Style Essential

Breezy Does It

Lightweight dresses are this summer’s staple.

By Melissa Tessitor May 26, 2009 Published in the June 2009 issue of Portland Monthly

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After months of eager anticipation, summer’s sun-dappled mornings, balmy afternoons, and seemingly endless hours of daylight are finally upon us. It’s almost like June is whispering, Slow down, kick off your shoes, and take the afternoon off.

Pulling on a sundress or romper is an effortless way to give in to the call. These one-piece classics have always defined easy, warm-weather style, needing only a few well-chosen accessories to shine. This year, they’re more versatile than ever, thanks to the tailored details and office-appropriate hemlines that allow them to move from a meeting on Friday to sangria on Saturday; just add strappy sandals and a wide-brimmed hat.

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