The dog days of summer approach. The term in fact refers to the historical position of the Dog star Sirius, in the skies, but the implied panting animal isn’t inappropriate. What to wear?
Introducing Dressed USA, and the art of the cotton shift. Above, lavender cotton sateen. Perfect for a summer night out. Imagine a table on the sidewalk, salad on your plate and water beading on wine glasses. The late sunlight refracted onto your hands as you talk. A pause in time.
Pink floral’s an option, in silk/cotton blend. One of my favorite fabrics of all time. Of course, if you eat inside you’ll want a cardigan. Why places over air-condition I will never understand. White cotton is safe, but surely we have more color courage than that.
Dressed USA offers day dresses too. Stretch cotton in navy. A navy shift instead of jeans and a tee for running errands? How very Nantucket. Or seersucker, for the visit to one’s elders. Lunch on the lawn, on the deck, or in an apartment, perched on that family sofa. You know the one.
Spoiler alert. Dressed USA sent me a shift for review. The quality is superb. That little navy number, for example, is lined in pink. Bight pink. The lavender sateen is very well-structured, and also lined, albeit more discreetly in white. We might like the company to add sleeves in the future, but one can always throw on a utility jacket for that Artsy edge so dear to Sturdy hearts. The Grande Dames will nod, slightly, in approval.
And, to reveal all, they will be sponsoring a giveaway here next week. Go take a look, if you have time. The line is small, but very well thought out.