A few months ago, I came across what I now refer to as "The Dress," capital T, capital D. An unexpected Abercrombie find that quickly became my summer 2017 staple, the flouncy li'l wrap dress also proved to be incredibly popular with my peers. Within a month or two after I wrote about it as an official Fashionista Editors' Pick, it had also been purchased by my sister, my roommate, several of my friends (including fellow Fashionista editor Maura — see how cute she looks in it below) and even a few acquaintances (the magic of Instagram). I'm not a hired Abercrombie #influencer, but I'm pretty sure I should be? Abercrombie, if you're listening, I'm available.
But I digress. The Dress subsequently sold out, and when Dhani went to scoop it up for herself, it was sadly too late.
The magic of The Dress is that it transcends many different personal aesthetics and body types, somehow appealing to many varying tastes and flattering just about everyone. It also happened to be insanely inexpensive, versatile and comfortable. And now I think I've found The Dress: Fall Edition. Sound the alarm!!!
I present to you: Free People's Love of My Life midi dress. A mid-length LBD made from thick yet breezy cotton, featuring a deep V, tie sleeves and dainty buttons down the front, it fulfills the same taste-encompassing, universally flattering criteria as The Dress: Original. The skirt and sleeve length make it the perfect fall transitional piece, and it looks equally chic with flats as it does sneakers or heels. A dress of all trades!
I can't claim full credit for finding it; I spotted it on the very chic Jessica Richards, founder of Shen Beauty, at a product launch event last week. I immediately asked her where it was from (I think I might have said "Hi" first, but I'm not entirely sure). Anyway, I haven't purchased it just yet, but I plan to, so if all of you could just, like, chill for a sec and let me do so first that would be fab.
Free People "Love of My Life" midi dress, $108, available at Free People.
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