By Huma Rashid
Sometimes, you really just feel like wearing a white dress. They’re classic. They’re breezy and summery and feminine. It’s best not to overanalyze it: sometimes, you just want to be The Girl In The White Dress.
Here’s a way to be That Girl at work, without looking like you just came from posing for the cover of a contemporary romance novel. Because, duh, the models for the cover of Regency romance novels wear those long dresses that fall to their ankles in a pretense of modesty, but also put some serious decolletage on display. Eh. What are you going to do?
Why, wear this, of course!
I picked this lovely cap sleeved smocked dress. Isn’t it just twee? (As Emma Thompson defines it, ‘twee’ is whimsy without wit. I think it’s a pretty decent British characterization; we in American use the term a little differently, but whatever.) It falls past the knee, totally work appropriate, even when it rides up as you sit.
I paired it with brown Mary Janes and a matching brown beaded necklace that I found on Etsy. And as a finishing touch, I threw in this ‘moss snake’ colored tote bag, which I think is kind of awesome. There’s such a scarcity of awesome green tote bags. It’s a shame, because green handbags are probably my favorite.
And there we have a lovely way to work a breezy white dress into your office attire!