Get the look: white flowy dress

House dresses are having a moment, which makes sense, because we are, for the most part, literally housebound. But as I noted in Monday's post, just because you're staying at home doesn't mean you can't look pretty. This month's most repinned look from my Outfit ideas for ageless style Pinterest board manages to feel both comfy and feminine, which pretty much explains why it's so popular. And who can say no to a little white dress at this time of year? 

The key to finding a voluminous, flowy white dress that doesn't make you look like an elephant is looking for a lightweight, gauzy fabric—and making sure it fits properly. This Elizabeth and James dress (remember them? They're now at Kohl's!) is in a slightly different fabric—eyelet versus voile—but the vibe is very similar, and the price is right. 

Another must-have for summer: a big, slouchy tote bag. Bonus points if it has an interesting handle like this one. I think the woman in the photo has a Marni bag, and while the shape of this one is a little more relaxed, it's a fraction of the price and a bit more versatile. 

I wear delicate gold jewelry exclusively in the summer, including a pair of hoops and several delicate gold necklaces that I never take off. If you don't already have these two staples, it's time to invest in some. 

Finally, a pair of oversized sunglasses is key, and I say the bigger the better. This pair has a similar ombré effect in the frame (although, for the record, I believe the woman in the photo is wearing Celine). 


Lovely said...

What a beautiful style! Love it hun!


Mica said...

I wish I could pull off a white dress as I love the way both of these look - the inspiration pic and the cute one you found! I find just a white tee or white shorts enough trouble to keep clean though, haha! not sure I could get away with a monochrome white outfit with my clumsy self and the kids to take into consideration, haha!

Hope that you are having a great weekend :) We had our first birthday party yesterday after the relaxed restrictions and it was so much fun!

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Shelbee on the Edge said...

You know I am all about a little white dress this season! Your picks are so beautiful. And I love the simple gold jewelry with it. Thanks for linking up.