Chantal's Lace Overlay Dress

For being ladylike while doing unladylike things.
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For being ladylike while doing unladylike things.

I have made many promises not to buy anything white because, I'm ashamed to admit, nothing ends up staying white for very long. 

But it's that time of year where I want to feel like a frilly feminine lady in white lace dresses, to forget that every time I lean against a subway train that I'm coming into contact with human fluids of unknown origin. (I have a friend who brings a dry cleaner's plastic bag in her purse for sitting in cabs and trains. I have not yet reached that level.)

Those concerns aside, I'm a big fan of the label Self Portrait and have had my eye on several of its dresses for months. I think this midi-length confection might be the one. It's formal-appropriate, but the cropped lining and semi-transparent lace keep it young and flirty.

Self Portrait dress, $434.93, available at Asos.

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