I’ve never been one to follow the color traditions of the year. I’m an all year round wearer of white and proud of it. But there is something special about slipping into a white dress around Memorial Day for the first time that year.
Without a doubt, white is one of my favorite colors in my wardrobe. Nothing beats a bright white shirt, a good pair of white denim, or a simple and sweet white dress. And ushering in the start of summer is the perfect opportunity to pull out those lighter colors. Suitable for any occasion, this Mo:Vint dress from Anthropologie is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe.
Paired with heels for an elegant feel or dressed down with sandals or slides, if you’re planning any beachy getaways or outdoor soirees in Summer 2017, this dress would be the perfect complement for a night on the town or a morning in the garden.
I picked up this dress when I saw the online exclusive as a return (and on sale!) in my local Anthropologie. The raw hem and linen blend fabric adds the perfect amount of casual chic to the overall chic and sophisticated sheath silhouette.
And while most people to prefer to add a pop of color to a neutral outfit, whichever way I tried to style it, I kept coming back to the basics: neutral shoes and gold jewelry. It’s a can’t-miss, classic look that lets the clean lines of the dress and the delicacy of the details speak for itself.
A couple things to note though if you’re looking to add this LWD to your wardrobe.
1. It runs big. I’m wearing an XXS Petite. And while I am a tiny human, this dress still has some room to breathe even with the smallest size available. I’d definitely check the measurements of the dress and look to size down.
2. Because it’s 55% linen it wrinkles when you look at it. I had tried out a new steamer (which I love) on the dress right before slipping it on and by the end of the shoot it was looking a little wrinkled. If you’re very OCD about wrinkles, linen just won’t be the fabric for you this summer.
No matter your summer plans, adding a little white dress to your wardrobe is an investment that will carry you through the rest of your life.
Happy Memorial Day to you all!
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(Bonus: They’re all under $100!)