The Perfect All-Occasion Summer Dress #FashionFriday

Hello and welcome back to 25 Days of Summer Fashion! Today is Day 2, and I have a the perfect all-occasion summer dress that is on point for pretty much any summer event you can conjure up — well, except for maybe a cocktail party or black tie wedding, but you get the point.

The Perfect All-Occasion Summer Dress

This linen blend sheath will be great for graduation ceremonies, afternoon weddings, baby or bridal showers, and church on Sundays. I actually wore this outfit to church last week.

It has a super flattering fit, and it’s very well made with a full lining. I love the lacy embroidery detail and the way the split neckline shows some skin without sacrificing modesty.

Love the white embroidered detail and flattering split neckline on this navy linen sheath.

The Perfect All-Occasion Summer Dress

The perfect navy summer sheath paired with white pumps -- perfect for all of your summer dressy events!

A year ago, I would have paired this dress with nude pumps or dress sandals, but I took this opportunity to wear my new white pumps. Yes, white pumps are making a comeback. See my post on 7 ways to wear white pumps if you’re not convinced.

I know, I know, some of you will tell me you can’t do it and you aren’t seeing them yet where you live, but give it time. I predict our eyes will adjust and white pumps will be everywhere a few summers from now.

This summer's hottest trend -- white pumps! | Summer 2017 | Fashion for Women Over 40

Of course, white pumps aren’t a necessity. White sandals would also be a fresh pairing with this dress, and nude would work as well. Navy is another option, but I think they might look heavy for summer.

I carried a structured satchel in a lovely linen color. I like how it blends without exactly matching the outfit, and the ladylike style compliments the classic sheath and pumps.

The Perfect All-Occasion Summer Dress

I kept my jewelry simple because the dress pretty much stands alone. I wore my oversized faux pearl earrings and some white and gold bangles, although I think I’d prefer a plan gold cuff bracelet. I grabbed the first thing I could find because we were late for church, lol!

If you’re in need of an all-occasion summer dress, I highly recommend this one. It also comes in black and white (the white one has ecru lace trim.)

The Perfect All-Occasion Summer Dress

For size reference, this dress runs a little bit small, but true to size for Eliza J dresses. I’m wearing the 8, which is usually what I wear in this brand, although I can get away with a 6 in Ann Taylor, White House Black Market, and Banana Republic dresses. I hope that information is helpful.

If in doubt, just order two sizes and mail back the one that doesn’t work. With Nordstrom’s free and easy return policy, you’ve got nothing to lose!

The Perfect All-Occasion Summer Dress

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embroidered neck sheath dress // white pumps // faux pearl earrings // make it mine candace satchel c/o kate spade new york // bracelets c/o Alex and Ani

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today! And it’s Friday, so that means my Fashion Friday linkup day! If you have a fashion blog, I’d love for you to join us. If you’re here for your weekly dose of style inspiration, you’ll find plenty of that here. Have a beautiful weekend!

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