali
These are some of Revolve and FWRD’s best sellers right now and the styles on my ever expanding wishlist. They tend to carry the most extensive range of clothes from this designer and there’s a few pieces on sale right now too.
Norma Kamali Gown
This streamline halter gown is so flattering on the shoulders and it’s great value for under $150. Minimalistic dresses like these are right on trend for 2023 and a classic that you can wear for more than one season with both flat sandals or heels.
Pink Norma Kamali Dress
With Barbiecore fashion trending this sexy off the shoulder ruched Walter mini dress in the prettiest shade of pink is perfect.
Sexy Red Norma Kamali Gown
They don’t get much sexier than this slinky red satin gown. This timeless style would be stunning for black tie events and Christmas parties.
Norma Kamali Jumpsuit
How beautifully cut is this belted powder blue jumpsuit. It’s one of those outfits that’s easy to dress up with heels or down with flats for traveling in comfort or for everyday. I’d totally wear it for a chic office outfit then pop on some killer heels and maybe even swap out the belt for my Valentino belt the evening.