You know how sometimes you see a clothing item over and over and you think it’s super cute but you don’t bite the bullet and order it, and it keeps popping up whenever you’re on that site? And eventually you order it and it comes in the mail and you try it on and it’s so cute and you wonder why you waited so long?
That’s pretty much the story behind this dress.
I have seen this dress over and over for months when I’m on the White House Black Market website, and I’ve always thought it was adorable. I don’t know why I didn’t order it back in the spring. Frankly, I’m surprised it’s still in stock the way retail is moving their inventory these days, but I’m so glad it is.
This sporty little cold shoulder striped sneaker dress is so easy to throw on and go. The material is nice and thick, and while it has a body conscious fit, it is more forgiving than most. My only complaint is that it’s a little on the short side. I know it’s supposed to be, but I could use another inch. This is the small, and I felt like I was yanking it down a lot so maybe I should try the medium.
This dress also comes in a solid black, if you’re not a fan of stripes, but I think the stripes make it more casual and add interest. In fact, they have a whole collection of sneaker dresses, so if you prefer more of an A-line shape or an off-the-shoulder look there are some other cute options.
I carried my red crossbody for a fun pop of color against the black and white, and I like how it plays off the red stripe in my sneakers. This bag is similar to mine and on sale! Mine is an older style; I picked it up on a clearance sale a few months ago, but the Taylor bag that I linked to is close to the same color. I like how it’s a bit of an orangey red. Oh, and you can actually get an extra 30% off with code EXTRA30, bringing this cute little bag down to $185! It’s not cheap, but for a Tory Burch handbag, it’s about as good as it gets.
I often get asked about what shapewear or underwear to wear under dresses. I was trying out these new Spanx shape my day girl shorts, and I really like how they don’t cut in at the waist, but I found them rolling on me as I wore them so I’m not sure they’re my favorites. I have the medium, so I don’t think I should need to size up, but maybe that’s the answer? I’m open to input. I went with the Spanx because I wanted some shaping benefits, but I’ll try the Jockey slipshorts next time and see if they work better for me.
I tried on my white Adidas Superstars with this dress, but I felt like they looked like nursing shoes so I reverted to my old faithful Converse Shorelines. I think the more delicate sneaker style looks better with this dress anyway. In fact, I think a more delicate sneaker style looks better with just about everything!
I kept my jewelry simple with oversized pearl earrings and gold bangles.
I will definitely be wearing this outfit a lot this summer. It’s such a great look for casual get-togethers, running errands, meeting a friend for coffee, and so many everyday purposes.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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