When I go away for summer vacation, I will take this dress. It is perfect to wear over a swimsuit as I visit the pool. It will be cool and comfortable while exploring the quaint historic villages I enjoy visiting or while having brunch.
I can wear white jeans for almost any summer event here in East Tennessee, but a soft, lightweight dress is much cooler during ninety-degree days in Florida.
I opted for this style for several reasons. There is ample coverage so that I can wear a bra with it. The ruffles are not on the bust, but they conceal the bit at the underarm that I don’t want to show. The fitted bodice prevents the tent effect. It has a back zipper. The buttons down the front are ornamental only, so no gapping. The dress is super lightweight and very soft. It is also fully lined. The gray and white stripe pattern is subtle. Bright florals are not for me.
I can wear the dress with flat, block heel sandals, wedges, or espadrilles. Adding a jean jacket and sneakers could also work for an early morning coffee break at a café.
My hat is from last year. Similar here. My tote is also from a previous summer. Similar here. Flat sandals here. Similar block-heeled sandals here.