I’ve been searching for a great white summer dress for decades now, it seems. Somehow it’s eluding me.
I’m imagining a drapey (a heavy silk-like cotton blend, imagine) white maxi dress with a casual Grecian look. Something like this, though this dress only looks the thing from the side, and upon investigation is no good.
Last year I picked up this ‘Goddess Maxi’ from Victoria’s Secret. No longer on their site but you can still find it around. It’s a bit too formal, though, to meet the criteria of the quest. The fabric itself is a little fussy, heavy and stretchy with a slight slickness, and the gathering detail in the front also feels fancy to me. Pretty, but not the one.
I considered their knife-pleat maxi, too,* but decided it’s better in color (I like the navy), and anyway it doesn’t come in white.
*I usually find Victoria’s Secret hopelessly tacky but once in a while I really like a piece of clothing, and I like their bikinis and their simple cotton underwear, too.
Anybody have a recommendation for me?
I could also happily turn in the direction of a 40s midi dress, I think.
If you see one like this, tell it I’d like to meet it.
images via pinterest