The white sundress – Lately when rolling out new designs, I am always tempted to write and shout out drum roll…..so there it is , I always wanted to do this…silly, I know.
This new design is a step away from our beautiful crochet lace dresses, which has become synonymous with the dream-ers label. We are certainly not abandoning our lace, but wanted to have some spring fun with gauze, that is, cotton gauze to be precise. Cotton gauze is known for being lightweight, ethereal, and dreamy, and this new white sundress is all of the above.
Might I add, I pondered if this dress is classified as a sundress, I think it is, but I have seen some pretty casual beach cover-ups called sundresses, so I was hesitant in causing a confusion. On the basis of a sundress being a dress ideal for warm weather, with ultra lightweight/paper weight fabric, and a gorgeous flow to it, then this dress is an elegant sundress.
Inspired by my long companionship with vintage, this dress is reminiscent of the 1970s, with a noticeable bohemian flair. The ruffles though echo more of the glam era of the 80s. I love the way the 70s and 80s coexist so beautifully in this dress.
Although shown here in white, it is available in a multitude of colors. We are talking black, coral, off-white, red, and sand. All are gorgeous, and each will transition from day to night, in a flash. Because of the flowing maxi length, gracefully cut to the floor, and the breezy skirt, this dress has a ‘dressed-up’ feel, but it is perfect for sun-drenched parties or just for city strolls. Here in LA, our mostly sun-soaked days calls for breezy maxi dresses, but if you are not a LA inhabitant, not to worry, spring is right ahead.
The ruffles are my fave, they are so beautifully crafted and holds their shape so nicely, thanks to the added wire. There is nothing I hate more, (or maybe there is) than a wobbly, lifeless ruffle. Ruffles are meant to stand out; they tend to add a designer touch to garments. The ruffles on this dress also add a sculptural appeal. I am so in love with this!!! This is one of those dresses that I must own in every color, not just because it is a wear-forever design, but because it is head-to-toe amazing and I am obsessed with the plunge neckline. The maxi length is the perfect marriage to this seductive neckline. I believe in contrasts with dressing. I am old school; I would never wear a plunge neckline, with an ultra mini skirt. I have seen it worked on others, just not my personal preference.
Going back to the dress, it uses 14 yards of 100% cotton gauze, and because gauze is sheer, we have double lined the dress, so you will not need a slip. There is a concealed zip fastening along the side. With its ultra full skirt, it is ready to make an effortlessly elegant impression.
This dress in all its plethora of colors, is now available on trendsettervintage.com, and retails for $195.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this white maxi dress.