Empowered feminine style glows from every artsy, vintage-inspired piece in the LA-based For Love & Lemons line. I’ve noticed celebs like Ariana, Selena, and Kourtney have all been spotted soaking up the sun-kissed, retro vibe.
Named after the lemonade stand that founders Laura Hall and Gillian Rose Kern ran together as little girls, this company began with the same determination. The women started out cutting their own patterns and sewing their own samples after work.
That love of fashion shows in every dress, swimsuit, and bustier. Their love for their customer shows in their divine fabrics, extended sizing, and seemingly endless offerings. Yes, you’ll want it all and you’ll be looking out for more stores like For Love & Lemons.
Browsing the online store is an immersive experience. Imagine walking slowly through an LA art gallery, past surfboards, neon walls, sequins, lace. The art is touchable, wearable, and will keep you perfectly styled for strolling Beverly Hills, rocking THE party, or cozying up for an epic day in.
It’s fun, how the website encourages the buyer to be fearless, confident, and to take risks. Sometimes I find myself sticking with my basics, and it feels good to break away and wear something bold and feminine. The brand is known for plunging necklines, sheer fabrics and brilliant colors. Are you bold enough? Do you dare? I can only encourage you to follow your bliss! If you want fresh-squeezed, feminine fashion, For Love & Lemons is absolutely it.
If you’re crossing your fingers to find more stores like For Love & Lemons, keep reading. Here are even more frilly, sexy, and boho styles just for you.
1. Sister Jane
Sister Jane picks up the vintage vibe I crave then takes off in unexpected directions. The Notting Hill studio is constantly evolving its capsule wardrobe. The style is always feminine, as with all stores like For Love & Lemons, and Sister Jane adds a preppy twist.
Get the Queenly Embroidered Blouse for $93 and the Ruler Ruffle Midi Dress for $115.
2. & Other Stories
& Other Stories dubs itself “a one-stop styling destination,” and I won’t argue. This is one of the most all-inclusive stores like For Love & Lemons. Part of the H&M Group, & Other Stories puts extra focus on color and texture.
There are lots of fun florals, and more standard daily wear. When you’ve found the exactly right outfit (you will,) you’ll also find the right shoes, lingerie, and make-up to go with.
Get the Belted Long Sleeve Jumper for $130 and the Rhinestone Velvet Wrap Blouse for $60.
3. Pixie Market
Pixie Market is focused on creating feminine, street-wise “trends you keep.” The online store carries both Pixie Market designs and other brands curated to fit their commitment to sustainability, as I’ve noticed stores like For Love & Lemons do.
Get the sheer Lazy Afternoon Dress for $125 and the Tencel Black Suspender Pants for $139.
Topshop carries EVERY TREND. It’s true. You can find endless retro, girly styles, maybe more than any of the stores like For Love & Lemons.
Indulge your mood, and find exactly what you are looking with that cool London edge we’ve loved for about ever.
Get the Organza Cocoon Top for $30 and the Animal Print Ruffle Dress for $50.
5. Free People
Free People, like For Love & Lemons, is a lifestyle in itself. Earth-mother of the URBN family, this brand’s hippie-boho feel is still infused with the independence of its West Philly roots.
Clothes from Free People are timeless and wear forever. The design is hyper-focused on you, the creative, boundary-busting romantic.
Get the textural Embroidered Fable Midi Dress for $168 and the how-can-you-resist-this Stones Flocked Leopard Tongue Tee for $78.
How does a European brand like Mango compare with other stores like For Love & Lemons? Perfectly. You can feel passion and ambition radiating from every piece.
Mango dresses the stylish grown-up in all of us. Modern, urban, but still playful, Mango is known for studying women’s bodies to create a fit like no other brand. (Although can we please dress ALL the boys in the men’s line too?)
Get the Ruffle Openwork Knit Cardigan for $70 and the Midi Floral Dress for $100.
I keep going back to the front page of the Ssense website. The images draw you into a world of art and fashion.
Click on the “women” link to enter an almost infinite collection of luxury streetwear. Grab some tea and kick back. You are in for a nice, long scroll.
There are few of the flowery, folkloric dresses I love in stores like For Love & Lemons here, but there is the same vibe of daring originality. Ssense will challenge the fearless trend-lover in you to expand your style.
Get the Alexa Chung Rocky Dress for $174 and the Palm Angels Balloon Crop Top for $186.
8. Cult Gaia
Cult Gaia’s website uses the phrase “visual feast” and I’m not arguing.
If you like For Love & Lemons, you will feel right at home here. The collection is smaller, but if you need a new party dress, and of course you need a new party dress, you’ll want to move right in.
Color and texture rule at Cult Gaia. Each timeless piece is designed to be worn, loved and kept, (and did I mention loved?)
Get the plush Shannon dress for $1,198 and the cheeky Giselle for $595.
LA brand Staud believes you have enough staples in your closet. Like For Love & Lemons, this brand is decidedly feminine, colorful, and sure of its style. Give in to the extravagance.
Some designers create for a specific type of wearer, Staud designers create a brilliant, quality design and wait to see who finds it. Does that mean your perfect piece is waiting for you? Don’t you want to find out?
Get the Hydrangea Top for $165 and the Dotted Tulle Skirt for $235.
10. Need Supply
Need Supply believes in shaking things up, mixing designers we know with new-to-love brands. Need Supply began as a vintage Levi reseller in Richmond, Virginia and is now an online giant.
Different in a way from stores like For Love & Lemons, Need Supply focuses on a more minimal look. Still, the feminine, boho feel can be found in the curation where you’ll find the stand-out stars in your wardrobe.
Get the Rachel Comey Dispatch Jumpsuit for $239 and the fuzzy Stacy Sweater by Farrow for $44.