If “summer afternoon” are the two most beautiful words in the English language, “white dresses “ should be the fashion manifestation of those delicious words. A warm day, a chaise longue, a heavily perfumed arbor of wisteria, a mismatched teacup and saucer, a dog eared copy of The House of Mirth and, of course, a long white dress.
While most of our favorite white dresses are primarily cotton, gauze and linen, a few are made of more modern fabrics. A summer dress can be body conscious drop dead sexy, but a loose fitting flowy dress really is the most comfortable heat shield and conveys a more innocent kind of sex appeal.. Just like a LBD, everyone should have a white dress. On a hot sunny day, your white dress will deflect the heat and help you remain the coolest kid in the room. A white dress at work can be the absolute coolest uniform and in a crowd of cocktail revelers, a white number pairs beautifully with a cold gin martini(two olives.)
While everyone wilts, you can drift like an elegant ghost, in and out of the humidity. A white dress is everything we want to be; cool and calm, with the heart of a romantic and the soul of a poet.
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