Change Of A Dress


Who says your crazy jam-packed calendar is only Monday through Friday? Last Saturday you squeezed in a surf in the morning, shopped for and showed up at a baby luau in the afternoon, then headed straight out to meet friends for dinner.

Sandy shorts on the couch fit right in with the kids at the afternoon party. But that bikini-top-as-bra at dinner wasn’t your classiest moment. The entire day was a wardrobe malfunction.

Dressing for the occasion – or all three – is a lot simpler with dresses that go with both slippers and strappy sandals from local designer Roberta Oaks.

www.leichic.comNot long ago Oaks was selling vintage dresses she altered and embellished from a tent at craft fairs and North Shore surf meets. But her designs have evolved into simple and feminine original dresses now stocked in sophisticated boutiques. Many are made from bamboo and organic cotton fabric and all of them are sewn right here on O‘ahu.

And her new spring collection – in stores now – runs the gamut from flirty cocktail frocks to simple slip styles that look as appropriate at the beach as they do dressed up.

Now that’s dressing for success.

Available in boutiques statewide. For a list of stores, or to buy online, visit


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