My Ideal Summer Dress

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

 

Outfit Details:
French Connection Dress | Quay mirrored sunnies | Kayu straw tote | Neutral ballet flats | Neutral ballet flats

 

There’s no denying that I’m a dress girl. I just can’t resist a pretty dress for almost any occasion, and a lightweight, breezy dress is most certainly my summer uniform. Although there is no shortage of beautiful dresses on the market of all different colors, textiles, and styles, there’s really only one that I want on hot summer days.

This lightweight dress is the perfect blend of both cotton (80%) and linen (15%), making it easy and airy for this humid New England heat.

 

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

 

Versatility is the best feature of a cotton/linen blend dress. Style it casually for a low key Saturday. Throw on a denim jacket in case the temperatures drop – especially in the evening. Or, pair the dress with a classic cardigan and flats for an office appropriate look.

Another of my all time favorite dresses, seen here, is just as versatile and has stuck with me through and through. I can easily see my new striped number starting to take its place.

 

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

 

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Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

Fashion blogger, Leigha Gardner, of The Lilac Press detailing the qualities of the perfect summer dress.

 

Honestly, I’ve already worn this dress more than I’m comfortable admitting. Fortunately, it washes extremely well. I even put it in the dryer without shrinkage. Actually, at first I dried it by accident, but when all turned out okay, I made it a habit.

 

What is  your go to summer outfit?
xo -L

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