I love a short dress with a sleeve. Seriously. It is my weakness. So when I came across this dress from Tbags Los Angeles I had to share it with you. Frankly it is the ultimate summer dress.
“Alexis, what makes this the ultimate summer dress?” you wonder.
Well, I am so glad you asked! In order for a dress to claim the ‘Ultimate Summer Dress’ title it must fulfill two categories: Personality and Versatility:
Here’s how it breaks down:
1. Personality: This dress has personality—something that can be attributed to both the palette and pattern. The floral abstraction plus the cooler tones make for a visually interesting look that is on trend. This combination is key, because often summer’s florals can be a little to young. But in this case the look is all grown up and doesn’t remind me of something I wore in kindergarten (don’t let this sentence fool you, I was one sharply dressed 5 year old).
2. Versatility: The Charmeuse fabric is lightweight enough for day, but can easily transition to evening. By day, pair this dress with a pair of flat sandals and some oversized sunglasses. Add a brightly colored tote (perhaps this ONE from Mary Jo Matsumoto?) and you are ready for errands. At night trade the flats out for a great pair of sky-high heeled sandals, lose the sunglasses for a wrist full of bracelets and sub a metallic clutch for the tote and you are off to dinner and drinks!
Tell me, what do you think of this dress? Do you share my weakness for a short shift dress with a sleeve?