White Hot

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My dress is from last season, but here is a similar one from Zara for just $69.90

Today is the Summer Solstice so I thought it only appropriate to write about the “it” dress of summer – the LWD (little white dress!).  A crisp white dress has always been a summer staple, but this year it is a hot trend.  With sportswear in a super-feminine swing with ruffles, off the shoulder styling, bare shoulders and fabrics like eyelet and lace – its no wonder that this summer’s must have dresses should follow suit.  Here are my favorites at every price point – whether you are looking to spurge for that summer wedding or find a deal, there is a white dress for you!

This season’s white dresses run the gamete from easy day dresses to cocktail dresses with intricate detailing and flair.  I am loving this easy knit t-shirt dress with fun woven detailing on hem from ASOS at $40!  Toss it with your favorite sandals or with a pair of cute sneakers and you are comfortable, cool and chic for errand running, sight seeing, or shopping.

Then there is the dress that goes from daytime picnic to night time cocktails with ease.  All of these dresses work just as well with your favorite new casual espadrille as they do with this season’s metallic or bow heels.

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Urban Outfitters – Kimchi Blue Eyelet Column Midi Dress

These dresses steal the show in textures galore.  This easy column from Urban Outfitters is totally urban chic for a understated, yet sophisticated look.  And on sale for $39.99 (regularly $68) it is a no brainer!

Bare shoulders are a must this summer.  Add some eyelet trim and you have a show stopper.  This off the shoulder number from Lucky Brand Jeans is my favorite of the shoulder- bearing bunch as it has an elastic band to taper in the waist and add shape.  Most of the reviews out there for similar dresses complained that this silouhette was a bit shapeless, but with a simple elastic waist Lucky solved that problem making this one a must have.  As an added bonus it is on sale for 30% off !

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Amanda Stiffly Dress  –  Lucky Brand Jeans

A fit and flare silhouette is one that flatters most figures.  In feminine and dainty eyelet it’s a must have for your summer wardrobe.  Both of these are great options:  a spaghetti strap style from Old Navy at just $19.99 and a more structure version from Nordstrom at $88 that is bra friendly.  Both go from beach to dinner with ease!

 

 

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Fit and Flare Eyelet Dress – Nordstrom
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Fit and Flare Eyelet Lace Dress – Old Navy

Fit and Flare not your thing?  This stunning lace sheath from Anne Taylor is equally as versatile and goes from day to evening with ease.  And today is just $75 with code “dress75” (regularly $169)!

 

 

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Geo Lace Sheath – Anne Taylor

Looking for something extra special for that night out or that formal affair?  I am obsessed with these two beauties from Anthropologie.  These dresses are a tad bit of a spurge, but will be ones that you will wear for years to come.  On the left – the decadent slit sleeve Solana Dress.  Check out all of the lace and appliqué detailing (swoon!) – and it is bra friendly!  A steal for all that is going on here at $198.  And on the right the mixed piecing Oahu Off-The-Shoulder Eyelet Dress at $228.  To me this dress screams siren.  I’m thinking it may be my birthday dress this year!

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Alright, so that is it for white HOT summer dresses.  Have a favorite you want to share – please, please let me know.  Until next time……xo, Amy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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