Fantastic Finds: The Athleisure Dress

May 31, 2018

I love summer dresses.  Pretty ones.  Flirty ones.  Basic ones.  But sometimes, you just need a comfortable dress.  A dress that feels more like loungewear.  Meet, the Athleisure Dress.

On days when I don’t feel that good about my body.  On days when I wish I could be wearing pajamas.  On days when I need to look like I put in effort, but I am putting in zero.  This dress is the dress.

I bought this Cloth & Stone dress ($98) three weeks ago.  I’ve probably worn it eight times since then.  Yes, it’s that comfortable.

The fabric is lightweight, but not see-through.  The side vents keep it from being too hot on sweltering days.  And the slouchy, relaxed cut of the dress makes it flattering and easy to wear.  Did I mention it’s also machine washable?

I own the stripe.  It also comes in a blue-grey color.  I may buy it as well, but I saw it in person, and didn’t love it quite as much.

Dressed down, I wear it with a simple white sneaker and a ponytail.  If I want to make it look a bit nicer, I add this dramatically-hued Kendra Scott pendant necklace in blue and a knotted gold Rachel Zoe sandal.

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  1. SDMueller says:

    I’m loving this right now for the same reasons. Also — hides squishy middle. https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-linen-shirt-dress-black?collection=dresses

  2. T says:

    Can you please post a link to the Kendra Scott pendant?

  3. Jessica says:

    Belle – I have an hourglass figure and find that dresses such as these make me look like a box. Any idea on how to prevent that or suggestions for dresses similar to this that wouldn’t give that affect?

  4. CX says:

    @Jessica If you’re D+, try Bravissimo. The Diana dress from Boden is bust/waist friendly, but more of a tank maxi dress.

  5. Charlotte says:

    @Jessica (reply doesn’t seem to be working). I’ve had luck with Bravissimo and Boden. I feel your struggle avoiding boxiness!

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