The Perfect Cotton Summer Dress

July 10, 2018


A striped tote and button-down dress. | M Loves M @marmar

I saw this cotton dress, thought it was cute, tried it on and was SOLD! It’s definitely a little pricier than the dresses I normally buy but I didn’t even second guess myself, which to be honest was a little surprising. I contemplate almost every purchase, even the little ones, probably to a point of annoyance. Do I really need it? Will I wear it enough? I can also talk myself out of practically anything. But this dress? There wasn’t even a chance! I’m going to tell you exactly what went through my mind and why I think this is the perfect summer dress. And I’m also rounding up some similar options, with various price points, so you can pick up one too! I promise you’ll have no regrets!

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The Perfect Cotton Summer Dress

So, what makes a summer dress perfect? And what makes this one in particular so perfect? I’m going to tell you, don’t you worry!

As soon as I tried this dress on I knew. It felt similar to the experience of trying on my wedding dress —it just felt right! First of all, the material is so comfortable. It’s 100% cotton, so ideal for hot summer temps. It’s incredibly soft, and then it has this lining that makes it even softer. P.S. All dresses need linings!

The length is IDEAL for running around with kids, and getting on the ground. I’ve been trying to find a play dress like this for awhile because most dresses are not comfy enough for mom life. Speaking of mom life, the button-up front would come in handy if you’re nursing.

I’m a sucker for feminine details, like the side slits and the waist tie bow. Plus, the neutral striped color palette is versatile and timeless. I already know this is a dress I’m going to have and wear for a long long time!


dress . sandals {comes in black and gold too!} . tote {love how you can customize it!} . earrings . sunglasses .  bracelet thick cuff . coin bracelet . bracelet bangle .


I hope you all have a great day! Did you catch my summer wishlist post last week? So many goodies on there that I have my eye on, like a gold layered necklace set and some comfy slide sandals!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s July Beauty post! Can’t wait to share what I’m using this month, plus my thoughts on the June products!


photos by Priscilla Frey