Know what goes perfectly with an end-of-summer tan? A little white dress.*
*Also, melanoma. But I use this and this year round, so cut me some slack. (Yes, A, I’m talking to you.)
In any case, there’s just something….foolproof about a little white dress. I’ve worn an old Milly number (bought almost a decade ago) on date nights and to fancy parties….but I’ve also worn it to watch 4th of July parades (think: curb sitting) and to the beach.
Frankly, I prefer my little white dresses a bit dressed down: with flat sandals, sneakers and everyday bags. Even Birkenstocks work! The casual vibes perfectly offset the naturally precious nature of the little white dress. The resulting look? Understated glam, a sort of…nonchalant cool. A this-old-thing? kind of vibe. And best of all? It’s easy.
The key, I think, is to not be overly precious with the white dress. It’s not the dress you select for Art Project Day at Home With The Kids (I mean, c’mon), but for museum trips and running errands and coffee dates with your girlfriends (not to mention the whole realm of real dates)….the little white dress is a solid choice. (Side note: I’m kind of a whiz at getting stains out of my little white dress. The key? Spot cleaning. It’s amazingly effective, and works for all but the biggest stains.)
I was in the market for a new little white dress, so I thought I’d share the ones I tried, as well as a few additional ones that caught my eye. No matter your style (romantic, classic, punk librarian, danish robot), there’s a little white dress for you. I was trying to find one for our trip to Europe, and YES. Success. It’s one of the ones pictured below….although perhaps not the one you think. Unfortunately, I completely forgot to pack nude underwear, but….somehow I’ll survive. Shopping for underwear in France is no hardship, haha!