For all of you who follow this “can’t wear white after labor day” (which honestly is just a ridiculous rule because hello, winter white is what’s up) there’s only 33 more days left to get your fill of solid whites. Since we’ve all got our base tan in already, I wanted to share with you the perfect way to wear white before labor day. I picked up this gorgeous vintage style white sleeveless dress at the Express Outlet for under $40, and I couldn’t be happier with it.
For starters, wearing white makes you look SO much tanner than you actually are, so for anyone with a lighter complexion, a white dress is the perfect way to make yourself look like you have a little color without risking a sunburn or orangey false tan look. It’s the perfect way to show off that summer tan, and unless you’re going to a wedding, its appropriate for any occasion.
I wore this out to brunch with some girlfriends in Tampa. To make it dressier I added a lace bandeau and brown espadrille wedges that I love for summer. The dress speaks for itself, so just popping on a couple Bourbon & Bowties bangles along with my go-to Kate Spade State of Mind necklace made accessorizing clean and simple.
This dress also looks really adorable with flats and a colored cardigan for more of a work-week look, or with a denim jacket & converse for a really laid back feel. The ABSOLUTE best part of this dress is that it has pockets!!! Like seriously, all dresses and skirts should just come with pockets honestly, they make the look so much more functional.
I seriously felt all the Marilyn Monroe vibes rocking this dress, and the fit is SO flattering to every body type. For me it accentuated my good parts while concealing my hips, making it super slimming. On smaller frames it helps to give the illusion of a more curvy figure by accenting a small waist, making other curves look larger, in a good way . This fit-n-flare style is such a winner for any woman’s figure.
Unfortunately Express Outlet doesn’t offer online shopping so I can’t link this exact dress, but if you live close to one, I can tell you it’s still in-store and it comes in white AND maroon, so pick one up for now, and one up for fall! I’ve linked dresses below that are very similar in fit, and rank under the $75 price range. All other outfit deets are linked below as well. <3