I love flirty summer dresses. Unfortunately, it is so hard to find cute dresses in a semi-affordable price range. So imagine my shock when I spotted an adorable cotton dress by Nanette Lepore for $154? (I didn’t know that Nanette was aware that there is a price point below $300.)
The reason it’s so inexpensive is that technically, it’s a swimsuit cover up. As a result, the material in the skirt is a bit sheer, but for Nanette at under-$200, I can buy a slip.
Also, commenters on the original Anthropologie listing also malign the lack of bust support. Based on the cut, this is a dress for a smaller chested woman, 34C is probably the upper limit. Since it’s open back, a traditional bra isn’t really an option. But there’s always NuBra for those of us who don’t have a lot to lift but also don’t want to be immodest.
This retro throwback is perfect for summer barbecues and picnic lunches. All I need to complete the look is a pair of cat’s eye sunnies and some red wedges. Who’s ready for summer?