Its above-the-fold photo (and story) focuses on the dress as an appropriate summer uniform.
To which I can only respond, "Duuuude" (with the proper inflection, of course).
I realize that a few days ago I posted on the potential beauty of light layers. And indeed, I do think that the layering of colors is lovely, but my summer wardrobe consists almost entirely of dresses.
Why? I love their ease, their floatiness, their completeness. All I need for summer (when I'm not in the ocean) is a cotton dress, a light pair of sandals, and some glamourous sunglasses (and a topknot).
But I have some serious dress requirements.
- It must be cotton or linen and, ideally, lined in cotton as well.
- It *must* have a discernible waist. No smock or sheath dresses.
- No gathered drawstrings beneath the bustline.
- Preferably an A-line skirt that floats over the body.
- V-neck or surplice neckline. Possibly a scoop on a case-by-case basis.
- No collars.
- Nooooo buttons. Side zip is best.
- Knee-length or just-ever-so-slightly longer.
- Print or plain, however, the print cannot be cute. "Cute" is an adjective that I avoid like the plague.