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Whitney's Dream Summer Dress Is Made From Parachute Material

An edgier update on the LBD.
REMADE parachute and tulle dress, $607, available at Christopher Raeburn.

REMADE parachute and tulle dress, $607, available at Christopher Raeburn.

As someone who grew up in the tropics, I consider the fact that I'm deprived of the ability to wear dresses or shorts (with no tights underneath) for a good part of the year here in New York a minor injustice. As soon as it gets really warm and my friends start complaining about the humidity and sweltering heat of summers in the city, I start to feel little parts of myself coming alive that have been forced to go dormant all winter long. And though I get the preference for fall and spring dressing since moderate temps allow for more styling flexibility, what I'm really longing for right now are the kinds of steamy days where the goal is to slip into the least amount of clothing possible without going naked.

Enter this Christopher Raeburn dress, which is officially my dream dress for the coming season. It's made from old parachute material (because Raeburn is a sustainability obsessee, like me), and it's consciously made in London. The tulle siding would make the dress ever-so-breezy, regardless of what you choose to wear under it (although I personally love the styling on Raeburn's website, which pairs the dress with a black bandeau and tulle basketball shorts). Most of all, I love that Raeburn's prioritizing ethical production without compromising his urban, streetwear-inflected aesthetic — a look that's way harder to find in the world of ethical fashion than it should be.

REMADE parachute and tulle dress, $607, available at Christopher Raeburn.

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