Summer Staple

Belted Summer Denim Dress

Alright, I wont feel guilty about buying this deeply discounted dress, and here’s why: It’s perfect. I mean, it’s weird. Just look at it. It’s kind of 80’s and kind of…60’s? It’s very lightweight, light-washed denim. And look at the arm-holes. They are roomy enough to keep me feeling cool and breezy, even when it’s 90 degrees. I am sort of a connoisseur of tops that hide/prevent sweating because (as long as it’s full disclosure week around here) not only do I have a collection of spider veins on my legs, I also drink a lot of coffee and am a human being, which means I sweat. This dress is great because even if you get a little sweaty, the holes are wide and loose-fitting, so there’s no clingy fabric just waiting to make you feel uncomfortable and slightly embarrassed like those old Secret commercials where the ladies didn’t want to cheer at the hockey games and stuff.

Other dresses that hide sweat marks (sleeveless or no) tend to be navy, have a pale base with busy patterns or stripes, or are cream/yellow. But don’t quote me on that because fabrics come into play as well. These are just some things I picked up during my time as a human. Expect more tips along these lines as I collect them.

Belted Summer Denim Dress

Belted Summer Denim Dress

Dress, Belt: Anthropologie, Shoes: Worishofer (Stella Says Go) Earrings: KS

Belted Summer Denim Dress

May 17, 2011

8 Responses to Summer Staple

  1. carrie says:

    i’m obsessed with that dress!

  2. Tanvi says:

    You are such a GREAT collection of dress Laurel!!!

    ♡ from ©

  3. Rlutz says:

    That dress is perfect…so versatile! Aren’t those shoes the comfiest…I have them in black and I wore them all last summer!

  4. Michelle says:

    I love this dress – I’ve been looking for a denim dress for the summer, but not yet found one. I love the detailing down the front


  5. I want to steal that dress!! It’s so cool! And the bonus points really are the arm pit holes. I feel you on that topic!

  6. Great find! Yes, it’s very 80s but in a cool way. Heck yes, you need to keep those sweat marks away and wide armholes are great! It gets too hot in Texas to mess with sweatin’ everywhere!

  7. Jess says:

    Soooo cute! I’ve been looking for a perfect denim dress that doesn’t look too dated. I’m glad to see they exist!

  8. Stef says:

    Awesome find! The cut is amazing – love the collar and matching pleats (?)!
    Ugh.. spider veins.. I tried out pressure stockings a few weeks back. Not my most glorious moment..

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