It’s summer, it’s hot and unless I move to Alaska, there’s not much I can do about it. Which is why I gave up on complaining about the heat long ago, and decided to just make the best of Austin weather. (The trade-off is that I get 75-degree January days.) My past few months have been filled with plenty of swimming, hanging out in air-conditioned theaters and dress buying. While I usually prefer to rock shades of navy and black, they just won’t cut it this time of year, so I’ve turned to white dresses for maximum coolness. You can check out some of my favorite white frocks by clicking here!
1. Dulcimer Sounds dress, $52.99 from Modcloth. The tan belt gives this usually-simple frock a more Southern feel. Complete the look with a pair of navy flats to give yourself a slightly nautical vibe.
2. See U Soon dress, on sale for $46.40 from ASOS. This dress’ simple shift shape (be thankful I didn’t throw in “slightly sheer” for maximum alliteration) allows for lots of breathability, and the lace pattern adds an ultra-romantic touch. Add some simple gold accessories for maximum romance potential.
3. Matchmaker Ivory dress, $25 from LuLu’s. This is a great dress for hot summer nights, and you’ll look agreeably sweltering in it, too. (Plus: look at that price. 25 bucks. Thrift stores aside, you can’t beat it.) Throw on some black pumps and you’re ready for a night on the dance floor!
4. Easy to Pleats dress, $26.00 from ASOS. Again: 26 bucks, you guys. The Peter Pan collar makes this dress somewhat sweet, while the length keeps it grownup. Some red heels wedges would give your legs just a little boost to look even better in this!
5. Merona White Sleeveless dress, from Target, $24.99. Not only can you (probably) drive on over to Target and get this today, it, too, is quite cheap. This dress is incredibly simple, making it the perfect blank slate for accessorizing. Try a floppy hat, chunky earrings, an arm of bangles…anything can complete this outfit, even a great tan!
There’s nothing quite like sitting on a patio, sipping mint juleps in a white dress. It’s a classic look, and one that’s sure to keep you somewhat cool until September.
What do you think of white dresses? Which of these is your favorite?