White Summer Dress

Finding that perfect white summer dress can seem like a daunting task, but consider several possible options for the white summer dress.

If you are looking for a great white summer dress, look no further than the Freda Gathered Waist dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  The Freda dress features a gorgeous v neck complemented by a gathered waist and flared skirt.  The gathered waist does really do a great job of separating the top of the dress from the flared skirt to give it a very classic style dress. It is great blend of fitted at the top and flared at the waist which also can be so flattering to your figure.

The white dress is such a stunning color and the color alone transforms practically any dress into a classy statement dress.  The Freda dress is also lined with an added layer of baby jersey cotton fabric which is so helpful with a white dress to ensure that it isn’t too sheer.  Since the Freda dress is baby jersey cotton so it is lightweight and breathable which is another essential element for a good summer dress.  It also has a truly elegant vintage vibe that looks like it just walked out of an Audrey Hepburn movie.  It also reminds us of the dress Kate Middleton wore in her engagement photos, although in a different color.

Beyond just this dress, there are a number of great options for ways to incorporate white dresses into your closet.  If you still haven’t found that perfect white dress consider utilizing a solid white top or skirt to accent with contrasting colored or patterned pieces and accessories.   Personally, I love wearing the Freda dress in White with bold accessories in black or red whether it be boots, big chunky necklaces, or the right belt to accent the waist.  In that sense, the white dress has a number of versatile options and gives you a number of options to wear it with great accessories and shoes.

Of course when you are considering a great white summer dress, you will want to make sure that it is not too sheer, that it gives you options for a variety of ways to accessorize it and of course that it fits you well to give you that confidence to wear it.   You can find such dresses by a number of great designers including Velvet by Graham and Spencer and many others.  Summer is the best time to shop for white and depending on your personal school of thought you can wear white dresses between Memorial Day and Labor Day, although many people prefer to wear white year round.  With the right accessories, a white dress could be a great year-round dress obviously depending on the style of the dress.  The Freda dress, for example, can work year round as it does have ¾ length sleeves which makes it very versatile.  A tank dress, however, may not be the best option for year round, but in any case you can certainly find a great white summer dress for your closet this season.

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Minimal White Dress

Now that we are safely past the Memorial Day deadline about wearing white, it is a perfect time to shop for the perfect white dress.  Of course many people choose not to follow the wear white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but I must admit that I still do stick to that rule.

If you are looking for a great minimal white dress, look no further than the Freda Gathered Waist dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  The Freda dress features a gorgeous v neck complemented by a gathered waist and flared skirt.  The gathered waist does really do a great job of separating the top of the dress from the flared skirt to give it a very classic style dress.  It has an elegant vintage feel that looks like it just walked out of an Audrey Hepburn movie.  It also reminds us a bit of the dress Kate Middleton wore in her engagement photos, although in a different color.  The white dress is a stunning color and the color alone transforms practically any dress into a classy statement dress.  The dress is also lined with an added layer of baby jersey cotton fabric which is so helpful with a white dress to ensure that it isn’t too sheer.

If you are looking for a minimal white dress with some hints of color or contrasting pattern to it, consider the Chapel Dress by Velvet.  This gorgeous dress is an example of a classy yet bold statement dress featuring a black and white or a red and white pattern.  Part of Velvet’s Spanish Tile collection, naturally this dress features a tile pattern and a gorgeous fitted style with a v neck and a subtle knot at the center of the v neck.  This dress hits just at or below the knee and features short sleeves. Here white is the primary color accented by either a black or red tile pattern.  This dress has a simple fitted style and is a good minimalist white dress with pops of contrast color and pattern.

There are so many options for ways to incorporate white dresses into your closet.  If you still haven’t fournd something that interests you, there is always the option of utilizing a solid white top or skirt to accent  with contrasting colored or patterned pieces and accessories.   Personally, I love wearing the Freda dress in White with bold accessories in black or red whether it be boots, big chunky necklaces, or the right belt to accent the waist.    In that sense, the white dress has so many versatile options and gives you a number of options to wear it with great accessories and shoes.

A few final rules of thumb to think about with the white dress option, you want to make sure that it is not too sheer, that it gives you options for a variety of ways to accessorize it and of course that it fits you well to give you that confidence to wear it.

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Long Sleeve Dresses

It’s the perfect time of year to be shopping for Long sleeve dresses.  We love finding stylish dresses and especially love finding distinctive styles to wear for special occasions or just for fun.  Pairing dresses with boots, leggings, scarves or even just great jewelry make finding good dresses even more worthwhile. A variety of designers notoriously have great dresses and a variety of long sleeve dresses.  Dresses by Velvet by Graham and Spencer have become some of our favorites.  They are typically made of their baby jersey or gauzy jersey cotton so they are comfortable, machine washable and wearable which can’t be said for a lot of dresses.  Here are a few of our favorite dresses by Velvet this season:

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Freda Gathered Waist Dress – This dress is a classic style, but we love the look of the gathered waist and the deep v neck giving it an elegant feminine look.  This dress style reminds us of a vintage Greta Garbo dress.  Since the Freda dress is made of a super soft jersey cotton this dress is versatile and works in warm and cool weather a great feature when you are trying to get the most out of every purchase these days.  One of my favorite things about this dress is that it is available in black, navy and white.  We love the look of the white dress in the spring and warmer weather as it is not a dress color you find every day.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Doreen Cutout Dress – A truly fashionable classic long sleeve dress with a bit of an edge.  The Doreen dress features long sleeves with cutouts on each arm just at the base of the shoulders.  Lengthwise it hits our models at about mid-thigh so it pairs perfectly with boots, and leggings or tights.  It is currently available at Vintage Fringe in Gazelle, a great purple color so it goes wonderfully with blacks and greys.  We love the cutout look giving this dress an added twist and the fitted look.  We are so hooked on boots and leggings this year that this dress is a must have this season.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Zahara Knot Dress – A timeless dress the Zahara Knot dress features an A line skirt and a knot at the base of the v neckline.  With long sleeves as well, this dress is another versatile piece for cold and warm weather. We love the simple, but elegant look of this dress and again the colors.  It is available at Vintage Fringe in Rain (a light blue), Black, Chisel (Grey), and Lilypad (Green).   The neckline on this dress is very flirty and distinctive and takes a classic style up a notch.

As you can see, long sleeve dresses can come in many styles and designs and naturally you have to find the right style for you, but we think you’ll find that these long sleeve dresses by Velvet are great additions to your wardrobe and many of them can be classic pieces that will not be out of style next season.

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