A blog by Maddie Brady

My Favorite White Summer Dress

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Every summer I have one dress that I wear non-stop and this year it’s this beauty from Urban Outfitters. It’s the perfect summer party dress: cute, casual, and a little sexy. And with the balance of the deep V-neck and the midi length it totally works for both day or night. It’s just so easy to throw it on and feel put together. I’ve worn this out with my friends to the bars, hanging out at a street fest, out to a concert – you name the summery event and I’ve worn this dress to it!

On a potentially TMI note, I’m also excited about this dress because it’s the first dress I’ve ever been able to comfortably wear without a bra! It’s been revolutionary 😂 The top gives me enough support that I’m comfortable, but it still feels airy and light. The whole thing is lined, too, so it’s not see through at all either like a lot of white dresses at this price point. I’d definitely recommend this dress to my bigger busted friends!

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Dress: Urban Outfitters | Purse: Urban Outfitters (sold out) | Shoes: All Birds | Sunglasses: H&M

 

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And let’s talk about accessories for a minute: these shoes and purse are my other go-to’s this summer. In fact, I’ve never gotten more compliments on a purse in my life! It might look tiny, but it actually fits everything I need – phone, wallet, keys, sunglasses, headphones, etc. I just love the shape so much – it’s such a fun, little conversation piece.

Unfortunately, the purse isn’t available online anymore, but here’s a few similar white, box bag options if you’re looking: another affordable option from Urban Outfitters, a backpack version, and a hilariously over-priced version if you’re up to it lol.

As for the shoes, these All Birds are the best city shoes I’ve ever had. I’m walking everywhere these days and I’m obsessed with them. I didn’t even have to break them in – no blisters and they’re sooo comfortable. Plus, they are sweat wicking so your feet don’t get swampy. I’ve seen a lot of ads for All Birds lately and was a little skeptical when I ordered them, but they are easily the best tennis shoes I’ve ever owned. Haha my mom thinks they look like nurse shoes, but I love them!

And yes, I know white tennis shoes get dirty crazy fast, but these are MACHINE WASHABLE. I like to do a stain remover spot treatment on any areas that are particularly gross and then just throw them in a regular cold cycle. They come out looking brand new. I was really impressed. I’ve been wearing them for about two months now and washed them about 3 times – no piling or weird stretching out from the washing machine, either. I didn’t think they would live up to the hype, but they absolutely have.

 

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It’s honestly made my life so much easier to just have a few great pieces that go with everything and I can wear to all kinds of events. I don’t think I’m at full-blown capsule wardrobe status, but I certainly see the appeal. What are your go-to’s this summer? I’d love to hear what pieces you’re wearing over and over again!

Photos by: Hannah Schweiss Photography (Thank you, Hannah!)

And be sure to check out some of my other recent posts: Are you watching The Proposal?, 5 books to add to your summer reading list, and my thoughts on this year’s Tony Awards.



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