As you know if you’re a regular reader, I’ve been thinking a lot about dresses lately, and this has led me to think about expanding my dress horizons to include something other than the same old black and vaguely sculptural thing I always go for. For summer I always throw in a print or two, but I’m otherwise stunningly predictable. I like the idea of something in the way of a more feminine dress, but I can’t get too far out of my comfort zone and still feel credibly like me. And what I like about all of the dresses I’ve chosen here is that they feel very femme, but at the same time are streamlined enough not to feel at all prissy or overly frilly. This wrap dress is an excellent case in point: totally wearable, totally sweet.
And I adore how ladylike the cut of this dress is, but that any potential primness is undercut by a clever camo print.
Just exactly as many ruffles as I could take, with a sexy low neckline.
I like the asymmetrical hemline here, and the bold green print. There is nothing like a really good green.
You know I love a black floral, and the daisy print here is to die. I also think it’s just a perfect silhouette. Truly feminine, but really clean too.
Just a very pretty floral at a quite nice price.
This is so sheer that it calls for either a very brave soul or a very precise slip, but it is just so pretty I had to include it.
I’m not quite sure what makes this polka dot dress work for me—I think the fact that it’s so nicely cut, with just a hint of flounce at the hem—but it does.
I acquired this dress for my trip to Miami at the new Ulla Johnson store on Bleecker Street, and it was absolutely perfect: breezy, flattering, and eminently comfortable, even while riding back-seat on a Vespa.
You know I love blue and black, so I couldn’t pass this up.
I think this just looks incredibly easy.
There’s an ever-so-slight hippie-girl vibe here, but nicely elevated.