Sundresses Deserve An Award For Not Being Pants

FBC- Emily's Gingham dress

I love pants. I really do! But in the long, hot days of summer the very thought of encasing my legs in fabric makes me sweat so hard it comes out of other people’s pores. And you know what? I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment. Judging by the font of memes dedicated to the subject, I think we can all agree that there are just some days where the best pants are no pants. So what’s a girl to do? Cue the sundress, my friend.

FBC- Emily's Gingham Dress

It’s light. It’s breezy. It pairs perfectly with a cute pair of sandals (the foot’s version of the sundress). Most importantly, it’s not a pair of pants (or “cotton/polyester leg prisons” for my fellow sweat sisters). In addition, it’s incredibly versatile. Heading to the office? Throw on a cardigan to ward off overzealous A/C units. Grabbing brunch? Add a funky statement necklace or a lightweight scarf. Date night? Make it flirty with a pair of heels or wedges.


Speaking of accessories, choosing the right necklace or scarf can be a challenge when you’re dealing with a patterned dress. If art school taught me anything (you know, besides how to multitask on zero sleep) it’s that a little basic color theory is the easiest way to make an impact. The hues of orangey-coral in the dress and the shades of blue in the statement necklace compliment each other and assure that each piece reads separately while working harmoniously together. Neat, right?


Dress (similar) (similar 2) | Belt (similar) | Necklace (similar) (similar 2) | Sandals

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