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6/21/18

Little White Dresses: Button-down Faves

Today I'm popping in with a quick outfit post with this everyday look that's fuss-free and perfectly Summery, featuring this little white button-down dress! And yes, I'm mixing things up a bit by sharing some iphone photos instead of my usual, more "stylized" photos taken with a DSLR. Sometimes it's nice to just share a few real-life snaps of a look I'm really loving and wearing at the moment without all the fluff of a photo shoot. And some of you have been so kind to say you really like these types of photos on my Instagram, so I'm giving it a try in some of the blog posts, too! 

Now, onto dresses! I'm really having a moment with button-down dresses these days, as you've probably noticed. I think they are such a cute and versatile option for every day, don't you? Throw one on for errands, lunch, weekend outings -- anything, really. And white dresses with buttons? Even cuter! They're crisp, fresh, and perfect for combating the Summer heat. I'll be sharing more button-down faves for you below, but let's talk about this one first.
You've probably seen this little number a lot on social media by now; I know I have. But that's because it's the sweetest little dress that looks amazing on everyone. Loft really got it right with this one. I absolutely love it, despite some of the mixed reviews online, which brings me to... 

The pros: the fit-and-flare shape, the button details, and the pockets! (Yes!) I'm also thrilled with the wide straps; no worrying about strapless bras! 

The cons: the material. It's linen and a wrinkled mess when it arrives in the mail. Plan on giving it a good steam before wearing it. I also agree with the online reviewers who say it's on the sheer side. 
{I had to share a shoe shot ~ suede bows are always my fave!}

So how do I make this dress work? For me, a half slip and a thin cami are an absolute must, especially because the buttons are functional and can open slightly when you bend down or move throughout the day. Some ladies have said they can get away with wearing only nude undergarments without any issues, but for me, I'd rather not take the chance. For a summer dress, I know it's not the most ideal to wear extra layers, but lightweight ones are definitely do-able and recommended in this case, in my opinion. Also, if you have a larger bust, consider sizing up or wearing a thin, white cami underneath in case of any gaping or pulling at the buttons. 
The sizing runs about one size larger. I took a size 00P and thought I was sent a 0P or even a 2P by mistake because there's a lot of excess material in the back on me (the back is smocked, which is nice and stretchy, but there's a lot of material.) So, if you're petite like me, you may need to have the waist taken in for a more fitted silhouette like I have here. I had hoped the dress would fit better as-is, but I'm fine with the alterations since it's a dress I know I'll wear often.

This dress comes in both regular and petite sizing and even in a maternity option, but sizes are already going fast online, so act fast while there's free shipping. Loft rarely offers free shipping without any minimums, so definitely take advantage! Loft is also offering 30% off everything + an extra 10% off with code "SUMMER" for a very limited time. (Click here to shop!)

Since I'm loving so many white button-down dresses right now, I'm sharing more of them below for you! Just click on any of the photos for details or to shop.

More White Button-Down Dresses I'm Loving: 





There are so many pretty options, aren't there? I shared some in extended sizes, too, aka plus sizes, tall sizes, and petite sizes -- my hope was to share something for everyone! Every gal needs a summer dress like this one!
OUTFIT DETAILS:
Loft Button-Down Pocket Flare Dress (00P) - also see similar above //
Bow Wedge Espadrilles // Embroidered Straw Tote - re-stocked! (similar, similar) //
Baublebar Adrielle Layered Necklace

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope the rest of your week is a wonderful one!

XO,
Sara

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